List of TV Mysteries, Crime, and Detectives

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A comprehensive list of tv mysteries and crime shows from around the world.

  • Have you seen all of these?
  • Which are on your ‘to watch’ list?
  • Which are the best?
  • The worst?
  • Any we should add?

This list is frequently updated whenever we have time or watch new shows. If you have any recommendations (from any country) please share in the comments!

If you liked this, don’t forget to check out our list of Crime and Mystery Movies as well!

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2Mystery is secondary theme
CCrime / Police Procedural
DPrivate Eye
MMedical / Autopsy / Pathology
N/ENo Known English Translation
PSignificant Criminal Psychology
RReality TV / Documentaries
SSupernatural (Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves)
WWuxia & Asian Fantasy (Dragons, Deities, Etc.)
YAYoung Adult

*Some shows may deal with difficult subjects or may be graphic to watch. You should read online reviews and watch at your own discretion.





  • Crimson River (C)
  • Darker (C, P)
  • Evil Minds (C, P)
  • Futmalls (C, P)
  • Guardian (C, W)
  • The Listener (C, M)
  • Love Me If You Dare (C, P)
  • The Lost Tomb
  • Medical Examiner Dr. Qin (C, M)
    • Blood Red Wedding – Film
    • Fatal Novel- Film
  • My Roommate is a Detective (C, D)
  • Mystic Nine (2)
  • Night And Day (C)
  • Psych Hunter (C, D, P, S)
  • Reborn (C)
  • Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty (C)
  • S.C.I. Special Crime Investigation (C, P)
  • The Silent Criminal (C, W)
  • The Thunder (C)
  • Tientsin Mystic (D, W)
  • Untamed (2, W)







  • 99.9
  • Bloody Monday (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Cold Case: Shinjitsu no Tobira (C) (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Death Note
  • Galileo (C) (Seasons 1 & 2)
    • Galileo Suspect X (C) – Film
    • Galileo XX (C) – Film
  • Hard Nut! (D)
  • Hidarime Tantei Eye (Film + Show)
  • Hidden Identity (C)
  • Kagi no Kakatta Heya
  • Kuroshitsuji (A)
  • Miman Keisatsu Midnight Runner
  • Mirror Twins (C)
  • Mr. Brain (C)


  • 365: Repeat the Year (C, D; Time Travel)
  • 38 Task Force (C)
  • Bad Guys (C)
  • Bad Guys: City of Evil (C)
  • Black & White (C)
  • Cheo Yong (S)(C) (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Dr. Frost (C, D, M)
  • Ghost (C)
  • The Ghost Detective (D, S)
  • God’s Quiz (Seasons 1 – 4) (M)
  • God’ Quiz (Reboot) (M)
  • Good Detective (C)
  • Investigation Couple (C) Seasons (1 & 2)
  • Leverage
  • Mad Dog
  • Memorist (C)
  • Missing Noir M (C)
  • Pied Piper (C)
  • Player (C)
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sign (M)
  • Special Affairs Team Ten (C) (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Strong Girl Boon Soon (2)
  • The Swindlers
  • Team Bulldog: Off Duty Investigation (C)
  • Vampire Prosecutor (C, S) (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • You’re All Surrounded (C)


  • Force (C)

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