Mystery TV Shows


About Mystery

The mystery genre includes stories that revolve around a crime and the adventures of a protagonist as he or she tries to find the perpetrator of the crime. The genre has long been widespread in popular fiction and on the radio, and with the introduction of television, the mystery genre was quickly and successfully translated to the medium. TV mysteries are typically a subgenre of the crime genre, but mysteries may also be related to the horror and suspense genres.

The defining characteristic of a mystery story is a crime or, less commonly, some other type of puzzle with a hidden answer. Almost always the answer to the puzzle-the person who committed the crime-is unknown to the audience until the end of the story, when the protagonist finally solves the mystery, allowing the viewer to try to solve the crime along with the character in the story. In some cases, the viewer may be given the answer to the puzzle while the hero remains in the dark.

The detective story is a common type of mystery. In these stories, a police detective or sometimes a team of detectives tries to solve the crime, which is very often a murder. The heroes are not always police officers, however; private investigators are common protagonists, and the adventures of amateur sleuths are also popular. In stories involving amateur detectives, the heroes are often drawn into the mystery by chance, and they are reluctant and sometimes bumbling in their quest to figure out the puzzle.

True-crime documentaries, in which the circumstances of a non-fictional crime are considered, are sometimes structured to mimic the fictional mystery forms. In these programs, the details of the real-life crime are revealed incrementally and in a manner meant to develop suspense and keep the viewer guessing until the end.

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Legacies
Legacies
Project Blue Book
Project Blue Book
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Submission
Submission
Columbo
Columbo
House of Anubis
House of Anubis
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Agatha Raisin
Agatha Raisin
I Am the Night
I Am the Night
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
In Pursuit with John Walsh
In Pursuit with John Walsh
The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland
Dead Silent
Dead Silent
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100
Matlock
Matlock
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
Gonul
Gonul
Deadly Women
Deadly Women
Midnight, Texas
Midnight, Texas
Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter
Ghost Asylum
Ghost Asylum
Evil Kin
Evil Kin
The Killing Season
The Killing Season
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
Bates Motel
Bates Motel
Grave Mysteries
Grave Mysteries
Race to Escape
Race to Escape
Fatal Vows
Fatal Vows
NASA's Unexplained Files
NASA's Unexplained Files
Five Days
Five Days
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Gone
Gone
Street Justice: The Bronx
Street Justice: The Bronx
The Murder of Laci Peterson
The Murder of Laci Peterson
Mosaic
Mosaic
UFOs: Uncovering The Truth
UFOs: Uncovering The Truth
Grave Secrets
Grave Secrets
Guilty Rich
Guilty Rich
Swamp Murders
Swamp Murders
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Channel Zero
Channel Zero
The Unexplained Files
The Unexplained Files
Dead North
Dead North
Deadly Demands
Deadly Demands
Bigfoot: The New Evidence
Bigfoot: The New Evidence
Unforgotten
Unforgotten
Dateline Mystery
Dateline Mystery
Hear No Evil
Hear No Evil
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
How It Really Happened
How It Really Happened
A Stranger in My Home
A Stranger in My Home
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow
The ABC Murders
The ABC Murders
Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence
Twin Peaks: The Return
Twin Peaks: The Return
Intruders
Intruders
Hangar 1: The UFO files
Hangar 1: The UFO files
Revolution
Revolution
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Absentia
Absentia
Mar de plastico
Mar de plastico
Borgia
Borgia
Monsters and Mysteries in America
Monsters and Mysteries in America
The Mist
The Mist
Agatha Christie's Marple
Agatha Christie's Marple
Falling Water
Falling Water
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon
The Haunted Hathaways
The Haunted Hathaways
The Whispers
The Whispers
Primeval
Primeval
Innocent
Innocent
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Safe
Safe
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Beyond (2017)
Beyond (2017)
Blood Runs Cold
Blood Runs Cold
Close Encounters
Close Encounters
Freakish
Freakish
From Beyond
From Beyond
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
Les Petits Meurtres D'Agatha Christie (English Subtitled)
The Lost Room
The Lost Room
Bloodline
Bloodline
Children of the Whales
Children of the Whales
The OA
The OA
House of Cards
House of Cards
In Search of Aliens
In Search of Aliens
The Perfect Murder
The Perfect Murder
Taggart
Taggart
Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
Houdini and Doyle
Houdini and Doyle
A Touch of Frost
A Touch of Frost
Panic 9-1-1
Panic 9-1-1
How (Not) to Kill Your Husband
How (Not) to Kill Your Husband
To Catch a Smuggler
To Catch a Smuggler
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Keepers
The Keepers
Body of Evidence
Body of Evidence