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Shows like The Wire: Gritty Crime Shows

These series feature crooked cops and ruthless criminals who mix it up on the garbage-strewn streets of big cities. Pioneering shows like NYPD Blue and the Shield focused on cops in US cities, but the best of the current batch are anchored in the lives of gang members on the mean streets of Birmingham, Rome, Paris and Dublin.

Shows like Twin Peaks: Best of Noir Detective TV

Great detective shows served black, with all the grisly murders, investigators with troubled pasts and uncertain futures, and a lot of P.I.s named Jack.

Shows like Dark: Best of German Television

Germany has produced some of the most bingeable television series in the past few years, including Dark and Babylon Berlin,

Shows like True Detective: Neo Noir TV

With these neo-noir series you can expect conflicted, world-weary antiheroes, grisly crimes, corrupt cops and politicians, and some dark humor to boot; just make sure you turn the brightness all the way up on your TV.

Gritty German Crime Dramas

These drama series, are mainly set in Berlin and dig into the seedy side of Germany's criminal underworld, often passing through the city's techno and hip hop clubs--Duesterdeutscheskrimi?

Shows like The Killing: Inspired by Nordic Noir

If you love Scandinavian crime thrillers, but don't like subtitles (or speak Danish, Swedish, Norwegian) you'll enjoy this list of English language detective series inspired by Nordic Noir--lots of ominous music, claustrophobic towns, and missing children.

Shows like Gomorrah: The Gangs of Europe

Organized crime, dysfunctional families, criminal enterprises--think the Sopranos set in Rome, Berlin, and London instead of New Jersey.

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