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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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2012-05-12 08:11:55 PM
images.eonline.com

/No way Sipowicz beats Lennie.
 
2012-05-12 08:21:56 PM
images.starpulse.com
 
2012-05-12 08:32:57 PM
Have no fear, subby. They're making a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn starring as Jim Rockford.
 
2012-05-12 08:33:55 PM
Also, WHAR KOJAK?

This was at least a top 15 list!
 
2012-05-12 08:58:46 PM

Triumph: Have no fear, subby. They're making a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn starring as Jim Rockford.


i.imgur.com

RIP Rock Hudson.
 
2012-05-12 09:00:49 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Also, WHAR KOJAK?

This was at least a top 15 list!


No Kojak, no Rockford, NO IRONSIDES WTF?!?!

Ferchristsake, not even Barney Miller!
 
2012-05-12 09:20:00 PM
No Nero wolf?
No perry mason?
List is sad
 
2012-05-12 09:50:39 PM

Ed Finnerty: [images.starpulse.com image 340x553]


baka-san:
No perry mason?
List is sad


To be fair, Matlock and Perry Mason were legal dramas, not detective shows.

They DID, however omit "Cannon", "Barnaby Jones", and "Moonlighting".
 
2012-05-12 09:51:37 PM
Do the Angel Investigations crew count as detectives?
 
2012-05-12 09:58:31 PM
Kookie inconsolable

/lawn
//off
 
2012-05-12 10:03:59 PM
Banacheck(sp?)
 
2012-05-12 10:06:07 PM
And of course...

"just one more thing sir..."
 
2012-05-12 10:20:37 PM
They forgot Frank Pembleton, Steve Crosetti, and Kay Howard.
 
2012-05-12 10:21:59 PM

Fark Me To Tears: They forgot Frank Pembleton, Steve Crosetti, and Kay Howard.


friday87central.files.wordpress.com

It's a conspiracy.
 
2012-05-12 10:36:24 PM

Triumph: Have no fear, subby. They're making a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn starring as Jim Rockford.


You better be making that up.
 
2012-05-12 10:43:35 PM
* Pulls up chair and patiently waits for that pic Kirsten Bell *

/you know which one
 
2012-05-12 10:47:17 PM

pisceandreamer: Triumph: Have no fear, subby. They're making a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn starring as Jim Rockford.

You better be making that up.


It's true because the reboot with Dermot Mulroney as Rockford worked out so well they wanna try it with Vaughn.
 
2012-05-12 11:44:28 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Kookie inconsolable

/lawn
//off


You're the ginchiest.
 
2012-05-12 11:57:28 PM

baka-san: No Nero wolf?
No perry mason?
List is sad


ctva.biz

List like television set on honeymoon: unnecessary.
 
2012-05-13 12:03:58 AM
I like that the Magnum PI pic is reversed.
 
2012-05-13 12:06:05 AM
images.suite101.com
Detective Frank Drebin
Police Sqaud - 1982 - Six Episodes
 
2012-05-13 12:06:12 AM
I always preferred an entirely different kind of detective show.

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-05-13 12:06:35 AM
There are only a handful on this list i would give the time of day, but that BBC Sherlock is pretty good.
 
2012-05-13 12:06:53 AM

northgrave: [images.suite101.com image 301x300]
Detective Frank Drebin
Police Sqaud - 1982 - Six Episodes


And thus begins the shaking of the tiny fist.
 
2012-05-13 12:07:36 AM
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.
 
2012-05-13 12:09:47 AM

Ed Finnerty: [images.starpulse.com image 340x553]


Yeah Matlock is great, but a lawyer solving cases is kind of old hat. Now a doctor solving murders, played by Dick Van Dyke, whose name has both penis and lesbian synonyms, so you know he's funny, that's a show!

images.zap2it.com
 
2012-05-13 12:14:27 AM

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

/oblig
 
zez
2012-05-13 12:16:32 AM
This was pretty much all that was on the TV at my house when I was a kid

www.showrods.com

www.meredy.com

ctva.biz

images.zap2it.com


/is pretty sure any of those are better than Scooby Doo
 
2012-05-13 12:19:31 AM
I don't consider Jessica Fletcher a detective, I consider her more of a prolific serial killer who always successfully framed someone for her crimes. Or else Cabot Cove gives St. Louis a run for its money...
 
