TV series about the investigation

List of the best investigative TV shows selected by our site visitors: Mosaic, Altered Carbon, The Alienist, Counterpart, Ordeal by Innocence, The Looming Tower, Harrow, Riverdale, Burden of Truth, The Mechanism.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Mosaic (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersWriters
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating

Explore the psychological underpinnings of love and murder in a small mountain resort town while following popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake, whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community.

Altered Carbon (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersRich
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Netflix, By books

After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.

The Alienist (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersJournalists, Psychologists, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
Time19th century
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, Action, Worth watching

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Counterpart (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersPartners, Special agents
PlotInvestigation
PlaceParallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30
CharactersRich
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Prison
StyleBy books, Action, Makes me think

The black sheep of the Argyll family, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer might still be among them.

The Looming Tower (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScouts, Terrorists, CIA
PlotInvestigation, FBI, War

Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

Harrow (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30
CharactersDoctors
PlotDeath, Investigation
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.

Riverdale (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Growing up, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleEasy, For girls, Action, Spectacular, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Burden of Truth (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration02:40
CharactersLawyers
PlotMedicine, Investigation
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

A big city lawyer returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness. A series order of ten episodes is being produced for CBC.

The Mechanism (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryBrazil
Duration01:42
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleNetflix, Fascinating, Action

A scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. Loosely inspired by true events.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration00:30
CharactersTeenagers
PlotMissing people, Investigation

Valentine's Day, 1900. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in Hanging Rock, Australia, without a trace.

Hard Sun (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersDetectives, Partners, Hackers
PlotApocalypse, Investigation
StyleFascinating

Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are partnered together five years before the Apocalypse.

The City and the City (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation

When the body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down-at-heel city of Besźel, it’s just another day’s work for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But he uncovers evidence that the murdered girl came from Ul Qoma, a city that shares a dangerous and volatile relationship with Besźel, and this case will challenge everything Borlú holds dear.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersSpecial agents, Terrorists, CIA, Spy
PlotInvestigation, Viruses
StyleBy books, Spectacular, Fascinating

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecrime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians
PlotInvestigation, Death

A chronicle of the two major police investigations by LAPD Detective Greg Kading into the deaths of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.

Condor (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:06
CharactersCIA, Terrorists, Special agents, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Technology, Viruses
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating, By books

Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by Sydney Pollack’s 1975 political thriller Three Days of the Condor.

Seven Seconds (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation
StyleNetflix

Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

Deception (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersMagicians
PlotFBI, Investigation
StyleFascinating

Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him - before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.

Rig 45 (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySweden
CharactersKillers
PlotOil, Investigation

When Andrea, a damage regulator from Benthos Oil, is sent out to Rig 45 two days before Christmas to investigate a fatal accident, the rig is hit by a hurricane and all communications lost. Soon, the crew realize that the accident is in fact a murder, and they now know that they are in real danger.

Collateral (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceEngland
StyleNetflix, Action, Fascinating

When a pizza delivery driver is shot dead in south London, a tenacious detective goes after the people traffickers behind his murder and unravels a conspiracy that goes to the top.




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