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Old September 12 2012, 02:11 PM   #16
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Re: Cop/Detective Shows

Justified
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Dexter, especially if you like macabre twists.
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Old September 13 2012, 04:46 AM   #17
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Try the UK (original) version of Touching Evil - esp. the third series.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:11 AM   #18
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The Shield, The Wire, Luther, Justified, and Homicide are the cop shows that come to mind immediately.
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Old September 14 2012, 04:38 AM   #19
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Law and Order Criminal Intent - Goren is the 'grandson' of Columbo.
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Old September 16 2012, 12:58 AM   #20
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Another Homicide fan here, but it's not on Netflix, at least for streaming.
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Old September 16 2012, 02:47 AM   #21
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Law and Order Criminal Intent - Goren is the 'grandson' of Columbo.
You know, I can see that . . . .
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Old September 16 2012, 03:11 AM   #22
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Some recommendations based solely on the Netflix Watch Instantly criteria:

The Chicago Code
Day Break
Flashpoint
Luther
Sherlock
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Old September 16 2012, 04:07 AM   #23
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I highly recommend Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...olmes_episodes

I'm also a big fan of David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agatha_Christie's_Poirot

No clue whether these are on Netflix. I second Columbo, too.
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Old September 16 2012, 05:23 AM   #24
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^I believe they are both available on Netflix--but not sure if it's for both DVD and instant viewing.
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Old September 17 2012, 06:19 AM   #25
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Law and Order Criminal Intent - Goren is the 'grandson' of Columbo.
You know, I can see that . . . .

Goren is my favorite cat-and-mouse cop since Columbo.
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Old September 18 2012, 10:19 AM   #26
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Definitely Luther, Wire in the Blood, Terriers was actually good too with a touch of humor in it, and of course Castle rocks!
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Old September 19 2012, 01:28 AM   #27
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Dunno if it's on Netflix, but it's on Hulu. The best of all time: Hill Street Blues
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Old September 19 2012, 03:58 AM   #28
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I've been rewatching Miami Vice on Netflix. Not every episode is the greatest but I'm enjoying it.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:03 AM   #29
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Police Squad
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Old September 19 2012, 04:55 AM   #30
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If you get into mysteries very much, you'll discover there are some basic differences between cop shows and detective shows. The key is the nature of the authority.

Cop shows themselves are fairly easily divisible into procedurals, character-driven workplace ensembles and social dramas. One type found in literary mysteries, the humdrum, does seem pretty much missing from the screen.

Detective shows are also divisible into great eccentrics, madcaps, cozies and hardboiled.

Then there is the closely related crime show, which is fairly easily divisible into social realist and hysterical reactionary. Oops, almost forgot the caper.

Whoever thinks all cop shows are the same just doesn't understand what they're seeing on screen.
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