Hmmm.....what should I be watching? It's a Friday night, and I feel like starting a new mystery or crime-related series on TV, but I think I've run out of options. Can that be true?
(Note: I never really watched classics like Perry Mason, Murder She Wrote, or Magnum PI and sometimes I wonder if it's too late to watch them now. What do you think?)
I've listed my favorites below: So, what am I missing?
Enjoyable Mystery-Themed Shows I would watch again:
Honorable Mentions that May Not Pass the Test of Time
(I don't want to re-watch to find out!)
Mysterious Not-Exactly-Mystery Mysteries that I Enjoy:
What about you? Which are your favorite television crime/mystery shows? Is it too late for the classics? Any recommendations for me?
7/31/2015 10:55:41 am
Great lists! I'm not sure if "The Americans" fits anywhere on here, but it's great. If we're really thinking liberally in the "mysterious" category, I might have to add "Orphan Black"
7/31/2015 11:26:15 am
Inspector Morris and Inspector Lewis. Also, enjoy CSI. New summer programs on TNT, Cold Justice and Cold Justice Sex Crimes, real life investigations, on TV right now.
8/3/2015 02:28:51 am
If you haven't watched Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, you really should try it. Very stylish lady detective in Roaring 20s Australia -- one of the few times I've actually enjoyed the TV show more than the books on which it is based!
8/11/2015 08:59:08 am
"Inspector George Gently" - takes place in 1960's Northeast England. Get passed the first episode and it's good.
10/2/2015 05:54:48 pm
The Murdoch Mystery series are excellent. They're based on Maureen Jennings' novels. The first three are available on Netflix. The rest you'd have to buy on DVD. There are eight seasons available, with a ninth season in the works. I also like the Miss Fisher series, but Murdoch is IMHO the best mystery TV show around. If you liked White Collar, you'll also like Burn Notice. Another excellent show. And you might like Republic of Doyle - like the Murdoch series, a Canadian production.
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