Old Email Address Back to Sign up form. New Email Address. Popular Shows. In this totally unique, slow burner mystery, DCI Stuart and DI Khan investigate core suspects whose lives have— until now —moved on from the sins of the past. She's clever and canny, but it's Cassie's stillness and deep dedication to solving cold cases that make her an archeologist of the buried secret and human heart.
Review: This is an average series. It was a bit dry and slow moving for my taste.
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Murder City TV Series The series ran from to , and there are a total of ten independent stories or cases run up to 90 minutes each. Review: It has been a while since I viewed this series, so my recollection is lacking, but I recall it being average and worth a watch. Murder in Suburbia TV Series The series ran from to , and there are a total of twelve independent stories or cases that run about an hour each. Review: This was a solid and entertaining series, with some humor injected.
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There is great acting and chemistry between the characters, and was fun to watch. The series follows a team of detectives solving murders in the London area. The series ran from to , and there are a total of 12 independent stories or cases that run up to 75 minutes each. Review: The first series was entertaining and worth a view, but I felt that it degraded in the second series. Murderland TV Mini-Series The primary character is Detective Inspector DI Douglas Hain, who was involved with a murder investigation of a mother, which goes unsolved.
Several years later, the daughter of the mother contacts him, and they investigate it again together. Hain is portrayed by actor Robbie Coltrane, well know for his role in the Harry Potter films. The mini-series aired in , and is a total of three hours. Review: There are three parts to the mini-series. It is unique in that each part presents the murder from the point of view of a different character.
It was well produced and an enjoyable series. My only criticism was that there is bit too much repetition in the story and scenes as each point of view is shown. But given that, it is still a mini-series that I would recommend for consideration. If you enjoyed Murderland, some other series to consider include Place of Execution. If you like the actor Robbie Coltrane, consider the series Cracker. New Blood TV Series The two primary characters are a police detective, while the other is an investigator in the fraud squad.
Both are very new in their jobs and trying to prove themselves, hence the series title.
The series aired in , and consists of three cases or stories. The first runs about three hours, and the other two run about two hours each.. Review: This is not a typical British crime and mystery series, nor does it bear any similarity to other series from Anthony Horowitz. This is a action comedy, and resembles what would come from Hollywood, such as Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys. For example, the duo leaps off a building into a pool from twenty stories up, one wants to date the sister of the other, here is a SUV crash where it rolls over multiple times and they walk away with barely a scratch, etc.
As long as you know this before viewing, and this type of posture is something you like, the series is still an enjoyable view. If you enjoyed New Blood, some other series to consider include Babylon, and Hustle. New Tricks TV Series The squad is lead by a police detective, and there are three retired police detectives, who are brought out of retirement as contractors. The series aired from to , and and there are episodes that run about an hour each.
For example, in some of the earlier episodes, the ex-wives of Gerry Standing are all friends, which drives him crazy. It is a plot line which I would have wish was more recurring. Gerry Standing is portrayed by actor Dennis Waterman, and careful listeners might pick up the fact that he sings the theme song for the series. The series focusing on a team of police detectives in Manchester, who are predominantly female. The series has run since , and so far there are eight episodes running about an hour each.
Review: This was entertaining police procedural with occasional of unique humor from a female perspective. There is good character development of each, with some thoughtful sub-plots. If you enjoyed No Offence, some other series to consider include Cuffs, and Babylon.
The character and story are based on a book from author P. The primary character is Commander Adam Dalgleish, who investigates murder. He is portrayed by actor, Martin Shaw. The mini-series aired in , and is about three hours. Review: This was a very good and solid mystery drama, and a must for any fans of Martin Shaw. This story concerns the investigation of a mysterious death at a remote religious institute. If you like the actor Martin Shaw, consider the series George Gently. This story concerns a murder at a museum about famous murders.
