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20 best shows like Lilyhammer (2012)

List of the best shows and series like Lilyhammer (2012): Heathers, Rake, Vincenzo, Deadly Class, Boardwalk Empire, American Vandal, Barry, Teenage Bounty Hunters, Weeds, Monk.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians
PlaceSchool
TimeDark ones
StyleFor girls

A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:42

Rake is an Australian television series, produced by Essential Media and Entertainment, that first aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC1 in 2010. It stars Richard Roxburgh as rake Cleaver Greene, a brilliant but self-destructive Sydney barrister. The show airs in the United States on DirecTV's Audience Network. The second season began on 6 September 2012. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has also renewed the show for a third season Each episode entails Greene defending a different client. The Fox Network in the USA has commissioned an American version of Rake, starring Greg Kinnear as the lead character, renamed Keegan Deane for American audiences.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMafia, Lawyers

Vincenzo Cassano is an Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere who moves back to Korea due to a conflict within his organization. He ends up crossing paths with a sharp-tongued lawyer named Cha-young, and the two join forces in using villainous methods to take down villains who cannot be punished by the law.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:53
CharactersTeenagers, Killers
PlotDeath, Martial Arts, Sects
TimeDark ones
StyleFor men, Atmospheric

Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen
PlotPolitics
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleEasy

A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersKillers, Friends, Soldier, Hired assassins, Actors
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Criminals, Friends
PlaceSchool

After joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage love and sex.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:25
CharactersHousewives, Single mothers
PlotFamily life

Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the course of the show, she and her family become increasingly entangled in illegal activities.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersNurses
PlotInvestigation, Depression
StyleFancy

Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleTwisted plot

Honest cop Tony Jr. gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersPolice
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Heroes, Special agents
PlotInvestigation
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersJudges, Lawyers, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventures
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating, Touching

When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they're ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Gangsters, Actors, Veterans
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Based on real events

The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.'s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, action, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersFamily, Police, Animals, Blind, Dogs
PlotInvestigation, Depression
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating

Murphy is a flawed and irreverent woman who just happens to be blind and is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend, Tyson. When the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind — the guide-dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:51
CharactersLesbians, Strong women
PlacePrison
StyleFor girls, Fancy

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, USA
Duration00:43

While attending a Hollywood premiere with a famous action star, a crazed fan pulls a gun—but her movie hunk turns into a coward, and it's Vallery who becomes the hero. Suddenly, she's thrown into a world of action and danger as owner of a Hollywood protection agency, Vallery Irons Protection (V.I.P.), taking risks to protect others at a price few are willing to pay.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Mystery

Laura Holt, a licensed private detective, opens a detective agency but finds that potential clients refuse to hire a woman, however qualified. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fictitious male superior whom she names Remington Steele. Through a series of events that unfold in the first episode, "License to Steele," a former thief and con man, whose real name is never revealed, assumes the identity of Remington Steele. Behind the scenes, Laura remains firmly in charge.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:30
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA

In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain for each other.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Botswana

The adventures of Mma Ramotswe, a Motswana woman who starts Botswana's first female-owned detective agency.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration09:15
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Friends, Friends, Partners
PlotInvestigation

Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a distinct town, with Dolworth having once been a member of the fictional Ocean Beach Police Department.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeenagers, Scammers, Friends
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Fascinating

A grieving teen finds an unexpected connection with two classmates at her new high school after they all land in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating

Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive behavior. Based on renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson’s hit series of books of the same name.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersWidows, Friends
PlotRelationship, Depression
StyleFor girls, Fascinating

A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersScientists, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI
StyleWorth watching

Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

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: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotTreason, Love, betrayal, Relationship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.





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