My Favorite TV Shows | Crime Shows

My mom loves crime shows. All of them, it seems. So it’s not a surprise that I enjoy them as well.

This list is going to show some of the crime shows that I’ve enjoyed over the time I’ve been interested in them. This Law and Order, not true crime. I’m sure a lot of these are going to be common ones that other people enjoy as well. And take note that I haven’t really watched many recently.

Let’s get right into this list so we can talk in the comments about your favorite crime shows as well!

I’ll leave links so you can watch these shows in places other than Netflix. I’ll try to keep them with a subscription like Hulu or Amazon Prime, but they may not be available there so I’ll share a link where you can get it.


Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

I watched most of Law and Order: SVU, but then I ended up not watching more after catching up. But that’s not to say it’s not one of my favorites. There’s just something about it that I really enjoy. Well, enjoy probably isn’t the right term.

This show handles a lot of dark topics since it follows sexual crimes and crimes involving children. So if you’re triggered by any of those things, I would highly recommend staying away from this show.


Bones is a show that I, again, watched most of but never finished. I’m not sure where I left off, but I know that I didn’t have too much left. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t love this show, though. I absolutely loved how so much could be told from a set of bones, or even just one bone. Fascinating, really.

One of these days I definitely would like to finish it.

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds is definitely my favorite. I loved this show, though I haven’t caught up on it. There’s just something about getting into the mind of a criminal that fascinates me, as weird and incriminating as that may sound. This show made me want to major in psychology in college. I didn’t end up doing that, but it’s still something that sat in the back of my mind.

The link below is for season 1 on Amazon, which is $10 for the first episode. The further into the series you go, the more expensive they become. Season 15 is $24, but season 14 is over $30.


NCIS is one that I haven’t watched since before high school. This is a show I used to watch with my mom’s ex when they were together. I haven’t really watched it since. But I was talking to a friend of mine and he was watching it. It made me want to pick it back up and continue it. So maybe I’ll do that.

As for the link below, you can watch NCIS free with an All-Access CBS subscription. I’m not sure the price of it, but there’s a 7-day free trial that you can get. Plenty of time to watch 17 seasons! Just make sure you have the money to order lots of pizza because you won’t have time to make food 😂


Dexter is the only one on this list that I’ve actually finished. I don’t know what that says about me, but hey. The only reason I finished this show is because my husband was watching it with me and if I remember correctly, we watched it before my son was born, so I had the time to actually watch it all.

The link below is to Amazon, where you can watch the first episode for free. But to watch anything past that, you need the Showtime subscription. That goes for Hulu as well, except that you need the subscription to watch any of the episodes.

And that’s it! This definitely reminded me that I need to watch some of these shows. I’ve also learned that Netflix is the best streaming service out there and I’m angry that they freaking sucked and made that movie.

Most of these are available on Netflix without an added subscription. It seems like most services have the added costs that they claim “enhance” the experience. But they actually take away from it because the selection isn’t as great if you don’t have them.

But that’s something I’m not going to get into anymore because it would just make me more angry.

I hope you all enjoyed this post either way! If you have any recommendations or there are some shows that you want to watch that are on Hulu, let’s watch them together with that new service Hulu has! Comment below if you want to watch a show with me and we can figure out some details!

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13 thoughts on “My Favorite TV Shows | Crime Shows

  1. Molly's Book Nook says:

    Oh I LOVE Dexter! It’s been a while since I last watched it – kinda makes me want to rewatch. I like shows about crime, but not so much the kind like law and order where it’s a new crime every episode. I like the ones that focus on one crime usually. One of my favorites is Broadchurch! That’s the first one that came to mind to explain the type I like lol

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    • I’m mixed. Sometimes I do like the police procedural shows like Law and Order that seem to be more focused on the crimes rather than the people solving them (if that makes sense). Other times, I need the drama that follows the story. Like Castle (which I completely forgot about when making this list and now I’m extra upset!) or even Bones. I like the different crimes each episode because I’m interested in how, like, one crime could be done in different ways and for different reasons. But I like when it’s broken up throughout the episode following the lives of the actual people. Like how in Castle, there’s the fact that Castle is an author so he’s tagging along to research for his book. He lives with his mom and his daughter. He has a story that we know and follow the dramas within his family and his relationship with his partner. Just give me a little bit of everything.


  2. khrome says:

    I’m not a fan of crime dramas, but I love shows on forensic and medical science, which crosses over. Bones was a huge favorite! I also like Dr G, Medical Examiner which is more of a non-fiction docu-series.

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    • I love Bones. While this one certainly focuses a lot on the forensic side of things, I feel like even in the shows I mentioned above, the forensic side of it was what interested me the most. Forensics have always fascinated me in relation to crimes. Except in Criminal Minds, but that’s obviously because it was focusing on behavioral analysis rather than the police procedure.

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      • khrome says:

        Do you ever watch the Investigation Discovery network shows? Those are about real cases, and they have series with various themes like crimes solved mainly by surveillance camera footage and such. I was shocked to learn about some of these cases – they can be more gruesome than anything I’ve seen/read in fiction. There are some really sick mofo’s out there. I can only watch that channel when there’s nothing else on. It can get too intense.. lol

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      • khrome says:

        LOL it really can do that! Definitely have to be in the mood. And have plenty of things to keep you preoccupied after watching so your mind doesn’t dwell on it. xD

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  3. I’ve watched all of these shows except for Dexter I’ve never watched that one. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this to you before but Bones and NCIS are my all time favorite shows. I have watched every episode of Bones multiple times and I am waiting for the rest of NCIS to become available so I can catch up on it. I’ve also watched all of CSI Miami multiple times.

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