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As I am sure you can imagine, I have to put up with a lot of crazy people around me down there in the Abyss.
There are points in time where I just want to relax and watch something entertaining, yet soothing, relaxing and very very structured.
Structure helps me focus and calms me from the craziness of the worlds.
So when I first learned about Television Procedural Dramas--dramas/mysteries that follow very fixed story lines, logical, step by step, one after the other dramas that follow a set, rational, well understood order. You have mystery and uncertainty only in very select circumstances, but all comes down to one of a very select set of predesignated outcomes that are logically consistent with the events at hand.
Relaxing, comforting, yes?
So I tried these but the ones I tried...Law & Order: *, CSI: *, NCIS: * all were hugely disappointing with no coherent plots what-so-ever. Confusing, incoherent, unrelated sequences of events that had no correlation with each other.
Needless to say, I gave up on the genre.
However, today was "Prime Day" at Amazon, which as you may know, is on a plane adjacent to the Abyss. Anyway, T-A-G for once did something right. He got me the Televised version of a series of books he read, I guess, seconds ago in my time, years in his....called "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"
I have to say, I FINALLY get procedurals, a show that is logical with an obvious, rational, well thought out connections between scenes, each episode flows with clockwork logic and precision from event to obvious next event. Amazing!
Finally, a logically, self-consistent procedural that one can take comfort in its familiarity and rational logic!
I highly recommend it.