I have to admit that this is not quite what the Poirot/Midsomer Murder series are, but I still think it to be ranked the same calibre of the Poirot/Midsomer Murders series. Although these are only about an hour long, it still is the better quality of show to watch when it comes to the way the plots are put together. This series, being only about an hour long on each show and because it is more fast paced, you'll have to pay more attention to what's going on . As to what most of the police/detective shows are these days in the US (Law and Order, etc) and even some in the British shows, that are consisting of the violence and/or bloody and gory scenes, these at least do not have that. Here they are more thought and less violence. I think plots for mysteries can be good enough WITHOUT having all that. In each of the shows played in this series, it manages to get the point across. If you don't like mysteries that contain a lot of violence, you may also like these. If you do prefer movies with violent scenes, then these are not for you.