Atmospheric TV Series

List of the most atmospheric series selected by visitors to our site: Les Misérables, The Rookie, Stranger Things, The Haunting of Hill House, Chernobyl, Legacies, Deadly Class, POSE, Pandora, The Kids Are Alright
In the top there are new series of 2019, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.
Les Misérables (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
PlotDepression, Love
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

The Rookie (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Special agents
StyleAtmospheric, For men, Action, Fascinating

Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.

Stranger Things (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Missing people
PlacePortals to other worlds, Parallel worlds
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Popular

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, drama
CharactersBrothers, Ghosts, Parents, Family, Sisters
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Spectacular, Worth watching

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Chernobyl (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 9.5)
Genredrama, history
PlotDisasters, Politics
StyleAtmospheric, Based on real events, Worth watching, Short, Popular

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Legacies (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersVampire, Witches, Friends, Werewolves, Teenagers
PlotMagic, Supernatural, Investigation
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular, Romantic, Fascinating, Action

In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among others, come of age into heroes and villains at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Deadly Class (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersTeenagers, Killers
PlotMartial Arts, Sects, Death
StyleFor men, Atmospheric

Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

POSE (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 8.5)
PlotParties, Dancing
StyleEasy, Atmospheric

A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Pandora (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 3.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

In the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats.

The Kids Are Alright (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
CharactersChildrens, Large families, Family

In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.

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Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Dublin Murders (2019)
PlaceForest, England
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric

Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.

The Twilight Zone (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
PlotTechnology, Survival

Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.

Warrior (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.3)
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
PlotMartial Arts
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Spectacular

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

Good Omens (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CharactersAngels, Demons
StyleFancy, Short, Fascinating, Spectacular, Atmospheric

Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, join forces to find the Antichrist and stop Armageddon.

His Dark Materials (2019)
PlotMagic, Adventures

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

See (2019)
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.

City on a Hill (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersPartners, Lawyers
PlotFBI, Investigation
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Spectacular

In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system.

The Little Drummer Girl (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersScouts, Special agents, Spy
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Brilliant young actress Charlie strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.

Raising Dion (2019)
PlaceUSA, School

A widowed mom sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her young son's emerging superpowers while keeping his extraordinary gifts under wraps.

Jett (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama
PlacePrison, USA

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

Watchmen (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
CharactersDetectives, Superhero, Superhero team

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Homecoming (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersPsychologists, Soldier
StyleAction, Atmospheric

Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself.

El Chapo (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime, biography
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

Jamestown (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Gangsters
PlotLove, Relationship

The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.

Harlots (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersBusinessmen, Kept woman
Time19th century

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Vanity Fair (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersStrong women
Time19th century

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Becky Sharp.

Knightfall (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, drama, adventure
StyleFascinating, Spectacular, Atmospheric

Go deep into the clandestine world of the legendary brotherhood of warrior monks known as The Knights Templar.

The Crown (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKings, Strong women
StyleBased on real events, Netflix, Atmospheric

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

The Returned (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
PlotDeath, Supernatural
StyleAction, Touching, Atmospheric

A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged both physically and emotionally.

A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

"A.D. The Bible Continues" picks up where the smash hit miniseries "The Bible" left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother, Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, "A.D. The Bible Continues" will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.

Flesh and Bone (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)

Claire, a talented but emotionally troubled dancer, joins a company in New York City, and soon finds herself immersed in the tough and often cutthroat world of professional ballet. The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world.

Alias Grace (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past.

The ABC Murders (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersDetectives, Serial killers
StyleBy books, Atmospheric

It's 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot has fallen out of the public eye. When he receives anonymous letters threatening murder, he must take matters into his own hands.

The Rain (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryDenmark, USA
PlotViruses, Survival
StyleAction, Netflix, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Spectacular

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.

Babylon Berlin (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Castlevania (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersVampire, Demons
PlotLove, Death, betrayal
TimeMiddle Ages

A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.

Tell Me a Story (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
CharactersCriminals, Family, Killers

The world's most beloved fairy tales reimagined as a dark and twisted psychological thriller.

The Expanse (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
PlaceSpace, Mars
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Counterpart (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersPartners, Special agents
PlaceParallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.

The Boys (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CharactersCelebrities, Criminals, Superhero, Killers, Superhero team
PlotSuperpowers, Revenge
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular, Fancy, Action, Worth watching, Fascinating, Dark, By comics

A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLove, betrayal, Treason, Divorce

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown talent - one that will take her all the way from the comedy clubs of Greenwich Village to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

11.22.63 (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
PlotTime travel, Fate
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Spectacular, Fascinating, Philosophical

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Hilda (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
StyleAtmospheric, For children, Netflix, By comics, Fascinating

Fearless, free-spirited Hilda finds new friends, adventure and magical creatures when she leaves her enchanted forest home and journeys to the city.

The Resident (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.5)
CharactersDoctors, Surgeons
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Makes me think, Fascinating, Spectacular

A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.

Waco (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
PlotSects, FBI

The harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

Titans (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersDemons, Superhero, Superhero team
StyleSpectacular, Netflix, Fascinating, By comics, Atmospheric, DC

A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

The Terror (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure, history
CharactersMonsters, Shamans
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Based on real events, For men

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Emergence (2019)
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural

A police chief takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.

Dark (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotTime travel, Missing people, Fate, Time machine, Investigation
PlaceForest, Small towns, School
StylePhilosophical, Unexpected ending, Makes me think, Worth watching, Netflix, Atmospheric

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.