Crime Dramas to Watch After Mare of Easttown

By Alec Bojalad

It will be case closed for Mare of Easttown this weekend. Thankfully, there are some crime dramas that could be your heir to Mare.

Created by Brad Inglesby and starring Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown is one of the year’s best crime dramas.

The series is the perfect combination of social commentary, regional realism, and whodunnit detective storytelling

The show is set to wrap up the mystery of who killed Erin McMenamin this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.

After that case is over, however, television has plenty more crime dramas to dive into.

British crime drama Happy Valley is Mare’s spiritual cousin and shares many similarities including insular rural communities and world-weary lead characters.

Another British crime drama, Broadchurch, starred David Tennant and Olivia Colman and helped jumpstart our current renaissance of small town murder stories.

HBO’s Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams as a crime reporter returning to her Missouri hometown to investigate the murder of two young girls.

In its first and third seasons, True Detective deftly combines backwoods crime with the occult. Maybe don’t check out that second season though.

Top of the Lake is an atmospheric Australian crime story starring Elisabeth Moss.

The Icelandic series Trapped stars the recognizable Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and deals with the discovery of a mutilated corpse in a remote town.

USA Network’s anthology series The Sinner features a detective (played by Bill Pullman) who analyzes major crime from the criminal’s perspective.