Since starting this blog I have become more involved in the mystery fan online community. This is particularly true for fans of mystery TV or movies. This page is to serve as a log of some of the wonderful online fan-run sites and events.
One of the things that made me fall in love with twitter are the various #livetweet events. These bring mystery fans together by scheduling a time to watch a particular movie or TV show episode and then to tweet along while collectively watching it. Below are details of some of the livetweet events that I’m aware of.
- #ABCmysteries — This event happens every week on Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET, and brings people together to watch an episode of the 1970s Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew mysteries. Check the hashtag or the host’s profile @SweetEmmyCat to see what they’ll be watching next.
- #Bond_age_TV — This event brings people together once a month on Wednesdays at 9pm ET to watch two episodes of Remington Steele. See their website for the Schedule and to stream the episodes from their “Programming” page.
- #FridayThrillerClub — Weekly virtual get-togethers every Friday at 5pm ET to watch a thriller. Check the hashtag to see what they’ll be watching next.
- #MurderShe Drank — People who participate in this event watch two episodes of Murder, She Wrote approximately once per month on Fridays at 9pm ET, have some drinks, and play bingo. See their website for the schedule and to download the bingo cards.
- #ColumboTV — Once a month, Columbo fans get together one weekend to watch an episode of the show. This usually happens on Saturday around 2pm ET and is timed so that people from around the world can join. Click here for the schedule.
- #PerryMasonS1 — Every week on Sundays at 6pm ET, people get together to watch an episode of the 50s/60s classic, Perry Mason. Check the hashtag to see what they’ll be watching next.
- #Bnoirdetour — Every week on Sundays at 9pm ET, people get together to watch a B Noir movie. Check the hashtag or the host’s profile @bnoirdetour to see what they’ll be watching next.
Mystery TV fan sites
Lots of other fans out their have websites for their favourite shows. Here are some of my favourites:
- The Columbophile — The blog dedicated to keeping Lieutenant Columbo close to the hearts of fans everywhere.
- Magnum Mania! — For all things Magnum, P.I.
- Murder She Blogged — Life Lessons from the Desk of JB Fletcher (funny episode summaries)
- Definitive Guide to Murder She Wrote — The website design is a bit old school and can be hard to navigate at times, but still a great source
This page is a work in progress and was last updated on March 18th 2019. If you know of any other great fan-run mystery-themed tweet-alongs or mystery TV series fan sites, please let me know in the comments so I can check them out and perhaps add them to my list.