Paranoid TV Series The series follows a team of police detectives who investigate the murder of a physician. The series ran in , and there are a total of episodes that run about 45 minutes each. I have yet to see the series, but plan to watch it in the near future. Pie in the Sky TV Series He is a near retirement detective, who opens a restaurant called Pie in the Sky, but keeps getting involved in cases that prevent his retirement. Crabbe is portrayed by actor Richard Griffiths. The series ran from to , and there are a total of 40 independent stories or cases that run about an hour each.
Review: This appears to be a fun and lighthearted series. I found it a bit too slow moving for me, so I only watched the first few stories. Prime Suspect TV Series She is a rising female detective in the ranks, and deals with male chauvinism. She is also obsessive, and develops a problem with alcohol. Tennison is portrayed by actress Helen Mirren. The series ran from to , and there are a total of nine independent stories or cases that run form 90 to minutes each.
Review: This, quite simply, is a superb series that I have seen more than once. Coincidentally, Martini portrayed a character in Endeavour. The series ran in , and there are a total of six episodes that run about an hour each. Despite high ratings, it was announced in June that the series was not renewed for second series.
Review: This was an enjoyable and well produced series. Across the six episodes, there is one major case, as well as several smaller cases. The prequel does a good job of giving glimpses of Tennison early career, and how certain character attributes developed. Rebus TV Series The series ran from to , and consists of ten independent stories that run about an hour each. Review: This is a well produced and great series, with superb scripts, acting, and cinematography.
Rebus is quite edgy and frequently at odds with his superior, while Clarke sees through this and how Rebus solves cases. This is a series that I have viewed more than once, and would recommend. If you enjoyed Rebus, some other series to consider include Prime Suspect, and Luther. Ripper Street TV Series The series has run since , and so far, consists of 16 independent stories that run about an hour each. River TV Series The series is set in London.
The series ran in , and there were six episodes that run about an hour each. It was not renewed. Review: The overall premise and setup of the series is very unique. The execution was lacking, where the series was average at best. The series appears to be a difficult one to categorize, as some contain general mysteries, but the majority feature the recurring character Detective Chief Inspector DCI Reg Wexford. The series ran from to , and the individual stories or cases run from one to three hours each.
The series ran from to , and there are 30 independent cases or stores that run about an hour each. Review: This is a well produced show, and quite popular. I only viewed the first two series, as I felt that it ventured too much into their personal lives for my taste.
Second Sight TV Series He is diagnosed with a rare disease and starts to lose his eyesight, while continuing to investigate murders. A female colleague helps him cover up and work around his vision issues. Tanner is portrayed by actor Clive Owen. The series ran from to , and there are a total of eight independent stories or cases that run about an hour each. It has been a while since I viewed this series, but I recall it being a good, but not great, police procedural with a unique twist.
It obviously gets over the top with his ability to hide his eyesight problems. The mini-series focuses on Detective Inspector DI Jonah Gabriel, who investigates a murder, and Joseph Bede who runs a florist shop as a front for organized crime. The mini-series ran in , and is spread across seven episode that run about an hour each. The stories and characters are based on some novels. Perez is portrayed by actor Douglas Henshall. The series has run since , and so far, there are four independent stories or cases that run up to minutes each.
Review: The series was outstanding and enjoyable, and one of my favorites. She is a young and eager detective, and it is fun to watch how Perez guides and develops her. The Silence TV Series Amelia witnesses the murder of a police officer, and her uncle investigates. The series ran in , and consists of four episodes that are one hour each. Review: The Silence is an above average but entertaining series to watch, and unique as one of the primary characters is deaf. Without giving and spoilers, The biggest criticism that this series receives is the abruptness of the ending. If you enjoyed the Silence, some other series to consider trying include Second Sight, which is about a police officer who is losing his eyesight.
Suspects TV Series The series is set in London, and the primary characters are a team of three police detectives who investigate major crimes, including murder. The series has run since , and so far, there are 13 cases or stories that run about an hour each. This is a solid and entertaining series that brings some unique aspects. First, the actors were given facts about the situation or scene, and the dialogue is largely ad-libbed. Second, the cinematography comes across as live action, including using the cameras from interview rooms. And lastly, the cases and stories start immediately, and there is little exposure to the personal lives of the police.
