A Proper Mystery

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I love a proper mystery. I’m talking about films like ‘The Thirty Nine Steps’ that keep you on the edge of your seat for its duration.

Easy To Follow

The thing I love about the older mystery films is they’re easy to follow. None of this needing a PhD in social skullduggery to understand what’s going on. Perhaps, though, it’s me getting older and finding the modern day thrillers just too difficult to keep up with. There has been a spate of T.V. thrillers shown here in the U.K. recently. I cannot recall the titles, but needless to say, I got totally confused and lost interest.

A Recent Mystery

However, one of my recent viewings was made worse by events that were beyond my control. A mystery all of its own, unfolding while I was watching T.V. Let me explain in the hope that you can see what was happening. It must have been about the third episode of a missing/murder mystery series, set in a coastal town up north. The main character was a policewoman who had been involved ‘romantically’ with the main suspect. I say romantically with tongue in cheek. It was more of a fling around the back of the local kebab house on a Saturday night.

I Was Struggling

I was struggling to keep up with who did what to who and why. Then the call of nature interrupted my viewing. Usually, I’d pause the viewing until I got back. However, because I was struggling, I thought I wouldn’t miss too much so I let it run. When I got back to the comfort of my armchair I realised that I must have missed a huge chunk of the story! The rampant policewoman was nowhere to be seen and I didn’t recognise any of the suspects. Indeed, the whole scenario had changed and I was now trying to comprehend why the murder suspect had suddenly aged about 30 years! Also, why would they move the crime scene from a northern seaside town to a major city?

Oh My

I persevered with it, trying to fit it all together. It was no good, I just didn’t get it. I turned to my wife and said that none of this mystery was making any sense to me. The main character was missing, there seemed a different suspect and the whole scene had confusingly moved to another city. Then my wife dropped the bombshell!! While I was answering my call of nature, she changed channels on the T.V.! Why didn’t she say anything to me? No wonder I am confused. Oh well, at least I sorted out my own mystery.

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32 Comments
  • She so is. Always been enchanted by her mysteries.

    • admin
      April 13, 2019

      Thank you πŸ˜ƒ

  • librepaley
    April 13, 2019

    So that’s what the old Bogart films were missing, a fling around the back of the local kebab house with Bacall or Bergman.

    • admin
      April 13, 2019

      Haha, I never thought of that. But you’re right πŸ˜€

  • Peter's pondering
    April 13, 2019

    Having just been fitted with new hearing aids, that stream the TV sound directly into the aids, I can now listen to the audio whilst going to the loo!!!!

    • admin
      April 13, 2019

      Sounds like a plan, Peter. πŸ˜ƒ

  • Invisibly Me
    April 13, 2019

    I hate that, when you get up for a wee and come back confused, obviously having missed something important. I must admit I’ve never seen this and can’t say I’ve been too tempted to. But how could you not realise the channel had been changed!? Hahahah, that’s quite the twist in the tale nobody was expecting!

    • admin
      April 13, 2019

      Hi Caz, because I was already confused when I went to the toilet, so when I came back I just thought it was me being even more confused. πŸ™‚

  • Amanda Ricks
    April 13, 2019

    I seem to remember something similar happened to you while watching TV awhile ago! lol

    • Trev Jones
      April 14, 2019

      Possibly, Amanda. Then there was the time I spent 15 minutes trying to get rid of the subtitles off the T.V. before realising I watching a Chinese programme. πŸ™

  • Author G M Cleary
    April 14, 2019

    That’s hilarious! I was going to add comments re: my experience with ‘The Big Sleep’, but uhm, I can’t think when laughing…

    • Trev Jones
      April 14, 2019

      Thank you, I’m glad it made you laugh. πŸ™‚

  • Tony
    April 14, 2019

    I’m with you on modern TV thriller/mysteries. Can never work them out. Started watching In The Line Of Duty, but that’s just as baffling this series

    • admin
      April 14, 2019

      Thanks, Tony. I also started watching that, but I found it too complicated and lost interest πŸ˜€

  • lorriebowden
    April 14, 2019

    Hahaha…really made me laugh! Wonder how many times that happened to me πŸ™‚

    • admin
      April 14, 2019

      Thank you, Lorrie. I have a feeling it’s happened to me on more than one occasion

  • jimflanigan
    April 15, 2019

    I always watch thrillers with my wife so she can tell me what is happening. But changing channels is just not fair.

    • admin
      April 15, 2019

      My wife gets as confused as I do, Jim πŸ˜ƒ

  • mabelfrancis
    April 16, 2019

    Haha, this has me laughing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€

    • admin
      April 16, 2019

      Thank you again, Mabel, pleased it gave you a laugh

  • sheenmeem
    April 17, 2019

    Ha ha! Sorry I’m laughing, but it’s so funny. And you never latched on.

    • admin
      April 17, 2019

      Thank you, Sheenmeem and yes, I never latched on at all πŸ™‚

  • holley4734
    April 18, 2019

    Agatha Christie was the best. I never figure out the mystery. πŸ™‚

    • admin
      April 18, 2019

      Thank you, Holley, I think I agree with you

  • zumpoems
    April 19, 2019

    Excellent post! Was anticipating that ending, but loved it nonetheless as you did this so very well!

    • admin
      April 19, 2019

      Thank you zumpoems, I appreciate your very kind words. πŸ™‚

  • sandstarsblog
    April 26, 2019

    this mystery story made me smile today, and i’m grateful πŸ™‚ thanks!

    • admin
      April 26, 2019

      Thank you, Sandstars, I’m glad it made you smile. it’s what makes the world go around. πŸ™‚

  • Covert Novelist
    April 29, 2019

    Sorry but that truly gave me a good chuckle.

    • admin
      April 29, 2019

      Thank you, I’m glad it made you chuckle πŸ˜€

  • Hope
    May 8, 2019

    Now that was a good one!

    • admin
      May 8, 2019

      Thank you, Hope




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