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On 9/27/2018 at 8:54 PM, welnoc said:

She may be the titular character but I believe she's the weakest link.

I agree.  I think part of that is the writing for her because she's just the greatest great to ever great,  and other than her war work, the character is the least interesting of the group. Trudy has the race issue, Flo and Mary have to fight against being put down in their workplaces because they're trying to do nontraditional jobs.  Poor Rebecca Liddiard, going from an equal on Houdini and Doyle as a female constable to the fourth wheel of this show.

I also think Frankie's hair this season is too long. The bob was fashionable then and her long hair looks very strange.

I like Anthony Lemke as an actor and I was hoping that the new detective would be for Mary. But noooo, he's  going to be all about Frankie too.

I thought the best moment of the show came when Flo and Trudy were talking to Dr. Banting, and an ad for the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. appeared on the bottom of my screen. The episode itself was sponsored by the diabetes association.  Well-placed marketing, guys.

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11 hours ago, statsgirl said:

I like Anthony Lemke as an actor and I was hoping that the new detective would be for Mary. But noooo, he's  going to be all about Frankie too.

I was hoping he was for Mary too, disappointed that he's interested in Frankie. I did like Mary distracting him by blathering on about morality infractions at the dance contest.

I liked the twist that it was the rich guy himself who orchestrated the kidnapping.  Also liked Frankie putting his mother in her place.

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I thought the best moment of the show came when Flo and Trudy were talking to Dr. Banting, and an ad for the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. appeared on the bottom of my screen. The episode itself was sponsored by the diabetes association.  Well-placed marketing, guys.

I really liked that too - lots of Canadian history last night, between Frankie Drake and Murdoch Mysteries.

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Inwould (figuratively) die but all this episode made me to was want to go to an all night dance marathon. 

Also Miles Hollingsworth maybe should have stayed at Degrassi! I dont think he got into any major crime there!

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On 1/16/2018 at 10:01 PM, allonsyalice said:

I love one man and that man is silver fox George Crabtree. 

Just got this ep in the US. I wondered what you meant, aside from a Murdoch mention, now I know. Aww, totes adorbs -- for an "older" guy!

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3 hours ago, Ms Lark said:

Just got this ep in the US. I wondered what you meant, aside from a Murdoch mention, now I know. Aww, totes adorbs -- for an "older" guy!

He aged really really well! Like he's sorta handsome on FDM whereas on Murdoch hes just adorable! 

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Just found this thread and am currently watching the second episode of this season.  Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks Frankie's hair is odd and doesn't look right.  I'm certainly no fashion expert, so can't comment on the fashion side of things, but her hair just looks out of place and like it's in the wrong era.  I don't mind her being a "modern" woman and will admit I do like the fact she does her own thing especially when it comes to the men in her life.  

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Steve Lund from "Bitten" and numerous Hallmark movies.  Always nice to see him on my screen.

Wendy Crewson has too many credits to list, but it's nice to see a Canadian actor who has had a long and varied career.

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Rebecca Liddiard (Mary Shaw) played Adelaide Stratton in Houdini and Doyle. Adelaide was one of the first policewomen and she wore a uniform with a very similar cut, but in navy blue or black, to Mary's red uniform in FDM. H&D was a fun show where Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle teamed up to solve odd or supernatural crimes.

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9 minutes ago, Ms Lark said:

Rebecca Liddiard (Mary Shaw) played Adelaide Stratton in Houdini and Doyle. Adelaide was one of the first policewomen and she wore a uniform with a very similar cut, but in navy blue or black, to Mary's red uniform in FDM. H&D was a fun show where Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle teamed up to solve odd or supernatural crimes.

I really enjoyed that show too.  I hadn't realized it was Rebecca Liddiard was the same actress as in Houdini & Doyle.

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I was sad that H&D was cancelled, it was fun.  I enjoyed it more than David's Shore subsequent show, The Good Doctor.  (ducks)

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I honestly don’t like the fact they’re totally trying to push frankie and this new police detective guy together. he’s boring and im getting pretty tired of basically every man on this show falling for her. also, theres no chemistry there so I don’t believe it

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I guess nobody liked last week's episode too well - I didn't think it was very good at all.

This week's episode was better. Maybe Frankie should hire Trudy's mother even though Trudy didn't leave:)

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Has everyone quit watching or just quit posting?

They did a good job casting an actress who really resembles photos of Coco Chanel. 

I'm glad Frankie gave her the idea for a "little black dress" because all those beige dresses looked boring and all the same.  The plot was pretty stupid.  Why wasn't someone arrested for shooting at people, even if they missed?

I did like that Frankie wasn't a very good model, just like she wasn't a very good actress in an episode last season.

Perhaps we are all wrong about Detective Greyson being interested in Frankie; maybe that's just professional rivalry. I think he's starting to notice Mary now although that could be just wishful thinking on my part. 

We still need more Flo.

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I'm trying not to say anything if i dont have anything nice to say at all. It's fine. The plot was pretty lame. I do hope im wrong about Greyson. 

