Sad TV Shows

The list of the saddest TV shows selected by visitors of our site: The Handmaid's Tale, True Detective, 13 Reasons Why, Black Mirror, The Method, Blue Gender, Olive Kitteridge, For Life, Gurren Lagann, The Beatles Anthology.

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

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersLesbians, Childrens, Strong women, Pregnant women, Maids
PlotSurvival, Religion
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, For girls, Spectacular, Dystopian, Sad

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Atmospheric

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeenagers
PlotRelationship, Depression, Growing up
PlaceSchool
StyleWorth watching, Sad, To cry, Touching, Makes me think

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersRobots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Relationship, Computer games, Social networks
PlaceEngland, USA
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Worth watching, Dystopian, Action, Twisted plot

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:47
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Investigators
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is eager to get the internship with the glorious investigator but she could hardly expect the challenges she would face while working with Rodion. Together they investigate the cruelest crimes that took place in the history of Russian criminality.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersRobots, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Adventures
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

In the 2030s Earth has been overrun by the Blue, which are mutated insect-like creatures that kill and harvest humans for food. Most of the surviving human race has moved to Second Earth, a huge spaceship that orbits the planet. Yuji and Marlene must work together to reach Second Earth and fight against the Blue.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:59
CharactersFamily, Teachers, Mathematicians, Parents, Mothers
PlotDeath
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Prisoners
PlotFalse accusations
PlacePrison

A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, drama, cartoon, music, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:25
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventures
PlaceVillage, Japan
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

In the distant future, people build their homes and raise domestic animals in subterranean caverns. As a result, they live in fear of the occasional earthquake and cave-in, and have been for hundreds of years. Jeeha is one such village. One day, a boy named Simon happens to find a small, shiny drill whilst digging to expand the village. At the same time, Kamina, a guy who believes that there is another land above the village, persuades a gangster to break through the ceiling in order to leave the cavern. Suddenly, an earthquake occurs and the ceiling collapses, followed by a big robot breaking through the ceiling. Kamina is now sure that there is a world above them. Recklessly, he begins to fight against the robot. At that moment, another person appears from the land above. It is a girl by the name of Yoko. With a rifle in hand, she had been tracking the robot. However, all she could do was distract it. Then, Simon shows what he had found to Kamina and Yoko. It`s a mysterious robot whose head is also its body.

Markimdb: 9
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRockers

A documentary series on the career of The Beatles.

Markimdb: 9.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:47
CharactersFamily, Angels, Teachers, Partners, Businessmen
PlotAdventures, Money, Relationship, Drug addiction, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, For men, Action, Fascinating

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters
PlotTreason
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.

Markimdb: 8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Zombie, Gays
PlotLove, Supernatural, Survival, Apocalypse, Politics
PlaceVillage, England, Small towns
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Thousands of dead people have risen from their graves and nearly destroyed Britain. A cure has been found - but can the treated zombies be rehabilitated back into living society?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersVampire, Monsters, Friends
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Apocalypse, Death, Viruses

After a mysterious disease begins transforming people into vampires, Dr. Luther Swann is pitted against his best friend, now a powerful vampire leader.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
PlotDeath, Depression
StyleAction, Fascinating

A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Technology, Virtual Reality, Freedom
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleShort, Spectacular, Women in the lead roles, Makes me think, Cyberpunk

Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Demons, Childrens
PlotReligion, Technology
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Makes me think

The peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Sisters, Orphans
PlotLove, Family life
StyleDark, To cry, Touching

Five brothers and sisters are determined to stay together following the tragic loss of their parents.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

Based on an illustration book by Naka Fukamachi. The anime offers heartwarming peeks at the lives of close couples and families.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersAliens, Partners
PlotApocalypse, Investigation, Shootouts
PlaceSpace, Mars
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, 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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration00:47
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotLove, Supernatural, Investigation, FBI, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Dark, Fascinating

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersZombie
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Apocalypse, Death, Viruses
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleWorth watching, Action, Fascinating

Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSuperpowers, Time travel, Supernatural, Politics
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical

The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Scientists
PlotCosmonaut training
PlaceSpace, USA
StyleSpectacular

Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Death, Adventures, Fate
PlaceIslands, Airplanes, Uninhabited island
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Androids
PlotRevenge, Adventures, Fate, Shootouts
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, we follow the now-retired Admiral Picard into the next chapter of his life.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
PlotRevenge, Deception
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 British two-part miniseries of the same name.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:46
CharactersPartners
PlotMystery
PlaceEngland, Small towns
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Dark

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The colony of revived humans encounter struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Lesbians, Lawyers
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.





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