Welcome to another week of Stuff We Like with Freddy.
This week I want to talk about a mysteries series my dad stumbled upon on Netflix, and consequently got the rest of the family addicted to it.
It's called Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
Netflix suggested to my dad because he watches a ton (sooo many) of Scandinavian crime dramas (Yes, they seem to be everywhere on Netflix.)
This series is set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, and is centered around Phyrne Fisher who is a private detective. Her character is a fabulous example of a woman who challenges social ideals of the time. She drinks, carries on relations with men, she flies and drives, and sticks her nose into police business.
I feel half in love with this series because of Essie Davis's portrayal of this wonderful character. She is fun and vibrant, but deep and vulnerable. Phyrne is an advocate less fortunate, a forward thinker, and carries through tragedy while fighting her own demons.
The series is out of Australia and also based on a book series. The author even makes spot appearances on the show.
The mysteries are fun, and sometimes thrilling, to follow. It's a well done show, so well done people encouraged (and got) an encore third series even though there were only suppose to be two. (It drove my dad nuts waiting for the last season. He knew it was playing in Australia but had to wait a few months for it to show up on Netflix.)
Sometimes the algorithms suggesting stuff to you make no sense, and you're sitting there wondering why the hell the suggestion was made. In this case, Netflix was spot on and we enjoyed the show (and books) immensely.
If you have a Netflix account I suggest catching the series.
But you know what's funny? Toni (our resident Aussie) didn't even know about the series until I told her. It's kinda like the Emu War of 1932 all over again. And it's fantastic to introduce her to her own. ;)