On the Ovation Network on my cable TV provider, a few more episodes of Frankie Drake Mysteries were recently broadcast. The quality varies by episode. In general, the story lines seem more simple than the Hallmark Mystery movies (such as the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series) and there is little character development in the supporting roles. The setting in 1920's Toronto is interesting, and these stories must occur about 20 years after the Murdock Mystery Movies.
The premise of the stories is also a bit odd. A female detective agency in the 1920's would have been very unusual. Also, Frankie has a black woman as her professional partner in the detective agency, and Frankie also has a black boyfriend. These circumstances are very common today, and are realistic in our time, but would likely have been very unusual in 1920. Still, I will watch another episode later this week and see what I think.