The glorious Young Montalbano

A wonderful second story in the new series of The Young Montalbano. The Italian names of the story’s characters can be very confusing, but the context always manages to assist with resolving who is who.

There’s so much to be gained from being familiar with the main characters, their quirks, their repetitive behavior. It’s a quality soap with complex and rich crime stories. Funny, charming and brilliant.

Inspector Montalbano – The Potter’s Field

imageLast night’s The Potter’s Field is surely the most wonderful of the Inspector Montalbano TV adaptations. So funny, so much warmth between the characters and such a wonderfully complex yet manageable story. The acting is brilliant and you just get the feeling the actors are so enjoying their roles!

It may not be to everyone’s taste, but for those of us in on it, Inspector Montalbano is an absolute joy.

These are repeats and on checking back to 2012 I see I was just as enthusiastic about this episode. {“Back to form with a terrific story, once again exuding wonderful warmth and humour. Magnificent.”}

"It’s not a crime to cheat on your wife!"

A terrific second story in The Young Montalbano series. This is turning out to be as equally wonderful as the Inspector Montalbano series and it’s hilarious to see the references to the characters in the original series.

As I watched our hero open a bottle of wine and prepare a gorgeous plate of Italian food, I was driven to join him by quickly dashing to open a bottle of red!

An absolute joy.

Inspector Montalbano back to form

After a disappointing Inspector Montalbano (episode 10, The Gull’s Dance) two weeks ago, I’ve finally caught up with last week’s story (episode 11, The Potter’s Field). Back to form with a terrific story once again exuding wonderful warmth and humour. Magnificent. There’s just last night’s final episode to catch up on.

Inspector Montalbano

Inspector Montalbano was the highlight of our Saturday nights, and has come to an end. Gorgeous to look at (beautiful scenery, beautiful women, beautiful men), brilliantly acted and absolutely hilarious. Bleak Nordic thrillers to look forward to and then hopefully another series of the joyous Inspector Montalbano.

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