Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
The bad apple doesn't fall far from the tree in this collection of outlaw dramas that keep it all in the family; 'Animal Kingdom' has the Codys, 'Sons of Anarchy' the Tellers, and 'Hatfields & McCoys'... well, you can probably guess.
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.
The protagonists begin these series good--or at least trying hard to be good--but make a series of choices that lead them to a much darker place. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are only the beginning.
The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.
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.