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Old 10-17-2020, 09:19 AM
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I just finished watching Endeavour for the third time; I love all the main characters and how clever Morse is. The setting of the 60s and 70s is fun as well.

I've also seen the Lewis series but haven't been able to get into the original Inspector Morse show. It's sort of dated now, but since I started with Endeavour I just kind of resist John Thaw in the role.

Another favorite for repeat viewing is Foyle's War, set during WWII and its aftermath.

Bosch on Amazon Prime is a tightly plotted L.A. noir, if darker fare is your thing.

Edit: Endeavour is a British show that airs here on PBS under their Masterpiece Mystery banner.

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Murdoch Mysteries. This is a Canadian series that takes place at the turn of the century. Very entertaining and they include historical figures in some of the episodes.
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Perry Mason. There were 271 episodes. I was watching them on Prime Video until they stopped showing them. So, I bought the entire series on DVD.
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Midsommer Murders on Acorn.
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I lover Endeavour, but for me Poirot is the best, great scenery, good manners , grand homes and hotels and love watching the mostly rich killing other rich people
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Broadchurch, Unforgotten, Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders, Mindhunter, Prime Suspect, The Killing, The Bridge, The Tunnel..... to name a few.
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Columbo was my favorite...and The Rockford Files was another enjoyable series
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Perry Mason. There were 271 episodes. I was watching them on Prime Video until they stopped showing them. So, I bought the entire series on DVD.
Perry Mason is on MeTV (Xfinity) along with a lot of other shows from that era (Alfred Hitchcock, Twilight Zone, etc.) I think MeTV can be viewed with an OTA antenna, if one doesn't have cable tv, but I'm not 100% sure so don't hold me to that!

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Broadchurch, Unforgotten, Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders, Mindhunter, Prime Suspect, The Killing, The Bridge, The Tunnel..... to name a few.
Equadog, from your pic, looks like you've been in a few mysteries yourself.
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Another vote for Foyle's War. Really well written and acted. Unlike most long series, the story line got better and better.
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Jack Ryan on prime is excellent
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Fr Brown on pbs also Death and Paradise also on PBS but other reruns on OVT the ovation channel which also has reruns of mid summer
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I just finished watching Endeavour for the third time; I love all the main characters and how clever Morse is. The setting of the 60s and 70s is fun as well.

I've also seen the Lewis series but haven't been able to get into the original Inspector Morse show. It's sort of dated now, but since I started with Endeavour I just kind of resist John Thaw in the role.

Another favorite for repeat viewing is Foyle's War, set during WWII and its aftermath.

Bosch on Amazon Prime is a tightly plotted L.A. noir, if darker fare is your thing.

Edit: Endeavour is a British show that airs here on PBS under their Masterpiece Mystery banner.
SHOWTIME SERIES earlier this year PENNY DREADFUL : City of Angels. Crime drama set just before WW2 Los Angeles S1
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Bosch is excellent, Law and Order CI and some true crime series. After the first few seasons and Tom Barnaby retired, Midsomer Murders lost its charm for me. A goodly number of Brit mysteries are dreary and dull and are artlessly pc, so don't appeal in the main.
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