We are, at the time of this article being published, living through a very strange period. Many of us have been confined to our homes in the hope that this will limit the spread of COVID-19, and given that many millions of people are unable to carry out their day-to-day working duties from the comfort of their houses, that means there are many hours to fill.
However, fear not, for we are here to help! We’ve spent some time compiling a list of private investigators-centric podcasts, films, and TV shows you can enjoy while you are doing your bit in the fight against coronavirus.
Private Investigator TV
– (Netflix) Sherlock
Everyone’s favourite private investigator tackles crimes in modern day London. Starring Hollywood duo Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, this show is as ingenious as it is beautifully shot; if you haven’t given it a go, now’s a perfect time.
– (Netflix) Jonathan Creek
First released in 1997, this show starring Alan Davies as a magician’s set designer and the part-time private investigator has started to date in terms of how it was shot, but is still as impressive as ever when it comes to creating twists and turns you didn’t see coming.
– (Amazon Prime) Case Histories
This fantastic show starring Jason Isaacs is based on a series of novels by acclaimed author Kate Atkinson and sees a private investigator scupper an array of baddies in picturesque Edinburgh.
Private Investigator Films
– (Netflix) Brick
Written and directed by Rian Johnson – he of Looper, Knives Out, and The Last Jedi fame – Brick is a film that stands out as a classic of the genre 15 years after its initial release. I won’t ruin the plot for you, but it’s a film well worth your time.
– (Netflix) The Poison Rose
This is a film that flew completely under the radar upon its release, and it seems a little unfair given that it’s a thoroughly entertaining watch and comes complete with twists you absolutely will not see coming. Starring John Travolta and Morgan Freeman, it’s an old-school private investigator flick that will leave you smiling.
Private Investigator Podcasts
I’m not going to give anything away with regard to these podcasts – the less you know the better – but here are 10 that will certainly help the quarantined hours pass! The world of private detectives has never been easier to discover!
– The Mother Jones Podcast
– Without Warning Podcast
– One Tough Podcast with Bo Dietl
– Blake Skye
– The Disappearance of Cedar Hills
– Synergy Workplace Investigations
– Cloak Investigations
– Down Under Investigations
– Harry Strange
– The London Necropolis Railway
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