A recent post by the satirical site The Onion was entitled, "Affable Detective With Healthy Personal Life Hasn’t Solved Case In Months". The post does make you wonder: why are detectives on TV often portrayed as having significant "personality flaws"? They're usually odd in some way - often not talkative and usually socially awkward. Maybe this is just a way to keep the audience guessing as to what he or she is up to...?
Here are a few detective TV shows that I've been watching that I think are great, but left me wondering why the detective was so...quirky and their personal lives are awful: