5 TV crime dramas to check out over Fourth of July Weekend

Sommerdahl Season 1 -- Courtesy of Mike Kollöffel/Acorn TV
Sommerdahl Season 1 -- Courtesy of Mike Kollöffel/Acorn TV /

5 best TV crime dramas to check out over July 4 Weekend

While there will be many of you watching the Macy’s fireworks or finding ways to celebrate Fourth of July Weekend with your family, others will want to watch TV crime dramas. The great news is that there are plenty of options to watch.

This weekend is all about the premium cable networks and streaming services. We should start to see the main networks have something for us to watch soon.

The five picks on this list are a mixture of content available during last week and new content this weekend. Here are the top five picks for TV crime dramas this weekend.

The Sommerdahl Murders

Our list starts with an addition on Acorn TV at the start of the week. You may not have had time to watch the episodes during the week, so were waiting for the weekend. Even if you weren’t planning on watching The Sommerdahl Murders, it’s an excellent option for the weekend.

With eight episodes, there’s plenty of content to binge-watch. And you have time with almost everyone off this weekend. It’s a gritty crime drama that will give you a different setting to what you’re used to.

The Twisted Nanny

For those who love the Lifetime movies, there’s a new one airing this weekend. You’ll be able to watch The Twisted Nanny.

Tara Erickson stars as Julia, a single mother who has a night nanny, Olivia (Katy Foley) to help her. However, she soon realizes that Olivia is turning her children against her. Now Julia has to prove that Olivia isn’t who she claims to be before she loses custody of her own children.

The Twisted Nanny is on Lifetime on Saturday at 8/7c.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

HBO premiered I’ll Be Gone in the Dark last weekend. If you missed it, don’t feel like you’ve lost out. You can watch the premiere right now on the app. Then you’ll want to tune into HBO this weekend for the second episode.

The series documents Michelle McManus’s search for the Golden State Killer. It’s a gritty series that includes some home videos of Michelle before her death and the case that drove her.

New episodes air on Sundays at 10/9c on HBO.


Sometimes you need a true-crime series, and that’s what SHOWTIME is offering starting this weekend. For the next five weeks, new episodes of the docuseries Outcry will air.

The series follows Greg Kelley’s case, a high school football star who was arrested and convicted of child molestation. However, those around him claimed he was innocent. Nobody was on the fence with this case, and now a team is reinvestigating to find out what really happened. Will they get answers?

The series premiere airs on Sunday at 10/9c on SHOWTIME.

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Father Brown Season 8

Finally, it’s all about BritBox. Father Brown Season 8 premiered its first two episodes on July 1. This is the perfect time to check them out.

The first episode sees Father Brown take on the case of a mysterious sabetour. This sabeteour wants to see the Kembleford Choir from running in the national competition after the choir has won three years in a row. Will our religious private eye figure it all out before the choir is disqualified?

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Which TV crime dramas are you watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.