Atmospheric TV Series

List of the most atmospheric series selected by visitors to our site: Shetland, Superstition, And Then There Were None, The Knick, The Little Drummer Girl, Trapped, Hellfjord, Boardwalk Empire, Narcos: Mexico, Game of Thrones.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Shetland (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSecond world war, Mystery
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Action, By books

Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing.

Superstition (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CharactersWitches, Ghosts
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Funeral

The Mosley family keeps the secrets and dark history of a town located on the outskirts of New Orleans that is also a landing patch for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by a mysterious malefactor named The Dredge.

And Then There Were None (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Weapons
TimeDark ones
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts -- the improbably named Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen -- the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilization. Very soon, the guests, each struggling with their conscience, will start to die -- one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme 'Ten Little Soldier Boys' -- a rhyme that hangs in every room of the house and ends with the most terrifying words of all: '... and then there were none.

The Knick (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, history
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark, Fascinating, Touching

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

The Little Drummer Girl (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Special agents, Actors
StyleAtmospheric, Action, 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.

Trapped (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom
PlaceSmall towns

Icelandic crime drama featuring Chief of Police Andri.

Hellfjord (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

"Hellfjord" is the story of the urban police officer Salmander - second generation Pakistani immigrant - who, after somewhat accidentally killing his police horse in front of thousands of children, gets relocated to the location farthest north in Norway: Hellfjord. Hellfjord is archetypical small Norwegian hick village, populated by simple-minded people keenly interested in keeping to themselves. But when Salmander scratches the surface, he discovers a secret that will turn Hellfjord upside down. Maybe even inside out.

Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Businessmen
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.

Game of Thrones (2011)
Markimdb: 9.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKings, Dragons, Brothers, Sisters, Warriors
PlotLove, betrayal, Adventures, Magic, Intrigue
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

Stranger Things (2016)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CharactersMonsters, Childrens, Single mothers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Investigation, Adventures, Abduction
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds, Small towns, Portals to other worlds
StyleNetflix, Popular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

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

Warrior (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

The Resident (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

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.

Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
PlotPolitical, Viruses, Jealousy, Politics, Viruses
PlaceItaly, Venice
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Tense, Atmospheric

The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

The Boys (2019)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CharactersSuperhero, Killers, Criminals, Losers, Celebrities
PlotSuperpowers, Revenge, Supernatural, Investigation
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, 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.

Harrow (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersDoctors, Criminals, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

When a dark secret from this past threatens to be exposed, unorthodox and brilliant medical examiner, Doctor Daniel Harrow, must use all his forensic skills to keep it buried forever.

Batwoman (2019)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, crime
CharactersFamily, Superhero, Lesbians, Military, Heroes
PlotMotorcycles, Weapons
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope

The Bridge (2011)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle, Deception
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.

Vanity Fair (2018)
Markimdb: 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.