In case you haven’t heard it, Dexter is coming back in the form of a 10-episode limited series. But that will happen in 2021 and that’s if things go according to plan, which is quite difficult to imagine given the COVID-19 crisis that has gripped the world at the moment. So, in the meantime, you can do a rewatch of all the eight seasons to get up to speed on the show’s events. Once you’re done with that though, you can binge on all the TV shows we’ve listed below that we think will really appeal to you if you loved watching Dexter. Without wasting any more time then, let’s get going with the list.
John Luther, working as a Detective Chief Inspector for the Serious Crime Unit, is responsible for investigating the homicides committed by a brilliant psychopath and murderer Alice Morgan. Idris Elba stars as Luther, while Ruth Wilson dons the role of Morgan. Luther’s distinct probing methods are truly a major part of the show’s appeal, even as his intellect and its application to solving crimes is a treat to watch in action. Luther is considered among the best crime dramas of all time, and for good reason. It’s an extremely addictive watch over the full course of its five seasons.
True Detective is a magnificent anthology series that involves crime investigation. It started off with an unbelievably gritty first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who play officers investigating a serial killer over a 17-year period. The second season starring Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams didn’t quite receive the same acclaim, but the third one more than made up for it. Starring Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo, it takes place in three separate time periods and involves the investigation of a macabre crime involving two missing children.
If you’re a film buff, you most definitely will have watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Well, this TV show loosely acts as a prequel. We say loosely because it grabs a modern setting and changes a host of ancillary things while sticking only to the main plot. The final season ties into the events portrayed in the film, which is quite an exciting spectacle to watch. Freddie Highmore stars as Norman Bates, while Vera Farmiga plays his mother Norma Louise Bates.
Dexter lives the dual life of a bloodstain investigative expert and a killer of serial killers, while the protagonist of Mr. Robot leads the double lives of a cybersecurity engineer and a hacker. His journey begins when an anarchist known as Mr. Robot recruits him to join a group of hacktivists called ‘fsociety.’ The main aim of this group is to destroy all debt records by encrypting the financial data of the largest conglomerate in the world. Mr. Robot ran for four seasons from 2015 to 2019 and has seen incredible critical acclaim and fanfare during its run.
Mindhunter will satisfy your craving for a little serial killer hunting with its tremendously gripping writing. It’s a show based on a book, but it chronicles the journey of the writing of that same book. To put it simply, it shows two FBI agents trying to understand the psyche of serial killers by meeting them personally so as to understand the motives behind their crimes. Throughout the course of its two seasons, this David Fincher produced show has had them meeting up with infamous American serial killers like Charles Manson, Edmund Kemper, Richard Speck, Dennis Rader, David Berkowitz and many more. Netflix has, unfortunately, put its third season on hold, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Mads Mikkelsen plays the role of a lifetime as turns into the titular character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic serial killer and forensic psychiatrist who is helping a criminal profiler with unsolvable crimes, while also serving his own purpose of shattering the system. It’s based on the same novels on which the Silence of the Lambs trilogy was based on. Hannibal premiered its first season in 2013 and received immense acclaim for the two seasons that followed afterwards. If you’re into the psychological thriller genre, you should indeed start watching this show right now.
This one’s a truly addictive TV show. The Mentalist follows a former ‘psychic’ named Patrick Jane whose services are asked for by the California Bureau of Investigation to ‘read’ the minds of criminals. The show’s success is visible in the fact that it ran for 7 seasons, giving fans 151 brilliant episodes over the years. It will definitely be appreciated by those who adore the investigative aspects of Dexter.
There are very few people on this planet who have watched Breaking Bad and not loved it and we can’t even imagine meeting someone like that. If you haven’t watched this show yet, you just have to right that wrong soon. It focuses on a chemistry teacher who discovers that he has cancer and takes to a life of crime thinking he has nothing lose. The fun lies in the way he uses his immense scientific knowledge to get out of the grave situations he finds himself and his partner in crime in. Brian Cranston and Aaron Paul make this already spectacular show an even more drool-worthy watch with their stellar performances. During its run of 5 seasons, Breaking Bad won a total of sixteen Primetime Emmys.
The Blacklist is an ongoing crime thriller that focuses on a former US Navy officer turned high-profile criminal who, after evading arrest for decades, decides to surrender himself to the FBI. But the story has just begun, as he tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world and is ready to expose them in exchange for immunity. The Blacklist saw breakout success upon its premiere in 2013 and is now ready for the release of its eighth season, which arrives on November 13 this year. Binging this show will be an absolute delight for anyone who has been a fan of Dexter.