Taggart TV Series The series is set in Glasgow, and follows of team of detectives solving murders. The series ran from to , and consists of independent stories or cases that run about an hour each. Review: As the series aired for nearly three decades, the entire cast of characters and actors were all replaced more than once. It is an average show, where similar to Wycliffe, many of the characters are unlikeable and miserable. Thorne TV Series Wikipedia Synopsis: Thorne is a television series from Sky network. Thorne is portrayed by actor David Morrissey, well known from the Walking Dead.
There was only one series, which ran in , and there are two independent stories or cases that run about minutes each. They are billed more like television movies. Review: These are well produced, and were a good view. They appeared in the US on the Encore network. It is a series which I plan to view again.
Frost is also opinionated and frequently clashes with his superior, Superintendent Mullett. Frost is portrayed by actor Sir David Jason. The series ran from to , and there are a total of 42 independent stories or cases that run about 90 minutes each. Review: This is a superb and enjoyable series from end to end across the entire run, and a series that I have viewed more than once. There is some occasional subtle humor, such as the way that Frost winds up Mullett.
Touching Evil TV Series Creegan is portrayed by the actor Robson Green. The series ran from to , and there are a total of eight independent stories or cases that run about 2 hours each. Review: This is a great series, which I loved, and have seen more than once. As it deals with gruesome serial killers, it was a gritty series for its time in the s. It is a series which I wish lasted longer, as I liked the Creegan character.
The series is a police procedural and follows a team of detectives in their murder investigation. It occasionally follows the result of the case to the court room. The series ran from to , and consists of 22 independent stories or cases that range from 90 to minutes each. Review: This is good and solid series, and was entertaining. It is one that I plan to view again. It was adapted from a Swedish and Danish language series called The Bridge. The Tunnel begins with a dead body found in the channel tunnel, and half is found on the British side and half on the French side.
It should be noted that, roughly speaking, about half of the dialogue is in English and half is in French. The first series aired in , and is one story spread across 10 episodes that run about an hour each. The second series aired in , and is one story spread across 8 episodes that run about an hour each. The basis is the common serial killer who taunts the police and media.
If you liked The Tunnel, another series to consider with two countries involved is The Code. Stuart leads the investigation into the skeletal remains of a man discovered during a building renovation. The first series aired in , and there are six episodes that run about an hour each. The series was renewed for second series. Review: This was an entertaining and engaging police murder procedural. There is good plot development with numerous suspects, and actress Nicola Walker is superb in this role.
If you enjoyed Unforgotten, some other series to consider include Shetland, Vera, and Broadchurch.
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Vera TV Series Vera is portrayed by actress Brenda Blethyn. There are two different characters and actors that portray her lead assistant detective over the course of the series. The series has run since , and so far, there are a total of 32 independent stories or cases that run about 90 minutes each. Review: This is a superb series, and would be on the short list as one of my favorites.
The characters, acting, chemistry, and cinematography are outstanding. I simply love the Vera character and acting by Brenda Blethyn, and how Vera treats Joe as she would a son. It is a series which I have already viewed more than once, and hope continues for several years. Vexed TV Series Together, they solve murder in the London area.
The series ran from to , and there are a total of nine independent stores or episodes that run about an hour each. Review: I found this to be a hilarious police procedural comedy. Armstrong is a lazy, disorganized, and politically incorrect, and he purposely annoys the female partners who are assigned to work with him. Waking the Dead TV Series The series is set in London, and follows a cold case squad consisting of police detectives, a forensic scientist or pathologist, and a criminal psychologist or profiler.
