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Where to Stream ‘Bones’ and 9 More Quirky Crime Dramas

If you love a bit of mystery and a lot of humor, check out these series!


For any fans of crime-solving dramas like FBI or Law and Order, you are definitely familiar with the hit series, Bones. Since 2005, fans have been invested in the crimes that were solved by Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). But since the show came to an end in 2017, knowing where to watch Bones is not as easy as clicking on Fox every Tuesday or Wednesday at 8PM.

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And if you’re wondering where to watch Bones, you are probably also wondering where you can stream similar shows. With convenient access to platforms like Hulu and Netflix, watching your favorite crime drama series is easier than ever!

If you’re looking for a nostalgic night (and itching to figure out an unsolved murder), check out where to watch Bones and other shows like it!

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Where to stream Bones

Cast of “Bones”
The cast of “Bones” (2006) Robot

In case you need a refresher on the crime drama, it revolves around Booth trying to solve seemingly unsolvable crimes. After learning forensic anthropologist, Dr. Brennan can read clues from victims’ bones, he teams up with her to find answers.

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If you’re looking for a classic police procedural comedy, the 40-minute episodes of Bones are an exciting, easy rewatch. As for where to watch Bones: see below.

Watch Bones on Roku, Amazon Prime or Hulu now!

Love Bones? Try these other crime dramas!

1. Fringe

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The cast of “Fringe” (2008) Robot

Similar to Bones, Fringe revolves around a slew of unsolved crimes, but with an added twist: each case involves an unusual phenomenon that can’t be explained by anyone. FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) is assigned to the Fringe Division, which consists of these strange crimes that don’t have simple solutions.

Dunham teams up with Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), his son Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole). While investigating, they start to discover connections to their own past.

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Additionally, with the discovery of a parallel universe, the team continues to solve cases that exist in these interconnected worlds.

Watch Fringe on Amazon Prime or Max now!

2. Psych

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James Roday Rodriguez in “Psych” (2006) Productions

Shawn Spencer (James Roday Rodriguez) is good at remembering slight details — a skill he picked up from his father, Henry (Corbin Bernsen), a former police officer. When Shawn gets into trouble with the law, he convinces the cops that he is a psychic.

With the help of his best friend, Gus (Dulé Hill), Shawn starts to solve cases, impressing the initially skeptical police force. This eight-season series, which lasted from 2006 to 2014, is a classic if you’re looking for a hilarious police drama.

Watch Psych now on AppleTV+ or Fubo now!

3. Criminal Minds

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The cast of “Criminal Minds” (2005) Television

This group of FBI agents, part of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), use their skills to profile the minds of the most twisted criminals. The squad, which includes Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), work together to anticipate what these perpetrators are planning as their next move and get ahead of them.

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This 2005 series, which technically ended in 2020, continued with season 16 as Criminal Minds: Evolution. The new name, rather than a spinoff, stars a number of the original characters.

Watch Criminal Minds on Hulu or Amazon Prime now!

4. Blue Bloods

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Tom Selleck on “Blue Bloods” (2010) Productions

This 2010 crime drama follows the lives of a multi-generational family of cops, the Reagans. Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and his children Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Jamie (Will Estes) continue the tradition in their official roles.

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One of the most prominent details of this series is the famous Sunday family dinners, which includes every member of the Reagan clan. Over the years, the dinner table adds in a few new chairs, but the sentiment remains the same. Blue Bloods is currently in its 14th season, but it will be the final one of the series.

Watch Blue Bloods on Hulu now!

5. Suits

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The cast of “Suits” (2011)

In this law drama, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) finds himself on the run from a drug deal gone bad. When he accidentally walks into an interview for a coveted position in a law office, Mike convinces talented lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) of his law skills.

Although Mike doesn’t have a law degree, Harvey hires him for his photographic memory and innate talent for understanding the law. The two work together to solve cases, with the help of Donna (Sarah Rafferty).

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Together, Mike and Harvey win the most difficult cases, while doing everything to keep their secret — even from the managing partner, Jessica (Gina Torres).

Watch Suits on Netflix or Amazon Prime now!

6. Elementary

Man sitting and woman standing
Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu on “Elementary” (2012) Television Studios

This series offers a twist on the classic character of Sherlock Holmes. The unconventional Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is sent to Manhattan after a stint in rehab. His father assigns Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) as Sherlock’s sober companion. Sherlock decides to become a police consultant to stay clean, so they work together on the NYPD’s most difficult cases.

The duo are their to assist Captain Gregson (Aidan Quinn) and Detective Bell (Jon Michael Hill), but Sherlock’s skills unravel a slew of complex cases.

Watch Elementary on Hulu now!

7. Monk

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Tony Shalhoub on “Monk” (2002) Films

Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) has obsessive-compulsive disorder, something he developed after the unsolved murder of his wife. When this costs Monk his job as a prominent, brilliant detective, he becomes a private consultant for the police. Monk continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and former boss.  

This series, which ran from 2002 to 2009, was the winner of eight Emmy’s and one Golden Globe award. The finale became the most-watched episode of an hour-long drama in cable television history, drawing in 9.4 million viewers.

Watch Monk on Netflix now!

8. Castle

Man and woman handcuffed together
Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic on “Castle” (2009) Pictures

This crime comedy follows the murders committed by a psychopath based on books by novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion). Detective Beckett (Stana Katic) recruits Castle to help her solve these cases, while he uses the experience of working with a detective as research for future books.

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This 2009 to 2016 series explores the complicated relationship between the detective and author as they investigate the strange crimes of the copycat killer.

Watch Castle on Hulu now!

9. White Collar

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The cast of “White Collar” (2009) Television Studios

Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) is a white-collar criminal — and he’s been eluding jail and FBI agent Peter Burker (Tim DeKay). Finally, Caffrey is brought in, but escapes the maximum-security facility he is placed in.

When Caffrey escapes yet again, he offers a proposal to Burke: he will help the Feds catch other evasive criminals in turn for his own freedom. Though Burke is skeptical about the arrangement, he realizes Caffrey has insight into the minds of these people.

After Burke agrees, Caffrey and his co-conspirator, Mozzie (Willie Garson), become useful informants for the Feds. This crime comedy aired from 2009 to 2014 and represents the perfect rewatch.

Watch White Collar on Amazon Prime and Hulu now!

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