This Post Is About Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries


“Have you guys seen Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries??? It’s super awesome and the costumes are really great. You should TOTALLY write a review about it!”


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

MFW someone asks me if we have reviewed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

This question has been asked, multiple times by multiple people over the last several months, so forgive me if I sound a little irritated. I’m tired of answering this question. So very tired.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

No. We have never seen this show, least of all reviewed it.

For some reason, it’s always a question about Miss Fisher’s Mysteries, too. We occasionally field queries about other costume flicks that we’ve reviewed in the past, here or on the podcast, but inexplicably, Miss Fisher is the show that keeps coming up over and over. She haunts us. In fact, the post that Trystan wrote way back on April 30, 2015, about Phryne Fisher and her fine fashions was one of our most viewed posts ever. The traffic that came in off that one post helped make May 2015 our most viewed month since we started the site in August 2014. And yet, there’s this blackhole around it … Like something out of The Twilight Zone, or maybe a weirdly specific version of Groundhog Day, no one remembers the review, and we are, time and again, told we need to review it.

SOMEONE has been viewing this post a bunch...

SOMEONE has been viewing this post a bunch…

We’ve gently suggested that people take a look through our archives, or use the site search bar, if they’re curious to know if we’ve covered a specific show or movie. We’ve encouraged people to use the search engine of their choice, inputting the following phrase “Frock Flicks [insert title of film/TV show here]” to see if we’ve reviewed it. And yet … AND YET … we invariably arrive back at the question: “Have you guys seen Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries?”

Look, I’ve even taken the step of actually filming a video and uploading it to YouTube just to show anyone who may not be clear on how to search our site for information (about Miss Fisher or otherwise). Please watch it, learn from it. I’m teaching you all how to fish on this website so you will never starve for movie reviews again!

That said, I am REALLY close to ripping the kid gloves off and just start replying to this question with links to at this point. Consider this your warning.

11 Responses

  1. Michael McQuown

    Annoyingly, the local PBS station seems to have dropped the show after starting the episodes from the very beginning. They had gone into Season 3, then back to One, and now nothing.

  2. Mina

    I actually love Miss Fisher – it´s a nice show with very likeable characters – but I can totally understand that it is super annoying to get the same question over and over again. But, if I may tell you something positive about it, it was the article about Miss Fisher which first introduced me to FrockFlicks – and I am completely addicted to it ever since! I am a costumer in training and I think I binge-read every single word you ever wrote. So, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your amazing work!!

    • Sarah Lorraine

      That’s awesome! We always love positive feedback (and hugs, and cocktails) so I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the site!

      I just kind of lost my cool after the third request for a review about Miss Fisher appeared in our inbox… In a week.

  3. mkaufmann2009

    I loved your review. I vaugely remember reading it last year so went back and read it again.

    I have to wonder if the jewelry issue is a way to save money. In the books Phryne doesn’t wear much jewelry, usually just earrings and sometimes a big chunky ring. So they can save money and remain true to the character? I have to agree with observation about the headpieces though, this something that she always wears when dressing up and what she wears on the show doesn’t mesh with I imagine them to be from description in the book or any I’ve seen.

  4. Adina

    I think the costumes can be god int he show, but I can’t stand it. Fisher herself just rubs me the absolute wrong way, and Dot is utterly detestable.

  5. leobalecelad

    As an Australian, I’m absolutely tickled pink that overseas people love Miss Fisher – in fact it was largely due to international demand that the third series got made!

  6. Bill Wilkie

    For those of you who have not read the books on which the tv series of Miss Fisher are based there are substantial differences. Not so much in the mysteries themselves but in the backstories which have been ‘revised’ for the television. It just makes them different, not necessarily better or worse. The main thing for redaers/viewers not informed of Australian culture of that time and later is that while there was a strong hypocritical moral outrage by the top end of society most Australians enjoyed the humour and ignored the bits which they found offcolour. Puritan sanctimony has never been a major part of Australian culture. It makes for a much freer environment for creating the new.