10 best shows like Riverdale (2017)

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Riverdale 2017
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.
List of the best shows and series like Riverdale (2017): Forever, Legacies, Haven, I Am Not Okay with This, Smallville, Get Even, House of Anubis, Pretty Little Liars, The Blacklist, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

Forever (2014)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:40

Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner, Detective Jo Martinez. Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe knows Henry’s secret.

Legacies (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA

In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among others, come of age into heroes and villains at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Haven (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Smallville (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventured into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.

Get Even (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there’s one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don’t Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous pranks to expose bullies.

House of Anubis (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year later, they begin receiving messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.

The Blacklist (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07

An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

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Collateral (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59

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.

Deadwind (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFinland, Germany
Duration01:29

When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.

Fearless (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.

Harrow (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30

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.

White Collar (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Trinkets (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

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.

Miss Sherlock (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:35

Sherlock has a peculiar character flaw. She does not open her heart to strangers. She is Japanese, but was born in Britain. She now works as an investigation consultant for the police department. Wato Tachibana is an excellent surgeon and is guided by the principal of justice. Sherlock and Wato Tachibana get to know each other through a case and begin to rely on each other.

The Irregulars (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:40

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which mysteriously link them to one another.

Justified (2010)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes job, as well as his strained relationships with his ex-wife and father.

My Life Is Murder (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryAustralia

Investigator Alexa Crowe, cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature, allows her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling of crimes.

Father Brown (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52

Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.

Defending Jacob (2020)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Gotham (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Bones (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.

Hudson & Rex (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryCanada

Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.

Bordertown (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryFinland, France

The series tells the story of DI Kari Sorjonen of the Serious Crime Unit in Lappeenranta, his family, and his investigations into a variety of harrowing homicides around the border area.

High Seas (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:57

Two sisters discover disturbing family secrets after a string of mysterious deaths occur on a luxury ship traveling from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s.




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