A British crime drama, ‘Broadchurch’ follows detectives Alec Hardy, essayed by David Tennant and Ellie Miller, essayed by Olivia Colman solving crime in the fiction town of ‘Broadchurch’. Premiering in 2013, ‘Broadchurch’ has been showered with critical applause and accolades for its cohesive writing and performances of its lead characters. Created by British television writer and producer Chris Chibnall, the show is built on a strong foundation of intrinsic character development and the complementing cinematography by Matt Gray.
For this list, I have taken into account shows which hold similar themes of ‘Broadchurch’. The shows on this list delve into the narrative devices of gruesome murders accompanied by the themes of morality, violence and sanity. So, without further ado, here is the list of TV shows similar to Broadchurch that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these shows like Broadchurch on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999)
Adapted from ‘Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets’ (1991), written by David Simon, this police procedural series follows a police homicide investigation unit as they investigate violent crimes in the city of Baltimore. Created by American screenwriter Paul Attanasio, the show boasted of an ensemble cast and was one of the most popular shows of its time. The show’s dexterous blend of the genre of crime drama and the aforementioned police procedural formula assists writers to create an engaging plot combined with dramatic elements and realistic undertones.
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11. Law & Order (1990-2010)