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Top Ten Crime Series

Sherlock​
Sherlock​

Sherlock is a crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.

Breaking Bad​
Breaking Bad​

Breaking Bad is an American neo-western crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008 to September 29, 2013.

The Wire​
The Wire​

The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States.

True ​Detective​
True ​Detective​

True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series, broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States, premiered on January 12, 2014.

Luther​
Luther​

Luther is a British crime drama programme starring Idris Elba as the title character, DCI John Luther.[1] Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six episodes, ran in May and June 2010. A second series of four episodes aired on BBC One in June and July 2011.

Dexter​
Dexter​

Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013.

Broadchurch​
Broadchurch​

Broadchurch is a marvel. I have never seen a TV drama that explores the emotions of so many characters so convincingly. Crimes are traumatizing. Broadchurch gets this perfectly. Nor have I have ever seen a crime drama that packs a visual punch in so many scenes. The Dorset coast is a character in Broadchurch.

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Law & Order​
Law & Order​

Law definition is - a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority. How to use law in a sentence.

The Fall​
The Fall​

The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Crime Thriller TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould & Carlo Bernard our new Thriller genre creators? Crime is the most popular genre by far, of course. The crime genre gave us Breaking Bad, The Wire, Dexter – the list is endless, the shows are too good to miss.

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Criminal ​Minds​
Criminal ​Minds​

Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis and is the original show in the Criminal Minds franchise. It premiered on September 22, 2005, on the broadcast network CBS.

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Fargo​
Fargo​

But, in the internet dawn of 1996, only a handful of critics decided to check whether such a crime had happened in Minnesota less than a decade earlier. So the myth that Fargo's brutally violent plot really did happen pervaded.

Narcos​
Narcos​

Narcos is an American crime drama web television series created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. Season 1, comprising 10 episodes, originally aired on August 28, 2015, as a Netflix exclusive.

NCIS​
NCIS​

NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which investigates crimes involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

The Killing​
The Killing​

The Killing (Danish: Forbrydelsen) is a Danish police procedural drama television series created by Søren Sveistrup and produced by DR in co-production with ZDF Enterprises. It was first broadcast on the Danish national television channel DR1 on 7 January 2007, and has since been transmitted in many other countries worldwide.

Midsomer ​Murders​
Midsomer ​Murders​

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz.

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The Sopranos​
The Sopranos​

The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around fictional New Jersey-based, Italian American mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). The series portrays the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his home life and his criminal organization.

Happy Valley​
Happy Valley​

Happy Valley is a British crime drama television series filmed and set in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England. The series, starring Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran, is written and created by Sally Wainwright, and directed by Wainwright, Euros Lyn, and Tim Fywell.

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Elementary​
Elementary​

Elementary is an American procedural drama series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. The series was created by Robert Doherty and stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson.

Peaky ​Blinders​
Peaky ​Blinders​

The eponymous BBC television drama series Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Helen McCrory premiered in October 2013. It presents a fictional story in which the Peaky Blinders contend in the underworld with the Birmingham Boys and the Sabini gang and follows a single fictional gang based in post-World War I Birmingham's Small Heath area.

The Blacklist​
The Blacklist​

The Blacklist (TV series) The Blacklist is an American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades.

Line of Duty​
Line of Duty​

Line of Duty is a BBC police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio that premiered on 26 June 2012. The first series was BBC Two's best-performing drama series in 10 years with a consolidated audience of 4.1 million viewers.

Wallander​
Wallander​

Wallander is a British television series adapted from the Swedish novelist Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Kenneth Branagh as the eponymous police inspector. It is the first time the Wallander novels have been adapted into an English-language production.

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The Bridge​
The Bridge​

The Bridge (Danish: Broen; Swedish: Bron) is a Scandinavian noir crime television series created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt.A joint creative and financed production between Sweden's Sveriges Television and Denmark's DR, it has been shown in more than 100 countries.

Twin Peaks​
Twin Peaks​

In its first broadcast as a regular one-hour drama series, Twin Peaks scored ABC's highest ratings in four years in its ... were unorthodox for a supposed crime ...

Top of the ​Lake​
Top of the ​Lake​

Top of the Lake is a mystery drama television series created and written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Garth Davis. It aired in 2013, and the sequel, entitled Top of the Lake: China Girl, in 2017.

