i love this show! the many deaths are a laugh riot and the way village life is shown to be another world full of dark secrets and dirty laundry is fantastic!
John Nettles is brilliant. Barnaby isn't a superior detective like Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple - he is just a country coper who is thrown into the world of deaths.
however, he is brave, intelligent and wise. the way he solves a crime is great and he's many sidekicks are fun to watch (The best being Troy...)
over all a great show with a decent cast and a decent story. may them continue...