Tag Archives: detective

The Catch (ABC) Rated TV-14

This show follows a private detective whose specialty is exposing fraud but falls for a man whose career is fraud. Starring Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, and Jay Hayden. This is the best cat and mouse game on television, but who’s … Continue reading

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The Gloaming (Starz) Rated TV-MA

Detectives Molly McGee and Alex O’Connell team up to find the killer of an unidentified woman, but they too share a tragic past. Starring Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie, and Aaron Pedersen. This series has the mystery element down, but the … Continue reading

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Midsomer Murders (ITV) Rated TV-14

A veteran detective and his young sergeant investigate murders around their small community, Midsomer County. Based on the book series by Caroline Graham. Starring John Nettles, Jane Wymark, and Barry Jackson. This series is a lighthearted romp through a murder mystery. It’s … Continue reading

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Exposed (2016) Rated R

A police detective investigates the death of his partner and uncovers some police corruption that involves a woman. Starring Ana de Armas, Gabe Vargas, Sandy Tejada, and Keanu Reeves. This film is a puzzle. It has multiple twists and turns, … Continue reading

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Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

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The Expanse (SYFY) Rated TV-14

A police detective, an officer of a freighter, and a United Nations executive discover a conspiracy that threatens the colony in an asteroid belt. Starring Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, and Dominique Tipper. I was thoroughly disappointed in this series. The acting isn’t … Continue reading

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Wild Horses (2015) Rated R

A detective opens a missing boy case and believes the local rancher is involved. Starring Robert Duvall, James Franco, and Darien Willardson. This isn’t the best film. The story is intriguing, but there are continuity issues as well as plot … Continue reading

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Hollywoodland (2006) Rated R

A detective investigates the death of actor George Reeves, who played Superman in Adventures of Superman. Starring Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, and Ben Affleck. This is a brilliant film noir. The fractural presentation of the story bounces between Reeves’ life … Continue reading

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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (NBC) Rated TV-14

A retired forensic criminologist teams up with a young detective to catch America’s criminals. Based on the book series by Jeffery Deaver. Starring Claire Coffee, Russell Hornsby, and Arielle Kebbel. This film is based on the book and film of … Continue reading

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The Spoils Before Dying (2015) Rated TV-14

A fictional author creates a film adaptation of his epic tale in which a pianist-turned-detective investigates a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene. Starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Kristen Wiig, and Bérénice Marlohe. I get that this show is supposed … Continue reading

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