Five essential crime series to binge on Netflix this weekend
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Five essential crime series to binge on Netflix this weekend

If you are looking for weekend entertainment, may we interest you with the best in suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters on Netflix?

Netflix is home to several gripping crime thrillers that can keep you on the edge of your seat. But there are five essential ones that are guaranteed to keep you hooked through the weekend

First, we would love to recommend Narcos. The critically acclaimed series takes you into the dark and dangerous world of South American drug cartels. Set in Colombia, the show chronicles the rise and fall of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, played brilliantly by Wagner Moura. Created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro, Narcos offers a riveting blend of crime, politics, and intense chase sequences.

If you’re more into delving into the psychology behind criminal behaviour, Mindhunter is a must-watch. Created by Joe Penhall and produced by David Fincher, this series explores the minds of serial killers by following two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany. Based on true events and adapted from the book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Mindhunter offers a chilling exploration of the formation of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and its pursuit of understanding the motives and methods of twisted killers.

For a gripping police procedural, Delhi Crime season one serves up a powerful narrative based on yet another true story. Created and directed by Richie Mehta, the show revolves around the aftermath of the heinous 2012 Delhi gang rape case. Shefali Shah portrays the determined Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vartika Chaturvedi, leading the investigation. If you enjoy season one you can give the second season a watch as well.

If you want to be transported to post-World War I Birmingham, England, then Peaky Blinders is what you should be plunging into. Created by Steven Knight, this period crime drama follows the Shelby family, led by the charismatic Tommy Shelby, portrayed by the brilliant Cillian Murphy. With its stylish cinematography and gripping plotlines, Peaky Blinders follows the Shelby gang’s rise to power. The series also boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, and Tom Hardy.

Speaking of essential crime shows on Netflix would be incomplete without mentioning the first Netflix India original series, Sacred Games. The groundbreaking Indian crime series garnered international acclaim. Based on Vikram Chandra’s thrilling novel of the same name and co-directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the show weaves together two parallel narratives. Saif Ali Khan stars as Sartaj Singh, a troubled police officer who receives a cryptic phone call from Ganesh Gaitonde, a notorious gangster portrayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The series immerses viewers in the underbelly of Mumbai, combining elements of crime, religion, and politics to create one of the most compelling and unpredictable narratives to emerge out of the streaming giant’s original factory.

Five series to binge on Netflix this weekend

  • Narcos
  • Mindhunter
  • Delhi Crime
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Sacred Games