Showdowns of brains, not brawn
August 10, 2013 4:47 PM Subscribe
Recommend me fiction (or perhaps nonfiction) where clever people cat-and-mouse each other
posted by raw sugar to media & arts (30 answers total) 62 users marked this as a favorite
I've realized I can't get enough of tv shows, books, and movies where clever people cat-and-mouse or face off with each other in a subtle, tension filled way. Examples of where this has really worked for me are:
-Luther (Luther and Alice Morgan)
-Homeland (Carrie and Brody)
-Sherlock BBC (Sherlock and Moriarty)
-Damages (Patty and post-assassination attempt Ellen)
-The Night Circus (Prospero and Mr. A.H.)
-The Fall (Stella and Paul)
-Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Doesn't necessarily need to be crime-drama or thriller. What I really like is when both sides are matched in intelligence and you aren't quite sure who will win or lose- or if "winning" or "losing" are even part of the equation.
Help me continue to feed this addiction, askme..!