5 TV crime shows to watch this week (October 16-22, 2023)

It’s personal for Harry Bosch as season two kicks off with a two episode premiere this fall (Photo Credit: Tyler Golden)
It’s personal for Harry Bosch as season two kicks off with a two episode premiere this fall (Photo Credit: Tyler Golden) /

As October nears an end and the actor’s strike is still ongoing, network TV is still scarce on new shows. Luckily, streaming does offer options for TV crime shows, with this week seeing the return of a notable Prime Video spin-off series, some intriguing British shows, and, at last, the streaming debut of a classic mystery series.

So here are five crime TV shows to check out for the week of Oct.16–22nd, 2023, and make for a fun watch for crime show lovers. What will you end up watching?

5 must-watch TV crime shows this week

Bosch: Legacy

It’s finally time for Harry Bosch to return and in a wild way. The Freevee continuation of the Prime Video show has Harry racing to find his kidnapped daughter Maddie. He’ll need the help of some old friends and clash with the cops as he’s determined to find Maddie.

Meanwhile, the FBI is looking into Harry and partner Honey’s involvement in a death in Season 1. The new season looks to send Harry on a personal journey, and Heaven help anyone standing in his way.

Bosch: Legacy Season 2 premieres on Friday, Oct. 20 on Freevee.


This Netflix drama is an intriguing time-spanning mystery. It has London detectives investigating a murder in four different periods: Dark and dirty 1890; war-torn 1941; today in 2023; and a dystopian 2053. Here’s the kicker: Somehow, it’s the same body in every time period.

How this corpse is traveling through time is the key mystery as the detectives in each period stumble onto this case, unknowingly becoming part of something bigger. Seeing the investigations in each time is intriguing enough without the time travel angle for a mystery unlike any other.

Bodies premieres on Thursday, Oct. 19 on Netflix.


This new Britbox drama stars Morven Christie as a typical housewife who’s rocked when her accountant husband dies. She then learns he was a money launderer for a notorious crime lord. Now, she’s caught between the cops and the crime boss to stay alive.

The six-episode series looks to walk a tightrope of Christie handling these dangers and figuring a way to keep her family alive while exploring her husband’s dark secrets for a moody thriller.

Payback premieres on Thursday, Oct. 19 on Britbox.

Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story

Wendi McLendon-Covey trades her usual comedy for a moody Lifetime movie based on a real story. She plays the title role of a prison guard who becomes infatuated with an inmate (Rossif Sutherland) and is soon obsessed with breaking him out of jail.

The movie tells this bizarre story, including a manhunt and one of those strange true-life crime films only Lifetime can make work.

Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story premieres on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8/7c on Lifetime.


At long last, one of the best mystery-comedy series of all time is on streaming, in this case Hulu. Cybil Shepherd is Maddie Hayes, a model who’s left bankrupt when her managers steal her cash. Her last asset is a detective agency she decides to run. In his Emmy-winning role that made him a star, Bruce Willis is David Addison, the irreverent PI who becomes her partner.

The show remains a delight with wild storylines, characters breaking the fourth wall, episodes based on Shakespeare and more. There’s also the wonderful banter of Maddie and David, leading to some wild turns. So, for newer fans, this is a wonderful show to enjoy in full.

Moonlighting is now streaming on Hulu.

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