10 easy detective series that you don’t have to think about

If you were looking for an interesting proven detective story, feel free to pick up a movie from this collection. Here are light detective series that have received high ratings and the love of viewers in different countries. It will not be boring: exciting stories, witty dialogues, original detectives – self-taught and professionals, their unusual partners, among whom there are even aces of the underworld.

Murders in the same building (2021)

Three fans of crime podcasts suddenly find themselves at the center of a detective story. There was a murder right in their house. And now puzzle lovers have the opportunity to participate in the investigation . Soon the trinity realizes that the offender is hiding among the residents of the house. Self-proclaimed detectives are in a hurry to decipher the criminal puzzle with evidence to get to the bottom of the truth.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Only Murders in the Building

Actors:
Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Rookie (2018 – 2021)

Jack Nolan, 40, is the owner of a construction company. One day, he finds himself in a bank at the time of a robbery and prevents it. A significant event makes a man rethink his views on life, remember his dream and enter the police academy. After graduation, Jack becomes an intern at the Los Angeles Police Department. And it remains for us to observe how the hero of a light foreign series in the detective genre will gain authority among seasoned cops, without losing restraint and reflecting the undermining of colleagues with humor.

Original title:
The Rookie

Actors:
Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+


Cop (2018)

A light detective series tells the story of how the police of Russia and the United States decided to exchange experiences. In the course of a special program, an American John arrives in Moscow and enters the service of the investigator Vasilisa Vikhreva. It is difficult for colleagues to understand each other, because there is a huge gap between them – dissimilar mentalities and methods of investigative work. However, a different approach soon begins to play into the hands of partners and they find themselves at the center of an international spy game.

Actors:
Anna Snatkina, Kirill Zaitsev, Prokhor Dubravin …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Dirk Gently Detective Agency (2016 – 2017)

Before you is a completely non-standard representative of the genre – a detective in the science fiction genre, seasoned with black humor . The plot revolves around Dirk Gently and his partner Todd. Dirk is the owner of a detective agency, and he believes that all events in the world have a connection. Following this concept, the holistic detective investigates the most mysterious cases. For example, divine interventions in the lives of ordinary citizens or the reason for the appearance of a ghost roaming the city.

Original title:
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Actors:
Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.2


Scorpio (2014 – 2018)

The plot of the American detective series is based on real events and tells about a team of geeks led by computer genius Walter. A group of above-normal IQs, including a mathematician , psychologist , and mechanical engineer, help the FBI, NSA, and other government and private organizations deal with unusual problems. The first series poses a difficult task for young people – to figure out and catch a biohacker, otherwise the governor’s daughter will die from an unknown virus .

Original title:
Scorpion

Actors:
Elyes Gabel, Katherine McPhee, Eddie Kay Thomas …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.1


Partners (2010 – 2016)

Humorous detective show about two friends from Boston. Police detective Jane Rizzoli is a fearless, straightforward woman, and pathologist Maura Isles is an uncommunicative, elegant aristocrat, a walking encyclopedia of forensic medicine. Together they can outrun any man in the field of solving crimes. And all because, both women simply adore their work, and the disclosure of secrets is the meaning of their life.

Original title:
Rizzoli & Isles

Actors:
Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.6

Age limits :
16+


Hawaii 5.0 (2010 – 2020)

A remake of the hit TV show from the 60s takes viewers to stunning locations in the Hawaiian Islands. Former naval officer Steve learns that his father was killed on the island of Oahu. Driven by revenge , the hero goes there to find and punish the criminals. There, at the suggestion of the governor of the state, Steve stays for a long time to eradicate all crime in this paradise. He creates a new unit on the island and selects the most intelligent, strong and fearless people into it.

Original title:
Hawaii Five-0

Actors:
Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Tylor Wiley …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.3

Age limits :
16+


Castle (2009 – 2016)

Richard Castle is an eccentric and narcissistic mystery writer . For some time now, someone has begun to kill people according to the plots of this popular author. Richard decides to help the police in catching the criminal. So he becomes part of the New York branch team under the leadership of Detective Beckett, a strong-willed woman whom Castle plans to make the central character of the next book.

Original title:
Castle

Actors:
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
12+


White Collar (2009 – 2014)

Popular light series about friendship , personal relationships, criminal talents and criminal shenanigans. The action takes place against the backdrop of the cooperation of FBI specialist Peter Burke and smart swindler Neil Caffrey. In order not to go to jail again after escaping, the crook agrees to work with a federal agent. Their common task is to help in the capture of the most cunning sharks of the criminal world. Heroes who are on opposite sides of the law join forces, while pursuing their own goal.

Original title:
White Collar

Actors:
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.2

Age Limits :
12+


Kill Boredom (2009 – 2011)

The light comedy series introduces us to Jonathan. The man is the author of a long-forgotten bestseller. For days on end, the writer, who has lost his muse, vegetates at home, smoking weed and destroying alcohol . After parting with his girlfriend, the hero does not find a better idea than to become a private detective. And in solving crimes on the streets of New York, Jonathan will periodically be helped by his strange friends – a successful but restless writer, and a talented eccentric comic book artist .

Original title:
Bored to Death

Actors:
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.9

Age limits :
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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