I’m a huge fan of detective stories and sometimes dreams of becoming one myself. I started with TV shows like Columbo, and now my current favorite is Sherlock by BBC. Not a fan of CSI as they rely on technology to solve crimes. The other night I had the chance to play detective at Warner TV’s media appreciation night.
Red Panda Bistro at Kapitlyo Pasig was rattled when two police investigators came up and announced that there has been a murder at the restaurant’s kitchen. Which, of course, was just part of a play and we are asked to participate in the investigation. We have to figure out the killer, how the victim was killed and the motive.
I put my deduction skills to the test, but the hours of spent on watching and reading Sherlock, Batman, and Conan detective series didn’t pay off. I was able to gather a lot of evidence though, but I was not able to find out who the killer really is. My version of the crime revolved around a love affair, when it was really about business. I should start staying away from telenovelas and start watching a new crime/detective drama – Murder in The First which takes an up-close and personal look at a single complex homicide investigation, marks its Philippine debut exclusively on WarnerTV on Thursdays at 9:50 p.m.
Co-created by Emmy® winner Steve Bochco and newcomer Eric Lodal, the powerful new drama, which spreads the story arc across an entire season, takes two seemingly unrelated crimes that pit Silicon Valley wunderkind Erich Blunt (Tom Felton, Harry Potter films) in the middle of the crime scene.
Thank you Breakout Philippines for giving us that needed mental exercises to keep the synapses functioning and WarnerTV for giving us another show that will satisfy my crave for crime/detective drama to sharpen my deduction skills. Watch out for it soon!