Crime shows are everyone’s favorite. From ancient times, the sapiens are curious about their own psyche and eager to detangle every twisted knot which gives them utter doubtful vibes. Cinema, a prosperous art medium never fails to quench the thirst for mystery in our minds. Here we discuss some best crime shows you should add to your watchlist if you are not at all faint-hearted and fascinated with mystery, thriller, and true crime genres.
1. Delhi Crime (2022)
One of the most watched crime programs in India is Delhi Crime, which is broadcast on Netflix. The first season is modeled on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape murder case involving Nirbhaya. The series picks up after the gang rape when Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vartika Chaturvedi is tasked with determining those accountable for the violence and the victim’s ultimate demise. It was the first Indian television series to win an international Emmy. In the second season, the notorious “Kachcha Baniyan” criminal syndicate is attributed as the mastermind behind a string of horrifying, brand-new serial killings of wealthy older couples.
2. Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer (2022)
An Indian true crime docuseries on Netflix is titled Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer. The infamous case of Raja Kolander served as the motivation for this docudrama. The offender is suspected of being a psychopath and cannibal and is culpable for the murders of more than 15 individuals in eastern Uttar Pradesh, It has three episodes, and the opening takes place in the year 2000 when an Allahabad-based reporter named Dhirendra Singh mysteriously disappeared. His corpse was soon determined in the neighborhood state of Madhya Pradesh, headless and severely dismembered.
3. House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (2021)
Netflix has released a three-part true crime documentary called House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths. This three-part series investigates the possible explanations for the 2018 deaths of 11 people from the same family. The term “Burari Deaths” refers to the eleven family members of the Chundawat family from Burari, Delhi, India, who committed mass ritual suicide in 2018. Ten people were discovered hanged, and the grandmother, the eldest family member, was strangled. The home included 11 diaries that had been kept for a total of eleven years, according to the police. The journals were allegedly delivered by the ghost of Lalit’s deceased father, but handwriting examination proved that they were actually written by Lalit. Psychologists claim that this sequence of circumstances may have been brought on by a “shared psychotic sickness,” which caused the family members to obey one of their orders beyond hesitation. They contend Lalit suffered from a “delusional condition.” The killings, according to the authorities, were brought on by psychosis or insanity.
4. Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi (2022)
A bone-chilling and jam-packed with incidents true crime series named Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi was broadcast on Netflix. A notorious mass murderer who becomes a nightmare for the detectives. The three-episode docudrama is based on Chandrakant Jha, whose sequence of killings devastated Delhi. In addition to brutally killing his victims, the infamous serial killer chopped them and disseminated their limbs throughout the city.
5. The Suspect (2022)
Based on Michael Robotham’s first book of the same name, The Suspect is a five-episode British psychological crime thriller television program. In this miniseries, the investigators seriously doubt a charming, well-liked, and competent psychologist who is strongly connected to the mysterious murder of a young woman. Although he consistently insists that all of the connections are just coincidences, the series generously casts some doubt on whether or not this is the case. On ITV, the series is broadcast.
6. Worst Roommate Ever (2022)
A Netflix documentary series called Worst Roommate Ever tells four stories of roommates who have nefarious intent and occasionally use aggression to turn their subjects’ lives into living tragedies. The five-episode series covers the stories of four separate serial killers, including Jamison Bachman (also known as Jed Creek), K.C. Joy, (Youssef Khater, or Josef Maria), and Dorothea Puente.
7. Twisted Killers (2022)
Twisted Killers consists of the horrifying tales of some of America’s darkest and most odd murderers are examined, along with the bizarre killers and what motivates horrible crimes. Along the way, three criminal experts—former New York City district attorney Beth Karas, former LAPD assassination investigator Tracey Benjamin, and forensic psychologist Kate Termini—offer their knowledge and experience on how these sick monsters were caught and prosecuted. Amazon Prime Video offers streaming access to it.
8. Living With A Serial Killer (2022)
The true crime documentary “Living with a Serial Killer” explores the upheaval and destruction that arises when people learn that the person they live or work with is a heinous murderer. Sisters, sons, daughters, ex-girlfriends, and best friends of the murderers describe how they were clueless that their nearest and dearest were harboring horrifyingly terrible private details and doing unfathomable atrocities. The television show features two distinct seasons. The first one is made up of three episodes, while the second one contains eight. Amazon Prime Video is where this series is available.
9. New York Homicide (2022)
New York Homicide is a thorough investigation into a number of the most horrifying homicide cases in recent City of New York history. People from all over the world flock to New York City because it is a true melting pot and a brilliant light of opportunity. It’s a city with a seedy section in which hostilities are prevalent. The focus of the series is on the gritty details of heinous murders that could only occur in New York and the relentless efforts of both law enforcement and individuals to remove criminals from the streets. There are numerous killings and disappearances in the Meatpacking District among the cases. Every show keeps you guessing till the very end. The show transports you to New York City and gives you a thorough understanding of each neighborhood. This 12-episode series is available on Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, and Vulu.
10. The Serpent (2021)
The Serpent is a BBC-commissioned British crime drama series based on the genocide done by serial murderer Charles Sobhraj. between 1975 and 1976 he killed young tourists while stealing their identities and passports to travel around the world and trade seized jewels. The series, which is set in 1970s Bangkok, features Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg as he looks into the missing of two Dutch tourists. In the course of his investigations, he finds Sobhraj and his cohorts, Marie-Andrée Leclerc and Ajay Chowdhury, who have been drugging, robbing, and killing visitors along the ‘Hippie Trail’. The eight-part limited series was created in collaboration between Netflix and BBC One.
11. The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021)
The Netflix documentary series “The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea” chronicles the terrible killings committed by notorious serial killer Yoo Young-Chul between September 2003 and July 2004 in various parts of Seoul. The Seoul Central District Court found this South Korean cannibal, mass murderer, and sexual offender. Guilty of 20 murders despite the fact that he admitted to killing numerous individuals, most of whom were prostitutes and affluent elderly women. Yoo admits to eating the livers of several of his captives while also burning three and torturing at least 11 more.
About The Author
This Review is written by Aratrika Roy. Aratrika completed her master’s degree in Forensic Science and carries a neverending interest in Cinema, Poetry, Visual Art, and Music. Crime and Mystery is her favorite genre and she wishes to write a bestseller someday.