The other day I started a thread on my Mystery group page in Goodreads. I had just finished watching the latest Murdoch Mysteries and a new mystery series on CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), Pure. It made me start thinking of some of the excellent Canadian TV mystery series that are on now and have been on in the past. Hence my post on the Mystery site.
So since it's a bit quiet at the moment, as the missus is entertaining a friend, I thought I'd continue the discussion on my BLog.
Anyway, on to my main topic, Canadian mystery series. It's only been in recent years that I've really noticed the quality of the many Canadian shows that Jo and I have enjoyed so much. I don't recall any mysteries made in Canada that I watched growing up. The closest would be a kid's show, The Forest Rangers, which was more of an adventure series than a true mystery.
Suicide Murders is available by clicking on the title of the show. (Of course, the books are also excellent)
Please recognise that I might jump around here with my suggestions and recommendations for Canadian shows. Some I didn't watch until reruns. Showcase is an excellent source for reruns of some of these Canadian series, that have become favourites of ours.
promo for the show.
excellent theme for the show. It establishes the mood of the series so very well. Just watching that theme brings back so many excellent memories of the series. It had everything, excellent characters, fantastic stories, good cops, bad cops, politics. Definitely one of the best shows you will ever see on TV.
Now on to some newer shows.
link to a scene from one episode.
link to the 2nd show of the series.
link to one episode to give you the feel for the show.
link to the first episode if you wish to get a flavour for the show.
link to this show. I will warn you, it is very powerful. Just watching a few minutes has brought it back to me.
link to the show opener (with the song by Hall and Oates).
So what other shows can I tease you with?
Let's move on to some of the new shows that are making their way to our televisions.
trailer for the show. Interesting, eh?
There are two more shows that haven't started yet but both look very interesting.
trailer for the show.
trailer for it. Does it look interesting?
So there you go. My briefest synopsis of Canadian mystery television. I know I've missed many more excellent shows. But I hope these might have piqued your interest.