TV Series Like Sherlock - Shows to Watch after Sherlock

Alternatives > TV Shows | By: Team Appsious | Monday, 11 May 2020

Have you finished watching Sherlock? And looking for similar shows, here is the list of TV Series Like Sherlock. Tv Shows to Watch after Sherlock.

Sherlock is a British crime television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.13 episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017.

The show talks about Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) as a consulting detective solving various mysteries in modern-day London. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate and friend, Dr. John Watson.

Best Sherlock Alternatives

1) True Detective

True Detective

True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series premiered on 12 January 2014 on HBO. Each season features a new cast and a new case.

The first season, starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson takes place in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police detectives, and their pursuit of a serial killer. The second season starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams focuses on three detectives from three cooperating police departments in California and a criminal-turned-businessman as they investigate a series of crimes. The third season aired in 2019, starring Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo follows Arkansas State Police detectives investigate a crime involving two missing children.

  • First episode date: 12 January 2014.
  • Genres: Anthology series, Crime, Mystery

2) Elementary


Elementary is a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson. The series premiered on CBS on September 27, 2012. The show follows Holmes assisting the New York City Police Department in solving crimes.

  • First episode date: September 27, 2012.
  • Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama, Procedural drama, Crime Fiction

3) Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show Premiered on AMC on January 20, 2008. Breaking Bad consisting of five seasons for a total of 62 episodes.

The series follows the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico. When White diagnosed with stage-three lung cancer, he chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime. He gets into the meth-making business, partnering with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

  • First episode date: 20 January 2008
  • Genres: Crime | Drama | Thriller

4) The Mentalist

The Mentalist
The Mentalist is an American drama television series that was aired from September 2008 to February 2015 on CBS television. The series has seven seasons with 151 episodes. The show follows former "psychic" Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is an independent consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He uses his highly developed observational skills to help a team of CBI agents to solve murders.

5) White Collar

White Collar
White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin. The show aired six complete seasons, from October 2009 to December 2014. The show focuses on FBI Special Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a highly intelligent and multitalented con artist working as Burke's criminal informant. In exchange for his freedom, Caffrey provides his expertise in thievery to catch other elusive White Collar criminals.

6) Dexter


Dexter is an American crime drama mystery television series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013. The series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis for Miami Metro Police Department. But at night, he is a serial killer who hunts murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.