10. X-Files – The FBI’s Scary Cases (1993-2002, 2016-2018):
We no longer believe anything that politics and the government put under our noses because of all the mystery series about the FBI agents of all time, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. That might be a little problematic in today’s world, but it made the 1990s even more exciting!
Because of The X-Files, everyone was convinced that aliens and supernatural events were real. It was a cult and everyone except those who had to face it. The creepy freaks Mulder and Scully were forced to battle week after week on the FBI’s Creepy Cases. Terrified – the two agents’ dark tour de force was also the prototype of “Will they or won’t they?” couples.
As long as we saw Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as skeptical Scully and devout Mulder on their journey to the paranormal world, it didn’t matter if the series couldn’t find its way out of its labyrinth of lies, secrets, conspiracies, and cliffhangers.
9. American Gods (since 2017):
The old gods, whose roots can be found worldwide, fear becoming meaningless and losing their power. The new gods, whose mythological roots can be found all over the world, fear becoming powerful. Why? Because their followers are dying out or succumbing to the temptations of money and technology – the new gods. Shadow Moon was just released from prison and wants to return to his girlfriend, who is in the middle. However, it has its own mysteries.
An adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel “American Gods” has become Amazon Prime’s most popular original series. Throughout the crazy story, there is a lot of social commentaries. And it’s presented in a way that makes you feel as you’re on a drug trip. It takes refreshing courage to lose control to break taboos and cross boundaries – even in matters of violence – as series creator, Bryan Fuller does in this crazy art form.
8. Twin Peaks (1990-1991, 2017):
Episode by episode, it seemed like Twin Peaks, perhaps the most famous murder investigation in television history, was saying: “Life doesn’t make any dramatic sense.” At first glance, there is nothing rational about the isolated village in the north-west: The FBI agent philosophizes over cherry cake and has visions in his dreams, a father turns grey overnight, and a wooden hut in the middle of the forest – well, that’s a very special thing. But, right in the middle of it all was the question of who only killed Laura Palmer?
David Fincher’s style of filmmaking is evident throughout the series, as creators Mark Frost and David Fincher delve into the nature of good and evil. A confused-bizarre dream, “Twin Peaks” features eccentric characters, muddled storylines, and a lot of false leads. It’s a genre-spanning, expressionistic, and darkly weird madness, but unconventionally seductive with the poetic soul of a poet in the cult series of the 90s.
7. Supernatural (2005-2020):
Ghosts, vampires, demons, witches, shapeshifters, and much more are all on the menu for the Winchester brothers Dean and Sam when the hell is in a bad mood. So if you’re going to survive “Supernatural,” which isn’t like other teen mystery shows, you’re going to have to deal with whatever God throws in your path when he’s feeling cranky (or bored). Although it’s gruesome and harrowing, it’s also eloquent and introspective.
This is the series’ greatest strength: delivering apocalyptic stories with all the seriousness and drama they deserve but keeping in mind how absurd it all is at all times. As a result, “Supernatural” is always best when it gets meta. When they attend a “Supernatural” fan convention, we won’t reveal more here, it is best to take a look!
6. Haven (2010-2015):
A small town is as mysterious and puzzling as an island in “Lost,” while the island focuses on “Haven.” Audrey Parker, an FBI agent, arrives in the sleepy town of Haven, Maine, to investigate an escaped prisoner. For those who have supernatural powers and are looking for a place to call home, Haven appears to be the place to be. With nothing to do, Parker decides to stay in Haven and investigate the city’s mysteries.
Based on Stephen King’s novel, the Canadian production combines mystery with horror and crime-of-the-week cases. It has five seasons. “Haven” doesn’t reinvent the genre wheel, but it’s a fun ride thanks to its wacky characters and clever twists on familiar plots. For those who find “Twin Peaks” to be a little too outlandish, there’s always Haven.
5. Under the dome (2013-2015):
It’s a small town, like so many mystery series, but this time it’s based on a Stephen King novel: The Shining. The town of Chester’s Mill know for its lack of excitement. Until that is, a gigantic storm rolls in and envelops the small town in an opaque, gigantic dome. If you picture romantic snow globes with soft music, you’ve never heard of Stephen King, the master of horror. Being cut off from the world brings out the worst in city dwellers, and it will be: eat or be eaten! Soon!. Of course, the dome’s mystery remains unsolved: Who or what is responsible?
While King’s “Under the dome” promises a spooky and entertaining experience (in the pilot episode, for example, a cow is split in half out of nowhere), it also serves as a sociological and psychological study of human behavior in unusual circumstances, such as an urgent call for environmental protection.
It’s also worth noting that “Under the Dome” is a classic story-driven series in which the characters are primarily there to advance the plot. Interpersonal conflict remains, but don’t expect overly complex characters in this series. In any case, “Under the dome” is highly recommended if you’re looking for the big picture. “Breaking Bad” fans will be happy to know that Dean “Hank Schrader” Norris is the main character.
4. Fringe – Borderline Cases by the FBI (2008-2013):
“The X-Files – The uncanny cases of the FBI” is an inspiration for “Fringe – Grenzfalls des FBI”. Shadow men here and there are almost unbelievable but still plausible events and the connection between science and the supernatural. Instead of focusing on the supernatural, “Fringe” delves deep into the realm of (human) physics, exploring topics such as time travel. Teleportation, astral projection, bionics, and, most notably, parallel universes.
However, unlike “The X-Files,” “Fringe” doesn’t get as bogged down in confusion because it’s so nerdy and offers a good mix of the monster of the week and mythology episodes, like the show’s ilk. For five seasons, the writers have produced clever and intelligent scripts with convincing actors and plot twists that keep you watching. JAbrams, by the way, is one of the show’s creators.
3. Lore (2017-2018):
Based on Aaron Mahnke’s award-winning podcast of the same name. This mystery anthology series (produced by Amazon Prime) has a strong preference for the macabre (who also takes on the role of the narrator in the first season). When a young boy receives a doll that appears to be living its own life. Ghost-infested families are also a possibility.
In “Lore,” clips from documentary films, short stories, animation. Film scenes are combined into a terrifying but true narrative. From vampires to werewolves to body eaters to witchcraft, the series explores the true history behind the most well-known pop-culture horror stories.
2. Undone (2019):
When Alma (Rosa Salazar) involve in a nearly fatal car accident, she discovers that she can travel through both time and space at will. She uses the new skills she has learned to investigate her father’s death. Not only does Alma’s quest put her relationships in jeopardy, but it also severely impacts her mental health. Little sister (Angelique Cabral) urges Alma to enjoy life and let go of the things that don’t matter.
Amazon Prime’s mystery animation dramedy for adults features rotoscopic animation that is visually stunning and explores the idea of shifting realities and shifting time and space. ‘BoJack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Waskberg is the brains behind the series.
1. 11.22.63 – The attack (2016):
Stephen King once again: Time travel allows high school teacher Jake Epping (James Franco). To return to 1958 to avert the assassination attempt on President John F. Kennedy five years later, based on the novel “The Attack” by Stephen King. To complicate things even further, Jake falls in love at the wrong time. And the past appears to be completely resistant to his manipulation attempts.
“11.22.63 – The attack” takes a step back and shows us a man. He does everything he can to undo the past, in contrast to the dystopian series. “The Man in the High Castle,” hits us with a disturbing counterfactual alternative world right from the start. When the plot – possibly – twists, we’re right there. When Jake’s attempts to change history fail, the show takes on the air of a parody of determinism. It’s a love letter to the ’60s. But it’s also a bit of a satire on time travel and conspiracy theories. The conclusion comes as a surprise.