15 Thrilling TV Shows Uncovering the Dark World of Crime Cover-ups

Are you a sucker for television dramas and thrillers following people covering up their criminal activity? Same.

Recently, I came across a post asking for the best TV series where people cover up their crimes. Here are the top-voted shows. 

The Sinner (2017-2021)

It delves into deep-seated crimes from a psychological perspective and is certainly worth the binge. 

Dexter (2006 – 2013)

The twist of Dexter being essentially part of the police force and going after criminals, makes this show a must-watch. Plus, they rebooted it! 

You (2018 – Present)

You is a psychological thriller on Netflix following Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley). Joe is the passionate manager of a bookstore and a serial killer who falls in love and develops an extreme obsession with an aspiring writer (Elizabeth Lail).

Search Party (2016 – 2022)

The series follows a group of friends becoming involved in the search for a missing woman and the subsequent events resulting from their involvement. 

The Shield (2002 – 2008)

The Shield is a crime drama on Hulu originally advertised as Rampart, referencing the true-life Rampart Division police scandal.

The Wire (2002 – 2008)

The series is set in Baltimore, Maryland, and depicts corruption within the police force. The show is viewed through the lens of gang members, politicians, drug addicts, media, everyday people, and the police. 

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