Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. The end of every month is dedicated to television, with this week’s theme being about the police on television. I watch generic cop shows (one case per week plus a bit of character drama) so my picks are of the generic cop show kind. Here are my picks this week.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – It was already two seasons in before I jumped in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine wagon. This show is funny. It has a yearly themed episode (I don’t know the term for it, but an example is if Friends has Thanksgiving, they have Halloween). It boasts three strong female characters, the cast is well rounded, and they seem to have great rapport with each other.
Rizzoli and Isles – This has a detective and a medical examiner work together to solve cases. The characters are based on a series of books (the first episode taps the first book, if I remember correctly). I loved this series when this was on, although the latter seasons didn’t have the same quality it did when it first started out.
Castle – I had quit this show once because Beckett did an entire personality change when she got together with Castle (she was still tough but there were obvious changes to her personality and movements), but my need for continuity had prevailed so I stayed with this show until the end. This has a tough detective team up with a writer who was shadowing her as inspiration for his next book, and the rest was history.