Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sleuth or Dare

Which TV detective would you want to take your case?

I think I’d have to go with Monk. There’s just no one currently on TV who gets to the truth of the matter like Adrian Monk. He’s got a great track record, and if you’re innocent, it just means putting up with his annoying habits for a while.

Then again, there are always Frank Pembleton or Kay Howard from Homicide: Life on the Street. No guarantees, but Frank’s amazingly good, and Kay is every bit as good and lucky, to boot. Then again, there’s Vic Mackey of The Shield. Chances are, he’ll be a bit preoccupied with covering his own ass, but if you’re looking for revenge, Vic’s your man. There’s no one who’ll bring the hammer down harder on evildoers, as long as he doesn’t have a piece of the action himself.

The TV detective I’d least like on my case is Dr. House. Sure, he pretty much always solves the case and cures the patient, but generally on Monk you don’t suffer acute system failure before the case is closed. Adrian’s clients vomit less blood, too.


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