Christmas is quickly approaching and as the cold months of winter settle in, there’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than by curling up on the sofa to watch some great TV. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, streaming sites have witnessed a steep increase in the use of their services.
If you can’t get enough of gripping and gritty crime series, you’ve clicked on the right article.
Whether you use Hulu, CBS All Access, Netflix, or Prime, here are a few of the best and most binge-worthy crime and suspense TV shows.
Tell Me a Story
This tv-show, starring Paul Wesley and Danielle Campbell, has captivated audiences with its thrilling plot. Tell Me a Story is a physiological thriller, produced by Aaron Kaplan and aired on CBS, that retells classic fairy tale stories with a modern and dark twist. Each season features a new cast and different city, although Wesley and Campbell stay on as different characters. If you are in the mood to revisit some childhood favorite stories, like Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs, this is the show for you. However, be prepared for the jaw-dropping twists and turns that are featured in this show.
The Start Up
The Start Up follows the dramatic adventures of three very distinct tech entrepreneurs. It is a riveting show that merges the worlds of organized crime and cryptocurrency. The unlikely trio made up of Nick Talman (Adam Brody), Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero) and Roland Dacey (Edi Gathegi) pull at your heartstrings as they grapple against the FBI and other heavyweights in the tech industry. The drama unfolds in the beautiful location of Miami alongside a gripping soundtrack. The series also offers an interesting glimpse into the lives of the Haitian and Cuban communities in Miami.
Mindhunter is one of Netflix’s greatest crime shows and the constant string of cliff hangers entices viewers to finish off the season in one sitting. The show follows two FBI agents, known as Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who journey across the United States interviewing prolific serial killers. The series is based on a non-fiction book, written by FBI agent John Douglas, that chronicles how the FBI’s serial crime unit was created. If you wish to gain a better understanding of how criminals think, you won’t want to miss out on Mindhunter.
Mr. Robot follows the life of Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a tech genius with dark psychological issues, who is recruited by a group of hackers. The show is distinctly anti-capitalist and provides a deep critique on the role of massive conglomerates in modern day society. The first season involves the hackers trying to take down E Corp, the company that Elliot works for as a cybersecurity subcontractor. Rami Malek, who plays the protagonist, has been critically acclaimed for his role in the show, with producers noting that if it weren’t for Malek, the show may have never even happened.