Stumptown is a crime thriller starring Cobie Smulders in the lead role of Dex Parios, an Army veteran who is strong, assertive, and witty and now she is starting her career as a private investigator. Based on the series of graphic novels of the same name written by Greg Rucka with art by Matthew Southworth and the series is adapted for television by Jason Richman. Stumptown worked because of the brilliant chemistry between all of its cast including Smulders, Jake Johnson, and Michael Ealy. Sadly, the series only ran for a single season and it was canceled after 18 episodes. So, if you also miss the series here are some shows you could watch next.
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Jessica Jones (Disney+)
Synopsis: When a tragedy puts an the end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in NYC and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn’t in saving the world, it’s saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids.
Lethal Weapon (Hulu)
Synopsis: Based on the hit movie franchise, LETHAL WEAPON tells the story of classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Riggs’ penchant for diving into the line of fire clashes with Murtaugh’s by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, that this partnership is doomed. But it might just work. If Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…
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Perry Mason (HBO Max)
Synopsis: The world’s most renowned fictional lawyer is back on the case in this exciting HBO series that tells the origin story of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason. Set in 1932 Los Angeles, this edgy, noirish update puts a new spin on the iconic character created by Erle Stanley Gardner and made famous by the classic TV show that ran from 1957 to 1966. The series begins with Mason (Matthew Rhys) living paycheck to paycheck as a low-rent private investigator who’s haunted by his wartime experiences and managing the fallout of a broken marriage. During eight twisty, cliff-hanger episodes, Mason is determined to do what’s right—even when it’s not necessarily “legal”—as he digs into a controversial and politically loaded case, exposing a fractured city and a possible police coverup. The stellar cast includes John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk and Shea Whigham.
Backstrom (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Offensive and self-destructive Portland Police Bureau Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom and his team of eccentric criminologists investigate crimes including the death of a senator’s son, serial arson, the murder of a youth pastor, the murder of a drag queen blogger and the kidnapping of a teen by an online predator. Recurring guest stars include Sarah Chalke as Amy Gazanian, chair of the Civilian Oversight Committee and Backstrom’s ex-fiancée, and Robert Forster as Sheriff Blue Backstrom, his estranged father.
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Veronica Mars (Hulu)
Synopsis: Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the family of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.
In the Dark (Netflix)
Synopsis: Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind. Her life comes crashing down when she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of her closest friend in the alley outside her apartment.
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Bosch (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), an LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the shooting of a serial murder suspect – just as a cold case involving the remains of a boy forces Bosch to confront his past. As daring recruit, Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching), catches his eye, and departmental politics heat up, Bosch will pursue justice at all costs.
The Rookie (Hulu & Fubo TV)
Synopsis: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
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Synopsis: Based on Elmore Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole,” Justified was developed by Graham Yost and stars Timothy Olyphant as Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, a lawman who finds himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky.
L.A.’s Finest (Tubi)
Synopsis: From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer Bad Boys franchise, LAPD detectives Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba) are back. As Syd mourns the sudden loss of a friend and struggles to find answers, McKenna must deal with the aftermath of Izzy’s kidnapping and the rift it has left in her marriage. But when a powerful crime surge in Koreatown threatens to destroy the community, Syd, McKenna and the LAPD team must find those responsible before it’s too late. Additional cast includes: Zack Gilford and Duane Martin as Ben Walker and Ben Baines, respectively, Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna, Sophie Reynolds as Isabel “Izzy” McKenna, and Ernie Hudson as Joseph Vaughn. Season Two guest stars include Orlando Jones and Kelly Rowland.