Recently, I posed this question to readers on My Facebook page: What’s your favorite TV show?
I write in the mystery/thriller/suspense genre and I wondered how reader interests were reflected in television preferences in the US and around the world. Responses were varied, fun, and very enlightening. (We’ll get to that in a second.)
First, for those of you who aren’t on Facebook or didn’t have a chance to answer, what’s your favorite television show? Do you agree with this chart of the favorites named so far by Facebook readers?
So far, the top votes on my Facebook page are for Castle, Criminal Minds, and NCIS, in that order.
In all of these shows, a group or a team of professionals investigates crimes. Hmm. Are we seeing any similarities to my books?
In Fatal Distraction, investigative journalist Jess Kimball works with Florida Governor Helen Sullivan. In Don’t Know Jack, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar hunt for and investigate Jack Reacher. In Due Justice, Judge Willa Carson uses her connections to get to the bottom of a murderous conspiracy.
I can understand why my readers like the TV shows listed above! I do, too. How about you? Do hit reply and tell me what you like to watch on TV!
My husband and I exactly agree with the list except for Walking Dead. Maybe we should try it.
I didn’t submit an answer on the poll. However,my favorite shows are Elementary and Revenge. I also like Copper and Longmire. But that is not why I am posting this message. My post is to say THANK YOU for the great bookmarks. They are already in use and will be for years.
We enjoy Criminal Minds and CSI…most of the others we have never watched. I like Alaska State Troopers, Lt. Kenda – Homicide.
I love Crime Drama, I agree with most except Castle. I have tried to watch it and there is something keeping me from falling in love with it. I watch so many, many Drama’s! One of my absolute fav’s and I think one of the best shows on TV is Person on Interest. #2 I gotta love me some Revenge, talk about a strong female lead! Emily Thorne is amazing! As a writer the stats are very interesting!
Thank goodness for DVR as two of my new favorites go head to head each week on CBS and NBC, those being Blacklist and Intelligence. I also love Person of Interest on CBS. Of course the original CSI is still going strong as well.
The there’s real crime drama with 48 Hours!
Our favorite shows are Castle, Ncis, Ncis Los Angeles, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, Once upon a time, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Game of Thrones, The Black List, Elementary, Royal Pains, Psych, Law and Order, Black Sails, Mentalist, Bitten, Lost Girl, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, Csi, Blue Bloods, Helix, Glee, Supernatural, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Rizzoli & Isles, Justified, The Tomorrow People, Revolution, Grimm and a couple not on right now that I cannot think of right now.
Midsommer Murders, Rosemary & Thyme, any Poirot/Agatha Christie is top watching priority. I don’t like graphic crime shows so avoid us tv.
So many good shows listed here! My faves are Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Castle, American Horror Story, Hannibal. Game of Thrones, True Blood, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, Boardwalk Empire, Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Intelligence, Almost Human, The Killing… and a zillion others.
There are so many good shows I watch! You’ll probably be sorry I answered this one! This time of year my #1 fave is Justified. NCIS + LA, Castle, Grimm, Person of Interest, Almost Human, Intelligence, Blue Bloods, Bones, The Blacklist, H50, L&O SVU, Elementary, Revolution, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, Criminal Minds, CSI, Chicago Fire & CFPD, Banshee, Arrow, BatB, Tomorrow People, Lost Girl, Rizzoli & Isles, Being Human, The Originals, Dracula, Reign, The Good Wife, Parenthood, Shameless, The Crazy Ones, 2 Broke Girls, Haven, Major Crimes, White Collar, Suits, Royal Pains, The Following, Defiance, The Americans, Perception, Longmire, The Bridge, The Voice, American Idol, The Taste, Rookie Blue, Continuum. I’m sure I’ve forgotten one or two 🙂
Shows I DVR & watch tho not as secure in my book right now (new/old):
Greys Anatomy, Once Upon A Time, Mentalist, Psych, Bitten, Hannibal, True Blood, Revenge, Black Sails, Dallas, About a Boy, Crisis, Those Who Kill, DWTS, Face Off, Wahlburgers, Newsroom, True Detective, Ray Donovan, Believe,
Shows I liked: Betrayal, Killer Women, Hunted, The White Queen, Dexter,
The Killing was a fave – Netflix is going to end it properly, thankfully.
Copper and Luther and Being Human on the BBCA – all gone now 🙁
Sorry, once I got started….lol – thank the tech gods I have a great setup!
So surprising more UK shows aren’t mentioned! You have not seen great mystery thriller television until you’ve seen WHITECHAPEL, DCI BANKS, SCOTT & BAILEY, INSPECTOR MORSE, it’s prequel ENDEAVOR, SILK and LAW & ORDER:UK – fantastic television with twisting turning mysteries that are unbelievably entertaining! Good to see LUTHER mentioned. Brit TV can’t be beat especially for crime/police drama and mystery thrillers!
PS – sorry to comment twice but how can we forget the new installment of Sherlock Holmes – SHERLOCK with Benedict Cumberpatch!