Da Vinci's Inquest
Posted Oct 12, 2004 @ 6:01 PM
A few thoughts for the new season:
Unfortunately my tape ran out causing me to miss the last half of the Season Six finale, but considering the official website says the show is coming back with an "ensemble cast that also includes Emily Perkins" I'm going to assume that she didn't die last year? Very cool.
I hope something works out between Da Vinci and super-cute Leanne Adachi's character this season.
Interesting that Larry Campbell is still serving as a consultant to the show. You'd think he'd have better things to do.
And, finally, how cool is Donnelly Rhodes?
Posted Oct 12, 2004 @ 8:07 PM
Posted Oct 13, 2004 @ 3:45 AM
Posted Oct 13, 2004 @ 5:05 AM
I always fall asleep during this show.
Posted Oct 13, 2004 @ 10:04 AM
I agree with jfdb, the last scene was great. As was Donnelly Rhodes' salsa bit. Very funny.
Camille Sullivan looks better as a brunette, I think. Interesting match up with Suki and Mick -- I think they'll be cute together. I'm glad they didn't go the obvious route and match up the partners (Mick and Angela).
Still the best show on television.
Posted Nov 17, 2004 @ 7:49 AM
I'm intrigued by the conspiracy storyline and I'm dying to see Brian get his. I hope Sue comes out of it ok.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 @ 12:24 AM
From what I have seen of it, it seems like a Canadian mishmash of NYPD Blue, Crossing Jordan, perhaps a bit of CSI, and any number of other crime shows. Of course, this show has been on longer than most of these, with the esception of Blue. Speaking of which, I couldn't help notice that certain elements of Da Vinci are throwbacks to Blue: the sometimes jumpy docu-style camerawork, the heavily percussive/gritty guitar music, and the little blipverts between scenes. Not that any of this is bad, it's just interesting to see the kind of influence Blue has had on subsequent police dramas.
Thus far, I have only seen a few episodes, and I think they're from the second or third season--around 2000 or so. It's an easy enough show to like without knowing too much about the characters or plots beforehand. I like a lot of these kinds of police drama type things. I like that while most of the show is about the dead body/bodies du jour, we still gets plenty of sprinkles of characterization, i.e. the little vignettes between Mick and the Donnelly Rhodes character (the character's name escapes me).
For me, being a fan of the new version of Battlestar Galactica, seeing Rhodes on this show as well was an unexpected treat. He's maybe slightly less grouchy on Da Vinci, but he's still awesome in every way. I'll definitely tune in for more, especially since it's on at 11pm central time--after primetime but not so late I won't be dragging ass the next day.
Edited by specialj67, Sep 14, 2005 @ 12:25 AM.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 @ 9:47 AM
I'm loving Donnelley Rhodes in this show.
Posted Sep 23, 2005 @ 12:10 PM
Posted Oct 29, 2005 @ 1:38 PM
Posted Oct 29, 2005 @ 2:18 PM
Go back even farther, I think the docu-style camerawork and ominous music come from a show called Wozzeck (based on the real life coroner Martin Shulman) which spawned Quincy, the original US ME show. It was probably a case of parallel evolution for NYPD Blue though.
Not that any of this is bad, it's just interesting to see the kind of influence Blue has had on subsequent police dramas.
I find I have to tape this show and watching it slowly and carefully. Unlike most police shows, it's not the sort of thing you can watch going in and out of the room.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 @ 6:16 PM
Posted Feb 16, 2006 @ 8:01 PM
There were eight seasons of Da Vinci's Inquest so you should be good to go for a while.
The ninth season it became Da Vinci's City Hall, which the CBC (boo!) has just cancelled because it wasn't getting enough audience. Which strikes me a pretty narrow thinking since a show like this can run forever on cable channels because the quality is that good.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 @ 9:43 PM
Edited by CoderLady, Feb 16, 2006 @ 9:45 PM.
Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 11:46 AM
Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 2:09 PM
But I have no idea what season I'm watching now on WGN, so I haven't a clue where we are in these characters' development.
It looks to me like WGN is nearing the end of season 4. Today's episode would be 4-11 (only 13 episodes a season).
Posted May 3, 2006 @ 2:35 PM
Posted May 4, 2006 @ 2:55 PM
which the CBC (boo!) has just cancelled because it wasn't getting enough audience.
Double boo! How was it supposed to keep the audience when you <CBC> had so many long breaks between episodes? Really stupid move, CBC.
Edited by harmony60, May 4, 2006 @ 3:00 PM.
Posted May 4, 2006 @ 3:39 PM
Posted May 28, 2006 @ 11:54 PM
Am I the only one who thinks of Stephen King whenever Da Vinci wears his glasses?
Posted May 29, 2006 @ 10:37 AM
Posted Jun 3, 2006 @ 1:08 AM
Posted Jul 10, 2006 @ 6:04 PM
and the US website is http://www.davincisi....tv/index.shtml
Apparently all 91 episodes have aired which is a total of 7 seasons
only the 1st season is out on DVD (unedited)
For what i was able to find out the other seasons will be available by fall 2006
Season 8 is called Da Vinci's City Hall which should also air in the US sometime in Fall 2006
Posted Jul 17, 2006 @ 7:52 PM
There's a hot guy with gap teeth that is like a manly version of Brad Pitt.
Ahh, yes - the delectable Ian Tracey. I like to think of him as a craggy, earthier version of Brad Pitt. While I sit and sigh over Ian, Mr. LaRue fancies Sarah Strange (Helen).
Posted Jul 17, 2006 @ 9:52 PM
Thank goodness for WGN.
Word. I'm also a new convert to the show, watching it most every night at 1 AM on WGN.
I think my favorite character among the detectives is Leo. He reminds me of my father. It's not that rare to find an older cop (especially male) on television, but it's kind of rare to see one go through a lot of the problems that people that age seem to go through.
Mr. LaRue fancies Sarah Strange (Helen)
Mr. LaRue has good taste. Not only is she very easy on the eyes, she has some great facial reactions to some of Da Vinci's shenanigans.
I really hope the entire series does indeed come out on DVD soon.