2012-05-13 12:19:38 AM
Speaking of Sherlock series 2, for those of us that were impatient and found ways to watch it a few months ago, what is the consensus on the ending?


SHERLOCK SPOILERS

I think he bounced off the back of the truck full of what looked like trash bags, then rolled on to the ground once they slowed his fall, making sure to bang his head just enough to cause a nice bloody head wound. Fangirl medical examiner then pronounced him dead to help fool everyone.

END SPOILERS



Is that the general consensus, or does anyone else have any better ideas?
 
2012-05-13 12:26:11 AM
redriverautographs.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-13 12:26:57 AM
Colombo and Scooby-Doo are there, I'm fine with this.
 
2012-05-13 12:27:30 AM

pisceandreamer: Triumph: Have no fear, subby. They're making a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn starring as Jim Rockford.

You better be making that up.


Oh it's true. It'll be spectacular - one way or another.
 
2012-05-13 12:32:04 AM
No Detective Dutch Wagenbauch from The Shield?

No Detective Lester Freamon from The Wire?

oh hell nah
 
2012-05-13 12:34:10 AM

zez: This was pretty much all that was on the TV at my house when I was a kid

/is pretty sure any of those are better than Scooby Doo


Call and raise:

www.alligatorpapiere.de

www.tvshowsondvd.com

www.fraterslibertas.com

s3.postimage.org

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-13 12:35:11 AM
i575.photobucket.com

Just because I don't get to post this often enough.
 
2012-05-13 12:35:54 AM
img.filmous.com
 
2012-05-13 12:36:21 AM
No Steve farking McGarret?!? I hate the internet.
 
2012-05-13 12:36:22 AM

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.
 
2012-05-13 12:37:22 AM
www.dvdtalk.com

I found this graphic somewhat hypnotic as a little kid.

Not nearly so much as the Sunday Mystery Movie opening sequence though.

Link

It still gives me the willies.
 
2012-05-13 12:37:42 AM
tvshowsondvd.com
 
2012-05-13 12:38:02 AM
www.filipinofightingartsintl.com
One vote for Harry O.
 
2012-05-13 12:40:51 AM

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.
 
2012-05-13 12:41:18 AM
and my all time favorite..


horrornews.net
 
2012-05-13 12:42:22 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
Remember watching this as a kid...
 
2012-05-13 12:43:11 AM
www.collection4u.com

The naughty things I wanted to do with Stephanie Zimbalist
 
2012-05-13 12:45:16 AM
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.
 
2012-05-13 12:45:34 AM

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

/best L&O Classic duo until Lupo and Bernard in the last couple of seasons.
 
2012-05-13 12:47:12 AM
Since they included Veronica Mars, I'm a little surprised no one from 21 Jump Street made the cut.

/only thing they have in common is high schools
//my train of thought is prone to derailment tonight
 
2012-05-13 12:48:53 AM
 
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...

images.wikia.com
 
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
media.herald-dispatch.com
 
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:
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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
i47.tinypic.com
 
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.
i1241.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-13 03:14:15 AM
Scooby-Doo sucked.
 
2012-05-13 03:16:26 AM
cdn-www.cracked.com
 
2012-05-13 03:28:28 AM

sbrister: At least they had Joe Friday


The 50's Dragnet was good TV it was far from the 60's joke it became. The 1954 Dragnet movie opening scene was people graphically killed by a shotgun.
 
2012-05-13 03:31:23 AM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-13 03:34:12 AM

borg: sbrister: At least they had Joe Friday

The 50's Dragnet was good TV it was far from the 60's joke it became. The 1954 Dragnet movie opening scene was people graphically killed by a shotgun.


But, you'll probably never see the 50s Dragnet in full ever again, because Universal bought the series in the early 60s, threw it in a vault, and never touched it again. And at this point, they don't find the expense of making new prints of the B&W episodes worth their time, effort, or money. So, all you'll ever see of it is the 40 or 50 shiatty looking public domain episodes out there, and the movie.
 
2012-05-13 03:35:48 AM
seriously, F you all .

Moonlighting was best show of the 80s


/ ignoring China Beach since it spanned into the 90s
// die
 
2012-05-13 03:36:54 AM

deltaqueen: Ahem two brothers would like to know where they fit in the list.
[i1241.photobucket.com image 300x168]


Simon and Simon aren't brothers in real life. Only on television.