The series ran from to , and there are a total of 46 independent stories or cases that run about 2 hours each. Review: This a solidly entertaining series, and good production. It provides a nice balance of police investigation with forensics and the psychological or profiling aspect. With the program length of each story, there is always good character and plot development. If you enjoyed Waking the Dead, some other series to consider include Cracker. Wallander TV Series The series is adapted from some novels. The primary character is police detective Kurt Wallander, who leads a team investigating murder in a coastal city in Sweden.
Wallander is portrayed by actor Sir Kenneth Branagh. The series ran from to , and there twelve independent stories or cases that run about 90 minutes each. Review: This is a superb series and one of my favorites. It has outstanding cinematography of Sweden, and a great supporting cast. The fourth series was disappointing, as I felt it was not up to the same standard of the three prior series, and was not as compelling.
The primary character is police detective Len Harper, portrayed by actor David Threlfall. Harper investigates the murder of a woman in an apartment building, whom no one seems to have known, or at least claims not to have known. This mini-series aired in , and runs a total of about four hours.
Review: This was a superb mini-series, and has outstanding cinematography and a good supporting cast. The story rotates from the point of view of each person living in the apartment building, and as Harper interviews and questions each, their possibility of having a motive and being a suspect. Without giving away any spoilers, the ending was over the top for my taste, but it was definitely worth the four hours. The Harper character is so likable, that I wish this would have spun off into a ongoing series.
If you like the actor David Threlfall, consider the series Code of a Killer. Whitechapel TV Series The series follows team of police detectives in modern day London. They solve murders which appear to replicate historical murders in the Whitechapel area. The series ran from to , and there area total of eight independent stories or cases that run as long as minutes each. Review: Based on the premise, the series obviously has a noir feel and atmosphere.
The first series was enjoyable, but degraded with each subsequent series. Some aspects of the later episodes take on almost a dark comic book atmosphere, including a character appearing out of a corner, etc. Winter TV Series The pilot for the series was a television movie called The Killing Field, and the follow-on series was called Winter.
When the series was released in America, bother were branded as Winter. The Killing Field television movie was released in , and runs about 90 minutes. The Winter series ran in , and there area total of six episodes that run about an hour each. Review: This was an above average production and an enjoyable straight-up police procedural. Winter gets involved with a hit and run accident, and then a murder, and begins to suspect that the two separate cases might be related. Without Motive TV Series The primary character is Detective Constable DC Jack Mowbray, who is part of team hunting a serial killer that has no apparent motive.
Jack has his own opinions on the investigation, and is overlooked by his superiors and more senior members of his team. Jack is portrayed by actor Ross Kemp. The mini-series ran in , and runs about 10 hours. Review: This series was good, but not great, and was a worthwhile view. The first half concerns the hunt for the serial killer, and the second half concerns the court case, etc.
Ross Kemp is a good actor, and I would love to see more of him in some crime and mysteries. Wycliffe TV Series The character and stories are adapted from novels about a police detective in Cornwall. The primary character is Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe, who leads a team investigating murders. The series ran from to , and there are a total of 38 independent stories or cases that run about an hour each.
Review: This was an average series at best. It was very dry, and I stopped watching after the second series. The biggest criticism that I have is that none of the characters were likable, and they all seemed to be miserable. Zen TV Series The series was adapted from Italian novels. The primary character is Detective Aurelio Zen, who investigates and solves murders in Italy. Zen is portrayed by actor Rufus Sewell. There was only one series, which ran in , and there are a total of three independent stories or episodes that run about 90 minutes each.
Review: This was a good and entertaining series, and worth a view, especially if you are looking for a series set outside of the UK. The Zen character has numerous females courting him through the series, including witnesses, which added some subtle humor to the series. It is also known as The Hundred Code. While not produced by British television, the series is being included as it did air on British television, and half of the dialogue is in English and half is in Swedish. The story is about a serial killer who may committed murders on both sides of the Atlantic.
The series aired in , and there are twelve episodes that run about 45 minutes each. Review: This is a typical over the top serial killer yarn, but was still entertaining. It contains over-used subplots where a serial killer taunts the police and media.
