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Shows like The Wire: Losing the War on Drugs

From cartels to street soldiers, this list may convince you the war on drugs is a lost cause, with each supplier more cunning and brutal than the last.

Best British TV

For all the Anglophiles out there, enjoy the best British comedies, mysteries, drama, and sci-fi.

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 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.

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 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.

Shows Like Top Boy: Series for Serious Rudeboys, Fam

From goofy comedy (Ali G) to heavy drama (Top Boy), these shows are for rudeboys and dem who aspire to rudeboydom. Safe.

Shows like Small Axe: TV Series Starring Black British Actors

These dramas, thrillers, and comedies star Black British protagonists--Small Axe, Top Boy, Chewing Gum, and I May Destroy You are not to be missed.

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.

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