What better tribute to DI Richard Poole than to sip some English Breakfast as you watch?
The tenth series of Death In Paradise kicked off last week! With the news that BBC One’s surprisingly popular murder mystery has been renewed for a further two series, what better time to present my masterpiece*? After watching all 72 episodes over two lockdowns, I humbly offer you the fruits of my labour: The Death In Paradise Drinking Game.
Take a sip of rum, ice cold beer, or, let’s be honest, decaf tea – it’s a Thursday night in January – when the following occur:
- Harry appears!
- You realise where you recognise a guest star from
- The inspector thinks it’s a murder, actually
- A suspect or witness is spotted at Catherine’s Bar
- The sergeant rolls her eyes at the inspector
- “Well, how could I have done that, I was [insert elaborate alibi]?”
- There is an eccentric informant
- “Yes! I wanted to kill them! But… I didn’t.”
- Someone doesn’t see what that has to do with anything
- A witness needs to be reminded that, actually, it’s a murder investigation
- “That’s not a crime, is it?”
- The Commissioner mentions that someone influential is upset
- The inspector commits an obvious microaggression relating to food or weather or culture or anything really
- It turns out that those strangers are actually long-lost family members
- Badly-photoshopped pictures are found
- Someone overhears an argument but cannot give any specifics whatsoever
- Someone overhears an argument and can tell us one very specific and incriminating fact
- “This was supposed to be the perfect murder.”
Down your mug when the four – it is always four, except on those exciting occasions when it’s three or five – suspects are gathered for the big reveal!
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*Created in collaboration with my mother, who joined me on this DiP journey, and my sister, who made us watch it in the first place.