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Which is the best TV Detective? watch

  • View Poll Results: Who is your favourite TV detective?
    Sherlock
    713
    63.49%
    Vera
    51
    4.54%
    Poirot
    119
    10.60%
    Miss Marple
    41
    3.65%
    Morse
    27
    2.40%
    Columbo
    54
    4.81%
    Frost
    18
    1.60%
    The bloke from Midsomer Murders
    100
    8.90%

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    Rust Cohle from True Detective.
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    No question.
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    Rosemary & Thyme... Felicity Kendal was 60 in it but would still let her prune my hardy evergreen :flute:.
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    Sam from totally spies
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)


    Rust Cohle from True Detective.
    Oh snap, two minutes apart :ahee:
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    Endeavour is very watchable.
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    I would have said Sherlock Holmes but I presume you mean the current TV incarnations (and specifically Cumberbatch's) instead of the likes of Jeremy Brett, Peter Cushing or Douglas Wilmar, so I voted for Frost instead as I knew he'd get little love these days. I am not a big fan of the crappy ''cosy'' mysteries that plague British TV as I am more into hardboiled crime fiction which is grittier and usually socially progressive (no smug old Tories like Miss Marble or snooty Peter Whimseys!) and I though Frost was a nice adaptation of that style to a British setting, as was John Hannah's Rebus.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    Endeavour is very watchable.
    Seconding this.:yep:
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    Olivia Benson from Law & Order
    Oh and Nancy Drew
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    Inspector Gadget of course
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    DCI John Luther......
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Seconding this.:yep:
    some of the stories are improbable but generally worth watching.

    this one is silly:
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    In July 1966 at the almost empty, save for some schoolgirls, Museum of Natural History, Adrian Weiss, a specialist in heraldry and genealogy, is murdered. The similar murder of a 12-year-old girl at her boarding school leads Morse to delve into a 100-year-old murder mystery involving a wealthy family with connections to India and an inheritance. The girls staying for the summer, as they cannot reach home for the vacation, play pranks based on the book about the murdered family 100 years earlier, but do not own up until afterwards. The fifth generation descendant of the owner of the large family home, now the school for girls, thinks he might finally inherit with a change in laws for a ******* child. He murders those in his way, worked out by Morse by reading Weiss's detailed files. A masonic ring connected to the case goes missing.


    this one was influenced by the Wicker Man... great episode:
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    September 1967. The discovery of a body on an archaeological dig sends Morse to the village of Brampton, where botanist Alex Laxman disappeared five years earlier and where pagan customs are upheld for the forthcoming Autumn equinox. All the locals, including reclusive clairvoyant Dowsabelle Chattox, deny seeing Laxton until Selina Berger, whose brother is a doctor, recalls seeing the missing man's car in the vicinity of the nuclear power plant nearby. Whilst its director Elliot Blake assures Morse that it poses no danger, it is not a welcome presence in the village, the proposed site of a new reservoir. Morse believes the locals are lying when Laxman's jacket is found on a scarecrow and Dowsabelle and others admit that he came to Brampton and to the power station. As the celebrations begin Morse and Thursday rush to the station to prevent an aggrieved avenger destroying the whole area before unmasking Laxman's killer.


    this one ( aired last week ) is daft:
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    Hollywood glamour comes to Oxford as the stars of a new horror movie sequel begin filming in the city. Meanwhile, the unexplained poisoning of a former detective sergeant leads Endeavour and Thursday to a local cinema, which is playing host to the film's stars in a special event.
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    Miss Marple played by Joan Hickson.
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    the best detective is who can find who killed my dad
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    All of you haven't lived life if you haven't seen Columbo.

    Just one more thing...
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    Nah not True Detective, style over substance. It was more like an acting class from MM. Ploy was a letdown in the end.
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    'the bloke from Midsomer Murders'

    :lol:

    poor guy isn't even worthy enough of being remembered
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    (Original post by goggleyed)
    'the bloke from Midsomer Murders'

    :lol:

    poor guy isn't even worthy enough of being remembered
    Made the top 3 in the poll, though!
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    (Original post by goggleyed)
    'the bloke from Midsomer Murders'

    :lol:

    poor guy isn't even worthy enough of being remembered
    Figured people would recognise Midsomer Murders more than the name John Barnaby.
 
 
 

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