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out of interest what are peoples best murder mystery tv shows and why.

here are mine

1)agatha christies poirot. i really enjoy watching David suchet play the famous belgian detective. there a bit dated now but i enjoy these still. Interesting locations and some funny bits in there which i like plus of course very exciting finishes to each episode imo. 

2) midsummer murders- is a fairly easy watching series. A much older john nettles is great as one of the detectives, if you seen bergerac you will know what i mean. Haven't watched it in a while but always like it when i see it. Again picturesque country locations help too, apparently its one lots of actors do as an early acting job. im not really selling it but i like it😁 

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11 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

I thought this was a thread about where all the forum members keep disappearing to and I only stopped by to 'fess up but can see it is a different thread.

 

As you where everyone.

 

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it could be a dead end thread. hopefully not literally for some forum members 😁 they read this and were never seen again. 👻you win none and lose loads sorry thats my gambling record. im digging myself a deep hole. i will stop😂

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On 4/22/2021 at 4:35 AM, Balor said:

Law and Order

This is one of my favorite tv shows of all time.  An interesting blend of investigative detective work and legal drama.  There are great actors/characters throughout every season.

Not seen the program but ive seen the  cast list. There's some big names on there. It's prob on channel 5 in Uk so will give it a go at some point. 

bergerac is sometimes a murder mystery program. so for those episodes ive included it. john nettles did brilliant job imo with this. its set on jersey in the channel Islands so theres always nice scenery. program is very exciting at times which keeps me interested. catchy thene tune too. it's probably bit of a housewife's favourite program but i still like it regardless. 

 

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On 4/22/2021 at 4:35 AM, Balor said:

Law and Order

This is one of my favorite tv shows of all time.  An interesting blend of investigative detective work and legal drama.  There are great actors/characters throughout every season.

are there any favourite episodes youve got for law and order. theres got to be a few in the 400 plus episodes.

 

theres a good one for bergerac involving lots of murders and masons, works well. very exciting and bit scary

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On 4/26/2021 at 3:23 PM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

are there any favourite episodes youve got for law and order. theres got to be a few in the 400 plus episodes.

There are a ton! haha  I can't think of any particular episodes off the top of my head.  They are all good, though there may be a few that are thematically less interesting to people who are not from the US.  Most episodes are self-contained, so just pick whatever sounds interesting!

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6 hours ago, Balor said:

There are a ton! haha  I can't think of any particular episodes off the top of my head.  They are all good, though there may be a few that are thematically less interesting to people who are not from the US.  Most episodes are self-contained, so just pick whatever sounds interesting!

balor surely theres got to be some episodes better than others. ive put you on the spot😁 they cant all be great.      you may well be right about some episodes appealing  more to us audiences.theres always some things that get lost when different countries watch something international 

 

will you tube it. see how i get on. 

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On 4/29/2021 at 3:57 AM, Balor said:

Make sure that it is the original series and not one of the spin-offs (SVU, Criminal Intent).  They are entertaining, but not nearly as good - at least to me.

thanks for the tip balor. tbh id say the same about midsommer murders. john nettles episodes are the best. that's shot in the three counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire where i used to work alot. Many episodes featuring lovely countryside and many pubs is my take.hard to believe so many murders happened in such picturesque locations. i take it law and order had that more gritty style, city scenes. 

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On 4/27/2021 at 1:32 PM, JohanV said:

I like some Scandinavian series a lot. Like The Bridge, The Killing, Borgen. Or Glacé, French series.

i have not seen these but family members such as my brother really like borgen and the bridge. not seen it yet.   rebus is a good one based in Scotland. thats loosely based on popular novels by ian rankin. not seen it in a while but enjoyed it. as i remember he is the rough talking heavy drinking  detective who gets the criminals. 👍

which is your favourite of programs you mentioned and why?

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On 5/3/2021 at 10:07 AM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

i have not seen these but family members such as my brother really like borgen and the bridge. not seen it yet.   rebus is a good one based in Scotland. thats loosely based on popular novels by ian rankin. not seen it in a while but enjoyed it. as i remember he is the rough talking heavy drinking  detective who gets the criminals. 👍

which is your favourite of programs you mentioned and why?

I think The Bridge was the best. The Swedish detective suffering from a mental disorder like Asperger or some other autism spectrum type is played very well. I was a bit afraid this would disturb me too much but in the end it didn't. Further good story lines. 

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On 5/3/2021 at 5:09 PM, Balor said:

Another good series: Monk.

An obsessive-compulsive detective solves improbably murders in San Francisco.  It is a comedy, but with a good sense of humor.

balor looks interesting and funny from the clips ive seen. thanks 👍will check it out. its bit different but thats a good thing from what ive seen so far

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4 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

balor looks interesting and funny from the clips ive seen. thanks 👍will check it out. its bit different but thats a good thing from what ive seen so far

I have been watching it quite a bit recently.  It took a few episodes to get into the humor, but I have not seen a bad episode yet!

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On 5/5/2021 at 6:21 PM, JohanV said:

I think The Bridge was the best. The Swedish detective suffering from a mental disorder like Asperger or some other autism spectrum type is played very well. I was a bit afraid this would disturb me too much but in the end it didn't. Further good story lines. 

johanv thanks for info re this. will be worth checking out. 

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On 5/6/2021 at 3:32 AM, Balor said:

I have been watching it quite a bit recently.  It took a few episodes to get into the humor, but I have not seen a bad episode yet!

balor poirot its the same. poirot is not as funny but theres a few jokes in there. its definitely one of those ones where it took a few episodes till i really liked it👍

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