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Murder mystery: how Death in Paradise quietly became one of TV’s biggest hits – The Guardian

Mocked by critics, the tropical-island crime drama has been attracting a large and appreciative audience for a decade. It’s time it was reassessed

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TelevisionMocked by critics, the tropical-island crime drama has been attracting a large and appreciative audience for a decade. Its time it was reassessed
Wed 13 Jan 2021 10.00 GMT
Death in Paradise is the Céline Dion of British TV: mocked in adolescence, tolerated in its prime, beloved in its dotage. When the show debuted in 2011, it was annihilated by critics, including at this newspaper. The TV equivalent of a boring holiday timeshare, the Guardian noted. Everyones a caricature, their essential…

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