Also excluding Leroy Jethro Gibbs? Remember he's a sniper.
 
2012-05-13 03:44:59 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Even with a retro setting, it was ahead of its time.
 
2012-05-13 03:47:33 AM

Phoenix_M: chase scene through San Francisco like bullitt but on bicycles


Cool as hell, thank you. Cameraman walks into frame at 2:25!
 
2012-05-13 03:54:51 AM
Nazi-cum-magician
 
2012-05-13 03:58:06 AM

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


It's a dirty shame what happened to "Life." That show was fan-farking-tastic, but its first season got cut short by the writer's strike, and the second was derailed by Sarah Shahi's pregnancy. What's worse, it didn't have to be, because they could have easily written it into the script. How great would it have been for her I-can't-believe-I'm-doing-this affair with Donal Logue's greaseball captain got her knocked up and she had to deal with that and with Crews? But instead they slapped together some weak subplot that yanked her out of the ongoing story arc so she could have only a couple scenes per episode of talking to Crews on the phone. Yeah, they tied it all together at the end, and got to actually put a nice bow on the series when they knew NBC was killing it. And while I'm happy to see Gabrielle Union in anything, the show lost its spark with the new partner. His give-and-take with his old beat-cop partner was better. The second half of the second season lost its sharpness and its joyous quirk, and only regained its footing in the last two episodes.

Having said all that, I would definitely put "Life" on this list.
 
2012-05-13 04:06:48 AM

JosephFinn: Where the hell is Tom Barnaby?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Yessssss.

I still love how Scott just didn't show up for work one day and Barnaby picked out Ben Jones by basically saying "Ever feel like being a detective?".

/Was just thinking the other day that they needed a case a few years later where they find Scott's body and Barnaby is like "Oh right...him. Kinda forgot about him"
//Though I guess that's impossible now since his "cousin" is the head guy now
 
2012-05-13 04:09:28 AM
I get so angry when the teardrops start.
 
2012-05-13 04:15:58 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: deltaqueen: Ahem two brothers would like to know where they fit in the list.
[i1241.photobucket.com image 300x168]

Simon and Simon aren't brothers in real life. Only on television.

Also excluding Leroy Jethro Gibbs? Remember he's a sniper.


No! Really????? I thought just because they were actors and had different names portraying brothers they were brothers in real life!


/heavy sarcasm just so you know...
 
2012-05-13 04:23:20 AM
List fails without these two beauties:

www.frisianlines.com

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-13 04:29:14 AM

Hector Remarkable: I get so angry when the teardrops start.


img529.imageshack.us


/was gonna use Wes Cowan, Elyse Luray, Eduardo Pagan, Gwen Wright or Tukufu Zuberi, but couldn't find a good "what you did there" of any of them, and I already had this one
 
2012-05-13 04:35:28 AM
images2.fanpop.com
 
2012-05-13 04:49:10 AM
30.media.tumblr.com
TV and the world's greatest detective.
/fully aware .gif is from the movie, don't care
 
2012-05-13 04:51:42 AM
Homicide, Psych, Brisco and Green
 
2012-05-13 05:04:31 AM
images4.fanpop.com

No love for Castle & Beckett?
 
2012-05-13 05:07:05 AM

Barricaded Gunman: 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



*Applause*

/Came here to mention Miami Vice.
//BTW, it lasted five seasons.
 
2012-05-13 05:12:17 AM
Scooby-Do?!?!

SCOOBY-DO!!!

SCOOBY_MUTHA-FARKING-DO!?!?!?!

Lily Rothman needs to have her cervix extracted using a teaspoon to keep her from reproducing. If she has already spawned, they need to be sterilized.

/Scooby-farkin'-Do

//twunt

///I farking hate Scooby-Do

////AARRGHH!!!
 
2012-05-13 05:47:30 AM

Vertdang: [images4.fanpop.com image 500x330]

No love for Castle & Beckett?


That's a fun show, but they're in no way, shape or form great detectives. The show is too concerned about not being smarter than its audience. In fact, about 1/3rd of the episodes rely on Beckett being dumber than a box of rocks.
 
2012-05-13 06:01:46 AM
images.wikia.com

/Also second the Pembleton shouts.
 
Skr
2012-05-13 06:13:54 AM
sonic.net
The greatest detectives of all time. All Time.



