"Murdoch Mysteries" features stand-alone episodes, so it is possible for new viewers to begin with the show's eighth season. Each episode centers around the solving of a different detective case. Season 8 began airing on Oct. 6, 2014, and continued for 18 episodes.
"Murdoch Mysteries" is a Canadian television program that follows Detective William Murdoch as he solves cases in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century, often using unusual new technology. It first aired on Jan. 20, 2008, on the Citytv Network and has run for nine seasons as of October 2015. The show is based on characters from the book series by Maureen Jennings.