On the other end there is Dot and Rox, to whom hemust be said not to stand in the pool of blood at the scene of the crime. They became friends when they worked in the same pub, and think they can read people. This will be very helpful once we move to a fully intuitive criminal justice system, but, as it is, just makes them extremely fun to watch. Told by Simon Harding, one of the former detectives who oversees and assesses the teams, for taking more photos of the processed crime scene than he would take on vacation, they wonder aloud at how boring his vacation must be.
As we move between the scenes of the reality show, “full” dramatic scenes unfold with the fictional characters. As contestants roam the village interviewing friends, acquaintances and other people of interest to Charly played by actors, a story is built.uit on a development proposal on the island which splits the community, Charly 's activism on behalf of opponents of the scheme and a possible love triangle between her, Jean the shopkeeper and particularly the local dour Hamish. There is also a pregnancy, mysterious events in the far-off Glasgow area that have yet to be fully uncovered and the pub owner Toby is looking devious to us all.
The goal of all hybrid genres is to double the value of viewing. In most cases, however, it simply halves it because neither contribution is fully developed and each is undermining the other's momentum. Murder Island, judged on the first episode, falls into the latter camp. Things could improve as more teams are knocked out, allowing time to tighten up. It will also help if the interactions between detectives and actors dbecome less scenic and awkward as they relax in the situation and its strange demands.
How contextually things, of course, depend on us.