Even when crime doesn’t pay, we’ll still pay to see it! We mean crime dramas. There is nothing better than watching police and criminals try to outsmart each other, and every streaming service you subscribe to has a ton of fantastic murder mysteries and crime drama programs available to watch. We’ve compiled a list of the top shows to watch at the moment. The list’s most recent additions include the compelling limited detective series The Shadow Detective season 2 on Disney+.
Here is the list of top 8 detective series to watch
1. Blackbird on Apple+
Fans of Netflix’s Mindhunter will love this gripping limited series of a psychological thriller set in a jail. Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton), who has been given a 10-year prison sentence for drug and firearms-related offences, has the chance to be released early if he assists the FBI with some undercover work. It’s a unique take on a murder mystery that is inspired by a remarkable true story. Excellent performances are present, and the tension is almost intolerable (in a good way).
2. Dark winds on AMC+
In this Navajo-set detective series, Tony Hillerman’s iconic Leaphorn & Chee characters receive their best adaptation to date. Detective Jim Chee (Kiowa Garden), who has returned to his job on the reservation with a secret agenda connected to an investigation into the theft of an armoured car that may be related to the murders. A superbly produced police procedural, Dark Winds features excellent acting and accurate Native American depiction.
3. We Own This City on HBO Max
David Simon is the undisputed king of crime dramas because he created the ground-breaking HBO series The Wire. We Own This City, an adaptation of Justin Fenton’s book about the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, which was utterly corrupt and prioritized arrests — whether legitimate or not — over actual police work, sends Simon back to the city’s streets. Jon Bernthal and Josh Charles are outstanding as corrupt cops.
4. The Staircase on HBO Max
The Staircase is easily blending in with the rest of the dramatized miniseries about actual crime cases that have been made this year. Colin Firth portrays novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2001 despite saying she died after falling down the stairs, in one of the year’s best performances so far. Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Sophie Turner, and Michael Stuhlbarg are all part of the impressive cast. The production of the documentary adds enough to make it intriguing by Allison Picurro.
5. Shinning Girls on Apple TV+
Elisabeth Moss plays a murder mystery madam in an innovative detective series for Apple TV+. With the aid of a coworker at the Chicago Sun-Times (Narcos’ Wagner Moura), Kirby (Moss), a survivor of a serial killer (Jamie Bell), tracks down the offender in 1990s Chicago. One thing she won’t reveal is that she’s bouncing across other universes where the specifics may alter but the murderer is still on the prowl for further victims. It’s for crime enthusiasts who also enjoy a little mind-bending science fiction by Timothy Surette.
6. Tokyo Voice on HBO Max
Tokyo Vice, which is set in the late 1990s, centres on an American crime reporter (Ansel Elgort) and a Japanese investigator (Ken Watanabe) who team up to look into how a sharking loan business is related to a wider underworld plot involving two yakuza clans on the verge of war. It is a systematic procedure that explores the connection between journalism and police work. Michael Mann, one of the most renowned filmmakers of chic detective series, expertly directed the pilot by Liam Matthews.
7. Ragdoll on AMC+
This British psychological thriller has a very subtle, very dark sense of humour, similar to The Silence of the Lambs. It centres on Nathan Rose (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), a London detective with a spotty past, as he attempts to apprehend “the Ragdoll Killer,” a serial killer whose crime scene features a horrifying sculpture made of six human bodies sewn together and a kill list of his six next victims, which includes Nathan Rose. It’s a creative take on a serial killer thriller that both subverts and fervently adheres to the conventions of the genre.
8. Shadow Detective on Disney+
The second season of “Shadow Detective” has been added to Disney+’s fast-growing collection of outstanding Korean programming. The first season of “Shadow Detective” and other Korean originals, such as “Big Bet,” starring renowned actor Choi Minsik as a serial entrepreneur who repeatedly crosses the line to support his thriving casino business, and “Big Mouth,” about a lawyer who is detained as part of the murder case he is investigating, are all available to viewers who subscribe to Disney+.