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The Rewind Recommends: 5 TV Shows You'll Love If You Watched Dublin Murders

The Rewind Recommends: 5 TV Shows You'll Love If You Watched Dublin Murders

If you're left with a massive Dublin Murders shaped hole in your life following its finale this week then we've got some suggestions to brighten these dark nights.

In fact within about one episode of Dublin Murders the television addicts amongst us could see so many connections to other mystery-ladened  shows. Here are a few brilliant series you should sink your teeth into.

True Detective (season one)

Let's start with the big one. Season one of True Detective was quite simply a gamechanger. The 2014 HBO series set a new standard for the genre and inspired much of what has come since. Indeed its fingerprints are all over Dublin Murders. While the anthology's second and third seasons didn't live up to the original, one can forgive the show's inability to improve on perfection.

This is Harrelson and McConnaughey at their best and if you somehow haven't watched it yet then this must be your first port of call.

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Dark

We must have gone nearly two months now on The Rewind with talking about Dark but there's absolutely no way we could ignore the German Netflix series when comparing shows to Dublin Murders. They literally have the exact same establishing shot of a camera panning over the top of the woods!

Let us quickly explain Dark's premise: The small town of Windon is thrown into choas when a child goes missing in the woods - the same woods in which a child vanished 33 years previously. Sound familiar!?

The Sinner

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Dublin Murders, Dark and The Sinner all share the same mirrored camera trick in their opening titles so you're going to note the similarities straight away. The Sinner is another US anthology, now two seasons in and both are available on Netflix.

The one constant across the series is the police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman), with Jessica Biel playing a starring role in the first season. A troubled woman, Biel's character stabs a man to death for no apparent reason and has no memory of what happened or why she did it. Again, the similarity to Dublin Murders is blatantly obvious.

Sharp Objects

Another HBO gem, Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams as a journalist dragged back into her unhappy past when she returns to her hometown to report on the murders of two young girls. Patricia Clarkson is particularly brilliant in her role as Adams' overbearing mother in a slow-moving drama that is well worth sticking with.

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Line of Duty

Sure lookit, we couldn't write this piece and not include Line of Duty. Surely everyone has watched at least the first four seasons at this point but if you somehow haven't yet then sort your bloody life out!

Because if you think catching criminals is tough work, you should try catching bent coppers!

See Also: Everyone Had The Same Reaction To The Dublin Murders Finale

Mark Farrelly
Article written by
Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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