Addictive mystery series

Here is your daily dose of drugs against reality. Mostly mystery series, but also some other great shows.

For me, watching a good series is just like reading a novel, no... it's even better! Sexy and smart heroes, weird and/or stylish characters, the everlasting fight between good and evil, suspenseful mystery, sophisticated drama, excellent humour and cool soundtracks.

This is NOT a list of ALL possible tv dramas with an element of mystery or crime, only those that I have found addictive or entertaining for at least the first season.

Thanks for positive comments and also criticism. I wish to remain anonymous, therefore I will not reply to the comments via Facebook.
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1.
The Leftovers (2014 TV Series)
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Three years after the disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from New York struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event. (60 mins.)
 
2.
Westworld (2016 TV Series)
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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged without consequence. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Nolan
 
3.
The Young Pope (2016 TV Series)
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The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. (50 mins.)
 
4.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. (55 mins.)
“ An unexpectedly thrilling show, it never loses suspense. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
5.
The Bridge (2011 TV Series)
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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer. (60 mins.)
“ Truly, one of the best detective series I have ever seen!

Very intense and clever. Brilliant suspense! Scandi-noir series. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
6.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. (60 mins.)
“ Amusing and entertaining! This one's more traditional, more Conan-Doilish than the British serial "Sherlock" which is more postmodern and surrealistic; there is no point in comparing which one is better, because they operate on different levels. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
7.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse. (60 mins.)
“ A patchwork of horror.
It is too scary to watch them at night, I prefer to watch these series during daylight. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
8.
Bloodline (2015 TV Series)
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A family of adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
“ It seems that we will grow old together with the heroes of this show. :) Rockstars of the supernatural world! They are witty and sexy, and there's a rocking soundtrack too! :)

Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
10.
The Knick (2014 TV Series)
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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. (58 mins.)
 
11.
Bosch (2014 TV Series)
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An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer. (51 mins.)
 
12.
The Blacklist (2013 TV Series)
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A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. (43 mins.)
“ For those who love special agent mysteries. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
13.
Longmire (2012 TV Series)
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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit. (60 mins.)
“ A modern western detective: emotional, clever and hard-boiled. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
14.
Masters of Sex (2013 TV Series)
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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution. (60 mins.)
“ The mystery here is the chemistry of human relationships.

A series of sad relationship events while performing a scientific exploration in the field of human sexuality. The series shows us the complexity of sexuality and how sexual relationships (or lack of them) affect people's personal life, career and scientific research.

"Let's raise the glasses for human sexual inadequacy!" ” - Viki_Madeira
 
15.
The Path (2016 TV Series)
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A man who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith. (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Good Wife (2009 TV Series)
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. (43 mins.)
“ Lawyer drama. A clever and very stylish show with unexpected twists and intrigues. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
17.
Madam Secretary (2014 TV Series)
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A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family. (45 mins.)
 
18.
Finding Carter (2014 TV Series)
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A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family. (42 mins.)
“ MTV teenage drama with a criminal twist. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
19.
The Returned (2012 TV Series)
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people... (52 mins.)
“ Peaceful, but chilling, suspenseful, somber and discomfortable, a really masterful mystery + family drama with only one supernatural element. Beautiful mountainous landscapes in France. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
20.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
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The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
“ Mostly it's too simplistic and churned out after one template, but the team is nice. Just to kill time... ” - Viki_Madeira
 
21.
Haven (2010 TV Series)
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She has no past. She has no family. She was raised in an orphanage. So, she lives for what she does best: be an FBI agent... (60 mins.)
“ Escape to Haven!

Mystery + fantasy + Stephen King = your Haven in the fantasy world. I started to watch Haven just to kill time, and at first I didn't find the characters too interesting, but it gets surprisingly better. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
22.
Hemlock Grove (2013 TV Series)
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A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them? (46 mins.)
“ A series with a lot of supernatural elements. This serial draws heavily from exploitation genre, therefore be prepared for lots of graphic depiction of gore (blood and guts in refreshingly unsual amounts of close-ups for a mainstream tv series), and a hodge-podge of sex, religion, psyhoanalysis, mythology, esoteric symbolism, witchcraft and, above all, teenage angst. On the other hand, the serial also incorporates elements of gothic fantasy: it is darkly emotional, cynical and witty, but also very, very sad (e.g. with such themes as the loss of childhood innocence as a traumatising event, teenage jealousy as the most destructive force on earth, existential loneliness of each person, etc.). To sum it up, it is a kind of pasticcio of themes from Twilight saga, Frankenstein, and maybe Twin Peaks (ok, too farfetched), and various popular horror/mystery/fantasy film elements. The soundtrack is disappointingly bleak (with very few exceptions), but among the highlights are inner monologues of an intelligent monster girl and mysterious dream sequences of some other main characters. Do not expect a happy ending. "God does not want you to be happy, God wants you to be strong." ” - Viki_Madeira
 
23.
Legends (2014 TV Series)
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Follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job... (60 mins.)
 
24.
Crossing Lines (2013 TV Series)
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A special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders, to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice. (43 mins.)
“ The actors are good, the episodes here are not constructed after one template and the stories are a bit more complicated than those of Criminal Minds (the other series by the same creator/producer Bernero). ” - Viki_Madeira
 
25.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ Just when you thought that there couldn't be invented any truly innovative shows anymore, the "Sherlock" appeared. This is a great show, a must-see for mystery and crime fans! It is not easy to describe excellent series in a few words (yes, sometimes it's easier to describe crappy shows), so I'll just say that it is a TV gem, and a ground-breaking show in some ways. Just watch and see.


You DO NOT WANT TO MISS the episode Christmas Special 2015! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
26.
Wallander (2008 TV Series)
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A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop. (90 mins.)
“ The melanholic detective. The themes are sad, maybe not too original, but it is worth watching due to the lead actor's and cameraman's work, which both are excellent, so meditative...

If you like the nature of Northern Europe. A very atmospheric series. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
27.
Better Call Saul (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (46 mins.)
“ Really good! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
28.
House of Cards (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. (51 mins.)
“ American political series, with criminal elements, although not so intense as "Boss" (which often kept me on the edge of my seat, so to speak), but I could watch anything with Kevin Spacey in it, anyway :)

If you like political shows, I also recommend "Borgen". ” - Viki_Madeira
 
29.
Bates Motel (2013 TV Series)
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A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is. (45 mins.)
“ Much better than expected!

Season 4 =2016 ” - Viki_Madeira
 
30.
Suits (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers. (44 mins.)
“ Quite amusing and smart :) This show is much more sophisticated and serious than the stylish but silly White Collar. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
31.
Endeavour (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford. (89 mins.)
“ Nice and intelligent British TV series about a young police detective in 1960s London. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
32.
Death in Paradise (2011 TV Series)
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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team. (60 mins.)
“ If you want a detective show in sunny, exotic surroundings, not too overcomplicated, but smart and with funny details, this is MUCH more amusing than "The Glades" (the latter I removed from my list, because I got bored with those series). Plus: a jolly soundtrack. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
33.
Broadchurch (2013 TV Series)
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart. (48 mins.)
“ A whodunnit + family drama is filmed in a fantastic location: West Bay in Dorset, England. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
34.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend. (59 mins.)
“ An excellent female prison comedy + drama. Created by Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
35.
Aquarius (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult. (42 mins.)
“ Good and entertaining. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
36.
The Fall (2013 TV Series)
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A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seeming passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their ncommon complexity. (60 mins.)
“ A high quality drama. An excellent show with Gillian Anderson! I also recommend to watch the official trailer before watching the whole series. The trailer does not contain any spoilers, but is very well constructed to depict in only 48 seconds the whole idea of these series.

Realistic events take place in Northern Ireland. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
37.
Rectify (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question. (60 mins.)
“ Contemplative and very dark. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
38.
Fortitude (2015 TV Series)
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Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. (60 mins.)
“ Do not expect too much from it. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
39.
Under the Dome (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too. (43 mins.)
“ Created by Stephen King and Spielberg. Just to kill time. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
40.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)
“ Dark and eerie. Contemplative and complicated. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
41.
Halt and Catch Fire (2014 TV Series)
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Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary... (60 mins.)
“ Good! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
42.
Those Who Kill (2014 TV Series)
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Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer... (60 mins.)
 
43.
Rizzoli & Isles (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston. (60 mins.)
“ Ok, this is a joke, although it could have been a very good show! In the first season, some episodes were very funny and smart, others not so much, but overall for the it was a decent detective show with a pair of women as the leading team, making it a refreshing change from all the masculine homoerotic friendship pairs that dominate the TV shows (ironically, in the beginning R&I was quite self-reflective about it, by flirting with the idea of bisexuality, i.e. the female homoeroticism of the both protagonists).

Just to kill time. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
44.
The Blue Rose (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A contemporary, smart investigative drama in which the lowly back-room office staff join forces to fight for justice in a corrupt corporate world...
“ Events take place in New Zealand. This was quite addictive. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
45.
Top of the Lake (2013 TV Series)
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets. (350 mins.)
“ Quite a darkish show. Events take place in the beautiful New Zealand. No supernatural elements. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
46.
The Politician's Husband (2013 Mini-Series)
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Political drama series about a marriage between two politicians, and what happens when the wife's career starts to overshadow her husband's. (180 mins.)
“ This is not a remake of Borgen, this is different. Wicked. David Tennant is very sexy in this show, AND very scary sometimes. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
47.
Lightfields (2013 Mini-Series)
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A tragic death in 1944 sends ghostly ripples down the years ensuring that the truth will eventually surface, whatever the cost.
“ A mini-series. An interesting concept about events that are happening in several times, in several generations. A very moving family drama about repressed memories that haunt you. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
48.
Ice Cream Girls (2013 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Follows two women who were accused as teens of killing a school teacher.
“ A nice little realistic murder mystery and family drama. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
49.
Hit & Miss (2012 TV Series)
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Follows the life of transgender contract killer Mia, who travels to West Yorkshire to seek out her ex girlfriend.
 
50.
Perception (2012 TV Series)
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Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases. (42 mins.)
 
51.
Ripper Street (2012 TV Series)
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper. (59 mins.)
“ Powerful, with bold, intriguing characters. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
52.
Hunted (2012 TV Series)
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Meet Sam. A spy. A hunter. And herself hunted by an enemy more ruthless and determined than any she's ever known... (59 mins.)
“ Keywords: post-traumatic, intriguing, dynamic, exotic - everything you want in a decent spy mystery series. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
53.
The River (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The crew of a research vessel are on a quest to find a missing TV explorer in the Amazon. (44 mins.)
“ "The magic is out there". This is not a high-brow art. It has its flaws in every episode, but it's quite amusing and intriguing, therefore watchable and it's starting to become even a bit addictive for me. The actors are good. Do not expect it to be realistic, just relax and have fun. Besides, the Amazon scenery is so beautiful and mysterious. I recommend it as a late night show, because it is with one leg (and then with both legs) in the fantasy land from the very beginning. :) ” - Viki_Madeira
 
54.
Missing (2012 TV Series)
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When a woman's son goes missing under suspicious circumstances, she will do anything it takes to find him. (60 mins.)
“ For fitness fans: lots of running. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
55.
Awake (2012 TV Series)
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After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream? (43 mins.)
“ A mystery within a detective. It had its own unique atmosphere. Unfortunately, cancelled after the first season. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
56.
Those Who Kill (2011 TV Series)
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About the hunt for a type of violent criminal who has yet to strike in Denmark, and who is surrounded by fear and mystique - the serial killer. (90 mins.)
“ Those Who Kill, the Danish TV series, later remade by Americans. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
57.
Mad Dogs (2011 TV Series)
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Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Mallorca to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn. (60 mins.)
“ A vacation gone wrong. British humour + solving existential questions while on the run. A Magical Mystery Tour. :) Although it seems to be funny on the surface, you never get away from the thrilling, uncomfortable feeling that anyone of the characters could die at any moment of the show. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
58.
Zen (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. (270 mins.)
“ Vintage style series. An elegant and smart police detective is solving mysteries with "his delicate touch". ” - Viki_Madeira
 
59.
Boss (2011 TV Series)
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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago. (56 mins.)
“ Quite a darkish set of events. Dirty politics and, yeah, lots of sex. I like that there is a "paranormal" element and at the same time, there isn't :) Excellent and intelligent series, intriguing characters. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
60.
Enlightened (2011 TV Series)
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A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work. (28 mins.)
 
61.
King (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Life of detective Jessica King does not run exactly smoothly. When she becomes the head of the Major Crime Task Force, she is eager to prove she is the best cop in town.
“ An intelligent cop show. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
62.
The Chicago Code (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption. (44 mins.)
“ A really good team of actors! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
63.
The Shadow Line (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss...
“ An excellent, but a very, very dark show. The eternal theme of light and darkness, the search for truth in a corrupted world. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
64.
The Hour (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme. (60 mins.)
“ A British spy drama and office romance + murder mystery taking place in 1950s. Two seasons only. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
65.
Case Histories (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.
 
66.
Prime Suspect (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men. (60 mins.)
“ A feminist detective, unfortunately, it loses its edge (gender conflicts) after the first episodes :( ” - Viki_Madeira
 
67.
Hidden (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client...
“ Good actors, masterful suspense, but unfortunately, a weak story with lots of unanswered questions... Just to kill time. Or maybe there will be a second season that could bring answers to some questions. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
68.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. (44 mins.)
“ An exploration of an exaggerated situation when a person's life is totally governed by this person's feelings of revenge. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
69.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
“ Definitely worth watching! But not for sissies! It's not just a thriller, it also has humour and some food for thought. An interesting and well-built development of characters. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
70.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
“ A view on London. A beautiful maniac and a lonely detective. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
71.
Borgen (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister. (58 mins.)
“ Danish political sheries with lots of drama. Very dynamic and intelligent. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
72.
Rubicon (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be. (45 mins.)
“ A hommage to "Three Days of the Condor"? ” - Viki_Madeira
 
73.
Terriers (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. (45 mins.)
“ It's not about dogs. I LOVED these series! (If you liked this, watch also "LIFE".) ” - Viki_Madeira
 
