zxy556575 September 4, 2016 Share September 4, 2016 (edited) With a tip of the hat to Al Lowe's Wheel of Murder, this is a place to discuss various gumshoes, police, and nosy neighbors who solve crimes. A few I've been watching recently: The Brokenwood Mysteries: Set in a fictional small town in Australia, it features an older grizzled male with a younger female detective. He's not exactly tortured but marches a bit to his own drummer. The mysteries and characters are interesting enough and credulity is not overly strained. It's like an easy listening music station. Two seasons of four episodes each, with a third upcoming. Chasing Shadows: England. Brilliant male detective in the Sherlock mode who doesn't communicate well/at all and has been reassigned to Missing Persons because he doesn't follow rules and nobody can stand him. He's paired with a female analyst/social worker from the Missing Persons Bureau, so it's the old robot/human template of partners. One season of four episodes. I loved it but if you're weary of perhaps-on-the-spectrum protagonists, it might not be your cuppa. Single-Handed: Police detective returns to his small town in West Ireland to become chief after his father retires. Police and community corruption and his own father's possible involvement in same underlie his investigation of other murders. Two seasons of three 100 minute episodes each. I liked it overall but would have preferred it without the focus on his dratted romantic entanglements. The Field of Blood: Set in 1982 Glasgow. Two seasons of two episodes each. Gutsy young girl working at the local newspaper tries to make her mark investigating crimes. The protagonist is appealing although the throwback to the casual sexual discrimination of previous decades may be less so (although that's the point). Without Motive: British Detective Constable investigates a serial killer, to the detriment of his family life. Two seasons of six episodes. I liked this but the season-long focus on one plot requires more of an investment from viewers to follow along. Whitechapel: The Brits like their crime series! Ambitious young DI in the Whitechapel district of London. Four seasons of 3-6 episodes focus on different crimes. The cast is appealing and the mysteries have a touch of the macabre. Edited September 5, 2016 by lordonia 5 Link to comment
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