The casting is very good, and the actors are both solid in their roles. There is also nice scenery of Sweden. If you enjoyed The Code, and dual country series to consider is The Tunnel. Private Detectives. The general theme of this category concerns a main character who is a private detective, and they solve mysteries and cases which generally involve a crime or murder. Campion TV Series The series is period based, and set during the early s. The main character is Albert Campion, who is a private detective. The stories and cases are all adapted from novels. Campion is portrayed by actor Peter Davison.
The series ran from to , and there are a total of eight cases or stories, and each runs about two hours. Review: While I did view a few of the stories, this simply was not my preferred type of show, but seemed to be a good production. The series is lighthearted, and fans of Poirot and Marple might find this series enjoyable. If you like the actor Peter Davison, consider trying the series The Last Detective, where he portrayed a likable but somewhat bumbling police detective.
Case Histories TV Series The main character is Jackson Brodie, who is a former police detective, and now works as a private detective in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Brodie is portrayed by actor Jason Isaacs, who is well known from his role in the Harry Potter films. The series ran from to , and there are six independent cases or stories, and each runs from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Review: This was a great series, with superb scripts, acting, and cinematography. There is a nice balance of secondary characters, such Brodie leveraging a relationship with a former police counterpart, his office manager trying to get him to pay attention to the business issues, and his relationship with his daughter.
Dirk Gently TV Series The main character is Dirk Gently, who runs a private detective agency, and is assisted by Richard MacDuff. The series ran from to , and there are four episodes that run about 60 minutes. Review: This series is an outright comedy. The Gently character is eccentric and goofy, and believes everything is interconnected but in a random manner. The series was entertaining, has some good laughs, and even ventures into time travel in one episode. I felt there was missed potential with this series, and the execution of the scripts and production could have been better.
If you enjoyed Dirk Gently, some other series to consider include Vexed. The primary character is Hetty Wainthropp, and though her husband is retired, she decides to start a private detective business. The couple also has a lodger, Geoffrey Shawcross, who helps Hetty in her investigations. The series ran from to , and there are a total of 28 cases or stories that run about an hour each.
Review: While this is not a type of series that I enjoy, my wife thought it was an enjoyable and average view. It has a lighthearted atmosphere, similar to the various Marple series. The main character of the series is Jack Irish, who is a former lawyer, and now works as a private detective. The stories and cases are adapted from novels. Irish is played by actor Guy Pearce, who has been in many theatrical movies. The series ran from to , and there are three independent cases or stories that run about 90 minutes each, and then a longer case that runs about six hours.
Review: Jack Irish has a very checkered past. He is acquainted with a couple of shady individuals, and they collect gather gambling winnings through some fixed horse races. This series was entertaining, a good production, and was a worthwhile view. It should be noted that the labeling is very confusing from the production company and distributor.
The first three cases or stories are billed as individual TV movies. Then the subsequent story or case released in is billed as a TV series, and labeled as series one or season one. Jack Taylor TV Series The series is set in Galway, Ireland. The main character is Jack Taylor, who is a former Garda Irish Police officer, and now works as a private detective. The character and stories are based on novels. The series ran from to , and there are nine independent stories or cases that run about 90 minutes each. Review: The series is an above average production, and was enjoyable to watch.
Taylor smokes heavily, and drinks regularly to the point of blackouts. Taylor gets severely beat up in almost every episode, which gets a bit over the top. There is some in character voice over narration, which I found to be a unique aspect of the series. The series is set in Melbourne during the roaring s, and the stories and cases are adapted from novels.
The main character is Miss Phryne Fisher, who is a private detective, and portrayed by Australian actress Essie Davis. The series ran from to , and consists of 34 independent stories that run about an hour each. Review: This is a fun and entertaining series. I would recommend it especially if you are seeking something very lighthearted. The series contains humor, and Phryne is quite liberated for her time, which provides regular shock value to the other characters.
