Episode 5: All Things Sherlock, Sherlock VS. House M.D., Top 5 Detectives

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The game is afoot! We dive into all things Sherlock Holmes by exploring the character's origins, discussing how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle influenced the procedural genre, and debating modern versions including the Sherlock Holmes films, BBC's Sherlock, and CBS's Elementary. In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, it's a battle of wits between Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock and Hugh Laurie's House, M.D. We deduce our top 5 detectives.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 - 45:12: All things Sherlock.

  • 45:13 - 50:54: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER - Sherlock VS. Dr. Gregory House.

  • 50:55 - 1:11:23: Top 5 Detectives.


Top 5 Detectives


  1. Sam Tyler & Gene Hunt (Life on Mars)
  2. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (The X-Files) 
  3. Veronica Mars 
  4. Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs)
  5. Harry Dresden (Dresden Files)


  1. Columbo
  2. Veronica Mars 
  3. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (The X-Files) 
  4. Dr. Samuel Beckett (Quantum Leap)
  5. Judge Joseph Dredd (2000 AD)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Jane Tennison (Prime Suspect)
  • Jessica (Murder, She Wrote)
  • Matlock
  • Inspector Lynley (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries)
  • Perry Mason
  • Doctor Who
  • Detective John Hartigan (Sin City)
  • Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon)
  • Kojak
  • Detective Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie: Poirot)
  • Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man)
  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Adrian Monk (Monk)
  • Dexter
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Angel
  • Dirk Gently
  • Rick Deckard (Blade Runner)
  • Rorschach (Watchmen)
  • Richard Castle (Castle) 
  • Father Dowling Mysteries
  • Brother Cadfael (The Cadfael Chronicles)
  • Batman
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Sam and Max (Sam & Max Hit the Road)
  • Dick Tracy
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog