Watching the Detectives!

The other night I was rebelling and staying up late. Waaaay past my normal 10pm midweek bedtime! ;D

I zapped around a few channels and found a detective series. Now, you have to realise that I love anything to do with detectives. I wanted to be a detective when I was a child. Loved secret codes etc. Used to dress up in disguise as an OAP and walk around the block, hiding messages between the cracks in walls.

Here I am around the age of 12 (I think). I’m the one on the left. Tee hee, now that I look at this again, I can see my friend L. (a girl) has bits of paper stuffed into my Dad’s sandals, so that they wouldn’t fall off!

I read all of Agatha Christie’s books as a child. And, naturally, the Enid Blyton mystery books for kids… Loved “The Five Finder Outers” series, didn’t like “The Famous Five”. But, as usual, I digress!

I zapped on to a detective series called “McBride“. Now, I’ve seen a lot of bad tv detective series but I have to say that this has to be one of the worst! Crummy acting, bad plot, slapstick humour…which, of course, meant that I was glued to the screen until the very end!  ;D

Anyway, as they say in Danish, “Der er ikke noget så skidt, at det ikke er godt for noget“. Which more or less means “There isn’t something so bad, that is isn’t good for something.” And this terrible detective series made me want to sit down and write a list of all my very favourite ones! So here you have it…


Charlies Angels

Father Dowling

Diagnosis Murder

Hercule Poirot


Miss Marple


Murder City

Murder She Wrote

The Rockford Files

Scooby Doo (ok, a cartoon, but nevertheless…)


Starsky + Hutch


Vincent Gallagher


As you can see, I like a bit of comedy along with my crime. If I’ve missed out a good series, let me know?

Have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! 😀