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A Guide to Television Programs at the Library: Crime

Categorical listings of a variety of TV shows available for check out at the library.

Get Shorty

Crime - Comedy

TV-MA - EPIX

Mike Daly, a Nevada mobster, decides to change career paths, becoming a Hollywood movie producer. Season 1 available. 

Chicago P.D.

 
Drama - Action
TV-14 - 45 Minutes - NBC


Follow Chicago P.D. district 21's two different police groups, uniformed cops and the intelligence unit. Explore how each sector fights crime in Chicago. Seasons 1 - 5 available. 

Luther

Drama - Crime - Mystery 
TV-14 - 60 Minutes - BBC

A brilliant murder detective solves high profile crimes. His work often consumes him to a dangerous degree. Seasons 1-4 available. 

Blue Bloods

Drama - Crime
TV-14 - 45 Minutes - CBS
 
Centers around a NYC family prominent in the law world. The Reagans include the Police Comissioner, the Assistant District Attorney, a senior detective, and a Harvard law grad  turned cop. The group defends the city from harm. Seasons 1-8 available.  

Hawaii Five-O

 

 
Action - Crime - Drama
TV-14 42 Minutes CBS

A remake of the hit show that aired from 1968-1980 is also set in Hawaii. The show begins with the govenor of Hawaii setting up and elite task force to solve crime in Hawaii. The task force makes sense because Hawaii does not have a state police force. Each episode begins with a crime and the task force sets our to solve who done it. Seasons 1-8 available.

 

Homeland

 
Drama - Mystery - Thriller
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - Showtime
 

A prisoner of war is released after 8 years of captivity. While many think he is a hero, there is one CIA agent that suspects he has been turned by his captors. Seasons 1-6 available.

 

Banshee

Action -Comedy - Crime
TV-MA - 60 Minutes
Cinemax
2013-2016
An ex-con poses as a the murdered sheriff in an Amish Pennsylvania town. With this cozy cover he can continue his criminal activities, but is nevertheless still haunted by his past. All seasons available. 

Aquarius

       

Drama - Crime 
TV-14 - 43 Minutes - NBC
 
A homocide detective in  the 1960's who seeks to infiltrate the growing circle of followers to the infamous real life Charles Manson. By teaming up with a young cop, he is able to get inside information on Manson as he recruits vulnerable young men and women for his cause. Season 1 and 2 available. 

Snowfall

Crime - Drama

TV-MA - FX

Set in 1980's Los Angeles, the beginning of the crack/cocaine epidemic. Season 1 available. 

The Missing

 Crime - Drama - Mystery

TV-14 - Starz

The ten year search to find a missing five-year-old boy lost while the family was traveling in France. Season 1 and 2 available. 

Marcella

 

Crime - Drama - Mystery

TV-MA ITV

Marcella left the force to save her marriage. After her husband leaves her, she returns to the murder squad. Her first case is investigating a serial killer. Season 1 available. 

Bull

 

Crime - Drama - Comedy

TV-14 - CBS

Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. Dr. Jason Bull heads a trial analyst firm that helps lawyers choose jurors and determine what arguments to present. Season 1 and 2 available. 

Animal Kingdom

 

Crime - Drama
TV-MA - TNT
 
A seventeen year old boy is sent to California to live with estranged relatives after his mother dies of an overdose. These relatives have assorted issues and criminal activities among them. Season 1 and 2 available. 

Quantico

 

Drama - Crime - Mystery
TV-14 - ABC

At the FBI Quantico Base in Virginia, the best and brightest recruits train. Among them is a sleeper terrorist. This series is full of conspiracies and suspense. Season 1 available.

Narcos

 

Drama - Crime - Biography
TV-MA - Netflix

Based on the life of Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord. Escobar made billions in the drug industry. The show is set in Columbia and follows Escobars dealings with the DEA, other drug lords, and opponents of his business. Season 1 and 2 available. 

Blindspot

 

Drama - Mystery - Crime
TV-14 - NBC

A woman is discovered in Times Square with no memory of who she is. Her body is covered in a series of tattoos, one of which includes the name of and FBI agent. They soon discover the tattoos on her body are different crimes to be solved. Seasons 1 - 3 available. 

