What’s Your Favorite TV Detective Show?

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  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

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    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?

    1. CarolRucker profile image80
      CarolRuckerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Shinkicker profile image95
      Shinkickerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hill Street Blues will always be my favourite. It became a benchmark for future cop and detective shows

  2. Hicks Days profile image61
    Hicks Daysposted 3 years ago

    it's not really a detective show, but i love watching The Mentalist smile

    Detective Conan is cool too.

  3. Chelsea Sanderson profile image60
    Chelsea Sandersonposted 3 years ago

    Mine would be Criminal Minds smile

  4. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago

    I love the British detective stories like Morse, Midsummers Murders or Cadfael.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's Great! Out of curiosity--why do you prefer the British Detectives? I do love reading Agatha Christie by the way, though its been a while.

  5. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Funny you should mention "the Blue" because that's my next question!

  6. Colin Quartermain profile image94
    Colin Quartermainposted 3 years ago

    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

  7. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

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    OK guys and gals (no cheating with google) what's the name of the detective show that sported this face?

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      On the tip of my tongue . . . . Jones?

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        What's his first name?

        1. janshares profile image96
          jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Barnaby!!!!!

          1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
            Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            YES!

    2. bBerean profile image61
      bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    And how about this face?
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/12230044.jpg

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Mannix

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You got it! The lady knows her TV!

  9. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    And one more blast from the past ... who was this "mug" whose name was also the title of the show?
    (He loved his lollipops)
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12230047.jpg

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Kojak

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You did it again, but tell me who is the guy with the lollipop?

        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
          Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You got it!

  10. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    OK British detective fans ... who is he?
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12230061.jpg

    1. Colin Quartermain profile image94
      Colin Quartermainposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hercule Poirot played by David Suchet

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You got it! Congrats! Don't forget to check my face-off question of Markle vs Poirot!

  11. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    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.

  12. Sam Montana profile image67
    Sam Montanaposted 3 years ago

    I love detective shows and I would have to say my favorite would be Columbo with Peter Falk. Monk was also excellent.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I truly loved his "laid back" approach!

  13. bBerean profile image61
    bBereanposted 3 years ago

    The Rockford Files was classic '70s.

  14. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness, I just remembered another all-time favorite: Barney Miller. That ensemble of detectives was the most hilarious on TV.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Sam Montana profile image67
      Sam Montanaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  15. tlcs profile image60
    tlcsposted 3 years ago

    I love, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness and Lewis all in the U.K. Have you heard of these?

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, I haven't

 
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