/handy dandy notebook
 
2012-05-13 07:24:59 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/1st 3 or 4 seasons, anyway.
 
2012-05-13 07:31:26 AM

fusillade762: Call and raise:


See your Joe Penny and raise

www.cbsdrama.co.uk
 
2012-05-13 07:35:35 AM
I still miss this show...

friday87central.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-13 07:37:56 AM

boonfarker: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x305]

Even with a retro setting, it was ahead of its time.


I loved that show. Bonus points for Del Shannon updating "Runaway" as the theme.
 
2012-05-13 07:45:49 AM
www.bbc.co.uk

/No, that's not Stringer Bell
//Though I do second all the Wire love going on in here.
 
2012-05-13 07:47:05 AM

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


I know that Gibbs is technically a mixture of every grizzled cop cliche, blended with Batman and sprinkled with a little of The Punisher, but he's still the most awesome cop who's currently on TV.

So yeah, this.
 
2012-05-13 07:50:39 AM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-13 07:52:51 AM

JosephFinn: Where the hell is Tom Barnaby?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Probably in the police cafeteria trying to get an edible meal.

Also, the wife and I have decided that Joyce is cursed and everyone she talks to gets murdered. Run when you see her.
 
2012-05-13 07:57:09 AM
Anyone remember Partners in Crime? (with Loni Anderson and Lynda Carter)
or Terriers?
 
2012-05-13 07:57:59 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Hector Remarkable: I get so angry when the teardrops start.

[img529.imageshack.us image 400x223]

/was gonna use Wes Cowan, Elyse Luray, Eduardo Pagan, Gwen Wright or Tukufu Zuberi, but couldn't find a good "what you did there" of any of them, and I already had this one


That's no reason not to post a shot of Elyse Luray.
 
2012-05-13 08:07:37 AM

Jorn the Younger: [www.bbc.co.uk image 446x251]

/No, that's not Stringer Bell
//Though I do second all the Wire love going on in here.


Luther was farking awesome.
 
2012-05-13 08:09:43 AM
www.dogthebountyhunter.com
 
2012-05-13 08:22:09 AM
 
2012-05-13 08:39:46 AM

quatchi: 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.


I know it's splitting hairs,,,,but Kolchak was a reporter, not a detective. And ABC did do a reboot 3 or 4 years ago. It was awful...lasted about 4 weeks.
 
2012-05-13 08:42:33 AM
What about these guys?

images.wikia.com
 
2012-05-13 09:24:45 AM
Really? No X-files? Really?
 
2012-05-13 09:27:23 AM
www.klast.net
redriverpak.files.wordpress.com
fryingmineinbutter.files.wordpress.com

Ok, maybe not Hart to Hart
 
2012-05-13 09:30:25 AM

Hawk24: I know it's splitting hairs,,,,but Kolchak was a reporter, not a detective.


To be fair, a lot of non-detectives are being thrown around, both on the list (Magnum, Jessica Fletcher) and in the thread. Reading this thread reminds me of a parody TV movie from 1980, Murder Can Hurt You. It was hilarious to a 10-year-old. I always wondered if that movie holds up today.
 
2012-05-13 09:35:25 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
theyuans.net

www.tlchicken.com
 
2012-05-13 10:03:16 AM

MadUncleEoin: JosephFinn: Where the hell is Tom Barnaby?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Probably in the police cafeteria trying to get an edible meal.

Also, the wife and I have decided that Joyce is cursed and everyone she talks to gets murdered. Run when you see her.


She's the Jessica Fletcher of Midsomer. People die when she shows up.

(Man, I'm glad there's other people here who like that show.)
 
2012-05-13 10:11:05 AM

buckeyebrain: Hawk24: I know it's splitting hairs,,,,but Kolchak was a reporter, not a detective.

To be fair, a lot of non-detectives are being thrown around, both on the list (Magnum, Jessica Fletcher) and in the thread. Reading this thread reminds me of a parody TV movie from 1980, Murder Can Hurt You. It was hilarious to a 10-year-old. I always wondered if that movie holds up today.


I thought I was the only person who remembered Murder Can Hurt You.
 
2012-05-13 10:38:53 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Vertdang: [images4.fanpop.com image 500x330]

No love for Castle & Beckett?

