Miss Scarlet And The Duke – Victorian Sleuthing with a Dash of Romance, and Johnny Vegas in ‘Carry On Glamping’ Struggles

In the latest episode of “Miss Scarlet And The Duke,” the Victorian-era detective drama set in 1896, we are introduced to the advertising tactics of Henry Slater, a self-proclaimed detective extraordinaire.

The show follows Eliza, played by Kate Phillips, as she takes charge of a rival detective agency, combining a flirtatious demeanor with a penchant for masculine attire.

However, the Victorian crime serial faces challenges in its dimly lit sets and a romance plotline that lacks the desired tension.

Setback in Lighting and Romance:

While “Miss Scarlet And The Duke” boasts brisk pacing, well-plotted mysteries, and sharp dialogue, it grapples with dimly lit sets, perhaps aiming for atmospheric authenticity but occasionally resulting in a dark and dingy visual.

Additionally, the frustrated romantic dynamic between Eliza and the Scotland Yard detective, William ‘the Duke’ Wellington, lacks the anticipated tension.

Their constant bickering and obvious attraction seem to echo a married couple, leaving viewers questioning the need for prolonged suspense.

Compelling Additions and Intriguing Investigations:

Despite its flaws, “Miss Scarlet And The Duke” introduces a commendable addition to the cast with Paul Bazely, who portrays Clarence, a snide and snippy clerk working reluctantly under Eliza.

His portrayal adds a layer of intrigue to the storyline.

The investigation itself proves to be engaging, with Eliza uncovering a secret passage in a brothel disguised as an ‘elite gentleman’s club’ and questioning a laudanum-addled government minister involved in a questionable ‘hunting accident.’

Johnny Vegas in ‘Carry On Glamping’ Struggles:

Shifting gears, the review turns to Johnny Vegas and his reality show “Carry On Glamping.”

As Vegas embarks on a journey to find a suitable campsite for his converted buses, the struggles become evident.

Battling anxiety and depression, Vegas tries to maintain a cheerful facade but is visibly affected by the constant demands of filming and TV appearances.

The review questions the decision to compile a series from footage where Vegas appears unwell, deeming it both pointless and potentially cruel.


As “Miss Scarlet And The Duke” navigates the complexities of Victorian sleuthing and romantic dynamics, and Johnny Vegas grapples with personal challenges in ‘Carry On Glamping,’ the review concludes by underlining the need for sensitivity in portraying mental health issues within the realm of reality television.

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