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.
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ACCUSED: L-R: Julia Chan and Ian Anthony Dale in the “Jiro’s Story” episode of ACCUSED airing Tuesday, April 4 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2023 Fox Media LLC. CR: Steve Wilkie/FOX /


When you want something a little different, it’s time to turn to an anthology series. Accused brings us 15 individual stories, and you can watch them in whatever order that you want. The series is based on the British series of the same name, following a lot of the same format of storytelling.

In each episode, we open with the person accused of a crime. We have no idea what that crime is in a lot of cases. The story then shows us flashes of the past as well as flashes of the court case playing out to tell us what actually happened, whether the individuals did it, and whether they can prove their innocence—or get away with it, of course.

Accused is available to stream on Hulu.

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FOUND -- "Missing While Scamming" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Karan Oberoi as Dahn Rana, Shanola Hampton as Gabi Mosely -- (Photo by: Steve Swisher/NBC) /


We end with one of NBC’s biggest its of the year. There is no doubt that you heard of it, but you may not have initially given it a chance. After all, the networks have a bad habit of abruptly cancelling shows, and we don’t want to get invested anymore. There is a second season confirmed of Found, so it’s worth jumping into it.

The story focuses on a team of private individuals who help the cops, organizations, and more search for missing people. These are usually the people the cops don’t bother looking for due to race, age, or even their jobs. To these individuals, every life matters. It turns out that the person running the company, Gabi, was one of the missing in the past, and she has a secret helping her solve cases today.

Found is available to stream on Peacock.

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