That's a fun show, but they're in no way, shape or form great detectives. The show is too concerned about not being smarter than its audience. In fact, about 1/3rd of the episodes rely on Beckett being dumber than a box of rocks.


maybe not, but compared to SCOOBY farkING DOO, beckett is a rocket surgeon.
 
2012-05-13 10:39:20 AM
Glad to see someone mentioned Spenser: For Hire. Avery Brooks' Hawk made that show.

/Spen-SAH!
 
2012-05-13 10:40:01 AM
Sure he falls into the '"independently wealthy crimefighter" genre, but where the hell is MATT FREAKIN' HOUSTON?!
 
2012-05-13 11:03:06 AM
www.hobotrashcan.com
 
2012-05-13 11:14:13 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-13 11:15:00 AM
Ellery Queen breaks the fourth wall to ask if we can spot the clues to why this list fails. They were all there, did we see them?
 
2012-05-13 11:31:08 AM
If they were to make a show about the life that I was meant to lead, it would be Magnum P.I.
 
2012-05-13 11:34:03 AM
epguides.com
 
2012-05-13 11:44:57 AM

FirstNationalBastard: 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...

[images.wikia.com image 610x284]


Finally!
 
2012-05-13 12:04:01 PM
List fails without

cache.boston.com
 
2012-05-13 12:09:34 PM
www.cultbritannia.co.uk

/Obscure?
/List fails without it...
//Hotlinked....
 
2012-05-13 12:44:57 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

www.fotothing.com
 
2012-05-13 01:21:51 PM

Cymbal: List fails without

[cache.boston.com image 513x459]


I miss that show. Shame he lived at the end.
 
2012-05-13 01:38:51 PM
Really? No Sherlock?

...

Really?

sc.aithine.org
 
2012-05-13 02:27:32 PM

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.


It's been done. It's called Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc. and it's an excellent animated show with ongoing continuity.

Currently on hiatus, but still quite excellent.
 
2012-05-13 02:29:44 PM

PIP_the_TROLL: 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 ...


Yeah. THIS. You beat me to it, but I'll vouch for you on this one. I really hope they keep going with this show. It beats the crap out of the Scooby Doo stuff for the past couple decades. It's a good show, Scooby Doo or not.
 
2012-05-13 02:53:46 PM
images.tvrage.com
 
2012-05-13 03:10:49 PM
fusillade762, you lose like a million points for Riptide, a show that couldn't decide if it was a parody.

But you get like two million points for Tenspeed and Brownshoe.
 
2012-05-13 04:38:17 PM

Triumph: Have no fear, subby. They're making a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn starring as Jim Rockford.


dalbuc: So they are missing Kolchak, Jim Rockford and Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. They have totally failed here.


Jim Rockford is Brett Maverick as Sherlock Holmes.
 
2012-05-13 05:53:05 PM
List fails for misssing

eviltwit.files.wordpress.com

www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

www.mediacontainer.nl
 
2012-05-13 07:00:09 PM
Hooper?

Car 54 where are you?
 
2012-05-13 07:58:47 PM
pinoytutorial.com
 
2012-05-13 08:03:06 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Surprised no Farker has mentioned this.
 
2012-05-13 11:17:38 PM
O

DedParrot: [upload.wikimedia.org image 319x238]

Surprised no Farker has mentioned this.


Or this...

media.screened.com

Regardless, without Rockford, the list is dead to me
 
2012-05-14 02:25:03 AM
acestream.com

The best television incarnation of the great detective frowns on your shenanigans
 
2012-05-14 05:09:07 AM
Don't Do The Crime, If You Can't Do The Time.
 
2012-05-14 10:21:27 AM
I miss Detroit 1-8-7...
 
2012-05-14 10:59:36 AM
t0.gstatic.com

Just leaving this here.

/It's Hot like Brimstone.
 
2012-05-14 11:55:08 AM

JosephFinn: Where the hell is Tom Barnaby?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Came here to say this....
 
2012-05-14 11:59:09 AM

Porous Horace: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 300x431]

[www.fotothing.com image 428x550]


Was going to post Jonathan Creek but wasn't sure if anyone else had heard of it. Great show!
 
2012-05-14 01:55:07 PM
No Inspector Morse???!?

/any show that incorporates Morse code clues into its theme song (sometimes real clues, sometimes red herrings) deserves a little bit of recognition
 
2012-05-15 06:56:42 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Also, WHAR KOJAK?

This was at least a top 15 list!


Who loves ya, baby!
 
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