Why Didn’t They Ask Evans Review: A Comic Mystery Romance To Love

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A comic mystery romance, the latest Britbox original, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is unabashedly romantic and old-fashioned in the most entertaining of ways.

An adaptation of a 1934 Agatha Christie novel, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2022) is refreshingly light, unlike other recent dark Christie interpretations (Death of the Nile comes to mind).

Agatha Christie’s wittiest mystery ever. Lucy Boynton and Will Poulter star in Hugh Laurie’s new adaptation, where two amateur sleuths set out to find the meaning behind a dead man’s mysterious final words.

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The Story

While searching for a lost golf ball on a golf course, Bobby Jones accidentally stumbles onto a dying man at the bottom of a cliff, a man with enough of a final breath to ask, “why didn’t they ask Evans?”

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Why Didn’t They Ask Evans TV Cast (2022)

Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton take on the lead roles as the appropriately named Bobby Jones and the clever Lady Frances Derwent.

The Romance

Unlike other Agatha Christie stories, romance is at the forefront of the series. Indeed, the entire premise of the Why Didn’t They Ask Evans adaptation is about the sparks between Frankie and Bobby.

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Our Overall Thoughts

The leads are great, there are other fantastic cameos in the series, including big names like the always-amazing Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent.

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Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? 2022: Where To Watch

Is exclusively available to stream on Britbox or the Britbox Amazon Channel.

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