I'm getting a bit sick of Detective shows. A review piece in the Guardian summed it up quite nicely for me this weekend. They go to great lengths to create these lovely characters in the leads; realistic, understandable, sympathetic or easy to relate to. Then they create the most absurd crime and contrived whodunnit and throw the whole thing into farce. The problem, it seems, is that the sort of crime detective shows thrive on is very, very rare to the point of almost never happening. So creating a 'mystery' tends to ruin these very grounded, gritty realism type shows.
. Totally agree.