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backstept September 11 2012 08:26 PM

Cop/Detective Shows
 
I'm hoping you guys might be able to recommend a good detective show on Netflix.

I've pretty much exhausted all Sci-Fi series that interest me and I've recently started getting interested in action mystery type shows. Netflix's suggestions are good, but I don't know much about all the hundreds of shows that show up other than the cover images and "you watched X so we think you like Y"

I absolutely loved Life . . . Awake was phenomenal. I'm enjoying Burn Notice (Bruce Campbell FTW)
I'm interested in Castle, but I don't think it's on Netflix yet . . . are there any non CSI cop/detective/mystery/action shows that are on Netflix that are worth checking out?

Captaindemotion September 11 2012 09:09 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
I don't know what's on Netflix and I don't know whether you're into 'private eye' type shows or shows about police. But your list above seems fairly diverse, so I'd recommend the following:

NYPD Blue

The Shield

Southland

The Wire

Boomtown (sadly short-lived)

Homicide: Life on the Street

antichristhill September 11 2012 09:10 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Whitechapel--one of the best series I've found lately. The relationship between the lead characters is fascinating.

Luther
--Idris Elba is all kinds of awesome.

Wire in the Blood-- a local psychiatrist is used to track down murders and serial killers. A gripping and brutal show with great lead actors.

Boomtown-short but brilliant.

Castle is indeed on Netflix, by the way. Not my favorite show, though.

Professor Zoom September 11 2012 09:22 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
I second and third Luthor. FANTASTIC.

I would also check out the BBC's Sherlock. Yes. The modern day Sherlock Holmes. It's brilliant.

You COULD go all old school on Netflix. Magnum and Rockford Files are there.

Captaindemotion September 11 2012 09:24 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
^Rockford, well, Rocks.

And if you're going retro, Kojak probably still holds up well, ditto Hill Street Blues

Temis the Vorta September 11 2012 09:25 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Justified and The Wire.

Dexter is a cop show, sort of... ;)

George Steinbrenner September 11 2012 09:29 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
I gotta go back to Law & Order.

I like any L&O-universe show, but the original is and always will be my favorite. For one simple reason: it is basically actor-proof. As little characterization as possible. No whiny soap opera shit. It's all about the procedural.

Greg Cox September 11 2012 09:47 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Or you could go with one of the classics: COLUMBO.

antichristhill September 11 2012 10:00 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Quote:

Temis the Vorta wrote: (Post 6945751)
Justified and The Wire.

Dexter is a cop show, sort of... ;)


Justified. Excellent show; I recommend that one, as well.

George Steinbrenner September 11 2012 10:16 PM

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Quote:

Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6945850)
Or you could go with one of the classics: COLUMBO.

The man with the dirty mac who discovered America? ;)

Greg Cox September 11 2012 11:11 PM

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Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 6946063)
Quote:

Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6945850)
Or you could go with one of the classics: COLUMBO.

The man with the dirty mac who discovered America? ;)

"Just one more thing . . . ."

Owain Taggart September 11 2012 11:45 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Don't know if it's on Netflix, but Murdoch Mysteries is a good one, set in Victorian era Toronto, ie 1890's. It's quite fresh and interesting.

Starbreaker September 12 2012 03:17 AM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Law & Order: SVU
Crossing Jordan
Bones

Kestrel September 12 2012 06:00 AM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
Castle.

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Castle.

I wouldn't trade that show for 7 guaranteed seasons of Firefly, it's just that good. :mallory:

backstept September 12 2012 01:53 PM

Re: Cop/Detective Shows
 
I freakin' loved Sherlock
I suppose I should have specified, I have the streaming only flavor of Netflix :D
so Castle, Dexter, and Justified will have to wait, but they're definitely on the list
I will definitely check out Luther

thanks folks!


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