Top Ten Best Crime Dramas

This is for all the crime dramas, both inside the courtroom and on the streets.

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Great Show! Love Mark Harmon playing Gibbs, he has that awesome combination of Serious Marine, and funny boss. Hopefully Gibbs doesn't start thinking about retirement or resignation, because that looks like where it's headed. Best Show 10/10! Love this show!

I love this show bcoz a lot of crime show are dim-witted the stupidest person alive could tell you what happens nxt on most shows where NCIS is inellectual compared 2most n thats y I love it

Started watching NCIS about 4 years ago got addicted ordered box set and watched every single episode within a week.

Love tony and zivas relationship so good

Best cop show ever! - JaLyM

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2Criminal Minds

Totally love this show, it's brilliant. Really love Spencer Reid, Matthew Gubler does a great job of portraying this character. He's also very attractive. Love the friendship between Derek and Penelope, and think that it is one of the best shows out there. Watched series one in the last two days, can't wait for the rest of them!
Best crime drama out there, by far!

Favourite characters are Derek Morgan and Spencer Reid. Am I the only one that think that spencer is kinda attractive but in a dorky way?

I watched all 7 seasons in 2 weeks and I couldn't stop for a day. The last 2 weeks I have been so obsessed with the show that I can't wait for it to come back on... Amazing Characters, awesome cases and sometimes creepy serial killers

I love this show. I mean talk about it all of the time. This show is my favorite. Reid is my favorite then Garcia is my second favorite. I was so happy to find out that there's going to be a season eleven.

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3The Mentalist

The mentalist is a great show and the enigma gets closer to resolution with each episode. The main character patrick jane is likeable to the audience and introduces humour into the storylines.

The Mentalist, The scariest not scary guy I know, laugh out loud. Like anyone could kick his arse, but he could do way more than inflict physical pain, with little to no effort.

This show makes you THINK. Wake up, people, it's not only about guns and murders! THE MENTALIST is about crimes and how you try to solve them by using your mind.

A very good show I love the show

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Best show in the universe! It is 10,000,000,000,000,000 better than law and order! My favorite character is Dr. Brennan!
( Temprance) She is a Forensic Anthropologist who is AMAZING at it! Makes me study 100 times harder in science! Once you see one episode you will be addicted because it is so awesome!

100,000,000,000,000,000,000 / 10

I love BONES! IT is the best show ever my favorite character is Booth a trained sniper and a awesome guy. I LOVE THIS SHOW. This show is a 9000000/10 I love this show. It's so interesting. It makes me want to try harder in science.

Bones is so funny, I love her relationship with booth! Classic crime drama with a twist 10/10

So good with the mystery and the characters! Addicting

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5Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit

This show is downright amazing! Non stop action through out every episode, I love it so much

A very good show loved it.

LOVE Law and Order SVU! The drama makes your heart beat out of your chest and the chemistry between the actors just makes it all the more better.

6CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Should be #2 behind criminal minds

Love this show very good

Should be number ONE not number Six, it is the most watched T.V. show in the world

7Breaking Bad

How is breaking bad not number 1?
Or even on the list for that matter before.

Really, and where is the wire.

Wow, this lost really sucks.

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Dexter is one the best crime dramas ever made. It truly deserves to be way higher in this list. It is a brilliant story and Dexter the main character played by Michael C. Hall is maybe the best and most lovable serial killer the T.V. has ever had.

Dexter is good in the beginning but midway on I feel they lost there direction and just wanted to keep pumping out seasons. Starts great ends mediocre.

Dexter deserves to be in the top 5. Unique storyline and brilliant acting. My favorite character is debra, dexter's foul mouthed sis

I loved the show

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9CSI: New York

The most favourite crime drama that ever made :) I liked this one better than the other CSI franchise such as Miami and Las Vegas. Hell dude, just look at the how Mac, Danny, Flack, and the others handle the case! So awesome!

This is my favourite show on TV. The acting on this show is just fantastic - axelsonfire

I love csi New York the most in the csi series

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10NCIS: Los Angeles

A good show loved it

The Contenders


This is a show that I have watched grow and develop with me. The enticing cases, the humour, the different character-themed episodes and Castle and Beckett's long-awaited yet fulfilling love story are the things that make this what it is today - A MUST WATCH and a real lesson in DOING CRIME THE FUN WAY! Honestly, this show is supposed to be at the very top!

This show is good not only because of the suspense but because of the chemistry between the two protagonists. Great choice of actors! Nice story over all.

God, I am so addicted to this show. I have watched every episode at least thrice and still can't get enough of it

A good show loved it

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12Hawaii Five-0

This should definitely be number one with NCIS: LA behind it, its the most amazing show imaginable - Warrior

Very enjoyable and great character interaction and plots

A very good show loved it


What the hell it's doing in 16th! Come on people! Sherlock is class! 1

Awesome adaptation from Doyle's work. Surely will get addicted to it.

Really 16th, should be a last 3rd

A very good show

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14Sons of Anarchy

Definitely breaking bad tier. First 5 seasons great however last 2 were just decent. don't believe the rumors of it being some sort of redneck reality show it's better than shows like criminal minds and NCIS in the way that mortality for the main characters is real. Each episode is important so its different from them in that way

A very good show

15The Shield

A good show loved it

16The Wire

A lot of these shows are fluff and something you can have in the background playing and not miss much. The wire and breaking bad are story driven from beginning to end. Should be top two.

This is number 53? Bull!


How is monk not #1? The show is funny, creatively written, and nail biting

I love this show

Monk is the best...

18True Detective
19Lie to Me

Oh this one is good! So sad there's only 3 seasons. Very captivating!


I loved this show

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2. Criminal Minds
3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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2. The Shield
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