The BEST episodes of Real Detective
Every episode of Real Detective ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Real Detective!
With narrative driven exclusively by the detectives themselves, each episode ventures deep into the mind of a homicide detective as they describe in vivid detail the one case forever ingrained in their memory.
#2 - The Riverside Killer
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/9/2017
One year into the most demanding case of his career, Riverside, Cal., senior investigator Bob Creed arrives at the scene of the 16th murder in a string of slayings. But this one is different. It's on his grandfather's property, where he spent most of his youth.Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - Puppet Master
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/13/2017
A young woman fails to return to her home in Boulder, Colo, and she is later found decapitated; Detective Steve Ainsworth soon learns she was part of a mysterious Apostolic church group, led by a pastor who has a reputation for preying on the weak.Watch Now:Amazon
#6 - Every Rose Has a Thorn
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/30/2017
A missing person case turns suspicious when a well-liked Wausau, Wis., man doesn't show up for work one morning. Investigator Larry Woebbeking finds himself in an unexpected predicament when the girlfriend of the victim appears to have fallen for him.Watch Now:Amazon
#7 - Lambs to the Slaughter
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/6/2017
In Lake County, Fla., Chief Investigator Rocky Harris is called in to investigate a haunting case, the rape and murder of a young girl; wading through bad police work and dead ends, Harris is sickened when he uncovers the identity of the killer.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Blood Brothers
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/2/2017
Long-time partners and best friends, police detectives John Conaty and Ray Giacomelli never thought things would happen the way they did on a Pittsburg, Cal., murder case, where the prime suspect is a killer who was put behind bars years earlier.Watch Now:Amazon
#9 - No Remorse
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/23/2017
Sacramento FBI Special Agent Jeff Rinek sought out the worst cases because he was the best at solving them. After 7-month-old Frankie Proctor is kidnapped at gunpoint from his family home, Rinek knows the chances of finding the child alive are slim to none.
#11 - No One Is Safe
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/16/2017
Indianapolis detective Christine Mannina arrives on the scene of an execution-style shooting that's left one man dead and another in critical condition. She knows she must convince a reluctant witness to come forward and put her life on the line.Watch Now:Amazon
#12 - Malice
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2016
Still troubled after killing someone in the line of duty, Detective C.W. Jensen faces the most haunting case of his career: A missing child becomes a harrowing pursuit of a Portland, Oregon child serial killer, pushing C.W. to the brink of suicide.
#15 - Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2016
After a hit-and-run accident tears a family apart, Detective Tommy Ray takes the grieving wife and daughter under his wing; later, a chance encounter will make the detective realize he doesn't really know them.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#16 - Redemption
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2016
Detective Eddie Herman of Cobb County, Georgia is a homicide detective at the top of his game, solving major high profile crimes. But when a missing persons turns into a double homicide, Eddie's ego gets in the way and the killer walks free.