As I watched, I soon realized I was seeing a mystery that “Dateline” on NBC had already done about a week earlier. I usually watch that mystery show on YouTube.
This is nothing new, these duplicate mystery shows. Only a few weeks earlier on “48 Hours Mystery,” they had “Screenplay for Murder.” “Dateline” had done the mystery first a couple weeks before.
Sometimes it’s the other way around. “48 Hours” will beat “Dateline” and will air the mystery first, but why all this duplication—not enough mysteries to go around?
Regardless, I have to say “48 Hours” usually does a better job when it comes to these shows except when Keith Morrison does the reporting on “Dateline.” I’m a sucker for the way he tells a story.
(Image from CBS)