Tv time again and it’s about cold case files which is what I love. I do like watching documentaries etc..about famous cold cases like Jack the Ripper and the famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. Funny, I never did watch one episode of the TV show called, “ Cold Case” but maybe I will watch a rerun of it one day. Wandering through the Shelves ended this month long theme with a good one. Here are my 3...
1. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES-1987-1999 and 2000-2002
This is one of my favourite series that started off with Raymond Burr and Karl Malden doing an episode each before it was given to Robert Stack and his famous trench coat and hair. This show not only talked about a cold case of murders but missing persons, robberies, amnesia, ghostly encounters, near death experiences, beasts etc... It was not sensationalized but tried to give a play by play of what happened often speaking with the actual people who were part of the mystery. It ended in 1999 but was taken up again in 2000 but stopped when Stack took sick. It has been reprised twice more but the best is the original.
2. UNFORGOTTEN-2015- PRESENT
I spoke about this show before and with good reason- it’s brilliant! It’s a British show where each season, is about a body being found that is a few years old and this team, headed by Nicola Walker, must find out who the skeleton is, how the person died and the possible suspects. We learn, early on, about the different suspects, their lives and how all are somehow interconnected with this old body. We see how the team deduce who is involved and why, while we get a hint about their own private lives especially the head detective with her dad and her son. Can I say that the 3rd season still leaves me in chills. The one actor, a suspect, deserved an Emmy for his performance.
3. MISSION DECLASSIFIED-2019
I hate it when there is an excellent show and only lasts one season. The show follows Christof Putzel, a reknowned investigative reporter, who investigates some of the most famous unsolved crimes of the century from the Black Dahlia to the Museum heist I mentioned earlier. In fact, his grandfather was the reporter who was first on the case with the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping case. He doesn’t go sensational and he is certainly not boring but methodically pieces each piece of evidence he can get to including evidence that had not seen the time of day until now. I found each case riveting and well thought out especially the Isabella Museum Heist that brought him to Italy and the mob, the first time I heard of that scenario. I was so waiting for season 2 but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. If you get a chance, you should watch his episodes as it is quite fascinating.
Which 3 TV shows can you think of?
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