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Best Crime TV

A (police) round-up of some of the highest rated, award-winning, most popular, and most influential crime shows--crime doesn't pay except for streaming services.

Shows like Alias Grace: Best Canadian Dramas

For a country that manages to (mostly) avoid political drama, the Canadian television industry produces as surprisingly large number of high quality drama series.

Recent Certified Fresh TV Series

This list rounds up the highest rated recent TV dramas, comedies, and documentaries according to the critic reviews aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes.

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Shows like Ripper Street: Bleak Victorian Drama Shows

No flowing gowns and manor houses in these gritty dramas about the 'downstairs' half of Victorian society: mill workers, dirt farmers, and street urchins, all struggling to adapt as the Industrial Revolution remakes British society.

Shows like My Brilliant Friend: Best TV Adaptations of Modern Female-Led Novels

The best small-screen adaptations of modern novels centered on the lives of women, including works by Margaret Atwood, Gillian Flynn, Elizabeth Strout, Celeste Ng, and Elena Ferrante.

Shows like Orphan Black: Best TV Psychological Thrillers

The villains in these shows - and often the protagonists - are not rational actors committing crimes for gain, but are rather driven by their inner demons.

Shows like 13 Reasons Why: Whydunit Mysteries

These psychological thrillers and mysteries focus on the motives that drove the criminal rather than who committed the crime.

Shows like Mindhunter: Getting Inside the Criminal Mind

Think of them as therapists' badass cousins: these criminal profilers use the power of psychology to delve deep into the twisted minds of the worst criminals--typically serial killers.

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