I’m an Investigation Discovery (ID) addict. In fact, I am watching the channel as I am writing this article.
I love watching the details of a crime and how the police and other investigators solve it. It is always interesting to see how a detective solves the “whodunit,” but I also like to hear the stories behind the crime. Who was the victim? Why were they targeted? What events led up to the events in the story?
It is not only the crimes, the victims, but also the detectives or journalists who are telling the story.
Here are my Top 14 Favorite ID Shows:
Nightmare Next Door– Similar to another show further up the list, this show is about when neighbors turn deadly.
Passport To Murder– Are vacations relaxing? Well, unless you get murdered. These overseas crimes are always interesting.
A Crime To Remember– This show takes us back in time to the 19th and 20th Centuries to discuss crimes of the past and how they were solved before forensics.
I (Almost) Got Away With It– Escapees make it out of prison and go on the run. They are being chased by the police and pull some crazy stunts to get away.
Las Vegas Law– This shows us behind the scenes of the Las Vegas District Attorney’s office and how they investigate and prosecutes crimes.
Dateline on ID– This is a news show where journalists interview all those involved in a case. 20/20 and 48 Hours are similar.
Deadline: Crime– Tamron Hall gets down to the nitty gritty of the crimes and brings a call to action for those who watch.
See No Evil– What do you do when there are no witnesses? Well, usually there is one, a security camera. Police detectives solve crimes with the clues from cameras.
Cry Wolfe– Bryan Wolfe is a private investigator whose cases are not only baffling, but mind blowing. He is a great detective who pulls no punches.
True Crime– Aphrodite Jones goes from a true crime writer to television host. She does a great job of breaking down the crimes and getting the real story.
Fear Thy Neighbor– What happens when your neighbor turns into a dangerous person? These stories of neighbors attacking neighbors are very intense.
Web Of Lies– Cyber-stalking, cyber bullying, online liaisons turned deadly, and so many more crimes on the internet are exposed.
On The Case– Paula Zahn takes us below the surface of a crime and shows us all of the little things that if you blink, you’ll miss.
Homicide Hunter- Lt. Joe Kenda is a crack detective who has solved over 400 homicides. His show is my favorite and has some of the best stories on the channel.