12 TV Shows You Need To Watch If You're Obsessed With True Crime

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PHOTO: (LEFT) Bones/20th Television, (RIGHT) How To Get Away With Murder/ABC Studios

Admit it: You watch every true crime documentary you can get your hands on, and listen to every podcast. We totally get you, and we're here to add to your must-watch list. Here are 12 crime procedurals you can binge until you're too scared to play the next episode (not like that'll stop you, amirite?).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Number of seasons: 15 (CSI: New York has 9, CSI: Miami has 10)
Where to watch: CBS.com
Why you should watch it: Ever wonder how criminals get caught? If you like putting your sleuthing skills to the test, watch CSI to learn how scientific methods of investigation can be used to solve grisly murders.

Criminal Minds

Number of seasons: 15
Where to watch: CBS.com
Why you should watch it: If you're a fan of Netflix's Mindhunter, this is the show for you. Get a glimpse into the minds of serial killers as profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) use their skills to put them behind bars.

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Bones

Number of seasons: 12
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
Why you should watch it: Two words (okay, three): SLOW. FREAKING. BURN. The chemistry between the show's main couple—a forensic anthropologist (aka someone who works with bones) and FBI agent (formerly Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)—is through the roof.

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Castle

Number of seasons: 8
Where to watch: Hulu
Why you should watch it: It's a must for all fans of Captain Mal (from the hugely-popular show Firefly, ICYDK). Check the premise: A best-selling mystery novelist and a homicide detective work together to solve crimes in the Big Apple.

NCIS

Number of seasons: 17 (it's still ongoing!)
Where to watch: CBS.com
Why you should watch it: The quirky characters will keep you coming back for more (looking at you, Abby Sciuto!). Follow along as special agents from the Washington, D.C. field office investigate crimes involving Navy or Marine personnel.

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The Mentalist

Number of seasons: 7
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
Why you should watch it: The humor is on point! The Mentalist showcases a former psychic who now uses his observational skills as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. P.S. Think the main character looks familiar? He appeared in The Devil Wears Prada!

Dexter

Number of seasons: 8
Where to watch: SHO.com
Why you should watch it: Plot twists galore! In Dexter, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department also leads a double life as a serial killer. 

Law And Order: Special Victims Unit

Number of seasons: 21  (it's still ongoing!)
Where to watch: Hulu
Why you should watch it: Yes to more female leads! Actress Mariska Hargitay has been a front-runner for this long-running show since the pilot episode. Warning: the series delves into the darker side of the NYC underworld, dealing with sexually oriented crimes or crimes involving children, so mentally prepare yourself.

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How To Get Away With Murder

Number of seasons: 5
Where to watch: Netflix
Why you should watch it: To uphold the law, sometimes you have to work around it. Watch a criminal defense attorney and law professor teach her five best students how to get away with murder—literally.

White Collar

Number of seasons: 6
Where to watch: Hulu
Why you should watch it: A hot guy in a suit—just kidding. Matt Bomer plays a highly successful con artist forced to work as a criminal informant as part of his new early prison release agreement. Chaos definitely ensues.

The Blacklist

Number of seasons: 7
Where to watch: Netflix
Why you should watch it: Because crime isn't always black and white. After eluding capture for decades, a high-profile criminal turns himself in to the FBI and offers his services—but only if he gets to work with a rookie agent of his choosing.

Psych

Number of seasons: 8
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
Why you should watch it: If you're looking for a more lighthearted take on crime procedurals, try Psych, a show about a fake psychic and his best friend who help the Santa Barbara police solve cases.

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