Poirot TV Series The series is period based, and based on novels from Agatha Christie. The main character is Hercule Poirot, who is Belgian, and works as a private detective in England. Poirot is portrayed by actor David Suchet, who is also known for a variety of other roles.
The series ran from to , and consists of 66 independent stories that run up to 90 minutes each. Unfortunately, the series is not my style or type of show. The primary characters are Frank Hathaway, who is a former police detective, and Luella Shakespeare, who are private investigators. The series has run since , and so far, there are eight independent stories or cases that run about an hour each.
Sherlock TV Series It is, quite simply, a modern day adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes character, along with his sidekick Watson. Holmes is portrayed by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, well known for a variety of other roles. Watson is portrayed by actor Martin Freeman, known from his role in the Hobbit theatrical movies. The series has run since , and so far, there are 13 independent stories or cases that run about 90 minutes each. Review: While very well produced, with superb acting and cinematography, it just is not my style of show. If you like Sherlock Holmes, it is definitely worth checking out.
Sherlock Holmes TV Series The series ran from to , and consists of 41 independent cases or stories that range from one to two hours each. Review: The series is quite popular, but is not my style or type of show. While I am a fan of the novels, I have never been satisfied with any type of television or movie adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Strike TV Series The series is based on three crime novels by J. Rowling, who wrote them under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The primary characters are private detective Cormoran Strike, who is both a war veteran and former police detective, and his assistant Robin Ellacott. Career of Evil aired in and runs about two hours. There is very good character development with both Strike, as well as Ellacott. Both Tom Burke and Hollday Grainger have appeared in minor roles in a few other series listed on this page.
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher TV Series Whicher is television series is from ITV. The series is period based, and set in the s. The main character of the series is Jack Whicher, a Scotland Yard detective who leaves the service to become a private detective. The characters and stories are based on novels. The series ran from to , and consists of four independent cases or stores that run about 90 minutes each.
Review: This series is quite simply superb. The killer forced Dana to roll the cart with Sasha to the elevator and to the makeshift morgue. After Dana tearfully placed Sasha on the autopsy table, the killer then knocked her out with another chloroform-soaked rag and put her on the other autopsy table.
The killer slashed each of their wrists, killing them by letting all their blood drain out. After dressing them, the killer then posed them at the piano once rigor mortis had begun to set in, and turned up the air conditioning in order to keep them in place. The killer has a message for Giles to read: the guests are all about to get "lei'd". The guests return to their rooms to change into Hawaiian attire, and then head to the foyer, where they find it has been transformed into a luau. Giles joins in on the fun, handing his jacket off to Geno before doing the limbo.
When Geno proposes a toast, the lights suddenly go off and a crash is heard. Returning with flashlights, the guests find Geno dead, crushed underneath a chandelier. Investigation : Prior to the guests splitting up, an irritated Giles asks about the whereabouts of his cell phone, which has gone missing.
Riddle challenge : The guests are blindfolded and taken to a room in the manor; when allowed to remove their blindfolds, they realize the room is pitch black. Fumbling around in the dark, they eventually find night vision monoculars, which allows them to both read a note on the wall and find an exit tunnel to crawl through. This leads them to portable ultraviolet light wands and a clue that sends them to the morgue, where another clue with kukui nutshell leis are found.
Disassembling the leis into individual nutshells and using the ultraviolet light reveals letters written on them, which when rearranged form the phrase "Hear No Evil. The "hear no evil" monkey statue provides one final clue that points back to the foyer, where Kam alone finds a drawer containing a gun with a silencer , as well as night vision goggles.
Before the guests prepare to state their cases, the killer offers one additional clue: "How exactly did Geno crash my party? Work this answer into your case study; your life depends on it. Solution : In the foyer, the killer had used green fluorescent paint to highlight the Rue Manor crest on the dance floor. A timer was also placed in the socket and was set to short circuit the lights at midnight during the luau. A special kukui nutshell lei was designed for Geno, painted with an invisible fluorescent paint; the killer used the bobby pin to break into Geno's room to both leave the lei on his bed and also to write the note to steal Giles's phone.
