The human mind’s complexity is perplexing. Documentaries, series, or dramas from the crime genre leave the audiences ghasted. Moreover, they never fail to outlay the reality of our bizarre world. Directors have thrived in creating some fiction crime series like Squid Game and non-fiction like the American Crime Story.
Let’s look at some of the most spine-crushing crime series on OTT Platforms.
1. Delhi Crime
It is impossible not to mention Delhi Crime when shivering Indian reality comes into the picture. Shefali Shah stared series revolves around the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi Rape Case, a monumental case in Indian history. This single-season, seven episodes-long series carries around the lead inspector Vartika Chaturvedi who finds the accused responsible for the woman’s (Nirbhaya) rape and death.
Directed by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, Goliath is a story of Billy Mcbride, a disgraced lawyer now working as an ambulance chaser. He is assigned a case that could lead to rescue or at least get vengeance against the business that ousted him.
3. The Vanishing At Cecil Hotel
Starring Tim Marcia, Amy Price, and Greg Kading, The Vanishing At Cecil hotel is a real crime series. Elisa Lam disappears, leaving all her possessions behind, and is found dead in the hotel’s water tank, making the hotel an attraction of a scandal. The series, directed and produced by Joe Berlinger, will give you goosebumps.
Unbelievable, by Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayelet Waldman, is an underrated mind-blowing story that deserves all the attention of viewers. It is a story of a girl accused of reporting a false accusation of rape. Later, she is brought to justice by two women police officers who seek justice for her and others victimised by the same predator.
5. House of Secrets: Tha Burari Deaths
Inspired by real-life incidents, this docu-series, created by Leela Yadav, will leave you appalled. A family of eleven died together one night and left the country amused about the reason behind their death. All the members die of suicide, but something mussy has gone down behind the sore eyes.
6. The Mentalist
Directed by Bruno Heller, The Mentalist is a manipulative series. A well-known “psychic” confesses to being a fraud and begins working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation to track down “Red John,” the psychopath who murdered his wife and daughter. He has a talent for his shrewd observation and reading that he has refined over years of posing as a fake psychic.
7. Peaky Blinders
Shelby, the gang leader of Peaky Blinders, controls the city of Birmingham. But as his ambitions heighten, he seeks to build an empire for himself. Peaky Blinders is one of the most adored crime series in the world. The Peaky Blinders followers are also called “Peaky Blinders Fan Club”
8. Money Heist
Money Heist, once the talk of the town, has created the most loyal fanbase who often fight over their favourite characters. The Spanish series shows a distinctive group of robbers who attempts to carry out the biggest heist in Spanish history – stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain.
9. Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice, a Korean show released in 2022, might give you a deeper insight into child and adult psychology. A sassy judge who despises juvenile offenders comes to a juvenile court, where she takes on the complicated position of reviewing their sentences. Being a victim of juvenile delinquency in her childhood, she now has to handle various cases involving juvenile delinquents and other children. It also helps her learn what it means to be an adult.
10. My Name
Directed by Jin-min Kim and written by Ba-da Kim, My Name is another iconic Korean crime series. A lady joins an organised crime ring and insinuates the police as an undercover agent to learn the truth about her father’s death and wants to take revenge. My Name is a cruel series portraying how far someone can go for revenge.