A lot of people discovered this Canadian series during its replays in U.S. syndication, so here's some news they'll like:
Acorn Media announces the February 27, 2007 DVD release of Da Vinci’s Inquest, Season 1, five-time winner of Canada’s coveted Gemini Award for Best Dramatic series. The 4-volume DVD box set includes all 13 episodes of the first season.
Canada’s smash hit police procedural stars award-winning actor Nicholas Campbell (Cinderella Man) as Dominic Da Vinci, coroner for the city of Vancouver. A former cop, the controversial and charismatic Da Vinci passionately pursues justice for the dead while fighting bureaucratic resistance and his own inner demons. Da Vinci’s Inquest co-stars Donnelly Rhodes (Battlestar Galactica).
Compared with CSI and NYPD Blue for its realistic character development and complex plots, the series earned more than 35 industry achievement awards in just its first four seasons. The series aired on CBC for seven seasons from 1998-2005 and is currently a hit in U.S. syndication on CBS affiliates with 4 million viewers each week.
Da Vinci’s Inquest owes its realism partly to the inspiration of Larry Campbell, former Vancouver coroner and mayor who served as a consultant to the show.