The 9 best crime shows on Peacock for when you want to be a detective

Crime! Don't do it. You'll be in serious trouble. You can learn from other criminals if you are interested. There are many great TV shows that feature female detectives and scary serial killer beginnings. They also show dramatizations of real-life incidents. True crime is for those who are more interested in the macabre than realism. It's spooky and horrifying, but also captivating.
We beg you to watch crime on TV. Here are some streaming crime shows that you can enjoy on Peacock.

1. Bates Motel

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With his fantastically gory masterpiece Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock created the slasher genre. Norman Bates, the film’s shocking villain and chilling nemesis, has been the model for disturbed horror baddies for over 60 years. Bates Motel addresses the questions that Psycho left unanswered about Norman's background. Why would a man dress up as his mother to stab women in the shower? How is he able to be both good and bad at taxidermy. Would it be possible to explain the incest? Freddie Highmore is Norman's young brother, and Vera Farmiga (Emmy-nominated) as his mother Norma. All of your questions are answered.

How to Watch: The Bates Motel streamed on Peacock.

2. Dr. Death

True story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch is a disturbing saga in the history of medicine. He deliberately paralyzed, maimed and destroyed patients' health instead of treating them. The miniseries Dr. Death tells Duntsch's tale with Joshua Jackson playing the lead role. Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater play Randall Kirby, and Robert Henderson respectively. They were two doctors who saw Duntsch's inhumane disregard for human life. They worked together to get his medical license revoked. If you have any upcoming surgery scheduled, don't bother with this one. However, you can watch it at any time.

How to Watch: Dr. Death streaming on Peacock

3. Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story

Peacock added a companion miniseries to Dr. Death for those who like their true-crime shows in documentary format. It explored Christopher Duntsch's crimes with no dramatization. In Dr. Death:The Undoctored story, his former coworkers, victims and even the district attorney who pursued justice for the lives Duntsch destroyed are all interviewed. Their horrifying recollections about Duntsch's crimes is proof that reality can be scarier than fiction.

Peacock is streaming Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story.

4. One of us is lying

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Four high school students are accused of killing their classmate Simon Kelleher, hilariously horrible, in One of Us is Lying. One of them lies, as you can probably guess. They all sort of are. One of Us is Lying's combination of murder and hormones puts it in the quintessential teen show category. It features pep rallies and high school stereotypes as well as emotional indie music needle drops. This show is for you if that appeals to you.

Peacock streams One of Us Lying.

5. The Fall

Many a eccentric detective has found a villainous antagonist since Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. This dynamic has never been more intense and chilling than in The Fall. Gillian Anderson plays Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson in this thrilling series set in Northern Ireland. She is on the trail of a serial killer who targets young professional women. While she is a steely woman with a passion for the cause, her husband Jamie Dornan disguises himself as a loving father. This Allan Cubitt-created game of cat and mouse plays with sexual taboos in an entertaining way that can raise pulses and leave nerves frayed. Kristy Puuchko, Deputy Entertainment editor

How to Watch: Watch the Fall on Peacock.

6. The Capture

This co-produced miniseries aired at the BBC. However, it is easily Peacock’s strongest original series. After his lawyer pointed out a flaw within the footage, an American soldier is released on bail. Video footage of the same soldier beating and abducting that lawyer is found the next day. However, he has a very different version of what actually happened. The series is a fast-paced thriller which combines crime and conspiracy. It keeps the audience and characters on their toes throughout.

How to Watch: The Capture streamed on Peacock.

7. Murder, She Wrote

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Imagine Agatha Christie being asked to solve real murder mysteries. This is the basic premise of the long-running, acclaimed crime series. Angela Lansbury, four-time Golden Globe winner, stars as Jessica Fletcher. She is a mystery writer who becomes an amateur sleuth when she is called upon. This clever widow was called upon many times over 12 seasons and 264 episodes. Lucky for us, she always brought her unique combination of cheeky wit and warm charisma to solve the murder mystery. Murder, She Wrote was published from 1984 to 1996. It combines dark material with humor to create an entertaining and wild series for an old lady who is not to be underestimated. Kristy Puuchko, Deputy Entertainment editor

Peacock is streaming Murder, She Wrote.

8. John Wayne Gacy: Devil In Disguise

Although the six-part miniseries did not deliver the new revelations it promised, John Wayne Gacy : Devil in Disguise provides a solid introduction to one of America's most notorious serial killers. This portrait of a serial killer features striking archival footage, including a 1992 interview with Gacy. It is not particularly artistic but it is brutal and thorough. Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter

How to Watch John Wayne Gacy: Devil In Disguise streaming on Peacock

9. Ray Donovan

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Although it isn't a crime show, Ray Donovan on Showtime has plenty of crime-y goodness. Ray, played by Liev Scheiber, is the main character. He's the guy to go to when the famous and rich don't want their dirty work. This Hollywood fixer is open to all kinds of work. His back-alley deals have kept his dedicated audience on the edge of their seats for seven seasons and an upcoming film.

How to Watch Ray Donovan streaming on Peacock

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