I grew up in an era where TV was the main family pastime. There we were dad, mom and the siblings spending quality time together watching our favorite shows. Among those shows were the Detectives. A wide array of characters that set out to “keep the peace” and thaw any criminal that was unlucky enough to cross their path.
This may date me but Dragnet was a picture from my childhood. Dad and I were at the edge of our seats enjoying the fast paced no-nonsense Jack Webb as his voiced introduced each episode.
What’s your favorite?
I love a lot of the old school detectives. They had to do what they did without all the high tech gadgets and no cell...!
My all time favorite is Monk. He's a more recent addition to the TV detective roles, but I love his mix of intellect combined with a fear of every day situations.
Hill Street Blues will always be my favourite. It became a benchmark for future cop and detective shows
it's not really a detective show, but i love watching The Mentalist
Detective Conan is cool too.
I love the British detective stories like Morse, Midsummers Murders or Cadfael.
I'm old school and still stuck on the shows that are long gone. I don't watch any of the new ones. My all time favorite detectives were those on NYPD Blue, Homicide, and in more recent years, The Shield. I was so addicted.
Detective shows are quite possibly my favourite type of tv programmes
Off top of my head -
From the UK - Maigret with Michael Gambon
From the US - Nero Wolfe with Maury Chaykin and Timothy Hutton
OK guys and gals (no cheating with google) what's the name of the detective show that sported this face?
Barnaby Jones played by Buddy Epsen of "The Beverly Hillbillies" fame, (He was Jed Clampett).
Update: Oops, didn't read far enough. I see they already answered.
And one more blast from the past ... who was this "mug" whose name was also the title of the show?
(He loved his lollipops)
Adam 12 was an old favorite and I still watch it since it has come back. One of my recent favorites is N.C.I.S., I do not think that I missed an episode.
I love detective shows and I would have to say my favorite would be Columbo with Peter Falk. Monk was also excellent.
Oh my goodness, I just remembered another all-time favorite: Barney Miller. That ensemble of detectives was the most hilarious on TV.
In that same vein would be "Car 54 Where Are You?" This is reaching way back into my childhood and is of course more of a "cop show" than detective.
Oh yea, Barney Miller was a great show and funny, all about detectives. I also liked Hill Street Blues. Even though it was more about police, it also had detectives. Much more realistic than other TV shows.
I love, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness and Lewis all in the U.K. Have you heard of these?
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Just Curious. Thinking about posting the results on a hubpage.
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