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#1126177 - 09/25/17 06:11 PM Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda
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My new favorite TV series. Its not new, except to me. Its on its 7th season. I watched reruns on the ID channel then decided to watch all 6 seasons on ID Go. I did it on PC not smartphone because a) I don't care for video on tiny screens and B) videos drain the smart phone battery too much). It runs Wendesday nights. 8PM central. However its off this week. Fifth episode of the current season will be air in October.

Joe Kenda retired from the Colorado Springs, CO police department in 1996 after having solved 387 homicides, with a 92% success rate. He's still haunted by the ones he was not able to solve.

The series alternates between the real Joe Kenda talking about the case (or cases) of the episode and reenactments of the investigation featuring former sheriff's deputy turned model turned actor Carl Marino playing the younger Lt Kenda.

Other people involved in the investigations also appear to give their take on the investigations, mostly police officers and a retired reporter.

The real Joe Kenda does not pull punches. According to him you are most likely to be murdered at 1:21 AM on a Wednesday. And the best ways to avoid being murdered area:
1 do not buy, sell or take drugs or associate with people who do (in fact most gun related murders involve drugs)
2 do not be coming out of bars at closely time because "nothing good happen after midnight" (that's one of his favorite quotes)
3 try to marry well. Do not marry a psychopath.

Joe Kenda's catch phrase is "My my my".
Other lines: "Crazy boyfrend did you say? oh, I like crazy boyfriends" (as a suspect he means)
"If you're gonna lie to me, you should at least have the decency to be good at it"
"Not only are you the worst liar I've ever seen, you also have the IQ of a turnip".
And when told a suspect was an a-hole "well, I'm certainly looking for one of those".
"I get a report on my way to a crime scene that people are running from [that] crime scene, well, people running from crimes scenes interest me."
"I think about all the things I've done. All the things I've seen and can not unsee." He's seen murder with ever object imaginable except a nuclear device. Guns only used in about 40% of murders (60% of suicides).

He says doing this show is therapeutic as was writing his book which is coming out this week.

Joe Kenda on doing the show
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#1126188 - 09/25/17 08:19 PM Re: Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Glad you are enjoying it!

I'm loving Orville as my favorite new show for now!
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#1126213 - 09/26/17 12:22 AM Re: Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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glad you are enjpying the show, mine is court shows.

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#1126232 - 09/26/17 09:16 AM Re: Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda [Re: family]
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We've had some episodes here in the UK - which I really liked - so I'm hoping we might get more in the future yes yes
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#1126249 - 09/26/17 12:38 PM Re: Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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I like Joe Kenda too. Something about his calm voice and the way he tells his 'stories'.
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#1133928 - 12/03/17 05:14 PM Re: Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Sometimes the fans know more about a show than the actors. Someone posted on Facebook a picture of Carl Marino as younger Lt Joe Kenda holding a black pistol and asked how it should be captioned. I said "Okay which one of you guys replaced my stainless steel Kimber 1911 with this?"

Carl Marino who is on FB (Joe Kenda is not) asked me how I could know what gun Lt Kenda carried. I told him because he talks about it one episode.

I don't fault him for not knowing. For one thing they probably film Joe Kenda's interviews separately from his sequences and I had the time to binge watch the entire series.

Now he's saying the Kimber shown is actually his personal gun not Joe's. Which makes sense' Joe's been retired for years.

Actually in the 1970 Joe Kenda was probably carrying a revolver (357 mag or 38 special). Most police didn't switch to pistols until 1980s. Now they mostly carry 9mm Glocks. And Glock fanbyos they dont carry Glocks because they're better than other brands, they carry Glocks because they're less expensive. That 1911 Kimber would have cost nearly $1k because they're made out of steel and they have to be made to very close tolerances to function properly. While those Glocks are made of a light weight polymer (a kind of plastic), they're cheaper to make thus can sell for less.

I wouldn't want to carry a Glock because I wouldn't trust a semi auto pistol without a trigger safety.


Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (12/03/17 05:41 PM)
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