Crime series have the ability to snag human interest. They tap into emotional appeal while giving a vicarious look at the seedy underbelly ranging from true detective series to hard-boiled fiction. What first originated as a literary trope evolved to apply itself across a variety of media, and with it, brought about a refreshed approach to time-worn themes. Naturally, crime dramas leached onto television and streaming platforms. Original content flooded the airwaves and provided an over-saturation of crime-inspired programming. The rise in popularity, in turn, resulted in a surge in demand.
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