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Parody TV

Whether these series are parodying the detective show, medical procedural, space opera, or western, they all expertly exploit the tropes of more serious genres.

Shows like Good Omens: Shows with a Fullerverse Vibe

Bryan Fuller pioneered a style that tackle serious topics in a lighthearted way. His characters are mainly wholesome and quirky (Hannibal no and yes), and the shows often include supernatural elements and a vivid visual style. Think dark comedies with a lighthearted touch. This is a list of shows by Fuller (Pushing Daisies, American Gods) or with the same vibe (Good Omens, A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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 Angie Tribeca: Good Cop, Funny Cop

These 21st century police comedy shows range from your traditional mismatched buddy cop formula (Common Law) all the way to outright absurdism (Angie Tribeca).

Sci Fi Detectives

If you loved the X-Files, Fringe, or Altered Carbon, you'll appreciate these shows starring gum shoes chasing baddies through time and dimensions of the multiverse.

Shows like Doctor Who: The Doctor Who Universe

Spin-offs and behind the scenes peeks at the British Sci-Fi cult classic, Doctor Who.

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