Mystery TV Shows

The mystery genre includes stories that revolve around a crime and the adventures of a protagonist as he or she tries to find the perpetrator of the crime. The genre has long been widespread in popular fiction and on the radio, and with the introduction of television, the mystery genre was quickly and successfully translated to the medium. TV mysteries are typically a subgenre of the crime genre. Mysteries may also be related to the horror and suspense genres.

The defining characteristic of a mystery story is a crime or, less commonly, some other type of puzzle with a hidden answer. Almost always the answer to the puzzle-the person who committed the crime-is unknown to the audience until the end of the story, when the protagonist finally solves the mystery, allowing the viewer to try to solve the crime along with the character in the story. In some cases, the viewer may be given the answer to the puzzle while the hero remains in the dark.

The detective story is a common type of mystery. In these stories, a police detective or sometimes a team of detectives tries to solve the crime, which is very often a murder. The heroes are not always police officers, however; private investigators are common protagonists, and the adventures of amateur sleuths are also popular. In stories involving amateur detectives, the heroes are often drawn into the mystery by chance, and they are reluctant and sometimes bumbling in their quest to figure out the puzzle.

True-crime documentaries, in which the circumstances of a non-fictional crime are considered, are sometimes structured to mimic the fictional mystery forms. In these programs, the details of the real-life crime are revealed incrementally and in a manner meant to develop suspense and keep the viewer guessing until the end.

Legacies
Legacies
Infinity Train
Infinity Train
Columbo
Columbo
Watchmen
Watchmen
Project Blue Book
Project Blue Book
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Evil
Evil
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
House of Anubis
House of Anubis
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
Emergence
Emergence
Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter
Matlock
Matlock
Agatha Raisin
Agatha Raisin
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Deadly Women
Deadly Women
The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
In Pursuit with John Walsh
In Pursuit with John Walsh
La Usurpadora
La Usurpadora
Daybreak
Daybreak
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Bates Motel
Bates Motel
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith
Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew
Revolution
Revolution
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Borgia
Borgia
Channel Zero
Channel Zero
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Primeval
Primeval
Agatha Christie's Marple
Agatha Christie's Marple
Fatal Vows
Fatal Vows
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Hailey Dean Mystery
Hailey Dean Mystery
The Brokenwood Mysteries
The Brokenwood Mysteries
The OA
The OA
Absentia
Absentia
Kakegurui
Kakegurui
Rosemary & Thyme
Rosemary & Thyme
Destination Fear
Destination Fear
Spooksville
Spooksville
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Haunted Hathaways
The Haunted Hathaways
Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
The Unlisted
The Unlisted
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
House of Cards
House of Cards
To Catch a Smuggler
To Catch a Smuggler
Afterlife
Afterlife
I Killed My BFF
I Killed My BFF
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
The Killing Season
The Killing Season
Midnight, Texas
Midnight, Texas
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Hangar 1: The UFO files
Hangar 1: The UFO files
Dead Silent
Dead Silent
Broadchurch
Broadchurch
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Ghost Asylum
Ghost Asylum
The I-Land
The I-Land
Gonul
Gonul
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco
How It Really Happened
How It Really Happened
Babylon 5: The Movies
Babylon 5: The Movies
Strange Evidence
Strange Evidence
Fatal Encounters
Fatal Encounters
Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence
Five Days
Five Days
The Haunting Of
The Haunting Of
The Chronicle Mysteries
The Chronicle Mysteries
Dead of Winter
Dead of Winter
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
Southern Fried Homicide
Southern Fried Homicide
A Girl Named Jo
A Girl Named Jo
Gone
Gone
The Mist
The Mist
Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor
Innocent
Innocent
Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation
Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation
Garage Sale Mystery
Garage Sale Mystery
Submission
Submission
Dead North
Dead North
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Freakish
Freakish
Maigret
Maigret
NASA's Unexplained Files
NASA's Unexplained Files
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Hit & Miss
Hit & Miss
Ascension
Ascension
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
UFOs: The Lost Evidence