Nerdigans, my favorite people, you MUST start watching MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES
companion, Dot Williams, hardworking drivers/communists Cec and Bert, and the always gentemany, sauve and stoic and PERFECT Detective Inspector Jack Robinson and his constable, Hugh Collins.
Have you ever heard of that word before?
According to the OUP: Gumption is a shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.
Phryne exudes gumption. She is made up of gumption–probably to the point that her gumption gets her in precarious situations from time to time.
But her gumption is what you can’t help but fall in love with, either because you admire her or want to be like her.
Phryne Fisher does what she wants. She enjoys every pleasure she can coax out of life and she makes sure to share that with everyone around her.
She’s a gun toting, whiskey drinking, speed demon of a lady with a good heart and a keen eye for observation.
Reason The Second: THE WARDROBE
Um, can we all hop into a functioning TARDIS and fly to 1920s Melbourne, steal all the clothes and fly back?
Reason The Third: THE CALL BACKS
Reason the Fourth: THE FANTASTIC CHARACTERS
Phryne was certainly a modern woman ahead of her time–and despite her openness to a lot of beliefs and practices, it doesn’t seem like she feels particularly about anything. I kind of love that about her. She’ll lean toward whatever suits her.
She also doesn’t encourage or discourage any behavior. I think she understands that the world can be very grey, instead of solid black or white. The show also allows you to make a lot of your own judgements about the culprits of the murders and crimes that are committed– a lot of them with due reason.
That being said, she’s not afraid to bend the rules a little in pursuit of the truth, a fact that the upstanding Jack Robinson doesn’t like.
Mac, Phryne’s best friend, is another BAMF character, also a doctor and also a lesbian. Mac acts as if Phryne would never approve–although how she comes to this conclusion, I can’t imagine. But, true to Miss Fisher form, Phryne couldn’t care less.
I could probably go on and on but why waste time reading this when you could be watching this magnificent show?!
And fair warning, nerdigans, this show will probably give you the warm and fuzzies until you can’t help but imagine yourself living at 221B with the rest of Miss Fisher’s brood. It’s a perfect watch for when you need to curl up after a long day at work or on a rainy Saturday morning. You’ll be charmed into Phryne’s world quickly until you’re left binging all three seasons on netflix and petitioning for season 4.
Let me know what you think!