Endeavour: Series 5 Reviews

June 11, 2019
A banner year for Endeavour.
October 31, 2018
You have to ask, if there hadn't been Inspector Morse, would Endeavour be worth the endeavour, and the answer is probably no. But Endeavour, as a foreshadowing of things to come, remains just about palatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2018
A more pressing concern for long-time viewers will be the state of Morse's legendarily troubled love life.
October 29, 2018
Familiar, maybe, and comforting (as comforting as murder can be). But it is also really good.
July 27, 2018
Viewers of this smashing series may well take to heart the aforementioned flood of goodbyes and the sense of a good thing over that descends at the end of season 5.
June 28, 2018
Unlike the sometimes needlessly graphic US crime series, with their plethora of psychotic characters, "Endeavour" practices a restraint that PBS viewers will welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2018
A beautifully elegiac end to this series of Endeavour.
March 12, 2018
The series is still (she admits, grudgingly) solidly made, yet we've now got to 1968 and I am beginning to think some of the time and attention so obviously lavished on the nostalgia could have been devoted to the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2018
This is Endeavour all over. You're watching it lolling on the sofa on a Sunday night, slightly concerned that it's slowly turning your brain into coagulated Ovaltine, when it suddenly throws out a subversive gem.
February 6, 2018
Now in its fifth series, this superlative murder-mystery drama excels because its characters are deep and real, not anonymous parts in a kit that writers can swap in and out.
February 6, 2018
Evans is the best thing here by far, his interrogation face a thing of wonder. Could someone do something about the script, though?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2018
This is how such dramas sugar-coat savagery, with intellectual varnish. I see why -- because it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5