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
Columbo
Columbo
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
House of Anubis
House of Anubis
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
Project Blue Book
Project Blue Book
Matlock
Matlock
Busted!
Busted!
Innocent
Innocent
Infinity Train
Infinity Train
Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter
Agatha Raisin
Agatha Raisin
The Hollow
The Hollow
La Usurpadora
La Usurpadora
Bates Motel
Bates Motel
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Emergence
Emergence
The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland
Watchmen
Watchmen
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow
Deadly Women
Deadly Women
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon
Borgia
Borgia
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
The Lodge
The Lodge
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Agatha Christie's Marple
Agatha Christie's Marple
Afterlife
Afterlife
Daybreak
Daybreak
The Haunted Hathaways
The Haunted Hathaways
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
Absentia
Absentia
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
The Brokenwood Mysteries
The Brokenwood Mysteries
The Haunting Of
The Haunting Of
Kakegurui
Kakegurui
Typewriter
Typewriter
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Hailey Dean Mystery
Hailey Dean Mystery
Revolution
Revolution
Evil
Evil
Victor & Valentino
Victor & Valentino
Mira, Royal Detective
Mira, Royal Detective
Rosemary & Thyme
Rosemary & Thyme
Broadchurch
Broadchurch
Primeval
Primeval
Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith
Close Encounters
Close Encounters
A Touch of Frost
A Touch of Frost
Destination Fear
Destination Fear
Home Before Dark
Home Before Dark
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Garage Sale Mystery
Garage Sale Mystery
House of Cards
House of Cards
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
The OA
The OA
Maigret
Maigret
Ascension
Ascension
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Diabolical
Diabolical
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew
Taggart
Taggart
Midnight, Texas
Midnight, Texas
Hangar 1: The UFO files
Hangar 1: The UFO files
The Untamed
The Untamed
Mar de plastico
Mar de plastico
Freakish
Freakish
Channel Zero
Channel Zero
The Society
The Society
Ruby Herring Mysteries
Ruby Herring Mysteries
Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence
Spooksville
Spooksville
The Mist
The Mist
Abyss
Abyss
Dateline Mystery
Dateline Mystery
Gonul
Gonul
NASA's Unexplained Files
NASA's Unexplained Files
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
To Catch a Smuggler
To Catch a Smuggler
In Pursuit with John Walsh
In Pursuit with John Walsh
Gone
Gone
Ghost Asylum
Ghost Asylum
Swamp Murders
Swamp Murders
The Perfect Murder
The Perfect Murder
Cadfael
Cadfael
The Chronicle Mysteries
The Chronicle Mysteries
Campion
Campion
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct
Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor
Intruders
Intruders
Safe
Safe