74.
Happy Town (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A deputy sheriff is confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota. (60 mins.)
“ For those who like mystery stories about people in nice little towns. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
75.
Persons Unknown (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Several strangers awaken and find themselves imprisoned inside a small ghost town. They quickly search for answers and along the way start to question each other's motives. (43 mins.)
“ For those who love "The Prisoner", the secret village and the Big-Brother-is-watching-you theme. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
76.
Whitechapel (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London. (180 mins.)
“ Excellent detective series! Definitely worth watching. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
77.
Harper's Island (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die. (40 mins.)
“ They die, one by one... ” - Viki_Madeira
 
78.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman. (40 mins.)
“ An elegant, a bit naive show (although not without some darker moments) with emphasis on humour and aesthetics. Absolutely innocent. :) Nice view on New York. Something to watch in the first part of the day, before you start doing your boring work. Its message will lift your mood, helping you survive the working day: success is possible, life is beautiful, friends will never let you down, the colleagues can be fun, just be yourself and everything will turn out well. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
79.
Hung (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset. (30 mins.)
“ Another idea how to survive during times of economic crisis. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
80.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
“ The first season was great! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
81.
Flashforward (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future. (42 mins.)
“ Quite interesting. Good soundtrack, too. Once I started watching, I couldn't stop. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
82.
United States of Tara (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family. (30 mins.)
“ Brilliant dialogues! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
83.
True Blood (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. (55 mins.)
“ OMG, this is excellent: humorous, fascinating environment, sexy actors! Scary situations! Supernatural abilities! Smart, silly and unexpected solutions (and cliffhangers)! It has everything that will help you to escape from reality and translocate you to the magical Louisiana! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
84.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. (49 mins.)
“ A food for brain! High quality drama that doesn't lack suspense and danger!

A serial about a "crazy professor" that brings up some ideas how to survive hard times. You should learn natural sciences at school, and you'll always survive in challenging situations!

A brilliant example of what can become of an ordinary person with a genius mind who feels underevaluated and in times of crisis develops a megalomania. A good study for psychology students: there are a lot of interesting characters.

If at first it starts almost as a game, a humorous adventure (e.g. running away in the desert with no pants on), then later it escalates into an existential drama.

Sad but true - recently came out the final episode of this epic show, and it was magnificent. Thus, this show maintained its excellence from the first till the last episode. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
85.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana. (60 mins.)
“ Move to a very exotic environment for a change! I would like to watch more tv series that are set in Africa. Any recommendations? ” - Viki_Madeira
 
86.
Fear Itself (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A television series broken down into 13 separate 60-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors. (43 mins.)
“ The Eater was the best! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
87.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator. (60 mins.)
“ Keywords: Crime and punishment. Unusual narrative. Unexpected turns.

One of the BEST INTELLIGENT suspense and mystery series EVER! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
88.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour. (30 mins.)
“ A very stylish girl! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
89.
The Killing (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
“ Dark and excellent trilogy. Scandi-noir triumph! Her jumper is unforgettable :) ” - Viki_Madeira
 
90.
Life (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. (45 mins.)
“ oranges... and zen ” - Viki_Madeira
 
91.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, but that's what he seems to be, as that's not what he really is. Dexter is a serial killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
“ I easily forgave this show all the small imperfections, only because for a long time it was my top favourite show (it shared the first place in my mental "top of the tv shows" with True Blood and Breaking Bad)!

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, and this show ended in fall 2013. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
92.
Kidnapped (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Complex overtones surround the kidnapping of a wealthy New York family's 15-year-old son, leading a specialist and a retiring FBI agent to figure it out.
 
93.
The Lost Room (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. (270 mins.)
“ For those who love mystery and fantasy! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
94.
The Inside (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A rookie FBI agent is recruited as the new violent crimes task force profiler to solve murder cases. (42 mins.)
“ Good actors, very dark themes. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
95.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
“ The motto of this show could be: "The positive thinking will always save you!" :) ” - Viki_Madeira
 
96.
My Name Is Earl (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization. (22 mins.)
“ The first two seasons were hilarious! Something like that was never seen before, a very original idea indeed! ” - Viki_Madeira
 
97.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series... (60 mins.)
 
98.
Numb3rs (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes. (43 mins.)
“ The first season was the best. ” - Viki_Madeira
 
99.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits. (44 mins.)
“ He's a genius, kicks ass, but despite everything, is very lovable too! :)

One of the best tv series EVER, has ended in 2012. Of, course, I understand it could not go on forever, but anyway, it sad :( ” - Viki_Madeira
 
100.
Veronica Mars (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune. (44 mins.)
“ A very good show! Much better than I expected! I'm not a teenager for a very long time, I watched it recently and I liked it! It's so sad that it ended... I miss them! :( ” - Viki_Madeira