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(Time)   Time magazine fails in their list of the 10 greatest detective shows of all time by missing the best one. What's the matter, Time? Did you forget to leave your number after the beep?   (entertainment.time.com) divider line 177
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2012-05-13 12:50:07 AM

FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: [i575.photobucket.com image 620x351]

Just because I don't get to post this often enough.

I guess you could call Gibbs a detective.

I just think of him as the Goddamn Batman, though.

It's not really a detective show, but I had the excuse. Cop shows are close to detective dramas.

Hey, they opened the door with Sipowicz in TFA.

And, here's the guy Sipowicz shouldn't have beat out for the list with his best partner.

[images.wikia.com image 461x346]

/best L&O Classic duo until Lupo and Bernard in the last couple of seasons.


Plus, now he plays a DA. Chris Noth should qualify by default.
 
2012-05-13 12:51:55 AM
No Jeremy Brett?

What a silly list.
 
2012-05-13 12:52:55 AM

GAT_00: FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: [i575.photobucket.com image 620x351]

Just because I don't get to post this often enough.

I guess you could call Gibbs a detective.

I just think of him as the Goddamn Batman, though.

It's not really a detective show, but I had the excuse. Cop shows are close to detective dramas.

Hey, they opened the door with Sipowicz in TFA.

And, here's the guy Sipowicz shouldn't have beat out for the list with his best partner.

[images.wikia.com image 461x346]

/best L&O Classic duo until Lupo and Bernard in the last couple of seasons.

Plus, now he plays a DA. Chris Noth should qualify by default.


Plus, as Sex and the City showed us, he's a superb equestrian.

Oh, and if cop shows = detectives, just choose one of the following...

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2012-05-13 12:56:04 AM

9beers: Dr Who is farking garbage, no really, that shiat is laughably bad. I watched about 20 minutes of an episode awhile back and couldn't believe people actually like it.


data.whicdn.com
 
2012-05-13 12:57:26 AM
Simon and Simon? Sledgehammer? Riptide?
 
2012-05-13 01:00:15 AM
i714.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-13 01:03:10 AM
The Mentalist, Patrick Jane is the American Sherlock Holmes
 
2012-05-13 01:06:06 AM

PacificaFitz: The Mentalist, Patrick Jane is the American Sherlock Holmes


img.trekmovie.com

/they agree.
 
2012-05-13 01:06:16 AM
epguides.com
 
2012-05-13 01:08:03 AM

Kraftwerk Orange: [epguides.com image 320x310]


images.wikia.com
 
2012-05-13 01:08:32 AM

baka-san: Banacheck(sp?)


Well, I'm a fan.
 
2012-05-13 01:09:03 AM

fusillade762: wildcardjack: Scoobie Doo made the list while all these honorable mentions didn't?

I'd love to redo Scoobie Doo with a touch of film noir.

We have Fred as cynical lead, Daphne as the people person, Velma as tech wizard, and Shaggy takes Scoobie Doo out to sniff for clues.

If I had comic book artist skills I'd do one to distribute on the DL.

[scottking.info image 640x535]

/oblig


You don't even need to go to that parody.

The new show, Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, would deliver most of what you're asking for.

It's surprisingly deep, this new show. Built around the idea that there was a previous detective team before the scooby doo set. A team back in the 60s/70s (suggesting the show we grew up with is that pre-history).

The kids all have parents, but parents who don't want them being detectives. Not because it's dangerous, but because the town's economy is built on its 'haunted' past, heh. So every monster/ghost that gets revealed is bad for the town's popularity.

The show is quite interesting. It builds out characters a lot more than they ever were before. Fred's not just a do-right now. He's actually driven by a compulsive need to trap things and his obsesssion constantly puts his friends in danger. Daphne's a smart super-rich girl (think Veronica Lodge) who actively dumbs herself down because she's hopelessly in love with Fred but massively insecure about it. Velma's a genius and she's dating Shaggy. Shag's and Scoob are pretty much the same, except Velma and Shaggy have to hide their relationship from the dog because he's extremely jealous. Also, no scooby snacks.

They had a funny scene in one of the early episodes (only one season has aired so far) where they have the van break down in a creepy town (just a couple miles from their home). You get the classic scene "Oh no, we're stuck in this creepy town with no way to get home!!!".... and then... they instantly pull out their cellphones and call their parents, LOL.

