#LeMillRecommends: Binge-worthy crime thrillers you need to add to your watchlist

Over the past year, we’ve grown gardens in our balconies, baked sourdough, and even taken to knitting, to ease our minds. All wholesome pursuits. But come night, many of us have turned to psychological thrillers and crime dramas that have served as an antidote to the monotony of lockdown, helping us escape into a whole other world, set in a different time.

Perhaps it’s got something to do with all the time we had on our hands, that we really were able to dedicate our undivided attention to the slow-burn procedurals and the complexity of each subplot.

If you’re looking to watch something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, look no further, cause we’ve got you covered. Following the wild success of Lupin, the French crime drama dubbed in English, we’ve rounded up the best edge-of-the-seat suspense shows (old and new) available to stream right now. They will keep you guessing till the very end. No spoilers, we promise.


The Undoing

The Undoing, Nicole kidman, Hugh Grant, Crime, Thriller, Tv Show, Series

Hello Upper East Siders, while this show has got nothing to with Gossip Girl, its plot is based on the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite. The most watched show on HBO in 2020, The Undoing is a gripping murder mystery with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in the lead. If that’s not gonna convince you to watch it, we don’t know what will.

Available on Disney+ Hotstar Premium



Lupin, Netflix, Crime, Thriller, Tv Show, Series

Laced in mystery, Lupin is a French crime thriller that follows a man in Paris, who plans to pull off a heist to steal the Queen’s Necklace once worn by Marie Antoinette. The story of the gentleman scammer is told in two bite-sized parts of five episodes - and each episode leaves you gasping for more.

Available on Netflix


Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet, Crime, Thriller, Tv Show, Series

Starring Kate Winslet as a detective investigating a murder while trying to keep her own life from falling apart, this moody crime drama is full of surprises. Every time you think - okay, that was probably the last plot twist, you’re proven wrong. Also, this small-town murder mystery is Stephen King approved.

Available on Disney+ Hotstar


Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Crime, Thriller, Tv Show, Series

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley - need we say more? If you weren’t convinced, Season 2 has Meryl Streep. Big Little Lies is a twisty, thrilling drama set in an idyllic seaside Californian town with a touch of dark comedy. Spanning over two seasons with just 7 episodes, this one makes for an easy weekend binge.

Available on Disney+ Hotstar



Broadchurch, Netflix, Crime, Thriller, TV Show, Series

With stellar performances from David Tenant and Olivia Coleman, Broadchurch is a detective drama set in a quaint beachside town that is grappling with the murder of one of its own - an 11-year-old boy. Everyone’s a suspect, and with every episode, paranoia builds up. Perhaps this one’s best watched once a week.

Available on Netflix