3 of the best crime shows on Netflix, HBO Max and Prime Video

The good thing about having so many streaming services to choose from these days, from Netflix to Apple TV Plus and more, is that it pretty much guarantees there will always be something for everyone to enjoy. benefit. Admittedly, some of the streamers have much deeper content libraries than others. But if you’re particularly interested in specific popular genres — like, say, crime shows — you’ll most likely find an abundance of riches across multiple platforms.

On Friday, Netflix released the official trailer for season 2 of Snabba Cash, a fantastic and seriously underrated Swedish-language crime show. The new season is coming to the streamer on September 22 and you can watch the trailer here. I’ll have a review of the new season in a separate post, but the trailer reminded me of some of my favorites and what I also think are the best crime shows across multiple services, titles that we’ll take a closer look at. below.

Narcos – one of the best detective shows on Netflix

Since Narcos: Mexicofallout from by Netflix The Colombian-set Narcos crime franchise dropped its final episodes late last year, I’ve yet to see a similar series emerge from the streamer with the same amount of intricate storylines. and richly drawn characters to satisfy a fan of great crime sagas.

I stand by my assertion in an article from November 2021, that the Narcos The franchise will in fact go down as one of the greatest Netflix Originals of all time. And it’s not just because of the propulsive storytelling, larger-than-life villains, power struggles, and explosive violence juxtaposed with the sometimes breathtaking beauty of Mexico and Colombia. The show also pulls off the little things. Like the mannerisms and personality of Andrea Nunez, a fictional reporter from the final season of Narcos: Mexico who, as an idealist in a dying and murderous profession, brings heart and humanity to the story.

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Gomorrah (HBO Max)

From the haunting soundtrack to the authentic Neapolitan dialect spoken on this detective show, everything about five seasons Gomorrah on HBO Max is note-perfect. In a just world, this will be the mafia saga by which all other comers would be judged.

Arturo Muselli, featured as Enzo “Blue Blood” in “Gomorrah” on HBO Max. Image source: HBO Max

There are no cartoon goons in necklaces and jumpsuits here, sitting around eating lasagna and telling people to fuhgeddaboudit. Rather, it is an ultra-violent Shakespearian drama about Italian cities ruled by “il Sistema” (the system).

Rival clans of the Camorra, the Italian criminal organization on which this show’s name is based, fight for power and wage a turf war that never ends. One where the battlefield is bounded by city streets, ugly apartment buildings and the sound of automatic gunfire that is as commonplace as children playing in the street.

Think of this series as the love child of breaking Bad and game of thrones.

ZeroZeroZero (First video)

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano wrote the book that Gomorrah was based on. He also did the same for ZeroZeroZeroan equally gritty and violent season-long cop show available to stream on Prime Video.

From the official Amazon description: “ZeroZeroZero is an action crime… drama spanning three continents and six different countries based on the book of the same title by best-selling author Roberto Saviano. The series follows the journey of a shipment of cocaine, from the moment a powerful cartel of Italian criminals decides to buy it until the shipment is delivered and paid for. The international cocaine trade has its roots in the fragile web linking powerful organizations and unscrupulous individuals.

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