Annihilation (2018)
Game Night (2018)

Mystery TV Shows


About Mystery

The mystery genre includes stories that revolve around a crime and the adventures of a protagonist as he or she tries to find the perpetrator of the crime. The genre has long been widespread in popular fiction and on the radio, and with the introduction of television, the mystery genre was quickly and successfully translated to the medium. TV mysteries are typically a subgenre of the crime genre, but mysteries may also be related to the horror and suspense genres.

The defining characteristic of a mystery story is a crime or, less commonly, some other type of puzzle with a hidden answer. Almost always the answer to the puzzle-the person who committed the crime-is unknown to the audience until the end of the story, when the protagonist finally solves the mystery, allowing the viewer to try to solve the crime along with the character in the story. In some cases, the viewer may be given the answer to the puzzle while the hero remains in the dark.

The detective story is a common type of mystery. In these stories, a police detective or sometimes a team of detectives tries to solve the crime, which is very often a murder. The heroes are not always police officers, however; private investigators are common protagonists, and the adventures of amateur sleuths are also popular. In stories involving amateur detectives, the heroes are often drawn into the mystery by chance, and they are reluctant and sometimes bumbling in their quest to figure out the puzzle.

True-crime documentaries, in which the circumstances of a non-fictional crime are considered, are sometimes structured to mimic the fictional mystery forms. In these programs, the details of the real-life crime are revealed incrementally and in a manner meant to develop suspense and keep the viewer guessing until the end.

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House of Anubis
House of Anubis
Columbo
Columbo
Submission
Submission
Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter
Agatha Christie's Marple
Agatha Christie's Marple
NASA's Unexplained Files
NASA's Unexplained Files
Deadly Women
Deadly Women
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Bates Motel
Bates Motel
Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon
Ghost Asylum
Ghost Asylum
Beck
Beck
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
Cadfael
Cadfael
Close Encounters
Close Encounters
Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor
Matlock
Matlock
Channel Zero
Channel Zero
House of Cards
House of Cards
Dateline Mystery
Dateline Mystery
Falling Water
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Agatha Raisin
Rebus
Scream: The TV Series
Revolution
Devilman Crybaby
Spooksville
Freakish
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Monsters and Mysteries in America
Arne Dahl
The Perfect Murder
The Haunting Of
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Absentia
Midnight, Texas
Broadchurch
Sleepy Hollow
Garage Sale Mystery
The Murder of Laci Peterson
Hinterland
Swamp Murders
Murder, She Wrote
Beyond (2017)
Whodunnit?
Dead Silent
I Killed My BFF
The Lost Room
Intruders
James Patterson's Murder is Forever
Kindred Spirits
Rosemary & Thyme
A Touch of Frost
Vanished by the Lake
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Primeval
Mosaic
Bellevue
Street Justice: The Bronx
Strange Evidence
Hangar 1: The UFO files
In Search of Aliens
The Guilty
Haunted Highway
Evil Kin
Ascension
The Mist
Borgia
Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot Files
Gone
Murder Book
Southern Fried Homicide
Murder in Suburbia
Five Days
Twin Peaks: The Return
Randall and Hopkirk
Cold Squad
Hand Of God
Suspense
Dolmen
Wolf Creek
Nero Wolfe
The Unexplained Files
My Dirty Little Secret
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Criminal Justice
Nancy Drew
Quincy, M.E.
Henning Mankell's Wallander
The Haunted Hathaways
American Odyssey
Under the Hammer
Why Planes Crash
The Brokenwood Mysteries
Cops And Monsters
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
Deadly Demands