Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling four series being released this week.
— ◊ —
Jason Schwartzman stars as New York writer, romantic, and unlicensed private investigator Jonathan Ames in Bored To Death.
Now that his second novel has been completed (and rejected), Jonathan is augmenting his income by moonlighting as a creative-writing teacher, while taking on some new, desperate clients, ranging from a kinky policeman to the publishing rival of his sexagenarian pal, George Christopher. How he solves anything is a mystery.
Bored To Death: Season Two is available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and consists of 8 episodes that originally aired on HBO from September through November 2010.
— ◊ —
Luca Zingaretti stars as Commissario Salvo Montalbano in Detective Montalbano, an Italian crime drama based on a character created by mystery author Andrea Camilleri and set in the small (fictional) village of Vigata.
Airing on an irregular schedule since 1999, a total of 22 episodes have been produced to date.
Detective Montalbano: Episodes 19-20 is available on DVD this week, as are Detective Montalbano: Episodes 21-22, also available on DVD. Both DVDs are in Italian with English subtitles. All four episodes originally aired earlier this year on RAI in Italy.
— ◊ —
Tim Roth stars as Dr. Carl Lightman, the head of an organization that assists Federal law enforcement, government agencies, local police and private individuals with their most difficult cases in Lie to Me, which concluded its series run with this season.
Inspired by the scientific discoveries of a real life psychologist, who can interpret clues embedded in the human face, body and voice, this enthralling drama series exposes the truth and deception in compelling mysteries.
Lie to Me: Season Three is available on DVD, Amazon Instant, and iTunes, and consists of 13 episodes that originally aired on Fox from October 2010 through January 2011.
— ◊ —
Raymond Burr stars as Perry Mason in this long-running series, in which the brilliant Los Angeles-based defense attorney stops at nothing to crack the most impossible cases and uncover the truth.
Perry Mason is one of the best television courtroom dramas ever produced, and still remains one of the most highly rated dramas of all time.
Perry Mason: Season Six (Volume 1) is available on DVD and consists of 14 episodes that originally aired on CBS from September 1962 through January 1963.
— ◊ —