Set in the 1950’s in a village called Kembleford lives a priest who tries to save the souls of his village while driving the police force crazy with his amateur sleuthing. Father Brown is convinced that any criminal’s soul can be saved and when others question his motivation he shows a determination of a lion. However he isn’t like your typical priest. He rather hang out with the miscreants of Kembleford than play with church politics, which can be seen by his friendship with Sid Carter.
His two lady side kicks offer a truly interesting contrast with the conservative Mrs. McMarthy and the modern Lady Felicia. The times of the 50’s offer an interesting set of ideals of conservative vs. open mindedness. This can truly be seen when Father Brown ridicules Mrs. McMarthy for ostracizing those outside her small circle. Lady Felicia embraces those outside her circle and welcomes everyone new. However, I think the best contrast for Mrs. McMarthy is Bunty who is introduced much later.
The crimes that riddle Kembleford present new challenges and allows you to always be intrigued by the next mystery. There is something about an old school scandal that is refreshing to the huge gore in mainstream crime shows. I like how it evens handles the theme of what makes one’s actions atonable and if everyone can truly be saved.
So curl up and get ready for a little bit of mystery and crime to stir up the sleepy town of Kembleford. If you don’t have Netflix, you can watch the first episode here: https://amzn.to/2CYwZiD
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