A good crime drama is hard to come across since it is not easy to come up with a mind-blowing story!
Oftentimes, some crime drama or mystery lovers pick up on hints and little details quicker than others
and so, it can be really hard to really surprise them. They literally love looking hunt for shows that really
shocks them to the core.
Usually, you can find good TV shows on TV channels like HBO MAX, BBC One, Afdah, Duonao, and more. The good news
is you can find these channels in many TV plans. A good connection leads to good channels and good
experiences. Wave TV packages, for example, have a great channel lineup that includes channels like the
ones mentioned above and plenty more.
Now, let’s take a look at the five best crime dramas to watch in 2022!
There are many adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, but here, we are referring to
the BBC TV series, named Sherlock, that first aired in 2010. There are four seasons or series of this show,
each with three episodes. There was also one special that was aired on January 1 st , 2016. Benedict
Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman starred in this show as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
Other recurring characters in the show include Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves), Jim Moriarty (Andrew
Scott), Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss), and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs).
Naturally, the show revolves around Sherlock and his friend Watson as they go around solving crimes in
London. Unlike the version of the book, this Sherlock adaptation is based in a modern setting.
Sherlock is an eccentric private detective who finds pleasure in solving unsolvable crimes. Because of his
love and talent for solving such crimes, the police often suspect him and his strange ways, especially
Lestrade. As the show goes on, the police seemingly trust him, although he still criticizes them.
Watson, on the other hand, maintains an online blog of their adventures in solving crime, which leads to
Sherlock becoming a celebrity in London, all with paparazzi and press. This leads to him getting more
crimes to solve by the people and the government too. If you have heard or read the story, you must
know about Sherlock’s archenemy Moriarty. Well, he is indeed present in this adaptation as well. Soon
enough, he makes his appearance and the show takes an interesting twist!
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is another book that has many adaptations. It is deemed
one of her best works, so it’s not surprising at all. The adaptation or the TV series we are referring to
here also happens to be BBC’s adaptation. It was first aired in 2015 and the ensemble cast includes
Douglas Booth, Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Burn Gorman, Sam Neill, Anna Maxwell Martin,
Miranda Richardson, Noah Taylor, Toby Stephens, and Aidan Turner.
The story is based in 1939 just as in the book. Ten people are picked out and invited to an isolated island
by a certain “Mr. and Mrs. Owen”. Once they reach the island, they are greeted by a couple, Mr. Thomas
and Mrs. Ethel Rogers, two new servants. The hosts are not present and it seems nobody among those
10 strangers knows each other. As they settle down for dinner that night, they put on a gramophone
record and a recording starts to play.
The unknown owner of the recorded voice accuses all 10 people of committing murder in the past.
Suddenly, the trip that was supposed to be a fun getaway turns into hell. One by one, each of the guests
is murdered differently and nobody knows who will be next. As the guests are running out of time.
Trapped is an Icelandic mystery drama TV series that first aired in 2015. The show is 3 seasons and has 28
episodes long. What makes this show a great mystery and crime series is the setting of the story.
In season 1, Andri Olafsson (Olafur Darri Olafsson) is the chief of police in a remote town in Iceland. A
headless body is found by a group of fishermen and an investigation is launched. Shortly after, due to an
avalanche, the town seems to be blocked away from the rest of the world and this raises the stakes.
The police must rush to find the culprit behind this crime to avoid any more murders in the town.
Thanks to the avalanche, they at least know that the killer is trapped here as well and won’t be able to
escape. That is why the killer must be caught before the snow melts.
In Season 2, there is yet another case involving a far-right nationalist group, a power plant’s expansion,
and a secretive family with twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat, excited for
more! There is also the third season that we will not give you the slightest hint spoiler about so you can
find out for yourself what it is about!
Stephen King’s The Outsider makes for a wonderful TV series adaptation of the book with the same
name. It is a thriller murder mystery that was first aired in 2020 on HBO. The miniseries is 10 episodes
long and is only 1 season so far.
It follows the story of Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), a detective that is investigating the murder of
a little boy. Based on the findings and investigation, the detective and his team reach a confusing
conclusion. Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman) is an upstanding family man, who the evidence points to
and points away from at the same time. As time progresses, the characters learn that there are other
things at play, most probably paranormal.
The Flight Attendant
The last one on the list is HBO’s mystery TV series, The Flight Attendant, which first aired on November
26 th , 2020. The series is 2 seasons and 16 episodes long. Kaley Cuoco stars in the show as a flight
attendant named Cassie Bowden.
Cassie is an alcoholic and a sex addict. She drinks freely, even when she’s on the job, and gets more than
a little comfortable with strangers and passengers. When she wakes up in a hotel room in Bangkok with
an aching hangover, she finds the dead body of a passenger lying next to her in bed. His throat appears
to have been slashed and she is too afraid to call the police. She cleans everything up and gets on a
plane back to New York City with other airline crew.
Much to her dismay, she is met with FBI agents as she gets off the plane. As they question her about the
incident in Bangkok, she seems to have hallucinations and wonders who the culprit could be. If you love
a good mystery show with twists and turns, this is the show for you!
Last but Not The Least
Of course, there are other shows worth the watch on multiple TV channels as well. There are a lot more
that we could have mentioned here, but it’s a topic for another day, it seems!