TV shows about small towns

TV shows about small towns
List of the best series about small cities selected by visitors to our site: Stranger Things, Jordskott, Riverdale, Under the Dome, Schitt's Creek, The Secret Circle, Off the Map, Cruel Summer, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Childrens, Single mothers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Apocalypse, Investigation, Adventures
PlaceSchool, Parallel worlds, Small towns, Portals to other worlds
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For children, Atmospheric

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway
Duration02:04
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMissing people
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark

Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and Thörnblad wants to find out if there is a link to her daughter's disappearance. At the same time , she will take care of the legacy of her father, the great entrepreneur Johan Thörnblad, who built an empire of timber and timber processing on the large forest owned by his ancestors. As the plot deepens more children are kidnapped and what initially seems like a police drama takes a more sinister and stranger twist with each episode.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Mystery, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Easy, Action, Fascinating

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersHeroes, Gardeners
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Mystery
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot

Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world. With no Internet access, no mobile signals and limited radio communication, the people trapped inside must find their own ways to survive with diminishing resources and rising tensions. While military forces, the government and the media positioned outside of this surrounding barrier attempt to break it down, a small group of people inside attempt to figure out what the dome is, where it came from, and when (and if) it will go away.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersBusinessmen, Neighbors
PlaceSmall towns
StyleEasy

Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Students, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Magic
PlaceSmall towns
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating

After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen.  They are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle. What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons, Poor
PlotMedicine
PlaceVillage, Hospitals, Small towns
StyleTouching

La Ciudad de las Estrellas, a tiny town in the South American jungle, is home to an understaffed, understocked medical clinic where three idealistic doctors come looking for change.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotLove, Mystery, Abduction
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating

An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Family, Wizards
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Easy, By books, To cry, Touching

Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey House, they are immediately spellbound by the mother-daughter duo next door, but Sam and Cassie quickly find they may not see eye to eye. With her signature charm, Cassie attempts to bring everyone together, ensuring all of Middleton is in for new changes, big surprises and, of course, a little bit of magic!"Good Witch” is based on Bell’s beloved character Cassie, the raven-haired enchantress who kept audiences spellbound for seven installments of Hallmark Channel's longest-running and highest-rated original movie franchise of all time.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, Romania, USA
CharactersStudents, Teachers, Widows, Losers
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleBy books, To cry, Touching

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily
PlotDancing
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleTo cry

Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl, impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryNew Zealand
CharactersPartners
PlotMystery
PlaceSmall towns

In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:47
CharactersLosers
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy

The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad who falls for Fiona, the oldest sibling, and increasingly finds himself drawn to this unconventional and unique family. Anarchic family life seen through the eyes of an exceptionally bright fifteen year old, who struggles to come of age in the context of his belligerent father, closeted brother, psychotic sister and internet porn star neighbors.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters, Journalists
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland, Small towns
StyleAction, Dark

It's Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersWidows, Maids
PlotLove triangle, Inheritance, Family life
PlaceEngland, Small towns
StyleAtmospheric

A rich and comic drama about the people of Cranford, a small Cheshire town on the cusp of change in the 1840s. Adapted from the novels by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's most prominent citizens come under scrutiny as their own secrets are revealed.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Investigation, Travel
StyleAtmospheric

The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersMermaids
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceSmall towns, Sea
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles

The coastal town of Bristol Cove is known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersVampire, Criminals, Brothers, Beautiful girls, Beautiful actors
PlotSupernatural, Death, Fighting Evil, The escape
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy

The horror and crime thriller genres collide in this new original series from Robert Rodriguez, based on his cult grindhouse classic about bank-robbing brothers on the run, a lawman bent on bringing them to justice, the devout family caught in the cross-fire, and an ancient evil eager to feast on them all.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52
CharactersFriends, Losers, Neighbors, Poor
PlaceVillage, England, Small towns
StyleTo cry

Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a vanished corner of rural England and a heart-warming drama series teeming with wit, wisdom and romance.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryCanada, West Germany, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersOrphans, Singers
PlotDeath, Dancing, Wedding, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Trains, Sea

Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, and refuses Gilbert Blythe's marriage proposal; which sends her to teach Kingsport Ladies' College, an exclusive girls school, where she meets opposition from one of the teachers, Miss Brooke, and the Pringle clan (one of whom is a rich, handsome bachelor). But while Anne enjoys the battle, and the friends she makes, she returns to Avonlea.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersPolice
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersGods, Heroes, Scammers, Tough guys
PlotSuperpowers, War, Supernatural, Death, Travel
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fancy, By books

Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoppelgangers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Religion
PlaceSmall towns

Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.

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: 7.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Wizards, Friends, Princesses, Good people
PlotLove, Magic, Adventures, Fate
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Fancy, Soulful, Women in the lead roles

There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself since she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry, whom she abandoned years ago, finds her and asks for her help explaining that she is from a different world where she is Snow White's missing daughter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Journalists, Childrens
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Fascinating, Based on real events

A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.





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