There aren’t many shows that are like Bones. As you see, the main characters fall in and out of love in between solving crimes. If you enjoy thrilling crime romance shows like Bones, we have compiled a list of 15 shows that you should watch.
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15. FBI, Paramount Plus (2018-Present)
FBI is about the inner workings of the New York City office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is a fast-paced drama where you will see detectives struggle to find justice for victims who are killed. FBI has four seasons that are available to watch on Paramount+. Episode one of season five will premiere on September 20th.
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14. Major Crimes, HBO Max (2012-2018)
Major Crimes is about Sharon Raydor, who has intellectual smarts combined with a calm and temperamental team of experts to solve high-profile murder cases. In between all the cases she is solving, she is protecting her teenager, who witnesses a horrific crime. There are six seasons of Major Crimes where you will see how Sharon balances her cases and her personal life.
13. In Plain Sight, FreeVee (2008-2012)
In Plain Sight is about a U.S. Marshal, Mary Shannon, who must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program and relocate them for their safety. There are five seasons of the show where you see Mary helping people with different issues that need to be in the witness protection program.
12. 9-1-1, Hulu (2018-Present)
9-1-1 is a series that follows first responders, police officers, and dispatchers and how they handle weird situations they encounter in Los Angeles, California. Like Bones, you will see the characters go through many ups and downs in their personal and work lives. 9-1-1 has five seasons right now streaming on Hulu. The first episode of season six will be released on September 19.
11. Rizzoli & Isles, HBO Max (2010-2016)
Rizzoli and Isles have to do with Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles, who team up to solve crimes in Boston. Not only does it have suspense, but there is constant humor throughout each episode of the show’s seven seasons. When you think you can’t laugh anymore, they surprise you with more funny and witty moments.
10. The Finder, Disney Plus (2012)
The Finder features in Bones in Season Six, Episode Nineteen. The show is about Walter, an Iraq war veteran who suffered a brain injury. He has remarkable investigative abilities, which he uses to solve complex cases. There is only one season of The Finder, but it is an exciting season where you see how he uses unusual tactics to solve cases.
9. Criminal Minds, Paramount and Hulu (2005-2020)
Criminal Minds is about the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis, an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and heinous crimes. They use the crime scenes and people’s actions to apprehend the killers before they flee and strike again. There are fifteen seasons of Criminal Minds, and each season the group of profilers puts their lives and families at risk of getting hurt or, worse, killed.
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8. Sherlock, Crackle (2010-2017)
Sherlock is about a modern Sherlock Holmes who lives in the 21st century in London. London is filled with mystery, crime, and deceit. When the police are so desperate, they call Sherlock Holmes so he can use his unconventional methods of deduction to shed light on the case. There are four seasons of the show where Sherlock is put in everyday situations, which makes the show a delight to watch.
7. The Closer, HBO Max (2005-2012)
The Closer is about Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson, who runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unusual style. Brenda’s ability to read people and obtain confessions allows her to solve the city’s most challenging and sensitive cases. The Closer has seven seasons where you see Brenda read people and solve all different types of cases.
6. Psych, Prime Video (2006-2014)
Psych is about a novice sleuth who convinces the police that he has psychic powers that will help solve cases. Shawn and his best friend hired consultants to help solve complicated cases. The show has eight seasons where you will see how Shawn and Gus solve cases using Shawn’s so-called psychic powers.
5. Lie to Me, Hulu (2009-2011)
Lie to Me is about Cal Lightman, an expert on facial expressions and body language, who uses those things to expose the truth behind the lies. There are three seasons of Lie to Me, where you see different body language and facial expressions that criminals use to tell themselves without saying anything.
4. Elementary, Hulu (2012-2019)
Elementary is a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, a recovering drug addict and a former consultant to Scotland Yard who assists the New York City Police Department in solving crimes. There are seven seasons of Elementary where you will see Holmes go through the ups and downs of all the cases he is assigned.
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3. Lucifer, Netflix and Prime Video (2016-2021)
Lucifer is a fantasy crime show where Lucifer is the king of Hell, taking a break from his duties on earth and living with no responsibilities. A friend of his is murdered in front of his club, and now he has to help a detective out so he can find out the truth. The show has six seasons where you see Lucifer grow and want to become more than just the King of Hell.
2. Leverage, Hoopla (2008- 2012)
Leverage is about a crew of high-tech crooks that steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen who have stolen from middle-class people. There are five seasons of Leverage where you see all different types of rich criminals and businessmen and what the crew will do to them when the criminals do bad things to good people.
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1. Castle, Hulu (2009-2016)
Castle is about a novelist, Richard Castle, in which a serial killer imitates the plots of one of his novels. He received permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with the NYPD homicide investigation team only for research purposes. The show has eight seasons where you see a novelist being invited to help solve cases because of his out-of-the-box thinking.