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Recommend a good detective crime series..

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  • Posts: 6,025 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Ripper Street Starring Mathew Macfadyen.

    Dont let the name fool you, its not all about the Ripper, though set in Whitechapel.

    Wasnt expecting to like it to be honest but after a few episodes, was gripped.

    Some of it was shot down at Clancy Barracks in Dublin, also around Dublin Castle area.


  • Posts: 6,025 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    johnire wrote: »
    Also Defending Jacob(Apple), Tehran (Apple)and Keeping Faith (BBC) are great.
    If you're into sub titled series then Walter Presents on All4 has loads are great quality series.
    As regards The Killing then an Amazon Firestick should become your new best friend! I bought one last year and it's the greatest thing ever!

    really enjoyed Tehran . Listening to the theme music now, love it


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,777 ✭✭✭Doctors room ghost


    Scooby doo


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,708 ✭✭✭sporina


    johnire wrote: »
    Also Defending Jacob(Apple), Tehran (Apple)and Keeping Faith (BBC) are great.
    If you're into sub titled series then Walter Presents on All4 has loads are great quality series.
    As regards The Killing then an Amazon Firestick should become your new best friend! I bought one last year and it's the greatest thing ever!

    what you mean by Apple?

    Thanks a mill everyone (even scooby doo - gave me a laugh)..
    Some/a lot of those are definitely fit the bill..


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭siblers


    Pembrokeshire Murders and The Investigation are both superb, very realistic and superbly acted. There's no side stories or romantic plots etc, they focus entirely on the investigations and work the better for it

    Both are mini series so don't require much commitments


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,176 ✭✭✭Murt10


    Wire in the Blood
    Waking the Dead
    Silent Witness.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The Night Of is great.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    siblers wrote: »
    Pembrokeshire Murders and The Investigation are both superb, very realistic and superbly acted. There's no side stories or romantic plots etc, they focus entirely on the investigations and work the better for it

    Both are mini series so don't require much commitments

    Really enjoyed the Pembrokeshire murders, lovely straight and low key depiction of a case that didnt need sexing up. Looked great and excellent performances too.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 27,042 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious


    Best thing about the US version of The Killing was the cameo of 'Sara Lund'. Original far better.

    Loved Bosch.

    I would stick with The Wire if you can. An extraordinary series.

    Lots of great stuff on all4.com


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Heard really good things about happy valley too


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  • Posts: 2,799 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Montalbano and young Montalbano are both wonderful


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,160 ✭✭✭✭ED E


    sporina wrote: »
    So, last night I finished Bron/Broen (The Bridge) - woooooowwww... wow wow wow.. I have no words.. the final episode was like a fine work of Art - thats the only way I can describe it.

    Have watched a loved Line of Duty, Unforgotten, Prime Suspect, Happy Valley, Unbelievable..

    TIA
    johnire wrote: »
    Unforgotten- an ITV drama is absolutely excellent. There are 4 seasons of it.


    Reading, its hard innit.



    2nding Bron, also Fortitude is good if you can suspend your disbelief a little. Definitely try Trapped (Icelandic: Ófærð).

    Top of the lake is ok.
    spurious wrote: »
    Loved Bosch.
    Did not like, Luther, Marcella, The Fall, True Detective, The Wire, Bodyguard...

    Bosch might not be the OPs thing. Maybe though. Fab series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭siblers


    ED E wrote: »
    Reading, its hard innit.



    2nding Bron, also Fortitude is good if you can suspend your disbelief a little. Definitely try Trapped (Icelandic: Ófærð).

    Top of the lake is ok.





    Bosch might not be the OPs thing. Maybe though. Fab series.

    I was very disappointed by Fortitude, great cast and wonderfuly shot but the plot was very poor. Awful missed opportunity imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,629 ✭✭✭brian_t


    sporina wrote: »
    BTW can't seem to find Forbrydelsen on any of my go to streaming sites... grr..
    BBC4 is repeating the first series of "Forbrydelsen" starting on Saturday 1st May.
    (3 episodes per Saturday)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭otnomart




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭otnomart




  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 11,799 Mod ✭✭✭✭miamee


    Duvetdays wrote: »
    The missing and Baptiste. All English language with the tiniest bit of subtitles.

