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TV detective shows: the ultimate question

I love a police procedural show, don’t you? A good ‘whodunnit’? (Although you generally know from the start. And if the police really proceeded like this we’d all be in trouble.)

One question.

Why, whenever the shambolic, rough-edged, ex-alcoholic cop with life issues goes into the scary dark abandoned industrial building/creepy suburban house belonging to the hitherto unsuspected psychopathic serial killer, who has kidnapped the missing child/detective’s daughter/previous suspect/sidekick and is (pointlessly slowly) murdering them down in the cellar/waiting in the shadows to strike a fatal blow, do they

never

just

TURNTHEFUCKINGLIGHTSON?

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