I love Crime Drama & when I discovered Murdoch Mysteries on TV, I was hooked. Detective William Murdoch & his faithful sidekick, Police Constable George Crabtree, live & police in Toronto, Canada, in the mid-1890's. Murdoch relies on what he sees, what he feels & the evidence at hand to solve a crime. His boss, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid, can be a bit closed-minded at times, as he is one of the "old-school" types that rely on brute force to obtain a confession. However, where Murdoch is concerned, Brackenreid gives in & lets Murdoch have his "strange ways" to gain the correct outcome of a mystery or murder. Murdoch is a learned man & thinks nothing of looking through various articles about the latest scientific methods in the hope that it will prove useful at some point in the future when solving a crime. Crabtree is willing to learn from him & often puts his point of view across without the fear of rejection. Dr Julia Ogden, the female Coronor (a rarity in itself in the late-1800's) is also a willing participant in Murdoch's new-fangled crime-busting ways.
Although it does seem a bit far-fetched that one man alone would discover all these forensic methods, it does begin to show you how forward-thinking that some people started were & the prejudice that they faced from narrow-minded fools.
I strongly recommend Murdoch Mysteries if you love Crime Drama, as well as Historical Drama too. A pleasing combination of both.