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🕵️ Howcatchem
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Shows and films that reveal the crime and the perpetrators at the start, and the focus is on how the detective or protagonist will catch them.

Also known as ‘open mystery’ or ‘reverse whodunnit’.


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TV Show: Elsbeth ( 2024 )
Elsbeth follows Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City, Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner, a charismatic and revered leader. Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke, a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth's insightful and offbeat ways.
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TV Show: Frequency ( 2016 )
A female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect' wreak havoc in the present day.
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Movie: 10 to Midnight ( 1983 )
An LAPD detective and his rookie partner are on the trail of a psychopathic young man who is murdering young women.
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Movie: Memento ( 2001 )
A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.
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Movie: Knives Out ( 2019 )
A detective investigates the death of the patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
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Movie: Glass Onion ( 2022 )
Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case.
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Movie: The Big Store ( 1941 )
A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.
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Movie: Dial M for Murder ( 1954 )
A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.
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Movie: Rope ( 1948 )
Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.
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TV Show: Star Wars: Andor ( 2022 )
Star Wars: Andor explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor's journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It's an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
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TV Show: Poker Face ( 2023 )
Poker Face is a 10-episode "mystery-of-the-week" series following Natasha Lyonne's Charlie Cale, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can't help but solve.
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TV Show: Breaking Bad ( 2008 )
Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White, a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White's releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.
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TV Show: Columbo ( 1968 )
This is the detective series that inspired them all. Legendary actor Peter Falk is back in his 4-time Emmy® Award winning role, as the ruffled, cigar-chomping, trenchcoat-wearing police lieutenant who is asking all the right questions.
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TV Show: Mrs. Columbo ( 1979 )
The official pronouncement of everyone associated with "Columbo" is thatthe character played by Kate Mulgrew, in the series initially called "Mrs Columbo," was married to some other cop who happened to also be named Columbo."Mrs Columbo" was the brainchild of NBC entertainment president Fred Silverman, who hoped to carry on a little of the "Columbo" mystique without Columbo, soon after "Columbo" ended its NBC run. Richard Levinson and William Link regarded the idea as heresy, but Silverman said he'd do it without them. "The magic of Columbo's wife is that you never see her," Levinson protested.Mulgrew's Kate Columbo was a part-time reporter for a pennysaver newspaper, who often found herself engaged in crime-solving.Apart from the off-camera statements by the "Columbo" creators, the shows themselves provide evidence that the Kate Mulgrew character was not the wife of the famous Lieutenant.  In one of several major changes over the series, Kate Mulgrew's character was DIVORCED and took on the name Kate Callahan.But it is clearly known in "Columbo" that the Lieutenant has never been divorced.
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TV Show: Luther ( 2021 )
It's not easy being a cop. Théo Luther is a formidable policeman. Yet after months of tracking down a child killer, he loses his footing, suffers from depression, and puts his marriage in jeopardy. Reinstated in his unit but closely watched, Théo must fight his personal demons more than the criminals. His first investigation: a young woman whom he suspects of the murder of her parents. But he is unable to prove his guilt. Worse, she even seems to taunt him. 
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TV Show: Diagnosis Murder ( 1992 )
Dr. Mark Sloan is chief of internal medicine at Community General Hospital in Los Angeles and a L.A.P.D. consultant, Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his homicide detective son Steve.
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TV Show: Motive ( 2013 )
Motive is an unconventional way to watch a crime drama unfold. Each episode begins by revealing not only the victim, but the killer as well. It's not a "whodunit", it's a "whydunit", a question faced by spirited female Vancouver homicide detective Angie Flynn as she begins to piece together the clues from the crime. How are the victim and killer connected? What is the motive? As the mystery unfolds, the audience navigates a complicated maze of clues alongside the detective and her team.
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TV Show: Dexter: New Blood ( 2021 )
Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger beckons.
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TV Show: White Collar ( 2009 )
The series focuses on the unlikely partnership between the very intelligent and charming con-artist Neal Caffrey and the hard-working and earnest FBI agent Peter Burke. In exchange for his freedom, and on the condition that he wear an ankle bracelet at all times, Caffrey provides his expertise in thievery to help Burke and agents Clinton Jones and Diana Berrigan catch other elusive white collar criminals.
