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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 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 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 Broadchurch: British Psychological Thriller Shows

Despite their polite exteriors and stiff upper lips, the Brits harbor a darker side that manifests itself in these dark series that are driven more by the characters' often tormented psychological states. Bonus includes some Irish and Australian series.

Shows like The Fall: Catching a Serial Killer Shows

Shows like The Fall, True Detective (season one), and Criminal Minds that focus on the detectives who chase serial killers for a living.

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.

Shows like Broadchurch: Overcast British Cop Shows

Far from the world of Agatha Christie: in these shows the bobbies are world-weary, the criminals depraved, and the rain incessant.

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