If True Detective is the level of quality we can expect when good movie actors lend themselves to television drama, the medium of film is seriously under siege. Below you can have a quick peak at what to expect from detective and crime television in 2017. The Bletchley Circle — Former Bletchley Park codebreakers return to normal life after the way, but find their unique talents useful for solving murders. Shetland — Murder and mystery in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie Carey Mulligan refuses to accept that this is a random act of violence, and is determined to discover if there is a darker truth.
Despite the goofy premise, and a lot of genuinely funny moments, iZombie also takes its story to some very emotional places. Truman Michael Ontkean , Cooper investigates the murder. For about five seasons, this show is an absolute winner. Check out the following titles the next time you're feeling sympathetic toward the lobsterbacks. In this sense it relies much heavier on the thrilling aspect, and less on the whodunnit aspect. John Luther saw his entire life fall apart in Season 1, and the effects of his anger and his penchant for breaking the rules have reverbated through the series.
Unlike other crime-based shows on network television, American Crime has much more in common with its anthology brethren on cable. Both have a charisma that makes it hard not to root for their characters or even just to hang out with the duo in their shared apartment. Working for the London Metropolitan Police, the detective goes to Northern Ireland to try and find the killer. Heads Up: In its ambition, the plot gets a bit unwieldy. Norrell based on book of same title And I second two others mentioned in others comments: Happy Valley, and Crashed. This series ran for five seasons and netted Craig McLachlan three Logie nominations for his performance as Dr.
Jesse has been in trouble with the law and is no longer allowed to use the internet unsupervised. Drugs, illegal immigration and political corruption all affect their investigation. Amy Adams has joined the project. As their families and community try and cope with the shock, an injured man turns up on their doorstep — a man who seems to be the killer in question. The Oxford backdrop provides an attractive setting too.
The camera follows the action with strange angles and movements, further adding to the vibe that the protagonist is never at ease. This killer has a normal-seeming life as a husband, father and professional psychiatrist. Plus, the whole Idris Elba-in-suits thing. Premise: London detectives try to solve the murder of a pizza delivery driver and find a complicated case with deep political implications. City of Tiny Lights movie — This gritty private detective drama is set in modern day London and features Billie Piper of Doctor Who fame.
These exact shows are the standouts in the list to me as well. Did we miss any of the British detective series currently streaming on Netflix? This Masterpiece Mystery series stars the enigmatic Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Martin Freeman as Watson. The crime genre gave us Breaking Bad, The Wire, Dexter — the list is endless, the shows are too good to miss. The show both won and was nominated for several Emmys over the course of its three seasons on air, and all three seasons of the show are available to watch on Netflix. Marty is forced to relocate his family to the Missouri Ozarks after one of his money laundering schemes goes south. With a cast including Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman who returns in the currently-airing season two , and Christopher Abbott, The Sinner is perfect for anyone who enjoys anthology series and crime dramas. The British are coming, the British are coming! Trailer: Premise: A grizzled London detective pursues criminals who possess a particular moral bankruptcy, perhaps revealing something about his own character.
Not surprisingly, the best version of this kind of story often comes from the land of Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Marcella If you plow through this list in order and loved The Fall, you should have no problem getting addicted to Marcella Backland and company. Enthusiastically heralded for its authentically grim tone and its clever storytelling, The Killing also swept me off my feet initially. While the frantic cries of Paul Revere served their purpose at the time, the Brits still managed to set up permanent shop on United States territory -- not because of the British empire's superior military might, of course, but because of America's superior technological innovation. All four series of this addictive, intelligent and brilliantly shot series are on Netflix. Great show- season 2 is on the way. Value: Idris Elba, who cemented his stardom with this role, succeeds in embodying the archetype of the angry, lovelorn detective who has seen too much.
One of our favorite genres, for better or worse, is the crime drama. The first four series of the show are currently streaming; season five will premiere in 2019. However, in season 3 I had to admit that its characters were actually rather one-dimensional and downright cliché, and that screenplay-wise a true transformation had actually never occurred. Cheers, Seinfeld, and Frasier all mastered it. After the death of his partner, he begins seeing her and other unsolved murder victims and despite being warned not to, he uncovers a very dangerous truth about what really happened to his partner.