This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna discuss cinema’s best non-Batman detective. First, they get into Glass Onion and the recent resurgence of whodunits (4:42). Then, before getting into the debate, they talk about some of the best candidates they had to leave out—including Sherlock Holmes (29:07). Later, they reveal their picks for cinema’s best non-Batman detective (40:06) before reading some listener submissions and choosing one to be added to the final poll (56:53).
Now it’s up to you to decide! Who is cinema’s best non-Batman detective? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced next week!
Who is cinema’s best non-Batman detective?
This poll is closed
Neil: Lisbeth Salander from ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
Joanna: Hercule Poirot from the Agatha Christie novel adaptations
Dave: Wadsworth from ‘Clue’
Listener (Emma): Nick and Nora Charles from ‘The Thin Man’
You can send your picks for next week’s topic and a few sentences to support your pick to TrialByContent@gmail.com. You can also submit suggestions for future Trial by Content topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!
Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo