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December 15, 2014

Girl Crush Mondays: Phryne Fisher aka Essie Davis



I planned to take it easy this month in anticipation of the busy holiday season plus I do need one because I've been burning the candle on both ends it seems. Reading is one thing, blogging is a completely different animal that can swallow one whole if things go unchecked. 

So to alleviate the pressure a bit, I've been spending a LOT of time in Netflix. My current drug of choice is Australia's Miss Fisher's Muder Mysteries, based off on Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher detective novels, and it's been such a delightful treat so far! It's set in Melbourne during the roaring twenties and leading the pack is Lady Phryne Fisher, a promiscuous, tenacious, clever, rich, stylish seductress played by Essie Davis. It didn't take long for Phryne to win me over and though she's not my "type", I can't help but crushing on her just the same. Oh and I'd sure love to raid or play dress up in her closet.

Phryne wasn't always rich and part of the "it" crowd. Albeit having aristocratic blood, Phryne was born into a poor family and it was only after WW1 wiped out the previous heirs did she come to inherit her title. Phyrne is far from a typical "Lady", she's very modern and a forward thinker for her time. Aside from doing investigative work accompanied by minor infractions, she flies a plane, races cars, an excellent shot, and can definitely roll with her male counterparts. And she does all of these things and more with much elan. 


The episodes are formulaic, the show predominantly a dramedy, and the slow burning budding romance she has with Detective Inspector Jack Robinson that had me squealing like a fangirl! Also the side characters are such colorful additions to the story from the minor and super couple, Dot and Hugh, the charming Mr. Butler, and sidekicks, Cec and Bert, Miss Fisher's Muder Mysteries is such an addicting series fans of historical detective stories the likes of Rhys Bowen and Tasha Alexander can surely enjoy.









38 comments:

  1. I have been doing the same thing, in fact that is all I did yesterday afternoon and night! I loved it and it was a much needed break.

    I am positive I am going to love this, I am so trying it now! Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. You're welcome, let me know if you like it :)

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  2. On my list it goes!!!! This sounds SO me! I want to watch it immediately!

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  3. I really need to make time to watch more of what I want, but I am the fourth person in line for the tv always!

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    1. Lol, I feel you. I watched this an hour before bedtime, after everyone's gone to bed.

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  4. I did watch the first ep, but never more..I really should though

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  5. Oh noooo now I'm going to have to watch this. :D Thanks Braine!!

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    1. You're welcome :), come back and let me know if you think/feel it's worth your time

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  6. Oh, I love this series. I binged on the first season this past summer on Netflix. I even have the first two seasons on my Christmas wish list to family. Phryne is definitely all that.

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  7. She does sound fun. I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

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  8. I'm not sure if you were the blogger who recommended I watch this series on Netflix but I absolutely loved it! I was so upset when I watched all of the episodes in a weekend...LOL Phryne is smart, sexy and knows how to have a good time, oh and those outfits are to die for! I just started season 2 but have been so busy I haven't been able to watch the entire season yet...hope to get to it soon :)

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    1. You've been holding out on me! I thought we were TV pals...But nooo! You didn't tell me about this one!...LOL I'll be catching soon!! ;)

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  9. Oh this is something I do thing the hubs and I will like. We are trying to utilize Netflix more and ditched our extra cable channels..like Showtime etc. With our favorite shows on holiday break this will make a perfect addition. Thanks Braine!

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    1. We've done the same thing! We're this close to going basic and getting Hulu instead. There's a LOT of junk channels

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  10. I'll have to check this series out. Phryne does sound like my kind of girl. ;)

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    1. She's delightful and as I've never been to Australia nor have seen movies from that country or anything like that, the panorama is so new to me it's an enjoyable discovery

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  11. GreaT!! I'm going to be watching this Sunday (my TV day) With SOA out the picture I need something good to fill the void and this might be the ticket!
    Thank you! I love that you're doing this :)

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    1. I'm thinking twice about SOA. It's too much, those men are animals! LOL

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  12. Oh that's bad now I want to try it as well!!!! Terrible lol. But thank you, you made me really curious, I'll add it to my list.

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  13. Hmmmm, sounds interesting. Another series to add to my queue. Mayne I'll try this one out :)

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    1. Let me know if you end up liking or hating it.

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  14. Oh how fun! I might need to check out Netflix again one day. I know I'm missing some good stuff.

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    1. The reign of Korean shows are over... I think LOL. I'm not a big K-Pop fan, I hate subtitles, I got books if I want to read. When I watch, I just want to zone out.

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  15. Very interesting! I love the era. :)

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  16. Good for you, Braine. I've actually been in a movie mood lately...wanting to just watch and veg. I may check out Miss Fisher over the holiday break. I will watch *something* that's for sure! Have fun with your crush! :)

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    1. I've been watching movies too, maybe I'll do a rundown next week.

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  17. You'd think I would have heard of this being that I'm in Australia and we don't make a whole lot of tv shows but nope, I haven't. Going to check it out though, looks good!

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    1. Really? I love where the show is set!!

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  18. I haven't actually heard of this series as yet... will have to keep an eye out.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Gosh does this NOT air in Australia or you don't watch too much TV like us here??

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  19. It's all good matey! I will do the GP. Brain is a bit all over place with this author gig. I have a new found appreciation for the amount of work that goes into being an author. It is a non stop marathon behind the scenes. For so many reasons. But challenge accepted! Just give me to after Christmas and we are on. I will write you up a spiff GP for you. xxx

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    1. You can always write me something else!

      I miss you!!!

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  20. That's a new series for me. I have been watching a lot of movies this month. It's nice to take a tiny break from reading so much.

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    1. So true! Like how you treat a person, taking breaks makes me miss reading somehow LOL

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