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Criminals as Main Characters (TV)

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People who added this item 2349 Average listal rating (1345 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 1043 Average listal rating (512 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 405 Average listal rating (229 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 48 Average listal rating (31 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 1770 Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9.1
Firefly (2002)


Main Crimes:

- Smuggling
- Theft
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People who added this item 668 Average listal rating (340 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 9


Main Crimes:

- Political Corruption
- Murder
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People who added this item 907 Average listal rating (456 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 355 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Trademark Infringrement
- Scam
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People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
Justified (2010)


Main Crimes:

- Incitement ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incitement )
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People who added this item 844 Average listal rating (461 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 247 Average listal rating (121 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 474 Average listal rating (306 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 3376 Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Dexter (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Mass Murder
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People who added this item 1140 Average listal rating (600 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)


Main Crimes:

- Identity Theft
- Defector
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People who added this item 815 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 135 Average listal rating (55 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 212 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Americans (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Espionage
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People who added this item 585 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.7
Shameless (2011)


Main Crimes:

- Fraud
- Grand Theft Auto
- Theft
- Drug production & selling
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People who added this item 1748 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 941 Average listal rating (560 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 1783 Average listal rating (1183 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.9


Main Crimes:

- Embezzelment
- Creative Accounting
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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Black Lagoon (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Smuggling
- Mercenary Pirating
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People who added this item 763 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 39 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 417 Average listal rating (239 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 866 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 481 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 655 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 3031 Average listal rating (1793 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Supernatural (2005)


Main Crimes:

- FBI Agent Impersonation
- Fraud
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People who added this item 594 Average listal rating (338 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 229 Average listal rating (135 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 89 Average listal rating (40 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 4853 Average listal rating (2949 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Lost (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Fraud / Scam
- Murder
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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (139 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 547 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 678 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 847 Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Arrow (2012)


Main Crimes:

- Vigilantism
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (192 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 405 Average listal rating (209 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 163 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Leftovers (2014)


Main Crimes:

- Animal Abuse
- Murder
- Torture
- Breaking And Entering
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People who added this item 3617 Average listal rating (2499 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 141 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 1430 Average listal rating (876 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Weeds (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Marihuana cultivation
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People who added this item 47 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 167 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Theft
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People who added this item 124 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 161 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Lupin III (1971)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
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People who added this item 2993 Average listal rating (1871 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Prison Break (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Prison Breaking (!)
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People who added this item 295 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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Feel free to suggest, comment or vote!

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Aug 3 22:43
jajajaja Prison Break jajaj
Great List!
Posted: 4 years, 11 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: 4 years, 11 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, 2 months ago at Apr 8 16:01
Breakout Kings should be on this list.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Apr 8 20:45
that made in immediatly ¿suggested crimes?
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Jul 22 12:11
From Dusk Till Down: The Series; crimes - murder, theft
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Jul 22 17:17
thanks spirit. done!
Posted: 1 year, 11 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: 1 year, 8 months ago at Oct 21 19:53
Thanks Gaby, The blacklist is in

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