    The first series of the missing is set in France with an English kid goes missing on holiday. The second series is in Germany on an English army base.

    Baptiste is the detective who is the main character in the missing for some reason they called it Baptiste instead of series 3 of the missing and its set in Amsterdam.

    I've only recently finished watching Baptiste and I had no idea it was part of a larger series. I'll have to watch out for The Missing now (sadly not on Netflix).

    Someone mentioned Ripper Street there which reminded me of the series Whitechapel. A great series set in Whitechapel in modern day London but with some throwbacks to cases from the time around Jack the Ripper as well. I always found it a little creepy but I am easily creeped :P It's on Netflix, all 4 series and there is a fantastic cast.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭Fandymo


    sporina wrote: »
    I couldn't get into The Wire... found the accents v strong.. hadn't a notion what was going on... and I found Dominic West's accent v fake and put on.. mind you - I only gave it 1 episode..
    Is it worth persevering with for a bit? I'm v cynical mind you..

    The Wire is one of the greatest TV shows ever made.

    Crimanal:UK is on Netflix and is phenomenal. The first one I watched is Season 2 Ep2, no idea why, but it blew me away. All set in one interrogation room. Different crime and suspect every episode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 898 ✭✭✭Tazium


    The Shield

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/

    Loved this, excellent drama. Great ending too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭moby2101


    Bosch is superb


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  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭NuttyMcNutty


    I liked the mentalist, very good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭johnire


    Sorry- this was the channel it was originally showen on.
    sporina wrote: »
    what you mean by Apple?

    Thanks a mill everyone (even scooby doo - gave me a laugh)..
    Some/a lot of those are definitely fit the bill..


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,708 ✭✭✭sporina


    johnire wrote: »
    Sorry- this was the channel it was originally showen on.

    I didn't know there was a channel called "apple"?

    Thanks again folks.. plenty to go on...DT's from Bron/Broen are at bay now.. (hate when you reach the end of a series you love)..

    Have a v long list now..

    Started watching PS 1973 last night.. I don't have v high hopes for it but i'll keep watching it anyway - tis short..

    Then onto Cracker - catch up on the pioneers... but not sure if it has aged v well though..

    Then its gotta be Forbrydelsen.. then The Missing/Baptiste..

    Thanks again..


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,708 ✭✭✭sporina


    miamee wrote: »
    A great series set in Whitechapel in modern day London but with some throwbacks to cases from the time around Jack the Ripper as well. I always found it a little creepy but I am easily creeped :P It's on Netflix, all 4 series and there is a fantastic cast.


    I actually had looked up Whitechapel last night - discovered it on the back of some actor who was in something mentioned here - can't rem what - but it looks really good - right up my street - was surprised no one had mentioned it here.. its high on the list now too - thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,597 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    Some cracking recommendations a few more I don't see that I enjoyed
    The Valhalla murders (some of same people in trapped - slow to get going but moves at a clip towards the end)
    The man in room 301 (slow but gripping)
    Witnesses (never really see this one mentioned but its an excellent French crime thriller)


  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭DerekC16


    Mind hunter is very good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 83,457 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    The Sinner (series 2)
    Elementary
    Sherlock
    Life


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭otnomart


    Coming up on BBC 1: The Pact

    Following the story of a group of friends, a sudden death and a web of lies - six-part thriller - Made in Wales

    https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2021/the-pact-first-look/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,708 ✭✭✭sporina


    thanks.. will watch out for that..

    Watching Cracker these nights - loving it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,595 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    sporina wrote: »
    thanks.. will watch out for that..

    Watching Cracker these nights - loving it

    Happy to hear you took the Cracker recommendations.

    It’s an incredible show. Very raw and not sanitized or gimmicky like I find a lot of modern TV is.


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