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kimba88
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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?


dulcinea3 wrote: 

Wow, I had no idea that Harper's Island was based on a Stephen King book!


I am so sorry it wasn't. The show Haven is based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid .  Haper's island was an original but was influenced by Agatha Christie's "And then there were none". Also called "Ten Little Indians".  it was one of her stranger books about people being killed off one by one. Sorry I confused the 2 TV shows.

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dulcinea3
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kimba88 wrote:

dulcinea3 wrote: 

Wow, I had no idea that Harper's Island was based on a Stephen King book!


I am so sorry it wasn't. The show Haven is based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid .  Haper's island was an original but was influenced by Agatha Christie's "And then there were none". Also called "Ten Little Indians".  it was one of her stranger books about people being killed off one by one. Sorry I confused the 2 TV shows.


Oh, ok - no problem!  Yes, I did know about the Christie influence.  And, if I am not mistaken, that is Ryan's favorite Christie, so no wonder he enjoyed the series, too!

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Ryan_G
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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

It is still my favorite though there are a few others that are starting to creep up there.

 


dulcinea3 wrote:

kimba88 wrote:

dulcinea3 wrote: 

Wow, I had no idea that Harper's Island was based on a Stephen King book!


I am so sorry it wasn't. The show Haven is based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid .  Haper's island was an original but was influenced by Agatha Christie's "And then there were none". Also called "Ten Little Indians".  it was one of her stranger books about people being killed off one by one. Sorry I confused the 2 TV shows.


Oh, ok - no problem!  Yes, I did know about the Christie influence.  And, if I am not mistaken, that is Ryan's favorite Christie, so no wonder he enjoyed the series, too!


 

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

I thought last night's episode of Castle was a pretty good one - darker than usual.

 

I also enjoyed Harry's Law, which is on at the same time - thank you, DVR. I especially like Nate Corddry, who is quickly establishing himself as the show's leading light, sometimes overshadowing the great Kathy Bates.

 

Much as I love this show, I doubt it will be around long if they don't tone down the rhetoric. Even when I agree with it, the chest-beating throws the tone of the show off-kilter. And, honestly, the elderly woman last night should not have gotten a get-out-of-jail-free card after committing armed robbery.

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Becke, I finally watched the pilot of Harry's Law. It was really funny. I was worried about setting it up on my DVR because of The Closer and Castle. It was really funny, so I am gonna try and juggle the three shows.

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kimba88 wrote:

Becke, I finally watched the pilot of Harry's Law. It was really funny. I was worried about setting it up on my DVR because of The Closer and Castle. It was really funny, so I am gonna try and juggle the three shows.


I like all three of those shows, so I'm always recording at least one of them!

 

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?


becke_davis wrote:

 


kimba88 wrote:

Becke, I finally watched the pilot of Harry's Law. It was really funny. I was worried about setting it up on my DVR because of The Closer and Castle. It was really funny, so I am gonna try and juggle the three shows.


I like all three of those shows, so I'm always recording at least one of them!

 


Yes DVR is a lifesaver, during the school week I can't watch much tv, So i record NCIS, Criminal Minds and Smallville and watch them on saturdays.

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Hmm late to the discussion but since I breathe off these shows often I've got quite a few.

 

Firstly though allow me to promote a few streaming services, I often point out to you guys.

Netflix- rent or stream one of the best services out there.

Hulu/Hulu+ - stream lots and lots of TV shows on here. Hulu+ a slightly expanded selecton of shows but so far it doesn't justify the $8 a month they want for it (give time though) though they do omit the comecials with that version.

Fancast/Infinity - ok it's a comcast product and if they do you cable you have a code that'll let you watch nearly every program you had access to for the the following 2 weeks after broadcast. No code you can still watch lots and lots of shows by stream slightly longer comercials than Hulu uses but still not invasive.

 

All the big 4 networks have limited show streams available. The longest comercials and a tandancy to slow stream but still if you missed your favorite show on PBS, NBC, ABC, or CBS; and you can't find it anywhere else try there sites. Also get hooked on a FX premier show and though they do spam your email with show ads for months afterwards, they are the only network that let's you stream zero comercials.

 

As for my favorites ....at least currently.

Da Vinci's Inquest - Season 1

  

Wallander

  

New Tricks - Season 1

  

Blue Murder - Set 1

  

Waking the Dead: the Complete Season One and Pilot Episode

  

Wire in the Blood: Complete First Season

  

Pie in the Sky - Series 1

  

Lovejoy: the Complete Collection

  

Keen Eddie - The Complete Series

  

Justified: Season One

  

Closer: Complete Seasons 1-4

  

Touch of Frost 1

  

Rosemary & Thyme: Series One

  

Dexter - Season 1

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The short lived American take on Touching Evil, and Moonlighting.

 

 

And it might be a streach to fit this in this catagory (though the guy is attempting to be a private detective, so); but did you guys catch?

 

Bored to Death: the Complete First Season

  

 

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

Oh and I only have seen one episode of Harry's Law but it was amusing.

