Crime Dramas...

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Rosemery & Thyme sounds amazing smiley

I also watched Endevour without watching the original Morse.

Rosemary & Thyme is amazing, Marisa! Rosemary Boxer (single, has a doctorate in plant pathology, was recently a university lecturer until her boss cancelled her position) and Laura Thyme (a home gardener, former police constable before raising two now grown children, marriage dissolved as her policeman husband of 27 years left her for a younger woman) could hardly be more different. They get thrown together by unusual circumstances and realize they have a love of gardens in common. Every episode has the most beautiful flower gardens and sceneries. Sadly, there were only three seasons filmed. I saved up and bought the first season on disc. I am currently saving for seasons two and three. Even on eBay/Amazon, they are pricey for 6-8 episodes per season.

One thing though that I love about the British ones is their episodes are nothing like the American ones in another sense and to me that seems to be the fact that they are about 1.5 hours and are pretty much each somewhat autonomous. I know they somewhat build on one another but it's nice to be able to kind of have a major conclusion like a movie.
I'll have to watch an episode on Rosemary and Thyme and see what I think. Thanks for all the great new show ideas y'all! smiley
And I, too ditto... really loved the Goram and Eams team the best on L&O: CI

Isn't it funny how I'm British and much prefer American TV shows smiley Much more excitement and action in them in my opinion.
I like NCIS, Elementary, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Flash, and several others that now I've tried to list them they've gone from my mind smiley

@Melanie: That is very interesting! Maybe it's the opposites attract sort of thing at work. We are so used to the crazy drama, sometimes we just want simple thoughtful entertainment. haha who knows?

There is a new crime drama on CBS this season called FBI. It's actually turning out to be quite interesting so far. I love Sela Ward, nice to see her back on TV.

Thanks for letting us know Stacia! I was wondering what FBI was like... and thinking of starting it... Guess I will watch a couple episodes now to see if hubby likes it smiley

I'm with Chitra - I love Luther!!! Adris Elba is my new fav TV star. If he becomes the new James Bond, I'd go see the movie.

I also like Sheltland and Hinterland, although that is a bit dark. There was a Swedish one (I think Swedish) based on mystery novels and then Britain did another show based on the same character. My fibromyalgia mind fog is blanking out the titles and author's name.

These I all watched on Netflix.

There was a really interesting one in French, the police detective is assigned to case of a copycat serial killer b/c the original serial killer is his biological mother! Super good.

Thanks Angi!

I've just caught up with reading this forum's post ad I found it interesting that many find the British produced shows to be of better quality than the American ones. Me too; I don't now remember what I watched on Netflix lately but, afterward, remember telling my husband..."The British sure do know how to tell a god story!" Now I'll have to rattle my brain to figure out which show, or movie, it was. smiley

Any good, new crime shows? smiley

I was also wondering about this Bina. I was watching some old episodes of Bones with my parents and wondering what happened to those "fun" crime shows that used to be around. Doesn't really seem like there are any anymore.

First, @Gina Day, Mark Harmon is a DREAMBOAT!!
I love British TV and police dramas.
Some of my favs are (not all are crime dramas)
1. NCIS
2. The Bletchly Circle
3. Jack Ryan
4. Bosch
5. Broadchurch
6. Scott & Bailey
7. Travelers
8. Stranger Things
9. The Umbrella Academy
10. Brooklyn 99
11. Veronica Mars
I really don't like anything demonic. Stranger Things walked that line, but I got hooked.

Chicago PD and Criminal Minds is all I am into.

Thank you, girls! smiley @Kate and Laura: not into demon/ supernatural either other than the special effects, love the Bletchly Circle esp the 1st season, the 2nd being less fun, seen Broadchurch: good stuff, gotta look into some of the others you mentioned. smiley

I watched an episode of Hamish Macbeth last night, it's streaming on Amazon Prime. I've read some of the book series, so I was curious to check out the TV show. Unsure if it will be a favorite, but thought I would mention it.

Law and Order, Criminal Minds, NCIS, CSI, ID Discovery I am am crime show nut. LOL I love them. I always have. My dad was the chief of police and I do not know if that had anything to do with my love of it or not. Maybe I should have been a detective..... HA HA! smiley

I love Criminal Minds, NCIS, CSI, Blue Bloods and of course Bones at TV, I can't get used to watch series or films on my PC. My sofa is much more comfortable than the chair at my desk.
My kids love to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime and they watch their series and films in the original language, so their English is much better than mine smiley .

Just watched Deep Water on Netflix, really nice if you are homesick for a non burning Bondi. Fave quote 'He was Australian. No accent.' An absolute screamer here, it's all a matter of perspective......

@Bina, Deep Water huh? I am going to check it out!

@Kate: smiley how did it go in Deep Waters? Would love to hear your opinion. smiley

@Bina, I haven't watched it yet. I need to put it on the list next. I just watched both seasons of Happy Valley (so good, but is a little violent so triggers might a possibility for some) in three days and am now finishing season 3 of Broadchurch (also so good). I watched season 1 and 2 a year or so ago.

I'm really enjoying Manifest right now. It's not really a crime drama, but two of the main characters are police. smiley It's more of a scifi mystery show. Kind of in the flavor of Lost.

I just finished Dr. Foster. It was pretty good!

Just finished like 8 weeks of binge watching the entire 8 seasons of Dexter for the first time. I absolutely loved it!!! Also just finished season 1 of The Sinner. It was amazing! Watched 2 episodes of Unbelievable last night, and got really into it. Looking forward to watching more tonight.

My new weird obsession, I have recently become addicted to Forensic Files as well. I can play a whole season at a time on YouTube. I usually have this in a side window on my 2nd computer screen as I design on the weekends. Currently half way through season 8.

I love Criminal Minds-sorry it is ending. Also Law and Order SVU.

So, I've just started a new one (well new to me). It's British and called VERA... still not sure how I feel about it yet... seems to be slow character development. They are similar to the Sherlock series in that they are 1.5 hours each and only 4 are in a season. I'm on the 3rd episode. Anyone else watched this, yet. I think there are about 11 seasons. Also have added a couple others some of you recommended to the list but not started them yet.

I love all the true story crime shows, and am fascinated by forensics. If I could re-do life, I think I would have gone into forensic science at a young age. I'm watching a true story documentary right now that hits close to home as it has ties to Louisiana. It's about an adopted son who thinks his real father was the famous Zodiac killer. He's written a book about all his research into his real father and why he thinks he's the killer, but it's still an unsolved case.

@Debra: Oh my that sounds fascinating, what's the name of the documentary? Is it on Amazon Prime or Netflix, etc? I, too, think I would have loved to have been some type of Criminal Investigator (although I don't do well with blood and gore, so it'd have to be a technical job)... LoL smiley

I am a former police officer (loooong time ago) so I love crime mysteries.

I suscribe to both BritBox https://amzn.to/38ZeQye and Acorn TV https://amzn.to/2WllgFg for British crime dramas though Amazon.

My favs series are Midsumer Murders, Vera, Shetland, Unforgotten, Broadchurch, and Wallender.
I watched Martin Clunes in Manhunt (crime drama) and liked it so much I'm now hooked on Doc Martain (not crime)

One huge reason I like the brit drams is they have nice gunshot or strangle murders-- no real blood to speak of. Americans have gone nuts with canables and super sick junk I avoid like Criminal Minds, NCIS, CSI and Bones. I saw my share of dead bodies and autopsies I don't need to see any more.

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