TV series about deception

TV series about deception
List of the best TV series about deception, selected by visitors to our site: The Mentalist, 3%, The Act, Pros and Cons, Lie to Me, The Righteous Gemstones, Jett, Shuler, Inventing Anna, Big Little Lies.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Geniuses, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Revenge, Deception
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Twisted plot

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryBrazil
Duration02:14
CharactersTeenagers, Rich, Losers, Orphans, Poor
Plotbetrayal, Survival Games, Survival, Money, Relationship
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian

In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersTeenagers, Psychologists, Mother and daughter, Parents, Neighbors
PlotLove, Deception, Growing up
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleShort, For girls, Based on real events, Makes me think

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark

A married couple must dust off the skills of their youth when they are forced to carry out one final million-euro con. Can they save their marriage, secure the money and pick up their eight-year-old in time for curling practice?

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Psychologists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Mystery, Deception
PlaceOffice

The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his skills also make it easier for him to deceive others.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:57
CharactersBrothers
PlotTravel, Religion, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersGangsters, Single mothers
PlacePrison, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUkraine
Duration08:40
PlotAdventures

USSR, Odessa, 1980s... Young Kostik wants to escape USSR so he tries to get money for that in a very adventurous way...

Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers
PlotDeception
PlaceUSA, New York

A journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives, Single mothers, Parents
PlotTreason, Investigation, Death, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleFor girls, Twisted plot, Unexpected ending

Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, history
CountryChina

During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei army. But when a political rival frames General Lin Xie, it causes the deaths of 70,000 Chiyan army soldiers. Lin Shu is able to escape with his life with the help of a loyal subordinate. Twelve years later, Lin Shu establishes the Jiangzuo Alliance and returns to the capital as the Chief Mei Changsu. When the Northern Wei forces mount another attack, to what lengths will Mei Changsu go to protect his own people?

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Spy, Criminals, Scammers, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol's most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersThe thieves, Veterans
PlotRobbery, Money
PlaceEngland
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersLosers, Traders
PlotMoney, Parties, Stock exchanges
PlaceWall Street
StyleFascinating

Taking viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history – this is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:05
CharactersScammers
PlotMoney, Deception
StyleEasy

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersHorses, Businessmen
PlotSports

A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, history, game
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJudges
PlotMoney, Deception
StyleBy books, Based on real events

The story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, initially pulled off the on-screen heist before being caught and standing trial.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
PlotDeception, Riddles, Quests
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating

A group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special agents, Journalists, Alien Invasion
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, FBI, Deception
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a technologically advanced alien species which ostensibly comes in peace, but actually has sinister motives. V stars Morena Baccarin, Lourdes Benedicto, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Charles Mesure, Elizabeth Mitchell, Laura Vandervoort and Scott Wolf, and was executive produced by Scott Rosenbaum, Yves Simoneau, Scott Peters, and Jace Hall. The series was produced by The Scott Peters Company, HDFilms and Warner Bros. Television.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersNurses, Janitors
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Justice
PlacePrison, France
StyleFascinating

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Friends
PlotDeception
PlaceEngland

Anna, Nancy, Louie and Cat have had enough of their tyrannical young boss Jack Evans, and make a drunken snap decision at a work function that has shocking repercussions.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersHackers, The thieves, Investigators, Partners, Actors
PlotRobbery
StyleSpectacular

Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:46
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleEasy, Action, Fascinating

Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from a loan shark, steals a man's identity and ends up posing as a small town's new gay pastor.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Psychiatrists
PlotMedicine, Deception, Intrigue
PlaceHospitals, Psychiatric hospitals

An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersThe thieves, Heroes
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular

Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotMoney, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fancy, Twisted plot

James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryHungary

Shamed by his father's dying words, con man Attila Miklosi tries to go straight but eventually succumbs to pressure from his demanding wife Janka and his boss, Endre Hollos, and returns to his life of crime. When his son tries to follow him into the criminal underworld, Attila questions if he will be able to shield the boy.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersThe thieves, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Adventures, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating

Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal with the FBI, as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees, and thus begins this unconventional arrangement where Caffrey helps Burke apprehend white collar criminals.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Special agents, Cannibals, Psychiatrists
PlotFBI, Death, Deception
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Action

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:29

Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, and bedrooms of the power elite, corruption is business as usual and everyone's out for themselves first. Nothing is sacred in this scathing, irreverent satire of corporate America today.





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