Beyond Paradise

Beyond Paradise — What We’re Watching

Our latest BritBox find was Beyond Paradise. This new British crime drama is a spinoff of Death In Paradise. It stars Kris Marshall as Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman. Humphry Goodman was the second DI to lead the Saint Marie team in Death in Paradise. He was our favorite of the four so far. Humphry left Saint Marie to follow the woman he loved, Martha Lloyd, back to the UK. In the new show, after becoming engaged, the couple moves to Martha’s hometown of Shipton Abbott, near the Devon coast. Martha opens a cafe and Humphrey joins the local police force.

The first series is six episodes. It is structured a lot like Death in Paradise. Humphrey works with a small local team which includes Detective Sergeant Esther Williams, PC Kelby Hartford, and office support worker Margo Martins. The cast chemistry is solid. The storylines are entertaining and well-paced. There is a good mix between “solving the crime” and the characters’ personal lives. BBC recently announced a second season has been commissioned and there will be a Christmas special.

If you are a BBC crime show fan, especially Death in Paradise, we highly recommend you add this to your watch list.

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