Last night I was having a conversation during my supper with my soon-to-be sister-in-laws about old television shows. The majority of our discussions revolve around movies and television, with them generally picking my brain for ideas for what they might be interested in watching for themselves, or if they cannot remember the title of something. They conversations typically involve both parties sharing different films and televisions with the other. Anyway, one these young ladies mentioned that she wanted some seasons of Murder, She Wrote, while the other said she had always wanted Diagnosis: Murder. Their anxiousness in having these shows on their shelves triggered a thought in my mind. I occasionally look for such conversations as this one to generate ideas in my head to initiate discussions with you guys here. Television often goes through a series of trends, some of them lasting decades. One of the more common genre staples in the medium is the widely defined (or at least for this thread) police procedural. These shows were usually quite popular during their prime, and typically centered around a specific person, group of people, or those within the confines of a specific cop/police/detective union or organization in which the stars of said series would be ushered to solving that week's mystery. Now, as I said earlier, I'm defining the police procedural genre rather broadly for the purpose of lengthening and diversifying the discussions within this thread. But he basic consensus I'm drawing toward is a generically this: a cop show in which murders and other crimes typically occur and are solved within the hour (or thirty minutes, depending on the show) of a series by the head(s) of the core cast, who probably would as some type of government-funded police force or undercover private investigator. Let's get this rolling.