I am sick of most of these shows apart from some English ones. I have not watched an American one for some time.
However at the moment there is only one I will watch that has just returned with a new series and I cannot think of the name of it -with the two women detectives. I loved Broadchurch however these are, as many of the ABC programmes lately, repeats.
Do not watch CSI or the other similar which seem to be on all the time. U.S> seems to get something popular and then copy, copy, copy, till I get really sick of them and dont watch any!
My husband loves Rizzolli and Isles. My favourite would have to be Major Crimes. I started watching it when it was The Closer, and was glad to see that it morphed into Major Crimes when the lead character left.
I happened to pick up series 1 of Broadchurch from the library. Initially I was worried I would find it too upsetting as it is about the suspicious death of a boy. However, I found myself engrossed in the series. It was interesting to see the involvement of the media and different characters who lived in the town. I 'binge watched' it and then had to get hold of series 2.
I must admit that I do watch a few crime shows.Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren, though quite an old British show now,never fails to interest me, and I have really been enjoying Murdoch Mysteries which is from Canada.On Saturday nights,I have been enjoying The Coroner on ABC which is another British Show. I did enjoy seeing Sherlock on ABC but I find that this, along with so many shows, are repeated far to soon after first being screened. A show which I truly loved to watch was Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.But it was NOT for the storylines at all! I simply ADORE all of the research which has gone into the costuming in this program.Apparently there is a major exhibition on at the moment,at Old Government House in Brisbane,until 9th September,featuring these superb garments and you can even touch samples of the exquisite fabrics which were used to create them. It is something which ALMOST tempts me to make the long trip from North Qld!!
My favourite shows are crime shows. I don't watch much else on tv. I love Sherlock and 48 hours. I used to watch CSI when it was on TV. Sometimes I watch NCIS. I love documentary shows about true crime events. I like to read non fiction crime books. I used to watch Underbelly when it was on tv, without fail. I try to watch these shows every week, but if I am out, I don't get to see them, of course.
My spare time is precious, and I do not have enough of it to spend time watching recorded TV shows. I remember when videos first came out and everyone recorded shows and watched them later. I was shocked though when I would go to a friends house, and they were watching recorded TV shows, inside on the couch, when it was a glorious day outside !!! NOT a good habit to get into. By the 90s, videos had been languishing on most peoples hard rubbish for many years. DVDs are the in thing, and I suppose that they can record. If they can, I'm not sure how to do it. If I miss a show, and I am that DESPERATE to see it, I could always see it online (without the ads). The only time that I would consider this, would be if I have missed an important episode in a mini-series, or if I missed the Part 2 of a double episode and wanted to see who the killer is. I have only ever done this a couple of times.
I prefer to watch the UK crime shows although I did enjoy The Closer when it was on. I also watched the NZ psychics try to solve cold cases, or help discover suspects and more information on the crimes committed
I have probably watched most of them from Z cars and Dickson of Dock Green through to the CSI franchise, Rizzoli and Isles, Murdoch, Sherlock, NCIS and more. I don't lose sleep if I miss them and sometimes I don't watch for months. I'm not aware of a particular favourite.
Like you,Rice,I have at some time or other watched a great number of crime shows. I hate to admit it,but I am actually enjoying seeing some of the older (even considered 'Trashy'!!) shows which are screened in the afternoons during the week!! I used to watch the Bill on Tuesday Nights for YEARS!!! It is now on in the afternoons on ABC,but I have not bothered to watch a single episode! I have to say that I have been getting a good laugh from 'Nash Bridges' which features comedian Cheech Moran playing a major character. He is so very good!! And though it is often rather corny,I will sometimes catch Diagnosis Murder with Dick Van Dyke and his real-life son and grandsons!
I prefer the movie length shows such as Poirot,Prime Suspect,Lewis,etc....all of which are British!!
Oh! Rice......did u know John Nettles was an RSC actor for many years?
All the 'good' British actors' used to/still do 'tread the boards' now & again, to keep up-to-date. Would've really enjoyed seeing Charles Dance in 'Coriolanus'!
I missed, by just a lousy FIVE days, seeing Charlton Heston, on stage, in London, as Capt Queeg in the 'Caine Mutiny'.....ggggrrrr!
I like true life crime show s like 48hours. Under belly . Im a bit sick of all the crime shows that we have at the moment. Some are too graphic and horrendous. I like heartbeat and Barnaby Joyce. They don't leave you feeling sick after
I am not a big fan of crime/police shows especially not ones which dwell on murder. However, going back, I did enjoy Blue Heelers. Now and then I will borrow a DVD of this genre from the library and if it isn't too negative/graphic/depressing can find it thought provoking. Some with a historical setting are well done.
Here's a lovely little bit of trivia for you . . . the strange lady in the caravan (simply cannot remember her name, the actress, I mean) with the labrador . . . that was her real dog. I loved that they let her use her own. Apologies if you already knew :-)
Oh! Vee........current Series is XV......MH is an assoc producer, which means she's putting her money in to keep it going!
Same as Craig McLachlan did for Series IV, of 'Dr Blake'. Series V has been already commissioned, thank goodness.
Still waiting to hear on 'Miss Fisher' due Essie Davis' non-availability this year, due other filming commitments!
I think the last one I watched all of was No Offence. I really enjoyed it and hope they make another season. Broadchurch was good (the UK one, I haven't seen the US remake). Sherlock is too, but I prefer Elementary, which is a different adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story where Watson is a woman, played by Lucy Liu. Jonny Lee Miller is a more likeable Holmes, still abrasive and rude, but his behaviour is more understandable in light of his background.