If you’re looking for your latest crime telly fix, then look no further! Here's our guide to five of the most watchable crime dramas on TV right now.
Anatomy of a Scandal, Netflix
Netflix’s much-anticipated adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s international bestseller Anatomy of a Scandal will hit small screens just in time for a perfect Bank Holiday Binge (aka 15th April). This timely political thriller explores consent, privilege and power play in the hallowed halls of Westminster, as MP James Whitehouse (played by Homeland’s Rupert Friend) is accused of raping his parliamentary aide, with whom he’s been having an affair. The story unfolds from the perspectives of his wife Sophie, played by Sienna Miller, and prosecuting barrister Kate, Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery.
Our House, ITV
Line of Duty’s Martin Compston leads the stellar cast in ITV’s 4 part adaptation of Louise Candlish’s award-winning novel Our House. Candlish shot to bestseller-dom with this 2018 novel, winning Best Crime Novel of the Year at the British Book Awards, amongst numerous other accolades. Set in a leafy South London suburb, the twists come thick and fast in this unbelievably tense thriller which opens with a woman returning home to find another family moving into her house, which she didn’t sell, and her husband and children missing. This is edge of your seat stuff (with interior decor to DIE for!), coming to screens very soon…
Kevin Can Go F*** Himself, Amazon Prime
This show is difficult to describe but that’s also what makes it so great. It’s a completely unique approach to crime TV, creating a kind of drama/sitcom mash-up that is totally addictive. It follows Allison, long-suffering wife to beer-chugging, ‘fun-loving’ Kevin, who spends the majority of his time scheming with his childhood pal, Neil. So far, so sitcom. But there’s a split perspective to this show that happens whenever Allison is away from Kevin, showing her in a completely different and more authentic light – and she is not a fan of Kevin. Not at all. It’s partly shot as a sitcom, with a multiple-camera setup and canned laughter, and partly as a drama. We won’t say any more (spoilers) but this show is hilarious, heart-breaking, tense, and highly-recommended. Catch up on series 1 on Amazon Prime.
Yellowjackets, Sky Atlantic/NowTV
A plane carrying a group of soccer players to the national championships crash lands in the middle of the Canadian wilderness – and the teenage girls somehow manage to survive for nineteen months. Twenty-five years later, the survivors are the only ones who really know what happened out there. There are people who will do anything to get the truth out of them, but you can’t survive the wilderness without becoming a little wild yourself – and it quickly becomes clear that everyone involved would do well to watch their back. Filled with nineties nostalgia, part coming-of-age, part survival story/supernatural horror, this is an exceptional series that will leave you desperate to know how those girls were really able to survive . . . Series 2 is underway but series 1 is available now on Sky Atlantic/Now TV.
The Boys, Amazon Prime
What’s not to love about a group of superheroes who turn out to be more evil than the villains they’re fighting?! While this is violent, bloody and definitely not for the faint-hearted, it is a hell of a lot of fun. Subversive and witty, there’s a general vibe that, in this world, not even your favourite characters are safe, resulting in plot-turns that will make your head spin. Series 3 is set for release on Amazon Prime in June 2022 – you can catch the first two series on that platform, too.