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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.

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Crime - Drama - Romance

Netflix - TV-MA

A romantic thriller centered around a relationship that gets taken too far when a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer. Season 1 available. 

No Offence

Comedy - Crime - Drama

An unorthodox squad investigates Manchester's most gruesome and off-the-wall crimes. Season 1-3 available. 

Animal Kingdom

Crime - Drama 

TV - MA - TNT

A teen is sent to live with estranged relatives in Southern California. The family is a petty crime dynasty, head up by the grandmother. Seasons 1 - 3 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 - 6 available. 

Luther

2010 - 2019
Drama - Crime - Mystery 
TV-14  - BBC
 

A brilliant murder detective solves high profile crimes. His work often consumes him to a dangerous degree. All season available.

Blue Bloods

Drama - Crime
TV-14 - 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 1-9 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.

 

Banshee

2013-2016
Action -Comedy - Crime
TV-MA - Cinemax
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. 

NCIS

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-14 - USA

A special team of agents investigate crimes associated with individuals in the Navy or Marine Corp. Seasons 1-16 available. 

Get Shorty

Crime - Comedy

TV-MA - EPIX

Mike Daly, a Nevada mobster, decides to change career paths, becoming a Hollywood movie producer. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 

Magnum P.I.

Action - Adventure - Crime

TV-14 - CBS

An ex-Navy Seals uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii. Season 1 available. 

Snowfall

Crime - Drama

TV-MA - FX

Set in 1980's Los Angeles, the beginning of the crack/cocaine epidemic. Seasons 1 and 2 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. Seasons 1 and 2 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 - 3 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. Seasons 1 - 3 available. 

Narcos

 

Drama - Crime - Biography
TV-MA - Netflix
2015-2017

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. All seasons 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 - 4 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. 
 

Liar

Crime - Drama - Thriller

TV-14 BBC

British psychological thriller where a school teacher accuses a renowned surgeon of rape after their first date. Season 1 available.

SWAT

Action - Adventure - Crim

TV-14 - CBS

A S.W.A.T. lieutenant struggles with his loyalty to the streets he grew up on when he is tasked to lead a unit to cut down crime. Seasons 1 and 2 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. Seasons 1-3 available

Broadchurch

2014 - 2019

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 - CBS
2005 - 2020

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. All seasons available. 

Blacklist

 

Drama - Crime - Mystery
TV-14 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 -6 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.  

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 
 
Comedy - Crime
TV-14 - 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 1-6 available. 

The Americans

2013 - 2018

Crime - Drama - Mystery

TV-MA - FX

Soviet spies pose as a married American couple so they can spy on the American government. All seasons available. 

Bronx SIU

Action - Drama - Thriller

Urban Movie Channel - TV-MA

Bronx SIU follows the pursuits of homicide detective, Jimmy Blue. Jimmy suffers from PTSD and after a string of homicides outrages the city, Jimmy is commissioned to lead an elite unit of investigators tasked with solving these heinous crimes. Season 1 available.

Mr. Inbetween

Crime - Drama

TV-MA - FX

A hitman juggles parenting, a new relationship, and a sick brother around his for hire lifestyle. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 

 

Instinct

Crime - Drama - Mystery

A former CIA operative is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD need his help to stop a serial killer. Season 1 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

 

2016-2019

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-14 - Fox

Based off of the hit movie series. A young, wild detective is partnered with a veteran detective. All seasons 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 - 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 - 4 available. 

Power

 

DramaCrime
TV-MA - 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. 

Person of Interest

 

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