Instead, Geno took the note, left the lei behind, and headed to the luau. As instructed, while Giles did the limbo, Geno pocketed Giles' phone according to the killer, this "dishonesty" gave more reason for the subsequent murder. Moving onto "Plan B," after the lights went out, the killer put on the night vision goggles, and used the silenced gun to fire a contact shot into Geno's stomach, lethally wounding him. Then as planned, the killer dragged Geno to the illuminated crest on the dance floor. This served as a target for the chandelier, which the killer then dropped using the lever hidden behind the curtains.
Finally, the killer hid the night vision goggles and gun in a nearby drawer. At breakfast the next morning, everyone is once again surprised as both Scared guests Melina and Ronnie have survived the night. Giles informs the guests that the killer has decided to have a spa day, with each guest receiving a different service: Melina, a facial; Kam, a royal massage; Lindsey, a mani-pedi; Cris, a yoga session; and Ronnie, a dip in the hot tub.
While everyone else is inside enjoying their treatments, Ronnie is relaxing in the hot tub. Suddenly, an explosion blasts Ronnie out of the hot tub and into the adjacent pool. The remaining guests quickly run outside to find the pool covered in fog, and are there just in time to see Ronnie surface, dead. Investigation : Giles announces that there are four areas to investigate. The guests are given ice picks to dig into a frozen block of ice containing a box with a key; Kam is the first to finish and earns the right to visit the new "mystery area.
The remaining three guests must each choose a different area, but as they could not come to a decision, the killer had provided Giles cards to randomly assign these areas.
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The following clues are identified by various guests:. Riddle challenge : Giles starts the riddle off with a science experiment - he drops a canister into a contraption that then blasts ping pong balls everywhere. The guests each find a ping pong ball that says "Kitchen" and head there for the next clue. There are barrels of castor beans for each of the guests, with a clue telling them to dig to find a small cylinder hidden inside. Opening this reveals a word search, and the guests are only allowed to visit areas they find hidden in the puzzle. One of the phrases is "pool equipment," and going to the area where pool equipment is stored, Kam is the first to find an orange tank of liquid nitrogen hooked up to the hot tub water supply, with a timer on it.
Solution : The killer had noticed that Ronnie liked to add powdered cream to his tea. Seeing through the hidden camera that Ronnie had gone to the library to write a letter to Giles, the killer sent a maid to deliver a tea set, including powdered cream spiked with ricin , a poison that can be extracted from the castor bean. After Ronnie left, the killer found the letter and scratched out all the names on it. Ronnie brought his poisoned tea with him to the hot tub, and when he turned on the jets, he unknowingly started the timer on the liquid nitrogen tank that the killer had previously hooked up to the hot tub water supply.
The heated water from the hot tub magnified the effects of the ricin, heating Ronnie's body to a lethal temperature. Once the timer went off, the liquid nitrogen entered the hot tub and reacted violently, blasting Ronnie's body into the pool and burning his skin, while at the same time instantly freezing the hot tub water, leaving chunks of ice floating alongside him. Yet again, all of the guests survive the night, and Giles informs them that the killer has provided them with a limo ride away from Rue Manor.
The guests celebrate and open presents containing champagne flutes. They toast to finally making it out of Rue Manor, when suddenly, the driver makes a sharp U-turn and takes them back to the manor. They hurry in to discover a large TV has been placed in the foyer. When it turns on, the guests are shocked to see Giles tied up and surrounded by guns; he informs them that he has been kidnapped. Giles has been hidden away somewhere in the manor and pleads for the guests to find him quickly, for his life is on the line.
