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Best Crime Shows of All Time

Kulbhushaan Raghuvanshi
Looking for some best crime shows? You have landed at the right story, refresh your good old memories by reading about the best crime shows of all time and learn which crime shows are going to create a stir this season...
Today TV shows are not far behind movies in terms of providing world-class entertainment to viewers. The recent TV shows provide that extra entertainment factor to people who are sometimes not even seen in movies. Out of the many genres of TV shows which are currently on air, I believe crime has the largest fan following.
There's something different about the whole concept of crime shows; the scary atmosphere, the chase to hunt down the culprit, the confusion, the clues and the never expected ending makes the TV time more entertaining.
Even though this genre has a large fan following, there are very few good quality shows which can be called the best crime TV shows. This story is a tribute to all those great shows which made weeknights even more scary.

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC

Since the show's debut in 1999, it has been one of the most successful Crime TV shows on the planet. With over 470 episodes, this show keeps getting better like a good old wine.
The show focuses cops and detectives and the various methods they apply in catching criminals. Almost every episode of the show is loosely based on real life crimes and murders which had received some media attention.

Dexter, Showtime

Dexter is the most successful television series on Showtime and the story focuses on a forensics expert hired with the Miami police department who becomes a serial killer at night to quench his own thirst for blood. This highly acclaimed crime drama starts Michael C Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and Julie Benz.

Breaking Bad, AMC

Breaking Bad is the ultimate critics child. Since its inception in 2008, this crime drama has been one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows and it continued to get high ratings until its finale in 2013. It is a journey of a chemistry teacher who has taken the path of crime to support his family after he contracted terminal cancer.

Castle, ABC

If you ask me, I never thought Castle would be a hit drama show. I mean the whole idea of a fictional writer helping the NYPD solve criminal cases sounded too bizarre.
But who cares what I think, Castle was declared a hit and it was one of the most watched crime shows on TV. The chemistry between Castle (Nathan Fillion) and detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) kept this show very lively and interesting. Its run ended in 2016.

The Mentalist, CBS

Another interesting crime syndicated show, The Mentalist showcases the talents of Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) a psychic, who helps the CBI close criminal cases. The show debuted in the year 2008 and enjoyed great ratings and reviews. The show ended in September 2015.

Best Crime TV Shows of All Time

Other than the top crime TV shows, here's a list of some of the best crime shows of the past which gave TV viewers countless amazing moments of entertainment.
Crime Shows     Network
The Wire =        HBO
The Shield  =      FX
Prison Break =   Fox
OZ     =              HBO
Hustle   =           BBC
Without a Trace= CBS
The Sopranos=   HBO
Brotherhood  =  Showtime
Miami Vice   =   NBC
Magnum, P.I. =  CBS
Hope you've liked reading on the best crime shows of all time.