The Best Crime Shows from 2008

Below is our top ten list of the best Crime Shows which first started broadcasting in 2008.

10. In Plain Sight

In%20Plain%20SightFirst Aired: 01 June, 2008

In Plain Sight is a TV series starring Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, and Paul Ben-Victor. U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing a rather…

9. Life on Mars

Life%20on%20MarsFirst Aired: 09 October, 2008

Life on Mars is a TV series starring Jason O’Mara, Michael Imperioli, and Gretchen Mol. A present day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.

8. Flashpoint

FlashpointFirst Aired: 11 July, 2008

Flashpoint is a TV series starring Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, and David Paetkau. The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.

7. Leverage

LeverageFirst Aired: 07 December, 2008

Leverage is a TV series starring Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, and Christian Kane. A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

6. The Mentalist

The%20MentalistFirst Aired: 23 September, 2008

The Mentalist is a TV series starring Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, and Tim Kang. A famous “psychic” outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find “Red John”, the…

5. Wallander

WallanderFirst Aired: 23 November, 2008

Wallander is a TV series starring Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, and Jeany Spark. A television show centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

4. Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch%20MysteriesFirst Aired: 01 January, 2008

Murdoch Mysteries is a TV series starring Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, and Thomas Craig. In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the…

3. Sons of Anarchy

Sons%20of%20AnarchyFirst Aired: 03 September, 2008

Sons of Anarchy is a TV series starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, and Mark Boone Junior. A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club.

2. Ashes to Ashes

Ashes%20to%20AshesFirst Aired: 07 February, 2008

Ashes to Ashes is a TV series starring Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, and Dean Andrews. DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the ‘Southern Nancy’ criminal…

1. Breaking Bad

Breaking%20BadFirst Aired: 20 January, 2008

Breaking Bad is a TV series starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn. A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s…