Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Crime

This week's TV theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is crime. I'm addicted to true crime shows. I find them so fascinating. I decided to do a mix of episodic TV and true crime here.

1) Sherlock

This is hands down my favorite version of Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have amazing chemistry. Sure, the last episodes got weak when they decided to add Mary but they still made for interesting watches. 

2) The Keepers

This is a true crime documentary on Netflix and it's fascinating, but so infuriating because you know this is a case that is probably never going to get solved. 

3) True Detective

Season 1 of this was near perfect TV and the two seasons that follow were good too, though they never reached S1's heights. 

Comments

  1. Interesting choices which unfortunately except for a random episode of Sherlock here and there I haven't seen. With true crime shows it depends on the case, some are just too disturbing and sad but there are many good ones out there.

    I'm not a huge Cumberbatch fan, though I did like him in Imitation Game, so Sherlock didn't draw me in as I had hope since I liked the old films with Basil Rathbone.

    I don't have HBO so I had no access to True Detective though I've heard much praise. Your other is new to me.

    I went back to three shows that I loved as a kid when crime shows were thick on the ground.

    Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980)-Captain of detectives Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) is appointed by the Governor as head of a special squad of state police officers, young Danny “Dan-O” Williams (James MacArthur), veteran Chin Ho Kelly and streetwise Kono Kalakaua to battle a seemingly endless chain of international spies, petty thieves, murders and common criminals who descend on the Big Island for nefarious purposes. All introduced by the jazzy iconic theme song. Relaunched in a not bad reboot in 2010.

    Ironside (1967-1975)-San Francisco Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Ironside (Raymond Burr), is forced to retire from the department after a sniper's bullet paralyzes him from the waist down leaving him wheelchair bound. Appointed a "special department consultant" with a team of four police investigators under his command and depending on brains and initiative they solved crimes for eight years under Ironside’s gruff but intelligent and caring leadership. Burr’s strong presence makes the series stand out which became even more obvious when a lackluster reboot limped along for a few episodes a couple of years ago.

    Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977)-Filmed on location in the city by the bay veteran police inspector Lt. Mike Stone (Karl Malden) is partnered with a young rookie plainclothes detective Assistant Inspector Steve Keller (a very young Michael Douglas) hunted down various criminals, often involved in murderous activities, for five seasons. Strengthened by the extremely strong rapport between Malden & Douglas, who left the series in its final year to produce One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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    1. I'm aware of Hawaii 5-0 but I've never actually watched it. This is my first time hearing of your other two picks as well.

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  2. I have seen the first season of Sherlock but fell off after that. I do want to see the rest since I like good ole Benedict. I don't know your second one but I do know about the third but have yet to see it since I don't get HBO

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    1. Series 2 of Sherlock is great. The 3rd season is where it starts getting annoying.

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  3. I still haven't seen True Detective 3 but the 2nd season got so much undeserved hate. I thought McAdams was especially awesome in that

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    1. She was, but I suppose anything that followed S1 would get shit on. S3 was good as well

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  4. I watched a few episodes of Sherlock and True Detective sounds like a great series! All of these shows sound so interesting!

    Here’s my Thursday Movie Picks!

    Ronyell @ The Surreal Movies and TV Blog

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    1. If you like True Crime documentaries I definitely recommend The Keepers, though it's infuriating.

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  5. I haven't seen a single minute of any of these. Shame on me.

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  6. That first season of True Detective is incredible. The second one had its moments including Colin Farrell beating up that bully's dad but it didn't have enough to keep me interested. I still haven't seen the third season.

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    1. The 3rd season is stronger than the second, IMO. I enjoyed it.

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  7. We share picks #1 and #3! I haven't seen True Detective yet, though, but am super intrigued!

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  8. I think I've only seen probably an episode or two of Sherlock, could not get into.

    I do want to watch True Detective. One of these days I'm getting HBO Go and watch all the HBO series I've missed.

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    1. Yes you should! HBO has so many wonderful things.

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