What are the best TV shows about serial killers?

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    #1Dexter

    Dexter

    Dexter is a crime drama series that aired from 2006 to 2013 on the Showtime network. It follows the story of Dexter Morgan, played by actor Michael C. Hall, who lives a double life as a forensic expert and a serial killer.

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    Laura Walsh
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Based on a novel, the tv show adaptation is good! It retained some of its main elements like Dexter killing people for the "better good.""
  2. 15

    #2Mindhunter

    Mindhunter

    Mindhunter is a Netflix Original series created by Joe Penhall starring Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany. It was based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

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    Alice Spencer
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "After watching the first episode of Mindhunter, I liked the innovation of the director in executing the scenes and make it realistic in the audience. "
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    #3Hannibal

    Hannibal

    Hannibal is a psychological thriller television series developed by Bryan Fuller starring Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen that aired on NBC network from 2013 to 2015. It was based on the novel Red Dragon written by Thomas Harris. 

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    Brandon Meyer
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "This thriller tv show created another anti-hero in my list.  Friendly advice, don't watch this if you don't have a strong stomach to take all those scenes. "
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    #4The Following

    The Following

    The Following is a crime television series created by Kevin Williamson starring Kevin Bacon and Kames Purefoy that aired on Fox from 2013 to 2015 with three seasons. It won a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for Kevin Bacon. 

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    Chan Wang
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "I watched lots of never-ending chase between a serial killer and FBI but the good thing is, they added the cult formula with this one."
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    #5The Fall

    The Fall

    The Fall is a British-Irish crime thriller television series created by Allan Cubitt starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan that aired on BBC Two and RTE One from 2013 to 2016 with three seasons.

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    Mary Howard
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "OMG! Christian Grey is a former serial killer?!!! Anyway, I still like him in this series since his character portrayal is on point. ;)"
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    #6Luther

    Luther

    Luther is a psychological, crime and drama British television series directed by Brian Kirk, Sam Miller, and Stefan Schwartz. It was released in the year 2010 on BBC America and was produced by Katie Swinden.

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    Rebecca West
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Luther is on my list of favorite detectives since I liked his way of solving crimes. I recommended this to my cousin and he's hooked as I am. "
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    #7Bates Motel

    Bates Motel

    Bates Motel is a Horror TV series based on the Psycho characters. The TV show is a prequel of the famous movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock that shows the life of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma before the events shown in the movie.


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    Andrea Tran
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock's films and this tv series adaptation never failed me! Just watched the series finale last week and for me, it is worth watching - Freddie Highmore's acting really got me. ;)"
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    #8Happy Valley

    Happy Valley

    Happy Valley is a 2014 TV series created by Sally Wainwright. The show tells the story of a police officer who tracks down the person responsible for her daughter's death. It stars  Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, and Shane Zaza.

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    Virginia Bates
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "Happy Valley is so effective at what it sets out to do, and so neat in fitting all its pieces together (up to the way the story's climax evokes a much milder incident from early in the series), that I'm a bit ambivalent about the fact that a second season has already been ordered. Lancashire is so good that I won't necessarily mind getting to watch more of her in this role, but this particular story is so unique to her in a way that no sequel season can be."

Summary

Best What are the best TV shows about serial killers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DexterTV Shows 15 Paid
2MindhunterTV Shows 15 Paid
3HannibalTV Shows 15 Paid
4The FollowingTV Shows 10 Paid
5The FallTV Shows 8 Paid
6LutherTV Shows 4 Paid
7Bates MotelTV Shows 3 Paid
8Happy ValleyTV Shows 1 Paid
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