Will Trent joins the list of greatest TV detectives with his great back story and complex crimes. Based on a novel series of the same name by Karin Slaughter, the series follows the titular GBI Special Agent as he solves some very dark and disturbing crimes but being dyslexic makes that a bit hard. Will Trent has a very troubled past which still haunts him to this day. Will Trent has been renewed for a second season so while you wait for new episodes to come out here are some brilliant shows you could watch.
The Mindhunter (Netflix)
Synopsis: In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. Mindhunter features Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless). The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
Monk (Prime Video & Peacock)
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.
Synopsis: Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Initially sober companion and client, Holmes and Watson’s relationship evolved into a symbiotic professional investigative partnership. They are the top homicide consultants for Captain Thomas Gregson and work regularly alongside Detective Marcus Bell. The pair entered into a mutually beneficial arrangement with Shinwell Johnson, an ex-convict who shared his expertise of the city’s underworld in exchange for them teaching him how to be an effective FBI informant. The trio’s alliance ended when Shinwell attacked Holmes after he and Watson discovered Shinwell committed an unsolved murder. The assault caused Holmes to suffer memory loss and hallucinations, a secret which compromises his work and relationship with Watson, and forces him to seek neurological help. Holmes copes with his health crisis by refocusing on his sobriety and discovers a new ally in Michael, a fellow addict who once found the strength to stay sober from Sherlock’s own words in past meetings. As Holmes struggles with uncharacteristic vulnerability, he fights to salvage his career and his friendship with Watson, which he values above all else.
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.
Columbo (Prime Video & Peacock)
Synopsis: Columbo is the landmark series that inspired an entire genre. Columbo stars Peter Falk in his 4-time Emmy-winning role as the cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant. Columbo’s first season features legendary guest stars like Robert Culp, Ray Milland, Eddie Albert, Suzanne Pleshette, Don Ameche, Leslie Nielsen and Roddy McDowall.
Perception (Prime Video)
Synopsis: In Perception, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who asks him to consult on certain cases.
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.