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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Legacies
Legacies
House of Anubis
House of Anubis
Midnight, Texas
Midnight, Texas
Submission
Submission
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Agatha Raisin
Agatha Raisin
Dead Silent
Dead Silent
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Deadly Women
Deadly Women
Dead North
Dead North
Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
NASA's Unexplained Files
NASA's Unexplained Files
Gonul
Gonul
The Killing Season
The Killing Season
Fatal Vows
Fatal Vows
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Ghost Asylum
Ghost Asylum
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
Guilty Rich
Guilty Rich
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Five Days
Five Days
Gone
Gone
Channel Zero
Channel Zero
The Murder of Laci Peterson
The Murder of Laci Peterson
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
Race to Escape
Race to Escape
Grave Mysteries
Grave Mysteries
UFOs: Uncovering The Truth
UFOs: Uncovering The Truth
Dateline Mystery
Dateline Mystery
Deadly Demands
Deadly Demands
Street Justice: The Bronx
Street Justice: The Bronx
Swamp Murders
Swamp Murders
A Stranger in My Home
A Stranger in My Home
Hear No Evil
Hear No Evil
Bates Motel
Bates Motel
Mosaic
Mosaic
Grave Secrets
Grave Secrets
Borgia
Borgia
The Unexplained Files
The Unexplained Files
Bigfoot: The New Evidence
Bigfoot: The New Evidence
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Agatha Christie's Marple
Agatha Christie's Marple
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Beck
Beck
How It Really Happened
How It Really Happened
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Revolution
Revolution
Intruders
Intruders
Blood Runs Cold
Blood Runs Cold
Freakish
Freakish
Beyond (2017)
Beyond (2017)
The Haunted Hathaways
The Haunted Hathaways
Houdini and Doyle
Houdini and Doyle
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow
Absentia
Absentia
Garage Sale Mystery
Garage Sale Mystery
Hailey Dean Mystery
Hailey Dean Mystery
The Perfect Murder
The Perfect Murder
The Keepers
The Keepers
The Mist
The Mist
House of Cards
House of Cards
Broadchurch
Broadchurch
Taggart
Taggart
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Columbo
Columbo
Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith
Babylon 5: The Movies
Babylon 5: The Movies
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer
Mar de plastico
Mar de plastico
Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon
The OA
The OA
Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Falling Water
Falling Water
The Woman in White
The Woman in White
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Redrum
Redrum
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa
Ascension
Ascension
Maigret
Maigret
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
I Killed My BFF
I Killed My BFF
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Serial Thriller
Serial Thriller
Cadfael
Cadfael
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Strange Evidence
Strange Evidence
Bloodline
Bloodline
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Southern Fried Homicide
Southern Fried Homicide
James Patterson's Murder is Forever
James Patterson's Murder is Forever
Nowhere To Hide
Nowhere To Hide
Close Encounters
Close Encounters
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Caribbean Pirate Treasure
Caribbean Pirate Treasure