There’s no shortage of fans of the 2010 BBC’s Sherlock series, mainly because it was a brilliant piece of television with a very intriguing and charismatic leading character played to perfection by Benedict Cumberbatch. Sherlock’s latest season was its fourth season which aired in 2017 with four episodes and there is no word yet on Sherlock Season 5. So, we thought we should make a list of TV shows to watch if you loved Sherlock.
Sherlock – Plot?
Sherlock is a BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character of the same name in a modern setting.
The TV shows on this list are not ranked because we think every one of these are worth your time, and will keep you entertained.
Elementary (2012 – 2019)
The official synopsis for “Elementary” is:
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.
The Mentalist (2008 – 2015)
The official synopsis for “The Mentalist” is:
For seven thrilling, intriguing seasons, Special Consultant Patrick Jane (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker) has tapped his razor-sharp skills of observation and psychological manipulation to solve serious crimes in a manner that leaves his counterparts baffled. While assisting the California Bureau of Investigation and the FBI, Jane uses his wit, charm and mentalist mind games to sidestep the system, cope with his tragic past and bring the serial killer Red John to justice.
Lie To Me (2009 – 2011)
The official synopsis for “Lie To Me” is:
A psychologist gifted in the field of lie detection, along with his team of experts, assists federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police on their most difficult cases by looking for the lies the people tell.
White Collar (2009 – 2014)
The official synopsis for “White Collar” is:
A white-collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white-collar criminals using his expertise as an art securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.
Prodigal Son (2019 – 2021)
The official synopsis for “Prodigal Son” is:
PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “The Flash”) and writers Chris Fedak (“Deception,” “Chuck”) and Sam Sklaver (“Deception,” “Bored to Death”). The series stars Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”) as the son of a convicted serial killer (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”), who has made hunting murderers his life’s work.
Ripper Street (2012 – 2016)
The official synopsis for “Ripper Street” is:
April 1889 – six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer’s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Nowhere is this truer than in the corridors of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the chaos of Whitechapel. Its men hunted this maniac; and failed to find him.
Perception (2012 – 2015)
The official synopsis for “Perception” is:
A professor with an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the mind is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex criminal cases.
The official synopsis for “Luther” is:
A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Endeavour (2012 – Present)
The official synopsis for “Endeavour” is:
Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation.
Grantchester (2014 – Present)
The official synopsis for “Grantchester” is:
In GRANTCHESTER, a young vicar and a veteran cop join forces to solve baffling murders around a placid English village in 1953.
This concludes the list to best 10 TV shows to watch if you loved Sherlock. If you have watched them all tell us in the comments we will make a new list for you and if you haven’t, What are you waiting for?