Thrilling TV Shows:
The Dystopian Theme has gained a lot of traction over the years as uncertainty regarding the future has always terrified and excited the fans. There has been a surge in Dystopian TV shows as they are based on the fears that we carry about the future and as good as these Tv shows are, we hope they remain fiction and do not become a reality.
#10: 3% (2016 -)
3% is an intense sci-fi thriller in which the world is divided into two factions – Offshore and Inland. Offshore is a dreamland and everyone tries to reach there, but only 3% make it through. It is one of those rare shows that gets better as it progresses. If you are a fan of the sci-fi genre, then do not skip this show for being Brazilian.
#9: Colony (2016 – 2018)
We all know and love Josh Holloway from the amazing thriller TV show Lost, and he once again delivers in this show. The show revolves around a family who must fight together to stay in a world controlled by aliens. It is a very well written show that has elements of a good thriller. It is a shame that this show was canceled after 3 seasons as it had a lot of potentials.
#8: Fringe (2008 – 2013)
Fringe is a treat for the fans who like to explore the paranormal realm. The show is about a team consisting of an FBI agent and a scientist, who band together to solve crime, consisting of the supernatural. Fringe is the best show after X-Files in this genre as it brings a lot of originality.
#7: The Man in the High Castle (2015 – 2019)
The Man in the High Castle is set in a dystopian world where the allied forces lost World War 2 and now America is ruled by a totalitarian regime of Japan and Germany. The show manages to create a very intense atmosphere and it is a very good adaptation of the novel.
#6: Altered Carbon (2018 -)
Altered Carbon is the perfect cyberpunk show set in the future that is both scary as well as exciting. It depicts a world where you can store consciousness digitally and transfer it in any other ‘body’. It is full of action and it is a very beautiful show visually and a must-watch for the fans of this genre.
#5: Battlestar Galactica (2004 – 2009)
Battlestar Galactica is one of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time and it has a very dedicated fandom, thanks to its awesomeness. It has a very deep and layered story. This depth makes it a very intelligent TV show. If you still haven’t discovered this show, then we urge you to watch it as soon as possible.
#4: Westworld (2016 -)
Westworld is a thought-provoking show that will make you think really hard about your innate desires. Each one of us has a dark side and this show exploits that. The acting, writing, and direction are top-notch and this show will make you question your entire existence. Maybe it is best to keep your inner desires hidden.
#3: The 100 (2014 -)
The 100 is set in a post-apocalyptic world, destroyed by a nuclear war and it is a proper survival tv show made for sci-fi fanatics. The show is intense, exciting, thrilling and it will keep you engaged till the very end. It is a lot more than just a teen drama, full of amazing characters.
#2: The Handmaid’s Tale (2017 -)
Dystopian TV shows were always around but there is hardly any other show in this genre that has had the gigantic impact that The Handmaid’s Tale has enjoyed and that too in such a short span. This thriller is borderline terrifying and the story will leave you shaking, especially if you are a female. We just hope it doesn’t turn real.
#1: Black Mirror (2011 -)
Black Mirror revolutionized this genre and it became a talking point right from the get-go. You’ll know what you’re getting into just after watching the first episode. We always feared technology would take over the world, but this show depicts the true horrors of technology. Black Mirror is a dark, terrifying and unapologetic tv show that could very well be a reality.