Top 10 International Crime TV Series
Top 10 International Crime TV Series
Web series are a series of episodes, much like a daily TV show. The difference, however, is that these series are available on web, that is internet. One of the greatest advantage of web series has been the least or no censorship. This way, creators, directors and producers are able to come up with different kinds of genres to entertain as well as educate people about different topics. One such genre of web series is Crime and Drama. Here are the Top 10 international crime and drama web series.
10. Riverdale (2016)
Riverdale is a series that has the characters and setting of the original Archie’s Comics. This is a CW production and the series has a total of two seasons, the second season released in 2018. Riverdale is CW’s teen drama-mystery series. The plot covers the events that take place after the murder of a beloved classmate. Archie, Betty, Jughead and all the other residents of this small American town take a deep look into the secrets and the scandals of their hometown. The series has some big actors like Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K J Apa and Lili Reinhart.
Cast: KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Sarah Habel, Cole Sprouse
9. Waco (2018)
Waco is a Paramount web series. The first season was released in 2018. This series has been covered from several perspectives of all the characters that are intimately involved in the conflict. This series includes Branch Davidians, who was never even seen on TV before.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Garner, Paul Sparks, Rory Culkin
8. Unforgotten (2015)
Unforgotten is an iTV Production web series. It is a six-part drama. It centres around historical crime that links four different individuals who also happen to be seemingly unconnected suspects. The series brings out the secrets that are left behind for years about these individuals. The series has overall 3 seasons, and the third season released in 2018.
Cast: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tom Courtenay, Bernard Hill
7. Jessica Jones (2015)
This web series is based on the Marvel Comics’ character, Superhero Jessica Jones. The story continues after Jessica’s career as a superhero gets over. Initially she is hired to investigate a case about a student missing from NYU. Later, she opens her own detective agency. The challenge for Jessica is that a mysterious figure, Kilgrave, comes back in her life and brings her past to light. This puts her directly in the danger’s way again. The series released its second season in 2018.
Cast: Carrie-Anne Moss, David Tennant, Rachael Taylor, Krysten Ritter
6. How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
This is a Suspense web series that shows the story of a Law professor who appoints some of her best students from the university of Philadelphia to work in her Law firm. The real challenge starts when the professor as well as the students are drawn into a real-life murder conspiracy. The show is produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland and the ABC Production.
Cast: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King
5. Homeland (2011)
A self-destructive CIA Agent, Carrie Mathison develops suspicions against the US Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody that he might be a terrorist sleeper agent. She develops these suspicions because the Sergeant had been imprisoned by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The chaos in the investigation increases due to a shooting at a Mosque. Homeland shows how Carrie fights her suspicions and after a point of time starts to investigate into the case of Sergeant Brody. This is a criminal suspense web series that people and critics have loved equally.
Cast: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, David Harewood
4. Lucifer (2015)
Lucifer has by far been on of the most popular international web series, especially in the genre of crime and drama. Lucifer is an FX production series which released its third season in 2018. The plot basically shows about how Lucifer is really bored by wasting his time in Hell and decides to explore and live on Earth. He also indulges in guilty pleasures like women, wine and parties. Everything’s fine, until the most spine-chilling human trait hits him, that is, human emotions.
Cast: Tom Ellis, Lesly-Ann Brandt, D.B. Woodside, Lauren German, Rachel Harris
3. Mr. Robot (2015)
Mr. Robot is a story about a young programmer, Elliot, who is a cyber engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot’s life takes a turn when the mysterious leader of an underground hacking group recruits him to destroy the company he gets paid to protect. Due to his personal beliefs and morals, Elliot finds it difficult to accept the offer and take down the CEO of the company he believes is ruling (or ruining) the world.
Cast: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Christian Slater, Martin Wallstrom
Production/TV Network: USA
2. Fargo (2014)
Fargo is an anthology series that is inspired by the 1996 Coen Brothers film. It is a series of the FX production and a total of three seasons have been released. The story circles around a drifter who brings about trouble and problems in the small town of Minnesota in 2006. It also focuses on the young state police officer, the Vietnam veteran, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Adam Goldberg, Russel Harvard
Honourable Mention: Mc Mafia (2018)
Mc Mafia is an AMC Production. The first season released in 2018. Mc Mafia is a story about a man who spent his entire life breaking and evading the ties of his family with the mafia. But he is drawn to the world of crime after his own life and livelihood is threatened.
Cast: James Norton, David Starthairn, Juliet Rylance, MariyaShukshina
1. Breaking Bad (2008)
Walter White, a chemistry teacher is diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and has only two years to live. He lives with his wife and son, who has cerebral palsy, in New Mexico. To ensure his family’s secure future, he starts manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The story shows the impacts of a diagnosis on a regular, hard-working man and how these diagnoses affect his morality and turn him into a major player of the drug trade.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, RJ Mitte
Production/Channel: AMC Networks
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