Anyway, if you love Scooby Doo and haven't checked out the new show, you should. It's quite clever and it pays due deference to the past while trying to modernize the show. (they even had a drugged up hallucination episode with the other teen shows, Captain Caveman, Funky Whatshisface, the Shark and Speed Buggy. :)
 
2012-05-13 01:12:32 AM
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2012-05-13 01:13:52 AM
Sam Beckett.

Sort of a stretch.

But he always had to figure out how to put right what once went wrong, hoping each time that the next leap would be the leap home.........
 
2012-05-13 01:16:03 AM
I remember a show in the 1980's about a couple of vice detectives in Miami... a black detective from New York and a white detective who lived on a boat... very trendsetting, high style, flashy cars, beautiful women, powerful handguns kind of stuff... lasted for six seasons, won some awards, told good stories in interesting ways.

Yes sir, Sony Crockett and Rico Tubbs were good, but apparently they just weren't "Jonathan Ames from Bored to Death good."

/massive f*cking eyeroll
 
2012-05-13 01:18:20 AM
Best, hands down:
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2012-05-13 01:19:26 AM
Do Mulder and Scully count as detectives?
 
2012-05-13 01:20:45 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Best, hands down:
[25.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]


Growing up, I had such a crush on that guy because he was so smart and could talk anyone into doing anything. And that white guy, not Bayliss or Munch, the reddish haired one that went nuts and got kicked off the force.
 
2012-05-13 01:23:23 AM
Can't get the site to load. Please somebody post the list. If Harry O, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Jim Rockford, and Mannix aren't on it, then who in the heckfire is?
 
2012-05-13 01:25:22 AM
No Jeremy Brett (ITV) Sherlock Holmes?
No Lovejoy?

The first season of MacMillan and Wife was excellent, but then his rediscovered fame went to Rock's head and the show took a nosedive in quality .

For my money, Colombo was and is the best American detective show ever made. I watched the lot of them recently and they're all still excellent.
 
2012-05-13 01:28:33 AM

Farty McPooPants: Can't get the site to load. Please somebody post the list. If Harry O, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Jim Rockford, and Mannix aren't on it, then who in the heckfire is?


Veronica Mars
Magnum P.I.
Monk
Agatha Christie's 'Hercule Poirot'
Dragnet - Joe Friday
NYPD Blue - Sipowitz
Murder She Wrote - Jessica Fletcher
Bored To Dead - Jonathan Ames
Columbo
Scooby-Doo
 
2012-05-13 01:31:58 AM
Bored To Death
 
2012-05-13 01:32:02 AM

Benjamin Stone: Sam Beckett.

Sort of a stretch.

But he always had to figure out how to put right what once went wrong, hoping each time that the next leap would be the leap home.........


No, it's reasonable, as it was run like detective (mystery of the week) show, and a number of episodes played into the detective theme. Dean Stockwell played his role like something out of hardboiled fiction. (just looked him up and Stockwell was actually in one of the Thin Man movies!)
 
2012-05-13 01:32:20 AM
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2012-05-13 01:33:14 AM

SpinStopper: [i47.tinypic.com image 500x750]


It's a shame they ended it after that miniseries a couple of years ago.
 
2012-05-13 01:35:21 AM
What, no Barnaby Jones? His penis can fill an entire tallboy!
 
2012-05-13 01:35:47 AM
honey west
 
2012-05-13 01:36:18 AM

Dwight_Yeast: SpinStopper: [i47.tinypic.com image 500x750]

It's a shame they ended it after that miniseries a couple of years ago.


Yeah, I've always thought it would be fun to see what the characters are up to now. But, alas, Jack left the planet never to return.
 
2012-05-13 01:37:48 AM
www.tvshowsondvd.com

"Mac" was in the Naval Reserves where he served as a JAG officer they had a couple of "NCIS" episodes.

Susan Saint James demanded more money so they killed her off.

chase scene through San Francisco like bullitt but on bicycles
 
2012-05-13 01:40:38 AM
List has Columbo and Fark covered Lumiere.

Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-05-13 01:42:37 AM
Remington Steele?
Mike Hammer?
 
2012-05-13 01:52:10 AM

nicoffeine: [media.herald-dispatch.com image 359x269]


The death of Life has gotta be the most painful loss of the one-two punch of the writer's strike and the Leno debacle at NBC. Oh well, at least Damian Lewis has found a show worth of his talents with Homeland.
 
2012-05-13 01:54:27 AM
www.zap2it.com

AND:

www.johncoulthart.com

It just doesn't get any better, although the new Sherlock is wonderful.
 
2012-05-13 01:54:43 AM

gadian: Dwight_Yeast: SpinStopper: [i47.tinypic.com image 500x750]

It's a shame they ended it after that miniseries a couple of years ago.

Yeah, I've always thought it would be fun to see what the characters are up to now. But, alas, Jack left the planet never to return.


And now that River has taken his Vortex Manipulator, I doubt we will ever see him again. Oh well, it is for the best. It would have been horrible if he had wound up in America with the guy from ER or something. It was just better that they ended the show when they did.
 
2012-05-13 02:00:56 AM

fark_the_herald_angel_sings: and my all time favorite..

[Carl Kolchak - The Night Stalker]


THIS was one of my favorite shows growing up as a kid.

I remember watching over at a friends house some nights and then riding my bike home in the dark at top speed in order to avoid any vampires, ghosts or chupacabras that might be lurking about.

That show totally needs some kind of reboot. It was unique.
 
2012-05-13 02:01:47 AM
media.avclub.com

So nobody at Time has HBO?
 
2012-05-13 02:06:19 AM
www.deseretnews.com

They see me rollin' they hatin'...
 
2012-05-13 02:08:02 AM

ScreamingHangover: So nobody at Time has HBO?


I don't think of The Wire as a detective show, as it didn't lead to answers, only more questions and problems. There was resolution, but it was like real life: never completely satisfying.

It's up there with I, Claudius and a few other as one of the best things I've ever seen on TV.
 
2012-05-13 02:15:01 AM
Where the hell is Tom Barnaby?

static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-05-13 02:15:05 AM
At least they had Joe Friday
 
2012-05-13 02:15:51 AM
While I can't argue with any of the names on the list, I have to say that there are too many who also deserve to be there.

Top 25, perhaps. but 10? you're leaving out too many.
 
2012-05-13 02:18:16 AM
British grit + american mush. Forget this list.
 
2012-05-13 02:24:33 AM

Dwight_Yeast: ScreamingHangover: So nobody at Time has HBO?

I don't think of The Wire as a detective show, as it didn't lead to answers, only more questions and problems. There was resolution, but it was like real life: never completely satisfying.

It's up there with I, Claudius and a few other as one of the best things I've ever seen on TV.


Agreed. However, if I could choose someone to investigate my murder, I'd take Mc Nultey and Freamon.
 
2012-05-13 02:26:40 AM
So they are missing Kolchak, Jim Rockford and Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. They have totally failed here.
 
2012-05-13 02:33:45 AM
No Foyle? Fail.
 
2012-05-13 02:36:23 AM

9beers: Dr Who is farking garbage, no really, that shiat is laughably bad. I watched about 20 minutes of an episode awhile back and couldn't believe people actually like it.


We don't post in your bathroom, so don't shiat in our thread.
 
2012-05-13 02:44:21 AM
Its almost as if someone needs to track these lists and like make a list of lists that are fail.

Seriously, can we please put out a bounty on whoever started this trend? Its like these things just get more idiotic by the year. Next we will get the top 10 Presidents by an author who can really only name the ones on the penny, dime, quarter, and the school he went to (of course someone will have to later clue him into the fact that Susan Anthony was never President).

Maybe they do these knowingly omitting the glaring obvious for attention only. Or maybe the people that write these lists are just clueless morons.
 
2012-05-13 02:51:34 AM
I saw the Jeremy Brett Holmes and I seriously didn't get it. He's Sherlock Holmes. He's kind of a dick. The story was kind of dull (sign of four), maybe that hurt it.
 
2012-05-13 02:56:30 AM
Ahem two brothers would like to know where they fit in the list.
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2012-05-13 03:14:15 AM
Scooby-Doo sucked.
 
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