I've been watching a British series, Foyle's War, on Netflix over the last few weeks. I finished the last few episodes today while peeling potatoes (russets for tonight's dinner and sweets for tomorrow's lunch) and sorting through clothes...deciding what to keep, what to store and what to give away! Anyway, the TV show is about detective Christopher Foyle's police work during WWII. I guess I inherited the love of a good mystery from my mother. She was a huge Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner fan and Perry Mason and Columbo were probably her all time favorite television shows. I don't care so much for reading mysteries but I do enjoy watching detectives figure out the crime.
I really like the Foyle character. He is serious about his work, but has a dry wit that often catches people by surprise. He values life and treats everyone with respect. Though he is not very demonstrative, he cares about people and is loyal to his friends. And, most importantly, he always gets his man!!
What made Foyle's War even more interesting were the history lessons in each episode....seeing the war from the British perspective. They sacrificed much and suffered great loss during the long years of the conflict. But they demonstrated great resolve and determination. As one of the characters said, "Every morning, after a night of bombing by the Germans, the people of London get up and go to work."
I think there is a lesson there for all of us!