Ok so first of all, I have to say that this was completely inspired by one of Hannah Gale’s posts. I was sat scrolling through Twitter one morning and saw her post pop up in my feed about crime dramas/thrillers and I thought what a bloody good idea! I absolutely love watching them and it’s probably the only thing I really watch on TV. So the thought of possibly finding a new one to watch was all very exciting for a Wednesday morning. As I am very much obsessed with finding new crime dramas to watch, I thought I would share my favourites with you all in case you are looking for something new. Definitely check out her post too as I would definitely recommend the ones she has suggested. I absolutely loved The Missing, Broadchurch and Happy Valley.
Line of Duty
I’m not going to lie, this is one I just stumbled across on Netflix one day and instantly loved. I worked my way through all the seasons to find that a new season was about to be released. It also happened to be one of the best ones yet or at least I thought so. This series is all about a team of police officers who work for an anti-corruption unit. It’s one that leaves you on the edge of your seat and wondering what’s going to happen next. The older seasons are available on Netflix at the moment, but I don’t think the new season is available just yet.
Ok so this isn’t really on the crime side it’s more of a thriller/drama, but it’s a MUST watch! It’s all about Dr Gemma Foster played by Surrane Jones, whose life spirals out of control a little bit when she thinks her husband is cheating on her. This one left me shouting at the TV, texting my mum at the end asking how far she was, what she thought was coming next and how long we had until the next episode – we had a countdown each week. You can catch up with season 1 on Netflix and just as a pre-warning – it’s definitely binge worthy!
So obviously there is a bit of a running theme here – the more twisted and dark the better! The Fall was another series that I was hooked on from the first episode and it seemed to get better with each one. Gillian Anderson plays DSI Stella Gibson who works on a case involving a serial killer known as the Belfast Strangler. If you like crime dramas and thrillers then this is definitely one to watch.
This is a slightly older series that started back in 2009 with 4 seasons. I was a little late to the party on this one, but I thought it was really good. It’s not quite as gripping as something like Broadchurch, Luther or The Missing, but I would still say it’s definitely worth watching. It involves a new detective working on various murder cases.
So, last and definitely not least is Luther. This has to be one of the best programs I have ever watched. I was hooked on every episode and season. Each cast member is perfect for their role especially Luther and Alice. This one is all about DCI John Luther who works for a serious crime unit. It leaves you questioning all of your morals and views on things as you completely agree with every decision he makes, even though they may not be quite what you expect from a senior police officer. I think the filming for the another season has started and I cannot wait for it to be released, but you can catch up with this one on Netflix too or maybe Sky Box Sets.
What have been your favourite crime dramas or thrillers to watch? I’d love to hear your recommendations, so please leave a comment below.