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Top 10 Must-Watch Mysterious TV Shows That Will Keep You Guessing At Every Turn Like Wayward Pines

Updated on November 24, 2016
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Wayward Pines is an American mystery, science fiction television series based on the Wayward Pines novels by Blake Crouch. Developed for television by Chad Hodge, the pilot was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, with both as executive producers. The series premiered on Fox on May 14, 2015, and the first season concluded on July 23, 2015. On December 9, 2015, Fox renewed the series for a second season which aired from May 25 to July 27, 2016.

Wayward Pines (2015)
Wayward Pines (2015)

Wayward Pines has received mostly favorable reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a rating of 79%, based on 63 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "Creepy and strange in the best way possible, Wayward Pines is a welcome return to form for M. Night Shyamalan." The fifth episode, "The Truth", received an individual rating of 83%, the only episode of the series to do so. On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 66 out of 100, based on 34 critics for season 1 "generally favorable reviews".

Here is a list of few more must watch TV shows like Wayward Pines:

Fringe (2008-13)

CREATORS:
J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

STARS:
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

PLOT SUMMARY:
The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist - who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science - and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic.

11.22.63 (2016-Present)

CREATORS:

Bridget Carpenter, Stephen King, J.J. Abrams

STARS:

James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay

PLOT SUMMARY:

WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE PAST? Imagine having the power to change history. Would you journey down the "rabbit hole"? This eight-part event series follows Jake Epping, an ordinary high school teacher, who is presented with the unthinkable mission of traveling back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Jake is willing to live in the past in order to solve perhaps the greatest mystery of the 20th century - who killed JFK, and could it have been stopped? As Jake tries to rewrite history, he discovers that the past does not want to be changed and will do anything to stop him.

The Good Wife (2009-16)

CREATORS:

Michelle King, Robert King

STARS:

Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

PLOT SUMMARY:

Alicia Florrick is the wife of a former state's attorney for Cook County. He has been imprisoned after a sex and corruption scandal. Alicia must deal with the public humiliation. She must also fend for her two children. After years of being a housewife and mother, she returns to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. She must now prove herself in the courtroom.

Orphan Black (2013-Present) - One of the top mysterious TV show like Wayward Pines

CREATORS:

John Fawcett, Graeme Manson

STARS:

Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

PLOT SUMMARY:

Sarah Manning, a tough, streetwise petty criminal, grew up in the foster system with a gay foster brother, Felix Dawkins, under the guidance of their foster mother, Siobhan Sadler - "Mrs. S". Now a single mother of Kira, Sarah is trying to eke out a better life for her family. One day, Sarah spots in the distance a woman who she has never seen but who could be her twin. Based on that sighting, Sarah takes a path for that better life with Kira. But in doing so, she eventually discovers that that woman and she are clones, and that there are other clones of them in the world, each genetically the same but who have different personalities based on the environments in which they were raised. Sarah's life is forever changed as she tries to find out all about her clone heritage. In her quest, Sarah will find that among her "sisters" she has some allies, some enemies and some who don't yet know this bizarre world onto which Sarah has stumbled. But Sarah will also learn that she and her sisters are valuable to the researchers and others who may know bits and pieces of the project to varying degrees which may constantly put her life in danger.

The Booth at the End (2011-Present) - A mysterious TV show similar to Wayward Pines by FX

CREATORS:

Jessica Landaw, Adam Arkin, Christopher Kubasik

STARS:

Xander Berkeley, Jennifer Del Rosario, Jenni Blong

PLOT SUMMARY:

Everyone wants something. There is a mysterious figure who sits in the booth at the end, who you make a deal with to get what you want. You do the task or you don't - that is up to you, but there are no rule changes in this captivating show.

The Leftovers (2014-Present)

CREATORS:

Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta

STARS:

Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

PLOT SUMMARY:

Three years after the simultaneous disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from Mapleton, New York struggle to continue their lives while they cope with loss and the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Sense8 (2015-Present)

CREATORS:

Lilly Wachowski

STARS:

Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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.

Wild Palms (1993)

CREATORS:

Bruce Wagner

STARS:

Jim Belushi, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia

PLOT SUMMARY:

LA in the near future, Harry Wykoff accepts a job as presidents of a gigantic TV company. Het is confronted with a total new technology called "The New Reality" where three-dimensional TV animated pictures are projected in living rooms all around the world. Harry launches to the top of the company with his career but once there he is caught in a web of intrigues, betrayal and murder. A game of life and death begins...

Humans (2015-Present) - A TV show staged in a parallel universe like Wayward Pines

CREATORS:

Lars Lundström, Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

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.

Carnivàle (2003-05)

CREATORS:

Daniel Knauf

STARS:

Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

PLOT SUMMARY:

1934, America. The Dustbowl. A fugitive named Ben Hawkins finds refuge within a traveling carnival comprised of a tarot card reader and her catatonic/telekinetic mother, a blind mentalist, a bearded lady, and conjoined twins, amongst others. The carnival is owned by the mysterious and unseen Management, who has designs on the young Hawkins, for the boy is concealing an untapped gift: he can heal the lame and raise the dead--at a price. Ben also finds himself disturbed by cryptic and prophetic dreams, which he shares with a Methodist preacher in California, Brother Justin Crowe. Brother Justin, convinced by his dreams he is following God's will, has begun to practice his own extraordinary talents, although the preacher's plans increasingly lead to disturbing and tragic consequences. In this "last great age of magic," Ben Hawkins and Justin Crowe are moving toward a great conflict between Good and Evil, although it not yet clear on which sides these men will stand.

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