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The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996)
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The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Family, Mystery, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo is a youth-oriented action mystery television series that ran on Nickelodeon between 1996 and 1998. A total of 41 episodes of 30 minutes each were produced. Episodes were taped at the now defunct Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida. Starring Irene Ng as the title character, the series revolves around the adventures of a young teenage girl who lives with her innkeeper grandfather and works as a non-sworn intern at the local police department where she helps out with odds and ends around the office. Occasionally an intriguing case comes to Shelby's attention, prompting her to apply her unique insight and enlist the help of her friends to solve it. Her supervisors, however, do not appreciate her help, as she is only a teenager. Her grandfather also does not want her getting involved in cases, often reminding her, "We are not detectives with warrant badges, we are innkeepers with brooms." Many of the stories, with three clear suspects, keep the audience guessing until the truth is ultimately explained. The show is set in the cities of Cocoa Beach, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts. On December 28, 2011, TeenNick aired the episode "The Smoke Screen Case" on the The '90s Are All That block.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: teenage life, crimes, youth, crime, mystery, police station, wooing, thief, spy, police, criminal, beach, teenage girl, child protagonist, jail, high school, rookie, amateur sleuth, grandfather granddaughter relationship, deputy, overalls, chinese american
Time: 90s
Place: florida

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Delvecchio (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, captivating
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Duration: 45 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 45 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Missing is a Canadian-American crime drama television series based on the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU book series by Meg Cabot. The series aired on the A network and W Network in Canada, and on Lifetime in the United States from August 2003 to February 2006.
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Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
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TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Division is an American crime drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine and starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focused on a team of women police officers in the San Francisco Police Department. The series premiered on Lifetime on ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, rough
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The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
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Place: france
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40%
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Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Michael Richards Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite his unconventional methods.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
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