I love detective novels and crime shows. I enjoy watching the detectives cracking the cases using various skills- forensic science (CSI, Bones), powers of deduction (Sherlock) or ability to read people (Castle, The Mentalist), or a mix of them all (NCIS). And slowly piecing together a case against the criminals in order to bring them to justice and foil the plans of criminal masterminds.
I’ve always known that they exaggerate things on shows like this, but it’s still disappointing when reality points out how much better the fiction is. They always get their man, usually quite quickly and justice prevails. Of course, real life is a little murkier and less satisfying.
But the thing that disappoints me the most about the real world are the criminals. Who are far from being masterminds.
That’s not to say I want to live in a…
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