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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 The Deuce: Dramas about Sex Workers

HBO's The Deuce is not the first serious drama centered on the sex trade, and this list includes TV series focused on prostitution from Harlot set in London in the 18th century through the futuristic Dollhouse.

Shows like Taboo: Ruthless Entrepreneurs

Every startup has to overcome challenges, but these entrepreneurs solve their problems using murder, extortion, and theft. Not a good role models if you want to avoid criminal prosecution, but they are entertaining to watch.

Best HBO Dramas

From The Sopranos and Rome to Deadwood and Game of Thrones, nobody does drama like HBO; the best of the best is collected here, and you don't need to scratch around for where to watch it.

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.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows Like The Sopranos: HBO Crime Shows

Forget Olive Kitteridge, the dramas on this list of HBO dramas concern made men, murderers, inmates, and anyone on the wrong side of the law.

Shows Like American Crime: Intersecting Lives

These shows explore how the lives of people involved in a crime intersect and intertwine with one another.

Shows like The Wire: City Life from Multiple Perspectives

Inspired by The Wire, these series and documentaries analyze the vibrant life of American cities from the perspectives of the politicians, criminals, police officers, the press, and others. They'll have you riding the subway with fresh interest.

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