Population 5000 and declining slowly - one by one or, two by two depending on the murder rate that week. Yes murders do happen here. They're strange, disturbing and always baffling. They come when you least expect them. They happen to people you care about. They're perpetrated by those you'd never suspect. They'll keep you guessing whodunit to the very end and the only person who might be able to solve them is Brokenwood's police team Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and his associates, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), Detective Sam Been (Nic Sampson) and pathologist Gina Kadinsky (Cristina Ionda).
Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives in Brokenwood on assignment to investigate a murder. In a town where animosities run deep and memories are long, he soon learns that gossip is the local currency. An experienced officer with a 1971 classic car, a collection of country music cassettes and an indeterminate number of exwives, the new woman in Shepherd's life is his assistant, Detective Kristin Sims, a by-the-book investigator, who quickly has to get used to his unique and quirky ways. Relishing the leisurely pace of country life, Shepherd decides to make Brokenwood his home, and earns himself a reputation for solving the most complex of mysteries, with the occasional bending of rules. Filmed amid the beautiful landscape of New Zealand's North Island, these five complete series show that life in a small, picturesque town can be as deadly as some of the most uninhabitable places on earth.
Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea), his smart, sassy side-kick, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) and young Detective Sam Breen (Nic Sampson) have become a formidable team, able to navigate around the quirky, complex characters who live in Brokenwood. However, the usual suspects of love, revenge, pride, lust, envy, greed and hatred are all bubbling beneath the surface and when they break through the murders never fail to be macabre and totally mystifying. In these four feature length mysteries Mike and his team go behind the scenes at the fun fair when the Ghost Train gives one resident the fright of their lives; piece together the tragic events of bride-to-be Ophelia (Fee) Marley's hen party; investigate the death of high-achieving cyclist Lester Nyman where vast fortunes are at stake; and Mike's interrogation skills are put to the test when the body of a disliked employee is found on the site of an abandoned mental health facility.
All four episodes from the first series of the New Zealand crime drama. The show follows Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) as he leaves Auckland to investigate a murder in the fictional, rural town of Brokenwood. There, he is assisted by Detective Constable Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), who he regularly clashes with over his unconventional crime-solving techniques. In this series, the pair investigate the deaths of a farmer, a wine show judge and the owner of the local golf club. The episodes are: 'Blood and Water', 'Sour Grapes', 'Playing the Lie' and 'Hunting the Stag'.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.
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