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TV Show: The Wire ( 2002 )
The first season of The Wire (2002) concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell. In Seasons Two and Three, as the Barksdale investigation escalated, new storylines involving pressures on the working class and the city's political leadership were introduced. Season Four focused on the stories of several young boys in the public school system, struggling with problems at home and the lure of the corner - set against the rise of a new drug empire in West Baltimore and a new Mayor in City Hall. The fifth and final season of The Wire centers on the media's role in addressing - or failing to address - the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show.
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TV Show: Police Squad! ( 1982 )
Police Squad! was a parody of the Quinn Martin Productions' police dramas of the 1960s and 1970s, hence the use of "In Color" by the narrator. The show's main staple of entertainment came from sight gags (such as a tow truck being a truck in the shape of a big toe) and misunderstandings in dialogue, mostly from people taking things extremely literally. Several great routines came from these misunderstandings that left characters in the scene very confused, but left the audience with loads of humor.
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TV Show: Matlock ( 1986 )
Matlock is a legal drama series starring Andy Griffith as defense attorney Ben Matlock - a Harvard-educated, fiery southerner who charges $100,000 a case to brilliantly defend his clients by finding the real killer.
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TV Show: Law & Order: Criminal Intent ( 2001 )
In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories.
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TV Show: Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent ( 2024 )
In Toronto's war on crime, the worst offenders are pursued by the detectives of the specialized criminal investigations unit. These are their stories.As a psychological thriller wrapped in a criminal investigation, Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent follows an elite squad of detectives who investigate high-profile crime and corruption in metro Toronto.
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TV Show: The Sinner ( 2017 )
A blend of thrilling murder investigation and raw character drama, anthology series The Sinner follows the investigation of a chilling new homicide each season. Detective Harry Ambrose employs unusual tactics and a deep capacity for empathy to solve his cases … with a boundless dedication driven by his own dark past. Departing from the traditional "whodunnit," the series delves into the "why" -- exploring the buried traumas, psychological factors and philosophical reasons that might compel a seemingly "normal" person to commit unspeakable acts.
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Movie: Hamilton ( 2020 )
"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater--a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.
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Movie: The Devotion of Suspect X ( 2017 )
A murder mystery that follows a cat-and-mouse relationship between a relentless detective and his equally clever former classmate who's protecting the guilty.
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TV Show: Criminal Minds ( 2005 )
Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.
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TV Show: Law & Order: Organized Crime ( 2021 )
In the nation's largest city, the vicious and violent members of the underworld are hunted by the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau. These are their stories.
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Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley ( 1999 )
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
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Movie: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer ( 2007 )
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
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TV Show: Parfum ( 2018 )
When a woman is found murdered with scent glands excised from her body, a detective probes a group of friends who attended boarding school with her.
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TV Show: Mr. Mercedes ( 2017 )
A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.
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TV Show: Finders Keepers ( 2024 )
Finders Keepers is the story of keen detectorist Martin and his wheeler dealer soon to be son-in-law Ashley who, while on a boys bonding trip in the idyllic fields of rural Somerset, discover a hoard of buried Saxon treasure worth millions.Legally, they should declare it, but Ashley spots an opportunity to look after number one, and as pressures are building at home with his wife Anne, straight arrow Martin can't help but have his head turned. It's tempting. If they sell it on the black market, they could be set for life and Ashley has the connections to make it happen. But with a hoard this good, could it really be that easy? After all, they might not be the only ones out for its spoils. 
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Movie: The Lovely Bones ( 2015 )
Based on the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by award winning director Andrew McKeough, The Lovely Bones centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
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TV Show: You ( 2018 )
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
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TV Show: Monk ( 2002 )
An ex-cop suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder solves crimes with various (and usually exasperated) sidekicks. The 'defective detective' may have an abundance of phobias (heights, crowds, and even milk), but also razor-sharp deductive skills, which he uses to help the San Francisco police with especially baffling cases.
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TV Show: Scrublands ( 2023 )
Scrublands is set in isolated country town Riversend brought to its knees by endless drought, where a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners. A year later, investigative journalist Martin Scarsden arrives to write what should be a simple feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy but when his instincts kick in and he digs beneath the surface, the previously accepted narrative begins to fall apart and he finds himself in a life and death race to uncover the truth. 
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TV Show: Bad Sisters ( 2022 )
Set in the breath-taking coast of Ireland, Bad Sisters follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. The tight-knit Garvey sisters have always looked out for each other. When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intent - and set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had ample reason to kill him.