Top 10 new crime thriller tv shows & detectives (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
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However, after having watched most foreign crime series up to 2015 (with Scandinavian police series as frontrunners) I could not help but realize that true innovation is still coming from America and Britain. The Danish detective The Killing (Forbrydelsen;)) is a good case in point. Enthusiastically heralded for its authentically grim tone and its clever storytelling, The Killing also swept me off my feet initially. However, in season 3 I had to admit that its characters were actually rather one-dimensional and downright cliché, and that screenplay-wise a true transformation had actually never occurred. Fortunately, now British and American show runners have caught up with the flavor foreign television had to offer, and make it come out beautifully by moving away from the cities to explore regional America. Regional tv America is no longer an ‘anywhereland’, but is given its own local identity, Twin Peaks style. For this reason, and because of its innovative dialogues and its cinematic atmosphere, I have awarded a number one place to the HBO 2014 detective show True Detective, a show that brings together everything good in modern television. That is why that in this article I am restoring the English-spoken police series to their rightful place – at the very top. Not to say that foreign crime thrillers are no longer relevant, certainly not. Below you can have a quick peak at what to expect from detective and crime television in 2016.
Best new Science Fiction TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
From Doctor Who to the X Files, the science fiction-genre has been around for a while. Known for attracting great audiences, cult followings and inspiring mass speculation, sci-fi television is far from gone. A very interesting genre to accustom to, even if you’re not into Star Wars.December 9, 2015
Best new Gangster TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
Gangster tales mostly come from the United States, but Peaky Blinders showed us that they don’t have to in order to be good. Below you’ll find a list with the recent essentials.December 9, 2015
Best new French TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
In France, people no longer look down on television. The French have created a few great series like Spiral, for instance, but since The Returned they have really kicked off. Below, our pick of France’s finest.December 9, 2015
Best new Drama TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
If there is one television-genre that is perfectly suitable for a series, it is drama. The possibility to slowly build a tangible, rich and recognizable universe has been seized by many writers, from Dallas’ David Jacobs to Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner. These are the recent shows you cannot miss.December 9, 2015
Best new action & adventure TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
Muscular tough guys blazing guns or swinging axes are not a guilty pleasure anymore. Since the beginning of 00’s, action shows have added more story to their mix, which has made the genre a valuable keeper.December 9, 2015
Best new British TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)
England is the one country that, be it on a small scale, has an answer to mindblowing stream of quality that comes from the U.S. Thanks to British television, we know Black Mirror (2011) and Downton Abbey (2010). Go England!December 9, 2015
Trailer of Better Call Saul on Youtube.
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Trailer of Breaking Bad on Youtube.
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Trailer of Fargo on Youtube.
Trailer of Dexter on Youtube.
Trailer of The Shield on Youtube.
Trailer of True Detective on Youtube.
Best mini-series 2008 – 2015
Mini-series are not a tough genre to get accustomed to if you’re relatively new to the world of TV series. They’re fairly short, and the danger of getting lost in binge-watching is relatively low since, well, it’s a miniseries.
Secondly, the amount of mini-series is not that large, which makes the range of shows to choose from quite transparent. Moreover, the list of mini-series that are really worthwhile is even shorter.
The most well known mini-series is, of course, Band of Brothers (2001). The drama covering an army division during WWII is a modern classic and has found it’s way to a very broad range of viewers. Some very interesting mini-series have been made since that time, however. Here’s what you should watch, if you already haven’t.
1. True Detective (2014)
Created by Nic Pizzolatto
In terms of television shows, 2014 has been a very good year. If there is one show that gained momentum, it is True Detective: this show was a hype, perhaps even before the broadcast of the first episode.
Luckily, True Detective is one of those shows that lives up to its very high expectations, even exceeds them in some episodes. One of light bearers of this series is director Cary Fukunaga. The brilliant depiction of Louisana’s landscape brings beautiful mystery to True Detective, along with McConaughey’s character and the unparalleled monologues he brings. The chemistry between McConaughey and Harrelson is everything one might hope for and more. If True Detective is the level of quality we can expect when good movie actors lend themselves to television drama, the medium of film is seriously under siege. It already is, actually.
Trailer of The Bridge on Youtube.
Trailer of Top of the Lake on Youtube.
Trailer of Broadchurch on Youtube.
Trailer of Homeland on Youtube.
Trailer of The Blacklist on Youtube.
Trailer of Banshee on Youtube.
Trailer of The Americans on Youtube.
Upcoming new crime TV seriesBest upcoming crime TV series with release dates.
The Night Manager• by John le CarréTrailer of The Night Manager
Release Date: 19-4-2016 // Country: United Kingdom • United States • Starring: om Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki.Previous releases: A Most Wanted Man Associated with: Crime & action, drama, thriller, and other influences. Network: Fox // On IMDb
Hap and Leonard• by Joe R. LansdaleTrailer of Hap and Leonard
Release Date: 2-3-2016 // Country: United States • Starring: Christina Hendricks, Pollyanna McIntosh and Trace MastersPrevious releases: Associated with: Crime & action, comedy, and other influences. Network: Fox // On IMDb