Who isn’t in love with a good crime series? We’re a nation officially hooked on the mysteries of whodunnit murder and suspense thrillers. We like crime shows because dark things are terrifying, and give us an adrenaline hit.
Quality crime dramas are just what we need to pass the time for a while. Still, with practically no new shows coming out during lockdown, some of us have turned to watch repeats of our favorite shows.
If you’re struggling to find out what to watch next, here are some of the best crime series to binge-watch right now.
Money Heist (Spanish: La Casa de Papel or “The House of Paper”) is a Spanish heist crime television series created by Álex Pina. The series was originally intended to be told as a limited series in two parts. It had its original run of 15 episodes from May 2, 2017, through November 23, 2017, on the Spanish network Antena 3.
In late 2017, Netflix gained its worldwide streaming rights. Some of its main characters include Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo, Álvaro Morte as The Professor, Itziar Ituño as Lisbon, Pedro Alonso as Berlin, Paco Tous as Moscow, Alba Flores as Nairobi, and Miguel Herrán as Rio.
In the series, the biggest heist ever told is planned by a mysterious man, who goes by the name of El Profesor (“The Professor”). He recruits a gang of eight people with specific skills and who have nothing to lose to carry out the ambitious plan.
The aim is to access Spain’s Royal Mint, so they can print EUR 2.4 billion. To do this, they need 11 days of solitary confinement, during which they will have to deal with 65 hostages and police elite forces.
Mindhunter is based on the actual crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The series is produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron and debuted on October 13, 2017, on Netflix worldwide.
On August 16, 2019, Netflix released the second season. Netflix announced the series is on indefinite hiatus last January 2020. Season one is set at the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1977 to 1980, in the earlier years of criminal psychology and criminal profiling.
It revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), a psychologist. They interview serial killers who have been imprisoned to comprehend how they think with the hope of applying this information to solve pending investigations.
Season two is set in 1980 through 1981, covering the 1979–81 Atlanta murders. This is based on Wayne Williams’ real case, where he was accused of killing two adult men but never found guilty of killing at least 28 children and adolescents.
While Sherlock Holmes’ countless adaptations have emerged over the decades, with most network procedurals themselves owing a substantial debt to the source material of Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock BBC series provides one of Sherlock’s most exciting and enjoyable twists in modern times.
It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. It is created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Some 13 episodes were produced, with four tripartite series airing from 2010 to 2017, and a special episode aired on January 1, 2016.
Sherlock portrays Sherlock Holmes, a “consulting detective” who solves various mysteries in modern London. Holmes is supported by his housemate and friend, Dr. John Watson, who returned with the Royal Army Medical Corps from military service in Afghanistan.
You can watch or download its four seasons on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, and Vudu. All of the series, along with tie-in editions of selected original Conan Doyle stories, have been released on DVD and Blu-ray.
You may start watching these series to escape the world for a while. It is a way of seeing the darkest parts of mankind while also being assured of your own security.