Season 17 was a mixed bag, with the first two episodes being watchable but uneven and the other two, particularly "A Vintage Murder", faring better.
Season 18 was mostly unimpressive, with "Breaking the Chain" faring weakest and "Saints and Sinners" and "The Incident at Cooper Hill" not faring much better.
After John Nettles retired and Neil Dudgeon and the new character of John Barnaby took over, ' Midsomer Murders' just hasn't been the same on the most part.
He scraped up just enough money to buy me two matching rings from Pandora. That’s what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them.
He already felt like a failure, asking me again and again, ‘Are you sure you’ll be happy with these? ’ He was so upset at the idea of not making me happy enough and of me not wanting to marry him because my rings didn’t cost enough money or weren’t flashy enough.” “Old Ariel would have ripped that woman a new one.
Mature Ariel said, ‘It isn’t the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is.’ We bought the rings and left.
See more » When in its prime (a vast majority of Seasons 1-9), ' Midsomer Murders' was a great show and one that is watched and re-watched frequently.
Seasons 10-13 became more uneven, with three of the show's worst episodes coming from Seasons 11 and 13, but there were a few solid episodes and "Blood Wedding" and especially "Master Class" were gems.