Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ellery Queen

One of the things I received for Christmas was a set of Ellery Queen DVDs.

I used to watch the show when I was a kid. The best part about these mysteries, compared to most TV shows, is that they don't give away whodunnit. Most "mystery" shows (at least at the time), the audience knew what really happened, and watched, waiting for the characters to catch up. But in this show, there is a commercial break before the main character solves the mystery, so the audience can try to solve it themselves.

All the clues are there. You just have to be observant, have a bit of general knowledge, and put things together.

Not so very different, really, from what we do all the time in EMS.

We need to be very observant on scene.
The more knowledge we have that we can connect to the "clues" we find, the better, and more likely we are to figure out what is going on.

Of course, we don't always have to start with a dead body, which is a good thing.

I watched a couple of episodes this evening, and it was much like I remembered.

I tried to find some online to share here, but couldn't find a full episode of the series I used to watch. I DID find a full copy of one of the original episodes, from the 30's!  A good mystery is a good mystery. Enjoy!

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