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CSI: Crime ​Scene Investigation​
CSI: Crime ​Scene Investigation​

About CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve criminal cases by scouring the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.

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Bones​
Bones​

Bones is an American crime procedural drama television series that aired on Fox in the United States from September 13, 2005, until March 28, 2017, for 246 episodes over twelve seasons.

Orange Is the ​New Black​
Orange Is the ​New Black​

"Orange Is the New Black" Stars In and Out of Costume Can't get enough of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"? Check out photos of the cast in character and in real life.

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Sons of ​Anarchy​
Sons of ​Anarchy​

Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, that aired in 2008 and ended in 2014. It follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's Central Valley.

The X-Files​
The X-Files​

The X-Files centers on FBI special agents Scully and Mulder as they investigate unexplained cases -- "X-Files" -- for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. New episodes air Wednesdays at 8/7c. Watch full episodes at FOX.com now! The X-Files centers on FBI special agents Scully and Mulder as they investigate unexplained cases -- "X-Files" -- for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

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The Mentalist​
The Mentalist​

The Mentalist is an American police procedural comedy television series that ran from September 23, 2008, until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. The show was created by Bruno Heller, who is also its executive producer. The show follows former "psychic" Patrick Jane, who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation, using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to "read" people's minds.

Mindhunter​
Mindhunter​

Mindhunter is an American crime drama web television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

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Gotham​
Gotham​

Gotham is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne.

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Hannibal​
Hannibal​

The A.V. Club named it the best TV series of 2014, and wrote that Hannibal was "the best, most elegantly designed thrill ride on TV in 2014". The season two finale was met with universal critical acclaim.

Columbo​
Columbo​

Columbo (/ k ə ˈ l ʌ m b oʊ /) is an American television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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American ​Crime​
American ​Crime​

American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that aired on ABC from March 5, 2015 to April 30, 2017. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars Felicity Huffman, Regina King and Timothy Hutton.

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Prime ​Suspect​
Prime ​Suspect​

Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that aired on NBC from September 22, 2011, to January 22, 2012. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series was a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime Suspect.

Prison Break​
Prison Break​

Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, with 81 episodes from August 29, 2005 to May 15, 2009, and a fifth season which aired from April 4, to May 30, 2017.

White Collar​
White Collar​

White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and multitalented con artist working as Burke's criminal informant. Willie Garson and Tiffani Thiessen also star. The show premiered on October 23, 2009, and has aired six complete seasons, with the final season concluding on December 18, 2014.

How to Get ​Away With Murder​
How to Get ​Away With Murder​

Created by Peter Nowalk. With Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King. A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

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Agatha ​Christie's Poirot​
Agatha ​Christie's Poirot​

Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Initially produced by LWT, the series was later produced by ITV Studios.

Castle​
Castle​

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

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Blue Bloods​
Blue Bloods​

Blue Bloods is an American police procedural fictional drama series that airs on CBS. The series is filmed on location in New York City with occasional references to nearby suburbs. The series debuted on September 24, 2010, with episodes airing on Fridays following CSI: NY before being moved to Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time and 9:00 p.m. Central and Mountain time for a four-week tryout.

Forensic Files​
Forensic Files​

Before Forensic Files, true crime TV series and documentaries ... “Interestingly, many of the breakthroughs in forensic science happened because of the ...

The Shield​
The Shield​

Crime | Drama | Thriller 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6 / 10 x A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

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NCIS: Los ​Angeles​
NCIS: Los ​Angeles​

About NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation's security.

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Making a ​Murderer​
Making a ​Murderer​

A new true-crime TV series connects a serial killer to the 'Making a Murderer' case A new documentary series claims that one man was responsible for several high-profile murders — including that of Teresa Halbach in 2005.

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Hinterland​
Hinterland​

Y Gwyll (English translation: The Dusk), titled Hinterland in the English-language version, is a Welsh noir police detective drama series broadcast on S4C in Welsh. The main character, DCI Tom Mathias, is played by Richard Harrington.

Hawaii Five-0​
Hawaii Five-0​

Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series, which premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010 on CBS. The series is a reboot of the original series, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980.

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Chicago P
Chicago P

Chicago P.D. is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead as the second installment of Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise. The series premiered on NBC as a mid-season replacement on January 8, 2014.

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