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Shows like Homeland: Best Showtime Shows

Over 500 scripted TV series were produced in the US in 2019, but quantity does not guarantee high quality. Showtime, like HBO, has consistently produced outstanding television for years. This list rounds up some of the network's greatest hits (and a few misses).

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.

Goriest TV Shows

If you cannot stand the sight of blood (or gore or decapitations or decomposing bodies), you should take a pass on these shows.

Shows like Thief: Criminal Masterminds at Work

These shows take the classic trope of a good cop pursuing a criminal mastermind, and turn it on it's head to focus on life from the criminal's point of view.

Shows Like Breaking Bad: Charismatic Anti-Heroes

You may not admire these criminals, but you can't deny their charisma. And that's what makes them so dangerous.

Shows Like Sneaky Pete: Leading a Double Life

Father/ drug-dealer, serial killer/ cop, judge/ vigilante: the double-acts these protagonists play can bring about some serious identity crises. Well, hopefully they can find a good counselor in jail!

Shows like Sherlock: Battling Criminal Masterminds

Sherlock Holmes' nemesis Professor Moriarty is the archetype of the brilliant criminal mastermind, whose downfall demands even greater brilliance and perseverance.

Shows like The Fall: Cat and Mouse Thrillers

It all started with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Moriarty--the epic and prolonged chess match between two worthy adversaries--full of relentless pursuit, near captures, and tight escapes. Whether it's spies, serial killers, or terrorists these baddies are too slippery to catch easily.

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.

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