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Best 10 Shows Like ‘Only Murders In The Building’

Only Murders in the Building Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu
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Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez star in Hulu’s original crime comedy series Only Murders in the Building, and with that cast, it is almost impossible that you get a bad show, because Only Murders in the Building is one of the most well recieved new series of 2021. The series follows three eccentric strangers who team up to investigate a mysterious murder in their apartment building while discussing their findings over a true-crime podcast.

Only Murders in the building is like one of those old comedy detective crime series that was televised for the masses, but with a new twist and even more twisted humor, So here are the best 10 shows like Only Murders in the Building to watch after the season finale.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Synopsis: Welcome to the world of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things.

Psych

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Synopsis: “PSYCH” is a quick-witted dramedy about a young police consultant Shawn Spencer (James Roday, “The Dukes of Hazzard”) who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute that he’s convinced Santa Barbara PD detectives into thinking he’s psychic. Raised in Santa Barbara by a family of cops, Shawn possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry, who drilled young Shawn to note even the smallest of details from his surroundings as a way of grooming him for his inevitable career in the family business. With the reluctant assistance of his best friend Gus, Shawn uses his skills of observation and charismatic personality to become the detective he was trained to be, opening his own PI agency – Psych – and solving cases for an ever-suspicious, but grudgingly impressed, police force.

Search Party

Synopsis: A group of narcissistic twenty-somethings finds itself at a hilariously dark crossroads after their friend Dory (Alia Shawkat) becomes obsessed with tracking down a missing acquaintance.

Queens of Mystery

Synopsis: Queens of Mystery follows a perennially single female detective, Mattie Stone (Olivia Vinall), and her three aunts – the motherly Aunt Beth (Sarah Woodward), the rebellious Aunt Cat (Julie Graham), and the book smart Aunt Jane (Siobhan Redmond) – who are well-known crime writers that help her solve whodunit style murders, as well as set her up on blind dates. In addition to her weekly murder investigations, Mattie is also preoccupied by the fact that her mother Eleanor disappeared without a trace when Mattie was three. The ongoing mystery of Eleanor’s disappearance continues to haunt the Stone women.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Shows Like Only Murders In The Building
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Synopsis: A young woman from the African nation of Botswana fulfills a lifelong dream by opening her country’s first female-owned detective agency in this HBO drama series based on the best-selling novels. Singer Jill Scott stars in this show that chronicles her crusade for justice, one case at a time.

Castle

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Synopsis: Rick Castle is one of the world’s most successful crime authors. But when his rock star lifestyle isn’t enough, this bad boy goes looking for new trouble – and finds it working with smart, beautiful Detective Kate Beckett.Inspired by her professional record and intrigued by her buttoned-up personality, Castle’s found the model for his bold new character – whether she likes it or not. Now with the mayor’s permission, Castle’s on her case and in her way. Kate’s initial disdain for Castle turns to grudging respect as he quickly proves that a background in plotting murders can be a valuable asset in catching killers. As they solve a new crime together each week, they’re partnership grows – as does their love-hate relationship. These two may not always see eye to eye, but together they might just write a whole new chapter in crime solving.

Bored to Death

Synopsis: Meet Jonathan Ames: writer, romantic, unlicensed private eye. HBO presents this comedy series that tells the story of this noir-fiction-obsessed writer (playe by Jason Schwartzman) who impulsively lists his gumshoe services on Craigslist…and is surprisingly hired for a variety of amusing cases.

My Life is Murder

Synopsis: Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian detective drama as retired cop Alexa Crowe. With her old boss (Bernard Curry, Once Upon a Time) regularly asking for her insight on cold cases and a young police data-analyst (Ebony Vagulans) eager to be mentored—whether Alexa wants to or not—Alexa can’t seem to stop solving crime.

Death in Paradise

Synopsis: DI Richard Poole is sent to the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean to solve an impossible murder. He hates sun, sea and sand, but no matter – once he’s solved the murder he’ll be heading back to wonderful, cold, drizzly London. He does so, only to discover his boss back home has conspired to keep him there. He’s trapped on an island he hates and people just keep getting murdered.

Monk

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Synopsis: He’s ingenious, he’s phobic, he’s obsessive-compulsive. Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Tony Shalhoub is former police detective Adrian Monk. The brilliant Monk is now back fighting crime and his abnormal fears of germs, cars, heights, crowds and virtually everything else known to man.


This concludes the list of the best 10 shows like ‘Only Murders in the Building’ you should watch. So, if you have watched them tell us in the comments and we will make a new list for you, and if you haven’t what are you waiting for.

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