10 TV Shows like Copenhagen Cowboy you must watch

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: January 7, 2023 (Last updated: December 23, 2023)
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We discuss 10 TV Shows like Copenhagen Cowboy you must watch. Add these excellent recommendations to your watch list.

Nicholas Winding Refn has returned with Sara Isabella Jønsson Vedde with Copenhagen CowboyNow, if you haven’t seen any other Refn films, then please go into this series with an open mind. The majority of his films are dark and twisted, but it’s impossible to look away from the screen, even during uncomfortable moments.

In this series, Miu (Angela Bundalovic) is a young heroine who travels through Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld. The world-building in this series is probably the most important aspect as it completely captures the world that traps Miu.

The series below all have their own centralized world that the investigators get lost in. It’s almost like the walls close in on them, as they run out of time to solve the case.

10 TV Shows like Copenhagen Cowboy you must watch

The Valhalla Murders (2019) 

Arnar is a police profiler who is sent back home to Iceland from Oslo. He is sent to investigate the country’s first serial killer case. He teams up with the local senior cop Kata, who is weary about this new finding. Since it is their first case dealing with a serial killer, they don’t know how to approach the situation.

Twin Peaks (1990) 

David Lynch did it best when he brought neo-noir to television in the 90s. An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. The characters all play a part in making this town as erratic and interesting as possible with their over-the-top nature.

True Detective (2014)

This anthology series has different actors each season who investigate the personal and professional secrets of those involved in the case. Every character is under a microscope which makes the subplots interesting as well. There’s the overarching story and then more personal journeys with the characters that develop.

Veronica Mars (2004) 

In the little town of Neptune, Veronica Mars has to investigate the murder of her best friend. After her father is removed as county sheriff, she dedicates her life to cracking the mysteries in her town. Having a woman as a prime investigator that early on in the 2000s was important and she set the standard for other female investigators in television.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (2015)

When Marvel had its run on Netflix, it was truly the best. So Marvel’s Jessica Jones tapped into the investigative journalist that was missing with comic shows/movies. The gritty nature of the series and the subject matter worked well together to make this one of the best Marvel shows.

Perry Mason (2020) 

Los Angeles in the 1930s was a very different time, and sleuthing was at an all-time high. Perry Mason, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime. Of course, this is a remake of the film from 1957, but the episodic structure works differently than a film does. The audience gets to explore more with the characters.

Fargo (2014) 

This series is also based on the Coen brother’s movie under the same name made in 1996. It chronicles the deception, intrigue, and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. All of these investigations lead back to Fargo, North Dakota, which makes it such a fun and entertaining mystery with these characters.

Mr. Robot (2015) 

Elliot is a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker. He and his allies try to take down a corporation he works for and it is an updated form of trickery through technology. It is one of the best thrillers of the past decade and shows what’s possible.

Boardwalk Empire (2010) 

Boardwalk Empire is created by Terence Winter and produced by Martin Scorsese for HBO and has one of the best Steve Buscemi performances. The series takes place in Atlantic City, as a politician plays both sides of the law by conspiring with gangsters during the prohibition era.

What/If  (2019)

This anthology series explores different morality tales in the episodes and shows the aftermath of the outcome, which essentially affects the trajectory of one’s entire life. It plays with the decisions people make and how everyone can be affected by it.

Do you have any other recommendations for TV Shows like Copenhagen Cowboy? Let us know!

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