The Best HBO Crime TV Shows

Olga Trędota 2020-06-03

Fargo

Crime Drama USA 2014

Fargo

Crime Drama USA 2014

  • Fargo
  • 8,3/10

4 seasons, 41 episodes

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

The Night Of

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2016

The Night Of

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2016

  • The Night Of
  • 7,8/10

1 season, 8 episodes

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Dexter

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2006

Dexter

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2006

  • Dexter
  • 8,0/10

8 seasons, 96 episodes

Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Boardwalk Empire

Crime Drama USA 2010

Boardwalk Empire

Crime Drama USA 2010

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • 7,9/10

5 seasons, 56 episodes

Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition is a place where the rules don't apply. And the man who runs things -- legally and otherwise -- is the town's treasurer, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, who is equal parts politician and gangster.

True Detective

Drama USA 2014

True Detective

Drama USA 2014

  • True Detective
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

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.

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

  • The Wire
  • 8,3/10

5 seasons, 60 episodes

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

The Sopranos

Drama USA 1999

The Sopranos

Drama USA 1999

  • The Sopranos
  • 8,3/10

6 seasons, 86 episodes

The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

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