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45 Crime-Related TV Dramas You Should Be Watching

crime tv dramas you should be watching

If you’re anything like me, you become inexplicably¬†attached to the characters in books and TV shows. I always feel like a part of me has died when I finish a captivating novel or a thrilling series, which is why I usually take to social media as soon as I’m done with something, desperate for suggestions for what I should read or watch next. I need to feel whole again — need to fall deeply in love with new people and plot lines.

Recently, I did this on my Facebook page after finishing all seasons of¬†Criminal Minds¬†during a three month Netflix bender. I asked what similar shows I should check out to fill the void in my heart, and my page friends did not disappoint. What follows are, in no particular order, 45 crime-related TV dramas you didn’t know you should be watching along with some popular places you can find them (not necessarily exclusively).

1. Breaking Bad — Available on AMC and Netflix.

2. Prison Break — Available on Netflix.

3. Numb3rs — Available on Netflix and Hulu Plus.

4. The Killing — Available on AMC, Netflix*, and Amazon Instant Video.

5. Orange is the New Black — Available on Netflix**.

6. House of Cards (political drama) — Available on Netflix**.

7. Wentworth — Available on Netflix.

8. Justified — Available on FX, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu.

9. Scandal — Available on ABC, Hulu, and Netflix.

10. The Following — Available on Fox and Netflix.

11. The Walking Dead (zombie apocalypse drama) — Available on AMC and Netflix.

12. Law and Order (SVU, Criminal Intent) — Available on NBC, TNT Drama, Hulu, and Netflix.

13. True Detective — Available on HBO Watch and Hulu Plus.

14. Dexter — Available on Showtime and Netflix.

15. Trailer Park Boys — Available on Showcase and Netflix.

16. Blue Bloods — Available on CBS and Netflix.

17. House of Lies — Available on Showtime and Hulu Plus.

18. Lie to Me — Available on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.

19. American Horror Story (horror drama) — Available on FX, Hulu, and Netflix.

20. Mad Men (period drama) — Available on AMC and Netflix.

21. Sherlock — Available on BBC America and Netflix.

22. Sons of Anarchy — Available on FX, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu.

23. Broadchurch — Available on BBC America.

24. Orphan Black — Available on BBC America and Amazon Instant Video.

25. The Wire — Available on HBO and Amazon Instant Video.

26. How to Get Away with Murder — Available on ABC, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu.

27. Fargo — Available on FX.

28. Luther — Available on BBC America, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video.

29. State of Play — Available on BBC.

30. The Fringe (SciFi drama) — Available on Amazon Instant Video and Netflix.

31. The Blacklist — Available on NBC, Hulu, and Netflix.

32. Homeland (political drama) — Available on Showtime.

33. Newsroom (political/news drama) — Available on HBO.

34. True Blood (vampire drama) — Available on HBO and Amazon Instant Video.

35. Boardwalk Empire (period drama) — Available on HBO.

36. Criminal Minds — Available on CBS, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video.

37. Southland — Available on Netflix DVD and DVD.

38. Burn Notice — Available on USA and Netflix.

39. The Closer — Available on Amazon Instant Video.

40. Agents of Shield — Available on ABC and Netflix.

41. Psych — Available on USA and Netflix.

42. Six Feet Under (dark drama) — Available on HBO and Netflix.

43. Breakout Kings — Available on Netflix.

44. Life — Available on NBC, Hulu Plus, and Netflix.

45. Flashpoint — Available on CTV, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video.

*last season is a Netflix Original

**Netflix Original Series

Can you think of any other shows we should be watching? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below!