Crime TV Shows

About Crime

Crime has been one of television's favorite subjects since the birth of the medium. In the 1950s and 1960s, the detective story was as popular on television as it was in mainstream novels and on the radio, and as innovative programs introduced new styles of acting, editing and storytelling, the crime drama was instrumental in changing the way that television drama overall was created.

Crime-related television programming comes in many different varieties. Detective stories and mysteries had their roots in other media, and they made the transition to television without modification. The detective story follows the actions of a single hero, usually a police detective or a private investigator, as he attempts to solve a crime and apprehend its perpetrator. A mystery often employs the same type of subject matter, but in a mystery, the identity of the perpetrator is typically kept from the audience until the end of the story.

The police procedural has its roots in popular novels, but as a subgenre of crime fiction it was most fully developed on televisions. These dramas follow the work of detectives or police officers, much as detective stories do, but the police procedural is more concerned with creating a realistic and convincingly depiction of the police officers' daily duties.

Many crime dramas could also slip easily into the action genre. In terms of plot, these stories have the structure of detective stories or mysteries, but they emphasize the violence, physical confrontations and perilous situations that plague the hero as he tries to solve the crime.

Finally, true crime stories take advantage of non-fiction stories of crimes, criminals and victims. These programs may be either fictionalized, semi-documentary or fully documentary in nature. Fictionalized programs base their stories on actual crimes but may alter significant details for dramatic effect. Semi-documentary programs try to stay true to the details of the crime but may include dramatic re-creations of events, while documentaries present the story of the real-life crime as accurately as possible.

About This Genre
Power
Power
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies
Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan
Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot
Gotham
Gotham
How To Get Away With Murder
How To Get Away With Murder
Queen of the South
Queen of the South
American Gods
American Gods
The Disappearance
The Disappearance
The Wire
The Wire
The Blacklist
The Blacklist
The Sinner
The Sinner
Chicago PD
Chicago PD
True Detective
True Detective
Blindspot
Blindspot
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon
Justified
Justified
The Americans
The Americans
Ten Days in the Valley
Ten Days in the Valley
Riviera
Wentworth
Twin Peaks: The Return
Narcos
Mr. Mercedes
Poirot
Father Brown
Billions
Grantchester
A Touch of Frost
I Almost Got Away with It
Orange is the New Black
Peaky Blinders
Snowfall
Wanted
Kidnapped
Foyle's War
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
EastEnders
The Dukes of Hazzard
Mindhunter
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Janet King
Bosch
Spiral
Quantico
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
The Mentalist
Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks
The Good Fight
Rookie Blue
Rizzoli & Isles
Sr. Avila
Gone
iZombie
Bull
Cold Justice
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Black Mirror
Ozark
Love Kills
The Rockford Files
Alias Grace
The Missing
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Fortitude
Murder Book
Nowhere To Hide
Dragnet
Silent Witness
Damnation
Homicide Hunter
Knight Rider
The Blacklist: Redemption
Eyewitness
Women in Prison
Surviving Escobar- Alias JJ
Prime Suspect
Horror at the Cecil Hotel
The Mist
Columbo
Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord
White Collar
Criminal Confessions
Marvel's Agent Carter
Corazón Valiente
Tin Star
People Magazine Investigates
Knight Rider Classic
My Crazy Ex
DCI Banks
Shades of Blue
Las munecas de la mafia
Live PD: Police Patrol
The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway
Secrets and Lies
Miss Marple
Agent Raghav
Broadchurch
Shots Fired