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Quark 01-24-2013 08:03 AM

Crime Shows
 
Are there any of you that are hooked on crime shows? I'm not talking about dramas but those real forensic shows such as Snapped, Forensic Files, etc. I love them! Especially Snapped! They can be quite addicting and it's funny how people think they can get away with a crime and these shows depict how you can't get away with ANYTHING!

horatio 01-24-2013 09:33 AM

If that is the main idea of such a show it is plain dumb. There are ample of categories of crimes that are rarely punished, e.g. white-collar crimes, sexual crimes and war crimes.
I love crime shows that are not as technical and aren't really about the crime but more other stuff. Let's take a classic show like Columbo. It isn't a whodunit, its hero is a badly dressed weird guy who eats eggs on crime scenes and the main part of the show is how this weirdo plays with the murderer whom he somehow instinctively recognizes.
And of course by the far the best crime show is The Wire. Not at least because it is far more holistic than ordinary crime shows and because its main theme of dysfunctioning institutions is more honest and relevant than "let's get the murderer!".

Quark 01-24-2013 09:47 AM

Well, I was trying to refer to those shows like Forensic Files, Snapped, 48 Hours, etc. But yeah I wasn't sure how to list them under. But anyway, since you mention Columbo, what an awesome show! What I loved about Columbo is that you, the audience, knows who the killer is and it's up to Columbo to figure out who the murderer is. That's why that show is so awesome and original. I remember the one with Leonard Nimoy as the murderer. He played a doctor and it was so funny yo see his character get annoyed whenever Columbo would show up.

Captain Tom Coughlin 01-25-2013 12:23 PM

I haven't watched it in awhile, but I really liked The First 48.

It amazes me how many of these killers would get away with it if they just didn't talk.

Captain Tom Coughlin 01-25-2013 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by horatio (Post 328612)
If that is the main idea of such a show it is plain dumb. There are ample of categories of crimes that are rarely punished, e.g. white-collar crimes, sexual crimes and war crimes.
I love crime shows that are not as technical and aren't really about the crime but more other stuff. Let's take a classic show like Columbo. It isn't a whodunit, its hero is a badly dressed weird guy who eats eggs on crime scenes and the main part of the show is how this weirdo plays with the murderer whom he somehow instinctively recognizes.
And of course by the far the best crime show is The Wire. Not at least because it is far more holistic than ordinary crime shows and because its main theme of dysfunctioning institutions is more honest and relevant than "let's get the murderer!".

He's not talking about fictional shows, he's talking about True Crime shows.

NCC-73515 01-25-2013 12:30 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0pV2faxne4 XD


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