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General Discussion => Polls => Topic started by: Aziraphale on April 16, 2011, 05:38:51 pm



Title: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: Aziraphale on April 16, 2011, 05:38:51 pm
Okay, I thought  maybe we could have some polls with different genres. The lists will be long, but I can't put everything in them, obviously... the options are basically the ones that I could think of right away (no I didn't watch everything.  ;D).

CRIME/POLICE PROCEDURALS

First I thought of just putting an the CSI's and Law & Orders (I know there were more, but I picked the most popular ones, I think) together but in the end they're really different shows.

I actually enjoy some of these series while watching them, but would never buy them ob DVD... so I wouldn't say I'm a fan.
Columbo seems to be the odd one out here, but I wanted some old series (other that the original Hawaii Five-0) there and my other older favourites from when I was a child (Murder she wrote, Quincy, Matlock) seem to be "just" dramas, so yeah...


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: grisel on April 17, 2011, 01:49:49 pm
You made my day, I love polls!

This is not my preferred genre, but there are shows I love or loved to watch. Unfortunately, they are not on your list.  ;D

I get three choices?
So, Nr. 1 without any doubt even if I know only about 40 % of it by now and it is not just a police/crime procedural show is my newest TV love, "The wire".
Nr. 2 would be "Life on Mars UK". OK, it's crime paired with supernatural elements. But marvellous.
Nr. 3 would be "Life". Had its weaknesses, but I loved it.


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: TabulaRasa on April 19, 2011, 02:54:07 pm
I usually hate police procedurals, but I started watching Criminal Minds on Saturday, and I'm currently addicted.  I also watch Psych, but I'm not sure if that counts.


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: cclickyppp on April 21, 2011, 02:47:54 pm
1. Castle, cause it's hilarious
2. Bones, cause Bones is awkward, and Seeley is too  ;)
3. NCIS, cause it's also sorta funny and it's got Pauley Perrette, who's awesome!


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: Aziraphale on April 21, 2011, 03:46:06 pm
Cold Case:
I'm a sap. I love the cheesy endings when they see the victims and the music starts and everyone flashbacks to how they looked years ago... and there was never a romantic plot tumor, which is a BIG plus!

The Mentalist:
It was that or Criminal Minds and since I don't enjoy Criminal Minds anymore, The Mentalist it is. ;3 It's not a "must watch"-show for me, but I watch it regularly (with my mother) and don't get bored, so yeah.

Hawaii-Five 0 (New): (Surprise, I know.  ;D)
Oh my silly, fanservicy, pretty, cracky show! I heart you so much! I don't care about the plot most of the time (if I did and if I didn't ignore all the mistakes like you don't freakin touch a murder weaopn without gloves!, I wouldn't enjoy it so much)... I watch for the TEAM and the team is awesome.





Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: Ritla on March 21, 2012, 06:57:07 pm
I picked the Mentalist, Criminal Minds and the Shield. I also love Law and Order: SVU, but I could only pick three. All but the Shield are old favorites. The Shield I recently borrowed off of a friend and watched all of the seasons in two weeks. Loved it.

I'm currently watching Oz (reminds me a lot of Cagebird, or at least parts of Cagebird) which while being about crime doesn't really qualify as a procedural. I'm not sure what else I'd qualify it as.


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: TabulaRasa on March 22, 2012, 02:10:53 pm
I tried watching Cold Case, but I couldn't stand any of the characters, so I just watched episodes with interesting crimes.  I've also been watching Southland which is really good (and really realistic which is rare for a police procedural).


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: Karin Low on March 26, 2012, 03:33:41 pm
This isn't a procedural per se, but JUSTIFIED is awesome.


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: grisel on March 27, 2012, 10:51:33 am
This isn't a procedural per se, but JUSTIFIED is awesome.

I have just started to watch it. I'm not yet sure what to make of it, but good to know that it will be worth it! Maybe it helps that I loved Western movies and novels when I was a kid.


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: Karin Low on May 07, 2012, 11:10:18 pm
I picked the Mentalist, Criminal Minds and the Shield. I also love Law and Order: SVU, but I could only pick three. All but the Shield are old favorites. The Shield I recently borrowed off of a friend and watched all of the seasons in two weeks. Loved it.

I'm currently watching Oz (reminds me a lot of Cagebird, or at least parts of Cagebird) which while being about crime doesn't really qualify as a procedural. I'm not sure what else I'd qualify it as.

I used Oz as part of my research for that section of Cagebird, so no surprise. ;) But verified the layout of the prison with a friend of mine who'd actually helped design a prison. Retroactively, since I volunteer in a max security prison, I realized that what I described in Cagebird was pretty much accurate.


Title: Re: Favourite Police/Crime procedurals
Post by: Otter on June 16, 2012, 08:01:07 pm
Choice 1: NCIS - I'm not a huge watcher of crime dramas, but my roommate recently got me hooked on NCIS.  Great characters, interesting plots, and enough action to keep it exciting!

Choice 2: Criminal Minds - I really enjoy the unique premise behind this show, so it makes for more interesting thought processes and techniques in solving cases

Choice 3: The X-Files (other) - I really hope this counts!! Absolutely loved, and continue to love, this show, and one of the few where I actively seek reruns.  As a huge fan of science fiction (don't see that on this site at all) and atypical premises, the X-Files is the best of both worlds.  As the years have gone on since airing the show, it has become slower by comparison to more action-packed series, but investigating the paranormal and extraterrestrial activites was so awe-inspiring to me.  It was also a great dynamic between Mulder and Scully, the believer and the skeptic, respectively, that really drove the show.