Top 7 TV Series Like Sherlock - Shows to Watch after Sherlock


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. The show has a total of 13 episodes from four seasons airing from 25 July 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, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan.

  • First episode date: 25 July 2010
  • Genre: Crime Thriller
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎4
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎13

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 27 September 2012. The show has a total of 154 episodes from seven seasons.

The show follows Holmes, a recovering drug addict and former consultant to Scotland Yard, assisting the New York City Police Department in solving crimes. Holmes is accompanied by Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), who initially acts as his sober companion.

  • First Episode: 27 September 2012.
  • Genres: Crime thriller, Drama
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎7
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎154

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 Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) story, a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico. When White is 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 Thriller, Drama
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎5
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎62

4) The Mentalist

The Mentalist

The Mentalist is an American drama television series that was aired from 23 September 2008 to 18 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. He also uses the link with the department in hunting Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and daughter.

  • First episode date: 23 September 2008
  • Genre: Crime Thriller, Drama
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎7
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎151

5) White Collar

White Collar

White Collar is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jeff Eastin. The show aired from 23 October 2009 to 18 December 2014, has 81 episodes from six seasons. The show focuses on FBI Special Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a brilliant and multitalented con artist working as Burke's criminal informant. 

Neal Caffrey is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI, specifically Special Agent Peter Burke. With only three months left in his four-year sentence, he escapes looking for his girlfriend, Kate. Peter Burke once again finds Caffrey and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal to help Burke apprehend dangerous white-collar criminals as part of a work-release program. Caffrey provides his expertise in thievery to catch other elusive White Collar criminals in exchange for his freedom.

  • First episode date: 23 October 2009
  • Genre: Crime Thriller, Drama
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎6
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎81

6) Dexter


Dexter is an American crime drama mystery television series that aired on Showtime from 1 October 2006 to 22 September 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. He spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. He only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices.

  • First episode date: 1 October 2006
  • Genres: Crime Thriller, Drama
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎5
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎62

7) The Blacklist

The Blacklist

The Blacklist is an American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on 23 September 2013. The show has a total of 163 episodes from eight seasons.

The show follows Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal who voluntarily surrenders to the FBI and works as an informant in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Raymond Reddington has been one of the most wanted fugitives, but he agrees to work with the FBI to catch his "blacklist" of mobsters, spies, and international terrorists. The series also stars Megan Boone as Elizabeth "Liz" Keen, Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler, Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper (The Assistant Director of the FBI). 

  • First episode date: 23 September 2013
  • Genre: Crime thriller
  • No. of seasons‎: ‎8
  • No. of episodes‎: ‎163