Quarry

 

Crime - Drama - Thriller
TV-MA - Cinemax
                  A Vietnam War Vet comes home in 1972 and is offered a job as a hit man. Season 1 available.                            

 

The Catch

 

Crime - Drama - Thriller

ABC

Alice Vaughan is an investigator that specializes in exposing fraud in word-class criminals. When she finds out her fiancee is really a conman, she out for payback. Season 1 available. 

Queen of the South

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-14 - USA

Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered. In Dallas, Texas, she smuggles drugs and plots to avenge her boyfriend. Season 1 and 2 available

Broadchurch

Crime - Drama - Mystery

BBC

The body of an eleven year old boy is found on a beach in a small coastal town. Detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are sent to investigate. A media frenzy ensues and the town begins to fall apart. All seasons available. 

Criminal Minds

 

Drama - Crime - Mystery
TV-14 - 43 Minutes - CBS

Unit subsection of the FBI is called in on to solve crimes where the perpetrator is unknown. The team uses human profiling to find the criminal. Seasons 1-13 available. 

How to Get Away With Murder

Drama - Crime - Mystery
TV-14 - ABC
 
 A criminal defense attorney chooses a group of students to intern at her law firm. The group become entangled in the murders of her husband and his lover. Season 1 an 2 available. 

Blacklist

 

Drama - Crime - Mystery
TV-14 - 43 Minutes - NBC

A criminal that has been on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list for 20 years turns himself in. He offers to help the FBI uncover plots and find criminals that have alluded the FBI for years. Though he insists on only working with the new female FBI profiler. Season 1 -5 available. 
 

Transporter

       

Action - Crime
TV-14 - 48 Minutes - TNT
An ex special ops agent is now working as a transporter. His job is to get a variety of different objects from point A to B. The series follows the events of the movie trilogy by the same name. Season 1 and 2 available.
 

Castle

Drama - Crime - Comedy
TV-14 - 43 Minutes - ABC
2009-2016

A serial killer imitates the murders from a mystery novel series. The author of the series teams up with a detective to find the killer. All seasons available.  

 

Justified

 

Action - Crime - Drama
TV-MA - 44 Minutes - FX
2010-2015

A U.S. Marshall is reassigned to the district that includes his home town. He deals out his own brand of justice in rural Kentucky. All seasons available. 
 

Mr. Mercedes

Thriller - Crime

TV-MA - Audience

A retired detective tries to bring down a killer that drives a stolen Mercedes. Season 1 available. 

19-2

Crime - Drama

Bravo

Two partners clash in Montreal's police department while working violent and strange crimes. Seasons 1-4 available. 

 

Lethal Weapon

 

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-14 - Fox

Based off of the hit movie series. A young, wild detective is partnered with a veteran detective. Season 1 and 2 available. 

Angie Tribeca

 

Comedy - Crime - Mystery
TV-14 - TBS

This isn't your ordinary crime show. Angie is a detective for the LAPD working on the RHCU or Really Heinous Crimes Unit. The show is a parody of the tradition police procedural show. Season 1 available. 

Better Call Saul

Drama - Crime 
TV-14 - 47 Minutes - AMC
A spin off of the TV series Breaking Bad is actually a prequel to the show. It takes place six years before Saul's character is first introduced on Breaking Bad. On Breaking Bad, Saul plays a small time lawyer for characters Walter and Jessie. In this new show, we see Saul as a beginning criminal attorney. Season 1 - 3 available. 

Power

 

DramaCrime
TV-MA - 50 Minutes - Starz
 

A wealthy NYC nightclub owner leads a double life as the kingpin of the largest drug network in the city. His family is soon threatened as he tries to leave his criminal life behind. Seasons 1 - 4 available. 
 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 
 
Comedy - Crime
TV-14 - 22 Minutes - Fox
Set in NYC fictional 99th police precinct. Follows a team of detectives and their new stern Captain. The Captain often butt heads with one of the young and talented detectives. Seasons 1-5 available. 

Person of Interest

 

Drama - Action - Crime
TV-14 - CBS
2011-2016
 
Each episode CIA agents use AI survelliance of civilians to prevent crimes. The details of the crime are left a mystery though. All seasons available.