He also warns them that failure to solve the upcoming crime will result in them all meeting a similar fate. Thick white smoke begins to pour into the foyer, and in the confusion, the other guests gradually realize that Melina has disappeared. Riddle challenge : Speaking on the TV screen through voice masking software, the killer relays a riddle to the surviving guests, challenging them to find Melina.
The riddle asks the guests to recall the code used to open the storage bin in Sheri's death; there are several clues to this combination in the lounge. After figuring out the code, Kam notices a locked door behind partially opened curtains in the foyer and uses the code to solve the riddle. The wall revolves, opening up a room full of artifacts from all of the previous murders.
At the far end of the room, they find Melina strangled to death with the rigged kukui necklace from Geno's murder the original "Plan A". Kam receives a puzzle piece, giving him an advantage in the final challenge. Final challenge : The killer presents the final three guests with a multi-part riddle challenge, in which they have to solve riddles related to the previous murders with the help of the "reanimated bodies" of the previous guests.
Depending on their answer, guests receive one of two jigsaw puzzle pieces to fit into each of their own large question mark-shaped boards in the foyer. Puzzle pieces received from riddles answered correctly would light up under a black light , while riddles answered incorrectly would result in puzzle pieces that would remain dark under the black light. Guests then return to the incorrectly answered riddles and try again.
Briefly, the riddles are:. Kam is the first to finish the challenge, and Cris finishes shortly thereafter; both receive a riddle that directs them to a room upstairs to find the killer. Lindsey, the last to finish, is instead directed to the room where they earlier had found Melina. The Killer Unmasked : Upstairs, Kam and Cris find themselves in a room filled with photographs of the murders along with video monitors showing live surveillance footage around Rue Manor. They begin to search frantically for what they believe is the final riddle that will reveal who the killer is, when all of a sudden, the monitor switches to a camera showing Lindsey entering the room from the foyer.
Lindsey steps in and is distracted by the revolving door spinning behind her, not noticing the suit of armor poised to fire in front of her. Having set the trap off, Lindsey receives an arrow to her throat as her "prize" for being runner-up. Stunned, Kam suddenly realizes that Cris is the killer, who menacingly gives one final rhyme: "I won't be played by your foolish game.
The killer could be you Enough of the riddles, the ruckus, the rhymes. I committed those murders, eleven straight times. It is true, I am the real sinner. Congratulations, Kam, you are the winner. Giles enters the room and gives Kam golden handcuffs to arrest Cris, who willingly is taken away by the police incidentally played by the two executive producers, Zuiker and Abrego , her sadistic game over. Giles awards Kam his prize and walks him out.
On his way out of the mansion, Kam is greeted by the previously eliminated guests, who have been allowed to break character as they see him off, most congratulating him on his victory. Giles offers to drive him wherever he wishes to go, to which Kam answers "Home". In a post-show interview, it was revealed that the guests did not actually perform the final challenge simultaneously, as it would've been unfair if one guest was forced to wait while another guest was completing a station. Instead, each guest was timed individually, and in the end, Kam finished 44 seconds faster than Lindsey.
The series received 43 out of at Metacritic. Variety ' s Brian Lowry thought that the show was "especially brain-numbing", as the mysteries weren't suspenseful or intriguing.
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She found the show to be a little pathetic, because "of how little amateurs really know and how ridiculous it sounds to regurgitate half-remembered forensic jargon". Whodunnit premiered to a 1. After the first episode aired, some audience members at home were confused about whether the murders were actually real. Executive producer Zuiker confirmed that this was added in post-production in response to the unexpected confusion  in order to reemphasize the fictitious nature of the premise.
The opening narration of the final episode reiterated that the contestants were solving "fictitious crimes," and even explicitly mentioned the confusion. A companion book series, also titled Whodunnit? It is written by Anthony Zuiker and published by Hyperion Books. The series is a fictitious season of the events happening in the television show, with Giles, as the main character. It is stated in the books that whenever he gets a job, it will turn out to ultimately whether the job is "Hijacked" or not. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved February 28, TV by the Numbers.
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