Caylee

Caylee

Caylee holds a PhD in English/literature. Her research focuses are children's (MG and YA) fantasy, popular fiction and book publishing (inc. writing craft and production).

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Perennial British Crime?

A Touch of Frost, Inspector Morse, Inspector Lynley, Vera … Free to air TV (at least in Australia where I am) consistently cycles such British crime series as these on repeat. Are such series perennial favourites, and if they are, why? Is it the characters? Or is it the familiar comfort and repetitiveness of the storylines? Does the quality of the shows or the popularity of crime as a genre play a part? Maybe it’s a combination of the above—or maybe these series are not perennial favourites and are rather the entertainment of only the unadventurous, narrow-minded, or deprived.

Is what is sought/gained from the entertainment experience such series offer the same as or distinct from other forms of crime drama (less/more episodic examples, those produced around the world, shows offered on subscription streaming services etc.)? How does "quality" in terms of the writing and production of the shows compare? An investigation of these questions could potentially include books, noting that the examples above were originally based on book series.

This could be a massive topic, but it would be fun to see at least some of it explored …

  • Is "perennial favourite" a common expression in Australia or elsewhere? I wonder if its use, over "classic" or "timeless," may restrict the global audience to a specific view or local perspective, if that happens to be the case. – T. Palomino 4 months ago
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Caylee

I don’t know that one – might have to check it out!

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Absolutely! Read what you want to – definitely the way to go 🙂

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Though I suppose “quality” is subjective, too.

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Yeah, when I stop and think about it, fantasy definitely comes up a lot – though I could also be biased by my own reading 🙂

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Yes, I also enjoy the female leads in YA. Though I think when I was growing up reading middle-grade and YA, I predominantly read books with male protagonists and didn’t consciously think anything of it.

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Carmody’s books do seem to come up a lot as ones that appeal across a lifetime!

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Fair enough! I don’t think anything works for everyone, after all.

YA Book Series That Never End
Caylee

Wow, that’s scary!

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