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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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Comedy

TV-MA - CBS

Crime comedy about the drug cartel world that follows two cops, two criminals, two dispatch workers. and two Mexican tunnelers. Season 1 available. 

You

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. Seasons 1 and 2 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 - 4 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 1-17 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. 
 

Sons of Anarchy

Crime - Drama - Thriller

TV-MA - FX

2008-2014

Inside the world of an outlaw California motorcycle club that traffics weapons. All seasons available.

Brotherhood

Crime - Drama

TV-MA - Showtime

2006-2008

An Irish family  in Rhode Island are torn between two brothers on opposite sides of the law. All seasons 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. Seasons 1 and 2 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. 

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. Seasons 1 - 4 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
2015-2020

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. All seasons available. 

Leverage

Crime - Mystery - Thriller

TV-PG - TNT

2008-2012

A team of expert thieves take down corrupt corporations. All seasons available. 

Ray Donovan

Crime - Drama

TV-MA - Showtime

2013-2020

Ray Donovan makes the problems of the rich living in Los Angeles go away. 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.

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 1-4 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 -7 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. 

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. 

Scorpion

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-14 - CBS

2014-2018

A team of geniuses from across the world solve complicated threats. All seasons available. 

Boston Legal

Comedy - Crime - Drama

TV-14 - ABC

2004-2008

The personal and professional lives of attorneys from Crane, Poole, and Schmidt legal firm. All seasons 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. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 

Mr. Mercedes

Thriller - Crime

TV-MA - Audience

2017-2019

A retired detective tries to bring down a killer that drives a stolen Mercedes. All seasons 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 - 5 available. 

Power

 

DramaCrime
TV-MA - Starz
2014-2020
 
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. All seasons 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.

Burn Notice

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-PG - USA

2007-2013

A disavowed spy becomes a private detective in Miami. All seasons available. 

Breaking Bad

Crime - Drama - Thriller

TV-MA - AMC

2008-2013

A chemistry teacher starts making manufacturing methamphetamine after he learns he has terminal cancer. All seasons available.