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Shows Like Ripper Street: British Detectives of Yesteryear

History wasn't all frilly hats and leisurely carriage rides, it was also murders, thefts, and all sorts of nefarious yellow-toothed ne'er do wells. These shows tell the stories of the detectives who caught the baddies.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows like Sherlock: Genius Detectives

Criminals don't stand a chance when they're being pursued by these high IQ detectives and private investigators.

Shows like Murdoch Mysteries: Lighthearted Historical Mysteries

Nothing too heavy in these mysteries set in the days when detectives had to solve crimes without the benefit of security cameras, DNA, and standardized time-keeping (seriously, think about all those pocket-watches).

Shows like Poirot: Coziest (mostly British) Detective Series

These shows avoid brooding landscapes, serial killers, and disturbed coppers; Instead these amateur detectives are well-adjusted, typically middle-aged, and often women. The crimes are serious but never dark, and oddly enough it never rains, even in England. So butter those scones and grab a cuppa. Most are set in England, but we've included some cozy international mysteries as well.

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