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Top 10 Different Yet Fascinating TV Shows like 'Stranger Things' You Must Watch

Updated on November 29, 2017
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If you are one of the very few who haven't watched 'Stranger Things', it's one of most exciting and breathtaking series out there. While the focal point is horror, this marvellous piece packs a perfect blend of humour, nostalgia and sweetness in it as well. It's slow-building sophomore will definitely take you back to the vintage 80s television.

It could be quite hard to find a series as fascinating as Stranger Things. But out of all things the TV industry lacks, talent is certainly not one. Here I present a list of 10 genre-defining shows with perfectly executed plots.

Black Mirror

CREATORS:
Charlie Brooker

STARS:
Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

PLOT SUMMARY:
A dark science fiction satire, Black Mirror examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Every episode is standalone works, usually set in an alternative present or the near future. Black Mirror defines a new genre in its own. And it is no surprise that it has won almost all TV awards and is being acclaimed so well by the critics.

Westworld

CREATORS:
Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy

STARS:
Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris

PLOT SUMMARY:
Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park allows its visitors to live out their most primal fantasies with the robotic "hosts." However, the robotic hosts have evolved an artificial consciousness that is similar to, yet diverges from, human consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park's guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged; but there is a price to be paid.

Mr. Robot

CREATORS:
Sam Esmail

STARS:
Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday

PLOT SUMMARY:
Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organisation. Elliot's task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running -- and ruining -- the world.

Hemlock Grove

CREATORS:
Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman

STARS:
Famke Janssen, Bill SkarsgÄrd, Landon Liboiron

PLOT SUMMARY:
A young girl is brutally murdered and found near the former Godfrey steel mill. As rumours mount, two of the suspects in her killing, Peter Rumancek, a 17-year-old Gypsy trailer trash kid rumoured to be a werewolf, and Roman, the heir to the Godfrey estate decide to find the killer themselves. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?

Outcast

CREATORS:
Robert Kirkman

STARS:
Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt

PLOT SUMMARY:
Kyle Barnes has had a series of misfortunes in his life; his mother would beat him as a child and he was accused of attacking his own daughter. After attending an exorcism in his native town, he is convinced his mother and his wife were possessed and he was not the source of them going bad. He therefore teams up with Reverend Anderson to try and save people that are possessed by demons while putting up with the residents of his town who think he's bad news and would deserve to be in jail.

Humans

CREATORS:
Sam Vincent, Jonathan Brackley

STARS:
Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless

PLOT SUMMARY:
In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

Sense8

CREATORS:
J. Michael Straczynski, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

STARS:
Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai

PLOT SUMMARY:
A group of strangers all experience a rebirth which inexplicably links them intellectually emotionally and sensually we are taken along their journey to discover exactly what they are going through witnessing their interactions from face to face conversations from opposite sides of the world without the use of any devices, using each other's skills and abilities, learning about each other, all the while being pursued by a secretive group that wish to lobotomise them in order to prevent a evolutionary path they do not wish to become humanity's future.

Bloodline

CREATORS:
Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman

STARS:
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

PLOT SUMMARY:
Intriguing story of a well off family in the Florida Keys that have many dark secrets. The siblings are heirs of a beautiful inn that has been in their family for 50 years. It is their childhood home with many great memories, but the deep dark past holds many untold tales. All combined makes the future very uncertain.

Wayward Pines

CREATORS:
Chad Hodge

STARS:
Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon

PLOT SUMMARY:
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. What's wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Banshee

CREATORS:
David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper

STARS:
Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

PLOT SUMMARY:
A man has just been released from jail after serving a 15-year sentence. He sets out to find his former girlfriend, and tracks her down to Banshee, Pennsylvania, a small, peaceful-looking Amish town. When he gets there he is witness to the murder of the newly-arrived Sheriff, Lucas Hood. As he needs to start a new life, and nobody knew what the new Sheriff looked like, he assumes his identity. Little does he realise the danger he has put himself in. Meanwhile, his pre-prison past is catching up with him too.

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