Monday, November 4, 2013
My Favorite TV Mystery Shows
“The Mentalist,” “Castle,” and “Elementary,” whose sleuth is Sherlock Holmes. All three are “amateur” detectives who help the police solve crimes. While endearing, all three have irritating personality quirks that are overlooked because they’re so clever at detecting.
“NCIS”—action. Great interaction between members of the team.
“Hawaii 50” – beautiful scenery, action, and loyalty to the team
“Blue Bloods” – A wonderful portrayal of a family of cops and a sister who’s an assistant DA.
“Rizzoli and Isles” -- Detective Jane and ME Maura are opposites and best friends who play off one another as they solve crimes.
“Hostages” – a taut series of a doctor and her family held hostage in their home. She is to murder the president when she operates on him. The four home invaders have guns, but each is vulnerable in a different way.
“The Blacklist” – James Spader is marvelous as a villain we love to hate. He's willing to help the FBI catch other villains as long as he can work with a young FBI agent who fears her husband is a criminal.
My current favorite:
“Vera,” a British series on PBS starring Brenda Blethyn. Based on Ann Cleeves’ characters, these mysteries have plots that twist and turn.
Stop by and tell me a few of your favorite TV mystery shows.