Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thursday Movie Picks #62: TV Edition - Mystery


Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Mystery (TV Edition)!

Oh yes!  Another topic that I'm very familiar with!  I love watching mystery themed shows on TV and there's quite a lot of awesome mystery shows out there that I wanted to showcase!  So, here are three of my favorite mystery themed shows.

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Oh man!  This is one of my all-time favorite mystery shows!  I just loved the charm and wit of Father Brown himself and the mysteries were all very interesting to watch!  I need to find a way to watch this show without paying for another streaming service.

A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Another British mystery series that I really enjoyed and one that has a very strong and crafty female protagonist!  I just loved Miss Fisher's personality in this series and I love the way that she takes action in solving the mysteries.

3. Psych

A novice sleuth is hired by the Police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes.  With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

This is possibly the most hilarious mystery series I have ever seen!  Shawn and Gus are like my favorite TV buddies and the mysteries they get involved in are so exciting!




  1. You've stumped me on all of these, haven't seen any of them!

  2. LOVE your choices and we have a match!

    I've seen an episode or two of Father Brown but it's been so long ago I only have a vague memory of it but I'm always on the lookout for new mysteries to watch so I'll have to see if I can track it down.

    My sister is a huge Psych fan but I just haven't had the time to sit down and watch enough episodes to get a feel for it.

    As to our match, I adore everything about the Miss Fisher Mysteries!! Essie Davis is perfect in the lead which holds for everyone. The four principals all interact well together but it's the surrounding characters-Mr. Butler, Aunt Prudence, Dr. Mac etc. that add extra flavor to the episodes.

    Dell on Movies is having his annual Girl Week blogathon and that inspired me to do a theme within the theme and focus on series with strong female leads.

    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!

    1. Glad we match on Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries! Such a fantastic show!

  3. PBS shows Father Brown and I just came from another blog and couldn’t remember this series’ name so thank you! It’s a great show. I have not seen the other 2 but have wanted to see Miss. Fisher since it looks so stylish and well done. I don’t even know the third but would love to look into this one.