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Boy, I was raised on mystery TV. I think I've seen every episode of "Murder She Wrote," Perry Mason" and "NCIS" twice. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

 

I love "Psych," "White Collar" and "Burn Notice." I was a dyed-in-the-wool fan of "Law & Order." My husband and I never got into SVU because he can't stand what they do to kids in some of the episodes. I watch "Chuck," "Fringe," "The Mentalist," "NCIS" and "CSI" religiously. I love the Jeremy Brett "Sherlock Holmes" and "Cadfael." Masterpiece Mystery! is always good and it doesn't even matter what it is in most cases. I do have some difficulty keeping up with everything.

 

Gads, do I really watch THAT much TV? Maybe that's why my DVR is always threatening to delete things...

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becke_davis
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Lots of good ones there!

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

Of the older shows I would definitely have to say The Rockford Files with James Garner is one of my favorites.

My current new favorite is Justified.  It's starting its 2nd season next week and I can't wait.

 

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becke_davis
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Bonnie_C wrote:

Of the older shows I would definitely have to say The Rockford Files with James Garner is one of my favorites.

My current new favorite is Justified.  It's starting its 2nd season next week and I can't wait.

 

Bonnie


 

Rockford Files was a good one. Way back in the day I used to watch Remington Steele, Magnum, Efram Zimbalist, Jr. in The FBI (and long before that in 77 Sunset Strip!).

 

Going waaaaaaay back, I used to like mystery radio shows like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense Theater. Oh yeah, I'm freaking OLD!!

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

 


becke_davis wrote:

 


Bonnie_C wrote:

Of the older shows I would definitely have to say The Rockford Files with James Garner is one of my favorites.

My current new favorite is Justified.  It's starting its 2nd season next week and I can't wait.

 

Bonnie


 

Rockford Files was a good one. Way back in the day I used to watch Remington Steele, Magnum, Efram Zimbalist, Jr. in The FBI (and long before that in 77 Sunset Strip!).

 

Going waaaaaaay back, I used to like mystery radio shows like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense Theater. Oh yeah, I'm freaking OLD!!


Oh, man! How could I forget Remington Steele!? I love, love, LOVE that show. I don't buy many TV shows on DVD, but this is one series I have. Remington Steele - Season 1  

Pierce Brosnan was/is so sexy, especially to my pre-teen self!

 

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becke_davis
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Charlie Chan Collection 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I broke down and bought a couple old favorites, too:

 

 

I Spy: Season 1 (5 Discs)

 

 

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dulcinea3
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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

I used to watch Remington Steele, too!  Hubba, hubba!!!  And also Scarecrow and Mrs. King, with (the not-quite-as-much-but-still-hot) Bruce Boxleitner.

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

 


dulcinea3 wrote:

I used to watch Remington Steele, too!  Hubba, hubba!!!  And also Scarecrow and Mrs. King, with (the not-quite-as-much-but-still-hot) Bruce Boxleitner.


 

*sigh*

 

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[ Edited ]

Ah, yes, it was a great era...

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: What's your favorite detective/mystery TV show?

I loved the American version of Touching Evil....I was sad that it didn't last longer.

 


TiggerBear wrote:

Hmm late to the discussion but since I breathe off these shows often I've got quite a few.

 

Firstly though allow me to promote a few streaming services, I often point out to you guys.

Netflix- rent or stream one of the best services out there.

Hulu/Hulu+ - stream lots and lots of TV shows on here. Hulu+ a slightly expanded selecton of shows but so far it doesn't justify the $8 a month they want for it (give time though) though they do omit the comecials with that version.

Fancast/Infinity - ok it's a comcast product and if they do you cable you have a code that'll let you watch nearly every program you had access to for the the following 2 weeks after broadcast. No code you can still watch lots and lots of shows by stream slightly longer comercials than Hulu uses but still not invasive.

 

All the big 4 networks have limited show streams available. The longest comercials and a tandancy to slow stream but still if you missed your favorite show on PBS, NBC, ABC, or CBS; and you can't find it anywhere else try there sites. Also get hooked on a FX premier show and though they do spam your email with show ads for months afterwards, they are the only network that let's you stream zero comercials.

 

As for my favorites ....at least currently.

Da Vinci's Inquest - Season 1

  

Wallander

  

New Tricks - Season 1

  

Blue Murder - Set 1

  

Waking the Dead: the Complete Season One and Pilot Episode

  

Wire in the Blood: Complete First Season

  

Pie in the Sky - Series 1

  

Lovejoy: the Complete Collection

  

Keen Eddie - The Complete Series

  

Justified: Season One

  

Closer: Complete Seasons 1-4

  

Touch of Frost 1

  

Rosemary & Thyme: Series One

  

Dexter - Season 1

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The short lived American take on Touching Evil, and Moonlighting.

 

 

And it might be a streach to fit this in this catagory (though the guy is attempting to be a private detective, so); but did you guys catch?

 

Bored to Death: the Complete First Season

  

 


 

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Ryan_G
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Did anyone else watch the season premier of "The Chicago Code"  I loved it.  I think I've found a new cop show.

 

My mom just told me she loves "Blue Bloods" with Tom Sellock but I've never seen it.

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