Methopoly, Sopran-icures, And Joe Kenda, Holiday Ornament: Gifts For The Crime-Show Fan
Lunch And A Show stuffs your stocking (or Better Call Saul tote!) with gift ideas all this week!
Ho ho ho, and welcome to the Previously.TV holiday gift guide! We've scoured the internet to find you fun and unique TV-related presents for all the television fans in your lives...so if that doorstop of DVDs just won't cut it, give our ideas a try. (Note: we reserve the right to recommend the doorstops. Sometimes you have no choice, HOMICIDE RIGHTS HOLDERS.)
Today we've filled up a whole sack of crime-show booty, from stocking-stuffers to budget-strainers. In alphabetical order for ease of shopping, please to enjoy our favorite gifts for crime-show lovers!
21 Jump Street
Depp-utize your bike as an official Metro police vehicle by putting these 21JS trading cards in the spokes.
Customize a board-game classic with a Heisenberg twist with Methopoly...bitch. (And what's handier for keeping his lawyer's digits handy than a Better Call Saul phone cover?)
Missing Billy Bob Thornton? Return to Lorne's show heyday with this moody greeting card.
If we could explain to you what the hell this Hannibal doll is doing at Walmart, we would, but we can't. Here's what we do know: 1) it's adorbles, and 2) it's ten bucks. G'head.
Hill Street Blues
Nothing says '80s TV quite like Hill Street -- or a baseball shirt. Good news: you don't have to choose!
Moms love Joe Kenda for some reason; almost anyone will love this Kenda Claus Christmas-tree ornament, because he looks really mad and it's hilare.
Homicide: Life On The Street
Good news: this Munch-signed TV Guide means it's also a solid gift for SVU fans.
Law & Order: Mothership
Class up your office (just like your second ex-wife!) with an art print of Lennie Briscoe.
Law & Order: SVU
Sarah loves this one so much, she might buy it even though she doesn't have a dog. The cats will totally go along with dressing up in a costume inspired by the natty Rafael Barba, though, right?
Anyone can carry the lunchbox; a REAL fan buys the later-model Crockettmobile. A white late-'80s Testarossa should run you about 150K. ...No? No problem. Buy your Vice-nostalgic loved one a model kit for a mere $23.
L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America's Most Seductive City -- John Buntin's history of L.A.'s most notorious gangster, and most legendary police chief -- is the book that started it all.
Based on a late-'40s semi-documentary, Naked City was the late-'50s grandpa of Law & Order. You can get the whole series, but this best-of set features a fetal Christopher Walken.
Power, Privilege & Justice
If you thought the most interesting part of Dominick Dunne's TV show was Dunne himself, check out this 2008 docu about his life, from war hero to failed producer to Vanity Fair stalwart -- After The Party.
MacGuffin Designs features nine different styles of Sherlock messenger bag; "Tedious" is my fave.
LordNeckbeard's "What Would Vic Mackey Do?" travel mug keeps your coffee uncorrupted.
In the NYC area? Take the location tour, which ends at Holsten's for some onion rings. Everywhere else in the world, make your nails an offer they can't refuse with some Sopranos-inspired nail decals.
Okay, Season 2 was problematic, but we still look back fondly on True D S1, and Rust's little Lone Star can figure. Now he's on a t-shirt.
Do you need an Omar Little tee this holiday? Oh, indeed.