Five essential crime comedy series to watch on Netflix
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Five essential crime comedy series to watch on Netflix

Crime comedy is a brilliant genre that seamlessly blends suspense, laughter, and escapism. This week, the latest crime comedy series to arrive on Netflix, Killer Soup, is a brilliant addition to the genre.

So, keeping in theme our weekly curation of essential pieces to binge on the streaming giant will be fun crime shows you can binge. This weekend, dive into the world of crime comedy with these five shows on Netflix.

Whether you prefer a quirky tale of mistaken identity, a parody of crime dramas, or the escapades of suburban moms turned criminals, these shows promise a perfect blend of mystery, humour, and entertainment. 

Grab your popcorn and get ready for a crime-solving, laughter-filled adventure from the comfort of your couch. Here are five essential crime comedy series on Netflix that promises a delightful mix of tension and laughter. 

Five essential crime comedy series to watch on Netflix:

Killer Soup 

Killer Soup takes an ordinary setting and turns it into a recipe for chaos. Swathi Shetty, portrayed by Konkona Sen Sharma, is a talentless home chef with a bizarre plan to replace her husband, Prabhakar, with her lover, Umesh, after an accident leaves the former dead. The versatile Manoj Bajpayee appears in a dual role as Umesh Pillai and Prabhakar.

As a bumbling inspector and a group of amateur villains unwittingly get involved, Swathi’s plan takes an unexpected turn. Director Abhishek Chaubey orchestrates the chaos in this crime comedy.

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

A tongue-in-cheek nod to the genre, The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window stars Kristen Bell as Anna, a woman with a penchant for witnessing crimes. However, her credibility is questioned when she believes she witnessed a murder because of the giant glasses of wine she cosies up with every night.

Created by Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf, this series is a clever parody of crime dramas, seamlessly intertwining suspense with comedic brilliance.


Developed by Krister Johnson, Murderville draws inspiration from the BBC series Murder in Successville. Set in the fictional town of Murderville, each episode features a guest star as a rookie detective, improvising their way through the investigation guided by Terry Seattle, played by Will Arnett.

The suspects, portrayed by fictional characters, add an unpredictable element. The success of each episode largely relies on the improvisational skills of the guests, so overall, it might be an uneven watch, but it is a fun watch nonetheless.

Good Girls

Created by Jenna Bans, Good Girls follows three suburban mothers who turn to a life of crime to make ends meet. Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman lead an ensemble cast playing characters who have to navigate the challenges of their criminal exploits while sticking together.

This series stumbles in quality in the later season, but the inaugural season is a fun binge, more so for its lead cast.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is definitely more comedy than crime, but it is a comic and clever police procedural. Created by Michael Schur and Dan Goor, the series revolves around the detectives of the fictional 99th precinct in Brooklyn.

Starring Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, and Andre Braugher, among others, the show is a fan favourite for its witty writing, lovable characters, and lighthearted take on crime-solving.