Kinda fun how Murdoch and Frankie Drake both had some firey french women this week

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I thought that this was a good use of Frankie's mother. At last.

The episode gave me the opportunity to explain Coco Chanel and her fashion classics to my daughter. I hadn't realized how much she had done to  influence the way we ress today.  Was she really polyamorous?  I agree with Frankie, it rarely works out.

On 10/23/2018 at 2:14 PM, Trey said:

Perhaps we are all wrong about Detective Greyson being interested in Frankie; maybe that's just professional rivalry. I think he's starting to notice Mary now although that could be just wishful thinking on my part.

He seems too full of himself to notice Mary. But I agree that both Flo and Mary need love interests.

Why was Mary too lowly to be looking in the book of mug shots? It seems stupid to be limiting who can see them

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Mine too, @Trey. Then again, I love baseball. I loved the old-timey pitching style, the mystery, having Greyson at a minimum (although next week's episode is called 50 Shades of Grayson - ugh), a good mystery, a new villain for Frankie to go up against, and more Flo (how is the coroner so shitty that she keeps finding stuff he misses?). Just a ton of fun.

I actually also liked the Coco Chanel episode. It made a bit hopeful that Greyson will be used to help Mary become a cop. If that happens, I'll like the guy. Until then though... 

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On 10/25/2018 at 11:20 PM, statsgirl said:

Was she really polyamorous?  I agree with Frankie, it rarely works out.

Most monogamous relationships rarely work either (I'm assuming you're defining "working out" as together until death do you part, which is not a definition I agree with but whatever) but we somehow don't think that's monogamy's fault. Then there's all those poly people who can't have their relationships out in the open because they could lose their house, their jobs, their kids , or their social standing. That lovely couple next door could be poly and you wouldn't even know it.

The key to successful relationships, mono or poly, has to do with COMMUNICATION, which is something the men in Coco's life were not doing at the beginning of the episode. Funny how when they risk losing her they become ok again with the situation. Almost like putting the person you love first. Hmm, isn't that how we define mono relationships?

Signed, a poly person who's relationships are just fine, thank you very much.

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I have changed my mind about Grayson maybe being interested in Mary - he is far too old for her anyway. But I am glad he called her to give her back her job - because at least she's not a murderer:)

I thought these last two episodes have really picked up the pace from previous ones. 

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I really hope Grayson isn't interested in Frankie. I would love one man in her life immune to her charms. OTOH, I really am still hoping he'll become Mary's mentor and help her become a real cop. Like that this episode showed her ingenuity and her need for structure and straight-forwardness. I just really enjoyed this one.

Plus, nice to see my friend Mike get murdered at the top of the ep. :)  

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That was a twist at the end - Camille running off with the diamond.  It was nice that she sent them all presents.

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I am so here for Flo and Greyson!

Love the twist with Camille at the end. Also loved Greyson being brought in on the sting. 

My roommate fully expects Camille to return next season to hang with Nora.

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There is absolutely zero (or maybe absolute zero) chemistry between Frankie and the detective.

I think the best episodes are the ones that include all four women pretty much equally, although Frankie is always the boss.

And next episode is the season finale already, only ten episodes this season. I hope they get renewed for a third season.

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Natalie Brown has annoyed me in a number of roles (especially Sophie)I but she does a great job with Bessie Starkman.

While I"m gla they're using Greyson as a resource for the agency now, there really is no chemistry between him and Frankie.  Anthony Lemke can bring it, such as with Elsa Pataky on Queen of Swords (now Mrs. Chris Hemsworth) and there's even some with Mary here so I think it's the combination of him and Lauren Lee Smith.

I hope they get renewed for a third season too. The CBC tends to be fickle about shows (Bellevue only got one season while the (awful, I think) Burden of Truth got renewed) so fingers crossed.

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That was a pretty good season finale.

Loved Benjamin Ayers as one of the magicians.  I liked him in Dan for Mayor yet never realized that was him in Burden of Truth (which was well done but would have been even better if they had compressed it into half the number of episodes, thus eliminating all the dragging between actual events).

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Always a good day when I see my friend Raoul Bhaneja on the screen! He posted a bunch of pics of him with the women on his facebook and talked about how great it was to work on a women-led series. I also hang with magicians and have even worked with one so this episode was an absolute delight. The mansion is obviously modelled after The Magic Castle, a place that is legendary in magic circles.

I want to see this show renewed but please, for the love of god, stop trying to make Greyson and Frankie work! I'm still shipping him and Flo - she'd lighten him right up. Frankie and the magician, now there's a spark. Not a flame, but a definite step up from the dreariness that is Greyson and Frankie together. And bring back Huey for Mary - they were delightful together.

On 11/22/2018 at 12:01 PM, Trey said:

I did not know (while watching the episode) that Bessie Starkman was a real person - murdered in 1930.

I looked her up after the baseball episode. What a character she was. That's a bio-pic waiting to happen.

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11 hours ago, marina to said:

I looked her up after the baseball episode. What a character she was. That's a bio-pic waiting to happen.

I would definitely watch that. 

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