Case Closed, or Detective Conan, is one of those episodic shows. Once you know the basic plot you can watch them in any order. I haven’t watched Case Closed in about a year, but I know exactly what’s going on and who the characters are. And, you can do that too.
This episode is a murder mystery. Who killed the old lady and why. Everyone has a motive. Is it her housekeeper, who needs more money for her mother’s hospital bills? Is it the nephew who is unemployed? Or is it the rare book seller who gave her a fake and was mad about it?
All of the suspects have alibis. Dun Dun! So who did it?
I could drag this out for a bit and go through the whole episode. But, I really don’t want to. I like Case Closed, it’s cute and entertaining, but there will never be any depth to it. Every episode is wash rinse repeat. It’s some thing you watch when you feel like just sitting back for a bit and not thinking about anything.
Ok, so Conan does all the work for us and figures it out. It’s the rare book seller, because he was getting mad about how she was treating him after he sold her a fake. He apologized, gave her the money back, and she wanted a more public apology. I mean I can see his frustration, but murder? Really?
To quote Jake Peralta, from Brooklyn 99, “Cool motive, still murder.”
Even though I always know Conan will get his man, it’s still interesting to see how the crime was committed. The writers come up with some interesting situations.
I only really have one problem with this show. Conan is a young man in his late teens trapped in a child’s body. He acts like a kid about 75% of the time. Unless there’s a crime to solve, he’s playing with other kids and going to school as a child. You would think he’d have better things to do with his time.
I mean, I like acting childish as much as the next person, but all the time? I guess it would be odd if a 5th grader attended high school classes, especially since they want to keep Conan’s true identity a secret. It’s still weird. But, I try not to think about it as I watch the show and just enjoy it.
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