I'll get into the swing of this blogging schedule. Promise.
Anyway, today let's talk about what has to be my favorite true crime show: Lt. Joe Kenda - Homicide Hunter.
First off, I love Joe Kenda. He's smart and witty and gritty, plus he's a silver fox, and the kid who plays the younger him is easy on the eyes.
Second, I love the in-depth look into the various cases he's solved. I love trying to figure out the whodunnit along with Joe. I love seeing Joe get the bad guys. And I especially loved Joe's little witticisms throughout.
If you're not familiar with the show, it's on Investigation Discovery. It's details the various cases of a homicide detective with the Colorado Springs, CO police department. He's solved almost 400, so there's a lot of cases to cover. And they span Kenda's tenure with the department, so from the late 70s on. Last week they showed his first homicide case - in 1977 - so he's been at this a while.
Unfortunately for me, I hate written a mystery based in CO long before I ever saw this show, and re-reading it a couple months ago, I discovered one of my secondary characters was exactly like Joe. Needless to say, I'll fix that in edits. I love Joe, but I need to differentiate my characters - so people don't think I'm a big ol' copycat.
Have you ever seen the show? What do you think about a true crime show that follows just one person and his cases?