As your dad ages at home, the one thing that worries you the most is that he’s alone all day and night. You stop by as much as you can, and you video chat, but you worry if it’s enough. You also struggle to find things you both enjoy.
October 1st kicks off Mystery Series Week. You and your dad both love to read, so pick out some books to read and discuss. When you’re done watch the movies or shows and see how they compare. Here are five mystery series with great shows you can stream for free on sites like YouTube, Roku, Tubi, and others.
If you haven’t come across this show, it’s a unique supernatural mystery series based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid.” FBI Special Agent Audrey Rose finds herself in a quaint coastal town in Maine where unusual situations are troubling the locals. More puzzling, Audrey sees herself in a photo from an old newspaper article, an article about a boy who went missing in the 1980s. She’s determined to uncover how someone who looks identical to her could be tied to a mystery from long before she was around.
Channels like Freevee and Tubi have many of the seasons of The Midsomer Murders, a series that’s been on the air since 1997 and is still going strong. The award-winning book series from Caroline Graham spans seven books, each taking place in the charming village where DCI Barnaby is the head inspector and ready to bring peace to his quiet town once more.
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are two iconic characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They’re also in many movies and TV shows found on streaming services like Crackle. Read some of his books, and then watch the blockbuster movies starring Robert Downey Jr. or the animated show with Peter O’Toole. There’s also a series filmed in 1954 available.
While the TV show came first, the show’s creator, Nigel McCrery, wrote four novels as tie-ins to the long-running forensic crime series. In each show, a crime has been committed and the forensic pathologist is determined to get enough evidence to ensure the right suspect is arrested with evidence that cannot be disputed. Silent Witness has been on the air since 1996 and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
Since 2011, Ann Cleeves’ best-selling series about DCI Vera Stanhope has been a great show for mystery fans. DCI Stanhope has a strong personality, but when she cares, she goes all out to bring justice to those who were wronged. Each show is just as puzzling to solve as the books.
What if you’re not close enough? When you live in another state or country, visiting your dad seems impossible outside of holiday gatherings. He doesn’t have to be alone. Companion care at home services ensure he has a caregiver stopping by to keep him company, accompany him while he runs errands, or cook a meal and dine with him.
Help your dad avoid feelings of loneliness and isolation by arranging personal care at home. Have caregivers stop by each week to make sure the housework is completed, sheets and towels are changed, and groceries are stocked.