I said 'maybe' only because whilst I think they're a great partnership I do prefer it when ALL of them work together. Also, it could be a case of them repeating themselves as they have been down this route before with Murdoch and Crabtree?
I liked it in the new episode because Murdoch was in Buffalo which gave them some time to put the two together but I do think that if they were to do this all the while especially with Murdoch there it might get a bit much
The character of Const. Henry Higgins is seriously underdeveloped. I firmly believe that this character could have/has a lot of potential. I like him because he's a bit like George, but not so much. He's funny, he's hardworking, he's attentive and he wants to learn. He's a good copper who's trying to climb the greasy pole, just like Crabtree.
One of my favourite Higgins moments is when Higgins is having a real fuzzer over trying to cast the horseshoe impressions and Murdoch has to show him how to do it ("Child's Play"). It shows how much he wants to be a good policeman.
I also like how well he gets along with George. Like in that episode where they have to paint that huge portrait, one square at a time and they're trying to do the one-upmanship on whether or not this was the most boring job they've ever had to do together. I thought that was funny.
One thing I never got was in the episode "Convalescence" where George says: "Young Higgins has shown some initiative" and the Inspector replies "Young Higgins it is, then!"
Surely George & Henry are almost the same age?? At least, that's what I thought...
No, I think Higgins is younger. Not a lot but the actors are about 5 years apart I'd say. The guy that plays Higgins is 27 (he was 22 when the show started) and I think Jonny Harris is in his early 30's by now. And I imagine Higgins has been a police officer for a shorter period than George.
I like the George/Higgins dynamic, too. I like that George can boss him around if he needs to, and I like how Higgins tries to get out of the work. I also like the "Young Higgins" - it makes it seem like George is trying to puff himself up a bit.
I think Lachlan is still finding his way as an actor. Some of his scenes have come off weird - like when he was in the hospital for War on Terror. However, I thought he was great in The Murdoch Sting. Murdoch Mysteries has given him the regular work necessary to grow - kind of reminds me of some of Yannick's groan-worthy acting in High Tide!
Ps. I've always wondered who Higgins was dating when he was "punching above his weight" in 20th Century Murdoch.
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fundraiser: Bid on a walk-on, in full costume, and make-up, as well as lunch with the cast on Murdoch Mysteries.
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mrsbrisby: There is another series that might be cancelled. It is called Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and it is produced in Australia. Please go to petition.org, enter the series name in the search box and fill out the petition. It is the only chance this show has
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