How often do you come across a show that hits the right mark with its characters and a storyline that embraces their emotions and personalities? Not too often! ‘Unforgotten’ is one such show that makes it very unique with respect to completely transforming a very typical genre, which in this case is a crime drama. This one offers some humor, a little bit of sadness and a whole lot of realism that may not be easily digested by most. The natural humanity of the characters in this show draws you towards it and keeps you connected with it until the very end. Nothing in this one is black and white and its distinctive style is beyond captivating. Also, the pacing is crisp, with a runtime of just over 45 minutes for the 6 six episodes of each season.
‘Unforgotten’ is a crime drama that revolves around two crime-solving detectives, DCI Cassie Stuart and her partner DI Sunil Khan. The duo are investigating the mysterious case of the death of a young man named Jimmy Sullivan. Jimmy was a homeless kid and the building where he was murdered used to be a hostel. His old diary is found and the diary implies four suspects, anyone of whom could be his killer. The four suspects are: a wheelchair-bound man who takes care of his wife, a clergyman, an entrepreneur and a community worker, each of who hides a dark secret. But as the mystery unfolds and their most shocking secrets are revealed, the lives of those around them start shattering. People they had cared for previously were now turning against them.
Murder mysteries and detective stories are among the most popular genres out there and because of their popularity, it is hard these days to come up with something fresh and original in order to stand out. ‘Unforgotten’ manages to keep its head amongst the crowd of sheep but it’s not the only show that manages to do that. There are several shows of the same style and tone, with compelling and meaningful stories, that are as entertaining and captivating as this modern classic. With that said, here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Unforgotten’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Unforgotten’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Paranoid (2016)
‘Paranoid’ is a British TV series about the death of a young mother on a playground. The case attracts a group of detectives who try to solve this mysterious crime. But what seems like a simple case initially would go later put the personal lives of all the involved detectives in danger. As the case starts to unfold, it takes the detectives all across Europe, deep into a conspiracy far beyond the confinements of their community. This show manages to subtly drift you into a bigger picture without revealing a lot. It keeps you engaged, curious and even paranoid throughout.
11. No Offense (2015)