Posts Tagged: tv detective
It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to
I’ve been a sucker for Tim Roth ever since he threatened to shoot up that diner in Pulp Fiction, so I’m not sure why I didn’t clue into this show earlier. It’s a private detective show with an unexpected scientific
Sure the Hardy Boys are cute, but Nancy Drew was clever enough to solve mysteries all by herself. In fact, she was one of the first female detectives to make it to the small screen, long before Veronica Mars or
Hercule Poirot is fussy, impeccably dressed and he always waxes his moustache. A classic detective character from a brilliant writer, he had to grow on me but now I dig him. This long format British TV show takes on many
Helen Mirren shines as a female detective in 1970s Great Britain. In addition to fighting to solve crimes, she also has to fight the sexist attitudes in the predominantly male and extremely conservative department structure.
This guy is completely unhinged. A British cop show from the 1990s about a detective who hates himself and everyone else so much that he’s willing to do just about anything. It’s not often that TV cops scare me, but
This show has gotten a lot of flack for not answering the question “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?” One of my favorite TV shows off all time, “Twin Peaks,” didn’t answer the question “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” until about halfway through