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The Best True Crime TV Shows to Stream Right Now

Calling all true crime fans—thanks to your obsession, the entertainment industry continues to release more true crime content for us to indulge in. If you think Law and Order SVU is played out, or want to know more about what it’s really like for lawyers to defend criminals, we can help. Here are the best true crime TV shows for you to stream right now.

Best True Crime TV Shows of 2019

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1. Lorena

Where to Watch: Amazon

This four-part docuseries delves into the events of Lorena Bobbitt. In 1993, Lorena sliced off her husband’s penis after enduring endless cycles of abuse. The male-dominated press threw Lorena into the spotlight as a national joke, and her husband got off scot-free. Lorena investigates the court case with the underlying MeToo theme playing a prevalent role in how society views this case today.

2. The Act

Where to Watch: Hulu

Each season of this series will delve into various true crime stories. The first season tells the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard whose mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The show is a retelling of the events that led to Dee Dee’s eventual murder. The season explores the consequences of her mother’s mental health problem—the source behind the continuous fabrications of Gypsy’s illnesses and diseases.

3. Confessions with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Where to Watch: Netflix

This docuseries pulls from over 100 hours of interview and archival footage with the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. The creep level is high in this one, as viewers hear Bundy explain the murders from his perspective.

4. American Crime Story

Where to Watch: Amazon, Google Play, and Netflix

This anthological true crime TV series investigates two different stories—The People v. O.J. Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The two seasons recreate massive scandals and crimes in society—critics applaud them for the terrific acting, costuming, and overall portrayal.

5. The Keepers

Where to Watch: Netflix

Cathy Cesnik was a beloved Sister and mentor to the young girls that attended Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School. The Keepersinterviews former students of the school; these women have dedicated their later years to uncovering the mystery of Cesnik’s death, and the sexual abuse waged on them by the sadistic school counselor, Father Maskell.

6. Delhi Crime

Where to Watch: Netflix

This series is based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case and explores the aftermath. The show takes viewers along on the meticulous search for the culprits responsible for the assaults and death of the victim. The case generated widespread national and international coverage, and this series gives you an in-depth look.

7. The Case Against Adnan Syed

Where to Watch: HBO

The Case Against Adnan Syed investigates the murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. They review evidence from before and after her disappearance, looking into cultural conflict and forbidden love. The show utilizes footage and recordings from the original investigation and trial but also features new interviews from diverse viewpoints.

Anticipated True Crime Shows

When They See Us — premiers May 31 on Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries — 12-episode Netflix reboot; unknown release date

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Written by Emma Radebaugh

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