Are you a gamer and tired of hearing about the same damn overrated shows again and again? ‘Bro watch The Vampire Diaries bro’, ‘watch 13 Reasons Why yaar it is amazing’, ‘bro watch Riverdale bro kya mast show hai’. Well then you have come to the right place. I have curated a list of 10 must watch thriller shows on Netflix that will always keep you on the edge of your seats and will leave you dumbstruck. So without further ado let’s jump right into it.
PS: I will try to leave out as many spoilers as I can, but if I accidentally add a spoiler or two, please don’t be mad.
#1 – Dark
This show is set in the fictitious town of Winden, Germany. The show starts with the disappearance of 2 teenage children and slowly unravels to become a time travel conspiracy spanning over 3 generations. The show has an amazing, twisted and intricate (Even Christopher Nolan would have a hard time grasping the story) storyline which will always leave you baffled. The show is totally unpredictable and full of surprises. S3 of the show drops on 27th June and will definitely confuse some more minds.
#2 – Bodyguard
This show follows the life of Police Sergeant David Budd (played by Richard Madden) who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD and working in the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch. Budd is assigned as the PPO (Personal Protection Officer) of the Home Secretary after successfully defending against a suicide bombing. As the show progresses, concerns regarding monitoring of personal data by the government surface and a deep rooted terrorist conspiracy also unravels. The show packs a punch and should most definitely be your next watch.
#3 - The Alienist
This show is an American period drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. The series stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning as an ad hoc team assembled in mid-1890s New York City to investigate a serial killer who is murdering street children. The series incorporates fact with fiction by including the characters that are historical figures, such as Theodore Roosevelt, who held the post of police commissioner from 1895 to 1897. On August 16, 2018, TNT ordered a sequel series based upon the follow-up novel The Angel of Darkness. The second season, titled The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, is set to premiere on July 19, 2020.
#4 - The Sinner
The Sinner is an American anthology crime drama mystery television series developed by Derek Simonds for USA Network. The series is named after Petra Hammesfahr's 1999 novel, which serves as the basis for the first season. Bill Pullman stars as a police detective who investigates crimes committed by unlikely culprits and attempts to uncover the culprits' motivations.
#5 - Ozark
After a money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel goes wrong, financial advisor Martin "Marty" Byrde (Jason Bateman) proposes to make amends by offering to set up a bigger laundering operation in the Lake of the Ozarks region of central Missouri. Marty suddenly relocates his family from the Chicago suburb of Naperville to the remote summer resort community of Osage Beach, Missouri. When the Byrdes arrive in Missouri, they become entangled with local criminals, including the Langmore and Snell families, and later the Kansas City Mafia.
#6 - Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk web television series created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the 2002 novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan. In a world where consciousness can be transferred to different bodies, Takeshi Kovacs, a former soldier turned investigator, must solve a murder. The first season consists of ten episodes and premiered on Netflix on February 2, 2018. On July 27, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season of eight episodes, which was released on February 27, 2020, with an anime film set before the first season released on March 19, 2020. The series received generally positive reviews
#7 - Mindhunter
Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), who operate the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit within the Training Division at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. They interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing cases.
#8 -The Spy
The miniseries follows the exploits of Eli Cohen, a Mossad spy. The story takes place during the years leading to the 1967 Six-Day War between Israel and Syria. It follows Cohen's past in Egypt as an army reject, to his infiltration of the Syrian Ministry of Defense. He assumes the identity of Kamel Amin Thaabet and establishes himself in Syrian high society. After having befriended people who would eventually take over Syria, Cohen is appointed as the country's Deputy Defense Minister and becomes a close confidant to the future president Amin al-Hafiz.
#9 - Messiah
The series focuses on the modern world's reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East, whose followers claim him to be the eschatological return of 'Isa (Jesus). His sudden appearance and apparent miracles spark a growing international following, casting doubts around who he really is, a case investigated by a CIA officer.
#10 – Leila
Leila follows the story of Shalini, who tries to find her missing daughter in a totalitarian regime in near future. Written by Urmi Juvekar, it stars Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri and Arif Zakaria. A teaser was launched on 8 March. The six-episode series premiered on 14 June 2019 on Netflix.
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