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Morse prequel

Postby stuart.uk » August 5th, 2011, 9:23 am

After the sequel to Morse, Lewis, now there is to be a one off prequel. It will feature Morse, as played by John Thaw in the original, as a young man starting out on his career in the mid 60s and explaining how he became interested in crossward puzzles and classic cars

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Re: Morse prequel

Postby movieman1957 » February 23rd, 2012, 4:09 pm

I haven't heard any more about this one.

To any fans of the series - (April :) )

What is the appeal of the series for you? The mystery, the cast, the characters? Have you continued on with Inspector Lewis?
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Re: Morse prequel

Postby MissGoddess » February 23rd, 2012, 4:16 pm

It's interesting how the series continues to appeal, I think that's great. I may watch out of curiosity, though I admit the entire appeal of Morse for me is simply John Thaw's presence. I just couldn't get into "Lewis".
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Re: Morse prequel

Postby stuart.uk » February 23rd, 2012, 4:18 pm

Spoiler Alert

Here's a clip from the prequel. John Thaw at the end of the clip even makes a sort of appearence and he has an unusual first name, which is the title of the movie

http://youtu.be/N67PFk2GAzk

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Re: Morse prequel

Postby movieman1957 » February 23rd, 2012, 4:32 pm

Morse is a great character. He's grumpy, fatherly, educated, determined and frequently looking for love. All good qualities. I often worried about the relationship with Lewis. He wasn't always nice to him and would make it understandable if Lewis hated him. There was just enough chemistry there for them to have a good relationship.

The mystery part of it I guess would work no matter which series was doing it. At times I have found them a little confusing.

I really liked the "Inspector Lewis" series. The mystery part is as good as any. I really like the relationship with Lewis and Hathaway. Though Hathaway is a better educated man than Lewis he greatly respects him. I enjoy the budding relationship he has with the medical examiner, Laura. A particularly good show had a murder in a fringe setting come in contact with Laura. Lewis had to question her as part of what he needed to do. He didn't like (and she certainly didn't) but it's the job.

The series has on more than one occasion mentioned Morse and the relationship between the two.
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Re: Morse prequel

Postby movieman1957 » February 23rd, 2012, 4:36 pm

That preview looks interesting Stuart. I do think it a bit odd that they would name it that (if in fact that is the title) when he went to such great lengths to conceal it.

I'll be watching.
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Re: Morse prequel

Postby stuart.uk » February 23rd, 2012, 4:45 pm

John Thaw's as Morse in his formal relationship with Lewis differs completly from his other great cop double act with Dennis Waterman in the Sweeney as Regan and Carter, which was more a buddy relationship. Both Morse and The Sweeney are shown regulary on Itv digital in the UK

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Re: Morse prequel

Postby movieman1957 » June 2nd, 2015, 2:46 pm

I've watched the first season and part of season 2. They are quite good. Just as involved as the other series. If you are looking for Shaun Evans to do an impression of Robert Thaw's Morse you won't find it. There is a great deal of fun getting the references that will point to things that are in the original series. He is not the grumpy guy he was in the "Morse" series but his love of crosswords and opera is in full bloom. Oh, and he is very well educated.

There was a really funny moment in the episode "Trove" and it was delivered by Morse's boss Thursday. After two thugs beat the daylights out of Morse they are confronted by Thursday. Thursday asks them to do something. They would rather not and respond saying "And if we don't." Thursday's stern reply - "Then I'll have to take off my hat." What a great line.
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Re: Morse prequel

Postby moira finnie » June 8th, 2015, 4:30 pm

I am waiting eagerly for season 3 of Endeavour. I came in the middle of season 2 and got hooked. The episodes for seasons 1 & 2 are on YouTube, believe it or not. I love the period details and young Morse's mentor, Thursday.
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Re: Morse prequel

Postby movieman1957 » June 9th, 2015, 7:33 am

That is good news. It is leaving Amazon Prime in a few days and I haven't been through season 2 yet.
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