It's Endeavour I wish to discuss here. The highly anticipated third series began last night and everyone in my household was excited at the thought of spending more time with the brilliant Shaun Evans as a young Endeavour Morse. Unless you watch ITV3 on a loop, it's been nearly two years since Morse and Inspector Thursday last graced our screens and although I remember being thoroughly gripped by the final episode of the last series I was hazy on the details of its cliffhanger.
|Endeavour return to an overnight figure of million viewers|
It's not long before the mystery plot grips me though, the story of a young girl who we see at the fair who meets a grisly end being run over by a car several times. Thursday and co are called to the gruesome woodland scene. We then cut to Endeavour who has been mixing with friends of college who aren't aware of his previous career. Shaun Evans is just superb. He oozes class and considering the fact he's playing a role that is so iconic and associated with one of the country's top actors, he owns the role of Endaevour. It's not long of course before Thursday tracks Morse down to his new home and tries to entice him back to work. Morse protests saying he's different now but you know it won't be long before he's finding clues and piecing things together as only Morse can.
|Shaun Evans has played the role of Endeavour Morse since the pilot back in 2011.|
The eventual plot which revolved around Chinese heroin and a fairground magic trick was slightly far fetched and convoluted, but sometimes it's just nice to spend some time in the company of great actors and characters you enjoy. In a TV landscape that is saturated in TV crime dramas, Endeavour stands head and shoulders above most. with the only downside being we've only got 3 episodes left!
Endeavour continues on Sunday at 8.00pm on ITV.