5 Spine-Chilling Crime Dramas Like True Detective You Should Be Watching

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When it comes to TV series, crime drama is one of the most popular genres. They offer great fun, mystery, intrigue, and drama all at the same time. These shows, if made well are a treat to watch. Conversely, if made badly, they are a waste of time. Today, we list 5 spine-chilling crime drama series like True Detective that you should be watching. These shows are top-of-the-food-chain productions that you would not regret watching.


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1. Dark – High Rated German Crime Drama Series

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A Netflix time-travel show with a supernatural twist.

Rated 8.8 on IMDb, this show was the first German original series produced for Netflix. The disappearance of two children in a small German town unravels chaos. The town has a troubled history and all the characters living in it have a connection to it. It has lots of twists and intrigue and has supernatural elements in it. The show is wildly popular and is a treat to watch. Just ask the legions of fans of this show.


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2. Mindhunter

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This show has two seasons and was a product of a lot of talented people. The executive producers of the show include, David Fincher and Charlize Theron are both Oscar-nominated. The show follows FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they try and catch serial killers Mindhunter has a lot of innovative elements and is a fascinating watch.

3. Ozark – Crime Drama Series

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The show, Ozark

This show is very highly rated, getting an 8.5 score on IMDb and 86% on rotten Tomatoes. The show was created by Bill Dubuque and stars Jason Bateman in the role of a financial planner who moves with his family to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. Involved in a money-laundering scheme that goes wrong, he finds himself in a fix. The show is quite intriguing and is a must-watch.


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4. Dexter

The show is set in Miami and follows the life of Dexter Morgan who is a forensic technician that specializes in bloodstain pattern analysis for the police. The character leads a double life and kills murderes who escape justice. The show has 8 seasons and is very successful. Dexter has received various awards and attracted huge audiences.


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5. Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes

This was a massively popular British crime drama show that was based on the classic character Sherlock Holmes by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. The series was set in the present day and won several awards in various categories.




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