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Criminals as Main Characters (TV)

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People who added this item 2444 Average listal rating (1382 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.5
Breaking Bad (2008)


Main Crimes:

- Mass Methamphetamine Manufacture
- Drug Dealing
- Money Laundering
- Murder
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People who added this item 1063 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)



Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Organized Crime
- Murder
- Extorsion
- Corruption
- Smuggling
- Police Brutality
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People who added this item 428 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 9
Fargo (2014)


Main Crimes:

- Murder (& murder & more murder)
- Obstruction Of Justice
- Fraud
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People who added this item 1785 Average listal rating (1098 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9.1
Firefly (2002)


Main Crimes:

- Smuggling
- Theft
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6


Main Crimes:

- Organized Crime
- Theft
- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Extortion
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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9


Main Crimes:

- Political Corruption
- Murder
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People who added this item 914 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6



Main Crimes:

- Embezzelment
- Corruption
- Murder
- Prostitution
- Organized Crime
- Bootlegging
- Electoral Fraud
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People who added this item 394 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Justified (2010)


Main Crimes:

- Incitement ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incitement )
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People who added this item 864 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Hannibal (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder & Cannibalism (not really a spoiler, is it?)
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People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Trademark Infringrement
- Scam
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
Narcos (2015)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Organized Crime
- Drug Trafficking
- Extorsion
- Corruption
- Smuggling
- Police Brutality
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People who added this item 475 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6


Main Crimes:

- Attempted murder
- Manslaughter / Reckless Endangerment
- Organized Crime (League Or Evil)

NOTE: Super Villain
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People who added this item 3406 Average listal rating (2000 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7
Dexter (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Mass Murder
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People who added this item 1150 Average listal rating (610 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)


Main Crimes:

- Identity Theft
- Defector
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People who added this item 837 Average listal rating (446 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6


Main Crimes:

- Organized Crime
- Theft
- Drug Dealing
- Extortion
- Murder
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People who added this item 216 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Americans (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Espionage
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People who added this item 596 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Fraud
- Grand Theft Auto
- Theft
- Drug production & selling
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Utopia (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Attempted (?) Genocide
- Mass & Organized Corruption
- Organized Crime
- Torture
- Theft
- Breaking and Entering
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People who added this item 1763 Average listal rating (1064 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Sopranos (1999)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Organized Crime
- Extortion
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People who added this item 1796 Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.9


Main Crimes:

- Embezzelment
- Creative Accounting
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People who added this item 955 Average listal rating (567 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Misfits (2009)


Thanks to Phob0s for getting them qualified!

Main Crimes:

- Manslaughter / Murder
- Vandalism
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People who added this item 776 Average listal rating (397 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Deadwood (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Tresspassing Indian Territories

"There´s no law in Deadwood, no law at all"

The state of lawlessness the city is in makes all the murders and extortions commited by main characters not crimes. When the city joins the Dakota Territory all that´s going to change but the series timeframe is mainly before that.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Corner (2000)


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Minor Theft
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People who added this item 487 Average listal rating (322 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8



Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Election Fraud
- Bribing various Authorities
- State Office Abuse
- AWOL
- High Treason
- Theft
- Fraud
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People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (512 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Oz (1997)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Rape
- Prison Uprising
- Almost Every Major Criminal Offences
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People who added this item 315 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Black Lagoon (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Smuggling
- Mercenary Pirating
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People who added this item 430 Average listal rating (257 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
Archer (2009)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Treason
- Slavery
- Theft
- Phrasing Jokes
- Treason
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People who added this item 657 Average listal rating (369 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Homeland (2011)


Main Crimes:

- Treason
- Attemped Act Of Terrorism
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People who added this item 3068 Average listal rating (1804 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Supernatural (2005)


Main Crimes:

- FBI Agent Impersonation
- Fraud
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.3


Main Crimes:

- Looting
- Arson
- Breaking & Entering
- Black Hat Hackering and Stealing
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (345 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.3
White Collar (2009)


Main Crimes:

- Forgery
- Prison Breaking
- Theft
- Fraud / Scam
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People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Leverage (2008)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Black Hat Hacking (not so black, though)
- Fraud

They are supposed to be criminals more than being actual ones though.
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People who added this item 4877 Average listal rating (2960 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Lost (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Fraud / Scam
- Murder
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People who added this item 553 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Shield (2002)


Main Crimes:

- Corruption
- Murder
- Forgery of Evidence
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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Blacklist (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Torture
- Extortion
- Kidnapping
- Sabotage
- Counterfeit
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (349 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Carnivàle (2003)


Main Crimes:

- Prostitution
- Fraud (?)
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People who added this item 886 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Arrow (2012)


Main Crimes:

- Vigilantism
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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Bates Motel (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder (not an spoiler, is it?)
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People who added this item 3667 Average listal rating (2552 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Futurama (1999)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Fraud
- Pillage, looting and plundering
- Reckless endangering of his pet (Fry)
- Attempted Murder
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People who added this item 1445 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Weeds (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Marihuana cultivation
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People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2


Main Crimes:

- Vandalism
- Battery

NOTE: He´s not really the main character, though.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Guardian (2001)


I´m pretty sure that his drug use and possession wasn´t a felony (am I wrong?). The fact that he got out with 1500 hours of community service it´s, I think, some proof.

If I´m wrong please someone tell me!
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Main Crimes:

- Attempted Genocide
- Attempted Mass Slavery
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Leftovers (2014)


Main Crimes:

- Animal Abuse
- Murder
- Torture
- Breaking And Entering
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Theft
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.2


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Battery
- Extorsion
- Murder
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Lupin III (1971)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
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People who added this item 3023 Average listal rating (1881 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Prison Break (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Prison Breaking (!)
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People who added this item 295 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9


Main Crimes:

- Unlicensed Private Detective
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Some TV series are about criminal activities specifically while others only have protagonists who happen to break the law regularly, both are listed here.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 3 22:43
jajajaja Prison Break jajaj
Great List!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 3 23:00
Very nice idea and i would like to argue about the misfit group, they murdered quite allot of people, you can argue that was in self defense but what is more in couple of instances after killing someone they hided there bodies by burying them in a remote place or trowing someones body in a lake and i believe that is quite a serious felony. Also in one instance they broke in someones apartment and s#%ted on a bed and i believe that can be interpreted as vandalism.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 3 23:05
@Drako Z: Thanks man!
@Phob0s: I was dying to get Misfits in the actual list so thank you for you input. They are going down as murderers (perhaps just manslaughter) and vandals!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 8 16:01
Breakout Kings should be on this list.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 8 20:45
that made in immediatly ¿suggested crimes?
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jul 22 12:11
From Dusk Till Down: The Series; crimes - murder, theft
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jul 22 17:17
thanks spirit. done!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jul 23 0:44
The Blacklist.
Crimes: murder, torture, extortion, kidnapping, sabotage, counterfeiting, etc etc
yeah, Reddington is a delight! lol
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Oct 21 19:53
Thanks Gaby, The blacklist is in

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