I can watch hours of mystery TV shows. That’s why I put together this list of Best Binges for Mystery Buffs on Netflix. It’s almost like a game for me – seeing if I can solve the mystery myself.
I just love me a good mystery. Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sue Grafton, Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson – I could go on and on listing some of my favorite mystery writers. It doesn’t really matter if they are period dramas or more modern ones, there is something compelling about gathering a series of clues as the mystery slowly unravels.
BEST BINGES FOR MYSTERY BUFFS ON NETFLIX CANADA
Recently updated for 2023. Netflix has removed many of my favorite mysteries but there is still a core list available.
Pretty Hard Cases –
This is an amazing Canadian TV series. This one I feel is a bit of a sleeper. I haven’t seen it trending on Netflix but in my opinion, it should be. I love this show and never miss it when a new episode comes out.
Two female detectives – one a “by the book” cop from guns and gangs and the other a street-smart detective from the drug squad – come together in what seems to be an odd couple partnership. I would call this one a “dramedy” because there is definitely humor in their relationship while still providing a tough, gritty cop show.
The Lincoln Lawyer –
I’ll be honest. This one is on my list but I haven’t started it yet. My daughter highly recommends it though. Sidelined after an accident, hotshot LA lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career solving mysteries and driving his trademark Lincoln.
The Bletchley Circle San Francisco –
Two British codebreakers work with an American team of codebreakers to solve murders in San Francisco. I really liked the original Bletchley Circle – a British show about a group of wartime codebreakers who reunite to solve a murder so this was a must-try for me. It didn’t disappoint.
The Alienist –
It took me a couple of episodes to get into this one. It’s a bit on the darker side than most of the shows I watch and it simply wasn’t grabbing my attention at first. It’s the story of a criminal psychologist (the alienist) who works together with a newspaper illustrator to investigate a serial killer. Set in the late 1800s in New York City. Stars Luke Evans (Gaston in live action Beauty and the Beast) and Dakota Fanning.
The Law According to Lidia Poet
Based on a true story about Italy’s first female lawyer, this episodic mystery show takes you through a variety of cases Poet works on while fighting for the right to practice law. This show is set in the 19th century.
As for movies, I recommend Murder Mystery and Murder Mystery 2, Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery, The Woman in the Window, The Net, Enola Holmes and Enola Holmes 2,
There are other mysteries available on Netflix but these are definitely my current favorites. Do you have any to add to this list? I’d love some more recommendations to try!