5 crime dramas to watch instead of the Ball Drop this New Year's Eve

It's time to say goodbye to 2023, but you don't need to watch the Ball Drop to do it. Watch these crime dramas instead.

Wilderness -- Courtesy of Stefania Rosini/Prime Video
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5 crime dramas to watch when saying goodbye to 2023

The ball will drop tonight. Not everyone wants to celebrate the New Year with the Ball Drop. There are so many other great shows and movies out there to check out instead. When it comes to crime dramas, the streaming platforms and networks certainly have you covered.

Of course, you may not be sure where to start. You could end up falling in the trap of watching the same things you usually watch because there are so many choices.

We’re taking a look back at 2023 to find the best crime shows from the year to pick up tonight. Some of them will take you into 2024 in style.


What happens when a man cheats on his wife? Well, there are usually two things that end up happening. The first is that the wife forgives him and they work on their marriage. The second is that the wife leaves him. Jenna Coleman’s character in Wilderness does neither of those things.

She decides to set a series of traps for her husband while they’re on a road trip around the United States. Some of those traps may turn out deadly. Will she kill him, or does she choose to set him up for murder instead?

Watch Wilderness on Prime Video.