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Foreign TV Crime and Mysteries

This page contains an extensive list of foreign language crime and mystery television series and movies.  Though I am American, my appetite for these series and movies is insatiable and beyond an addiction level.  As compared to their American counterparts, these foreign language series and movies tend to rely less on glitz and gimmicks, and focus more on the investigation, procedure, sub-plots, and character development.  One key factor that enables this is the program length, which can range up to multiple hours per case or story.  Due to the sheer number, they are divided into some very rough categories, which are summarized below. 

  • Police DetectivesThe theme of this category concerns murder, and the main characters are one or more police detectives.

  • Private Detectives The theme of this category concerns private detectives that solve mysteries and cases which involve a crime or murder.

  • Citizen SleuthsThe theme of this category concerns private citizens who are sleuths that solve mysteries involving crime or murder.

  • ForensicsThe theme of this category concerns forensic experts that assist police detectives with murder investigations.

  • ProfilersThe theme of this category concerns profilers or criminal psychologists, and they assist the police with solving serial murders.

  • PolicingThe theme of this category is policing of crime, and uniformed police or non-murder detectives are the predominant characters.

  • LegalThe theme of this category concerns the legal aspect, the legal team, or the resulting trial of crimes including murder.

  • JournalistsThe theme of this category concerns journalists who investigate crime, murder, or political corruption.

  • Espionage, Terrorism & PoliticalThe theme of this category concerns espionage, terrorism, or political intrigue and scandal.

  • Heists & Organized CrimeThe theme of this category concerns heists, where thieves are the predominant characters, or organized crime.

  • General Mysteries & CrimeThe theme of this category is mystery or crime, and the predominant characters are generally not the police.

 

Repeat visitors can visit the Update History on the About page to see what was added by date.  The summaries and my comments about each series are dynamic, and might be updated over time, so a date is listed when each was updated.  

Police Detectives

The general theme of this particular collection concerns murder or serial murders, and the primary characters are police detectives.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Citizen Sleuths

The general theme of this category concerns citizen sleuths that solve mysteries and cases generally involving crime or murder.  Some of these sleuths may operate cooperatively with the police, while others may have antagonistic relationships with the police.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Forensics

The general theme of this category concerns forensic experts that are the predominant characters of murder investigations, and may have antagonistic relationships with the police.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Profilers

The general theme of this particular category concerns a profiler or criminal psychologist, who assists the police with solving serial murders.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Legal

 

The general theme of this category concerns the legal aspect, where the primary characters are lawyers or judges, and the resulting trial of crimes including murder.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Journalists

The general theme of this category concerns journalists as the primary characters, and they investigate crime, murder, or political corruption.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Espionage, Terrorism & Political

The general theme of this category concerns espionage, terrorism, or political corruption and scandal.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Heists & Organized Crime

The general theme of this category concerns heists where thieves and grifters are the predominant characters, or organized crime where gangsters or hitmen are the predominant characters.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

General Mysteries & Crime

The general theme of this category concerns general mysteries or crime, and the predominant characters are generally not the police. The themes of these series and movies do not readily fit into the other categories, so this is simply a catch-all category.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

      

    

    

 

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