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Criminals as Main Characters (TV)

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People who added this item 2418 Average listal rating (1355 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 1054 Average listal rating (514 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 423 Average listal rating (232 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 51 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.6


Main Crimes:

- Organized Crime
- Theft
- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Extortion
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People who added this item 1780 Average listal rating (1089 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9.1
Firefly (2002)


Main Crimes:

- Smuggling
- Theft
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People who added this item 690 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9


Main Crimes:

- Political Corruption
- Murder
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People who added this item 914 Average listal rating (455 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 373 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Trademark Infringrement
- Scam
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People who added this item 861 Average listal rating (465 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 392 Average listal rating (213 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 476 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 3400 Average listal rating (1989 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Dexter (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Mass Murder
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People who added this item 1148 Average listal rating (601 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)


Main Crimes:

- Identity Theft
- Defector
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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 8.1 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 830 Average listal rating (438 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 141 Average listal rating (56 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 593 Average listal rating (298 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 214 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Americans (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Espionage
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People who added this item 1755 Average listal rating (1055 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 952 Average listal rating (564 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 1795 Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.9


Main Crimes:

- Embezzelment
- Creative Accounting
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People who added this item 771 Average listal rating (396 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 (23 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Corner (2000)


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Minor Theft
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People who added this item 426 Average listal rating (243 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 314 Average listal rating (137 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 874 Average listal rating (510 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 486 Average listal rating (317 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 657 Average listal rating (366 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Homeland (2011)


Main Crimes:

- Treason
- Attemped Act Of Terrorism
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Main Crimes:

- Attempted Genocide
- Attempted Mass Slavery
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People who added this item 3063 Average listal rating (1797 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Supernatural (2005)


Main Crimes:

- FBI Agent Impersonation
- Fraud
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (41 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 607 Average listal rating (340 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 234 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 4870 Average listal rating (2950 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Lost (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Fraud / Scam
- Murder
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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (140 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 550 Average listal rating (344 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 683 Average listal rating (348 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
Carnivàle (2003)


Main Crimes:

- Prostitution
- Fraud (?)
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People who added this item 882 Average listal rating (451 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Arrow (2012)


Main Crimes:

- Vigilantism
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People who added this item 412 Average listal rating (212 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 144 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
I need some help here :(
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People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (194 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 3652 Average listal rating (2511 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 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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People who added this item 1440 Average listal rating (875 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Weeds (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Marihuana cultivation
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (83 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 171 Average listal rating (87 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 171 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Lupin III (1971)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
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People who added this item 3017 Average listal rating (1874 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Prison Break (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Prison Breaking (!)
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People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9


Main Crimes:

- Unlicensed Private Detective
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A list of TV series with criminal intent!

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 ago at Aug 3 22:43
jajajaja Prison Break jajaj
Great List!
Posted: 5 years 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 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, 4 months ago at Apr 8 16:01
Breakout Kings should be on this list.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 8 20:45
that made in immediatly ¿suggested crimes?
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 22 12:11
From Dusk Till Down: The Series; crimes - murder, theft
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 22 17:17
thanks spirit. done!
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 23 0:44
The Blacklist.
Crimes: murder, torture, extortion, kidnapping, sabotage, counterfeiting, etc etc
yeah, Reddington is a delight! lol
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 21 19:53
Thanks Gaby, The blacklist is in

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