TMP Television Edition: Mystery

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
As is customary for the last Thursday of the month, today we are going to talk about TV shows instead of films, focussing specifically on mystery!

#1 The X-Files

The mother of all mystery shows to me is The X-Files. I have to admit I still have not seen the original show but I did catch the reboot they did in 2016 and 2018!

#2 Beyond Belief – Fact or Fiction

Maybe this does not quite fit perfectly but I had to think of this show when I read the topic. Maybe somebody can tell me whether Beyond Belief was actually popular over in the US, but on German TV it was on a constant rerun during my entire childhood. Man, I watched this so much.

#3 Midnight Mass

Finally, a more recent show. Netflix released Midnight Mass earlier this year and, suffice to say, I was hooked!

What’s your favorite mystery TV show? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: Mystery

  1. I’d missed X-Files when it first ran, in those pre-DVR days it was on the wrong night of the week and until it became a sensation it wasn’t on my radar. But so many people were talking about it I became curious. The problem was I was so late in the run I felt that I couldn’t catch up so never bothered but one of the local stations recently ran X-Files from the first episode so I gave it a look. I stuck with it all the way through but I came away with mixed feelings, some episodes and seasons I enjoyed and others were too weird and gross for me. Now that I’ve seen it all I’ll never watch again.

    I’m completely unfamiliar with your second and think I’ve heard the third mentioned, from just the freeze frame for the preview it looks like it could be quite incendiary. Maybe if I ever get Netflix again I’ll give it a shot.

    It’s the Girl Week blogathon over at Dell on Movies and since I contributed a couple of posts for it I decided to keep the theme going for my picks this week.

    Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries (2012-2015)-Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) is a modern young woman of means who sets herself up as a private investigator for cases that catch her fancy in 1920’s Melbourne, Australia. With her faithful companion Dot (Ashleigh Cummings) by her side and cloaked in one drop dead outfit after another Miss Fisher manages to suss out the villain time and again, sometimes with the help of Detective Jack Robinson (with whom she shares an unrequited flirtation as does his deputy Hugh with the fair Dot) and sometimes by butting heads with him. Fantastic series loaded with wit and style and the always assured heroine taking charge in a time when women were far less able to.

    Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (1998)-Famed, somewhat notorious criminologist and author Mrs. Adela Bradley (the late, great Diana Rigg) with her loyal chauffeur George (Neil Dudgeon) at the helm of her Rolls Royce tosses off bon mots to the camera as they find intrigue and murder wherever they journey in 1920’s England. Like Miss Fisher Mrs. Bradley is a fashion plate albeit sporting a more mature but no less stylish look.

    Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996)-Retired schoolteacher Mrs. Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) writes a mystery novel as a form of therapy after the recent death of her husband Frank. Unbeknownst to her her nephew Grady (Michael Horton) submits it to a publisher. It becomes a runaway bestseller and suddenly she is one of the most acclaimed authors in the country traveling worldwide week after week but always returning to her cozy Maine hometown of Cabot Cove. There’s just one small thing, wherever she goes murder happens!! And that cozy town has more deaths by foul play per capita than New York City! But fret not Jessica with a mixture of observation, common sense, intelligence and intuition is on the case to save the day!

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  3. I love the X-Files and was a hunger watcher during its day and watched the new one as well but it left us hanging which I hate. The 2nd one sounds good and I would like to see this. We have had similar ones on here but this sounds cool. The last one sounds excellent but I don’t have Netflix or any other streaming one. The guy who plays the priest has been on 2 comedies which I liked, the last being the one with Robin Williams.

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