The holidays mean dreaming up gift ideas for Hanukkah and Christmas, compiling a backlog of rom-coms for snowy evenings, and partying off 2023 on New Year’s Eve. But for those looking to get their heart racing in other ways, true crime just may be what you’re looking for. Look beyond Criminal Minds or Law & Order, and you’ll find yourself at the doorstep of true-crime series like Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer and The Keepers. Here are 12 true-crime shows to add to your queue for your next night in.
After Michael Peterson’s wife, Kathleen, is found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their home, Peterson, a crime novelist, is accused of her murder. This HBO miniseries—based on the 2004 true crime docuseries of the same name, and starring Colin Firth, Toni Collette, and Michael Stuhlbarg, among others—follows his trial to answer the age-old question: Is it always the husband?