Three more crime dramas to watch on Netflix
As another self admitted Netflix junkie, I thought I would add to Kristina's excellent list from earlier this week. Crime shows are my favourite genre - the darker and more sick and twisted the better.
It’s a clever concept as each season stands alone with a unique storyline but with many of the same actors returning in different roles. In season one Felicity Huffman plays a mother who refuses to see the truth in the aftermath of her son’s murder, while in season two she returns as a manipulative school headmaster. The powerhouse cast demonstrates just how broad their range is as actors. Thankfully the multiple Emmy nominated series has been renewed for season three. Last night I stayed up til the wee hours as I binged my way through five episodes in a row!
Top of the Lake
This spooky series set in a remote New Zealand town follows an inexperienced detective (Elizabeth Moss) who is investigating the disappearance of a 12 year old girl, Tui, who happens to be five months pregnant. The last we see of her is standing in a freezing cold lake. How’s that for a sick and twisted start. Top of the Lake is classic BBC mixed with a little Masterpiece Theatre.
Lie to Me
I’ll watch anything that stars Tim Roth. In this series his character, Dr. Cal Lightman, heads an agency that solves crimes by reading people’s faces and body language. I thought the concept sounded a bit cornball until I found out it’s based on the work of a real live scientist. If you liked The Mentalist you’ll love this procedural crime series.
A new series called Scream Queens just landed in my inbox, so I’ll be tuning into that one next.
Happy weekend everyone!