TV shows that make you think

List of the best TV shows that make you think about the meaning of life: Kidding, One Strange Rock, The OA, Rellik, Creeped Out, Harlots, Trigger, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Brave New World, The Act.

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

Kidding (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Rich, Actors, Celebrities
PlotDeath, Depression, Divorce, Cancer
StyleFor men, Fancy, Soulful, To cry, Philosophical

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's TV. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

One Strange Rock (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
CharactersAnimals, Scientists
StyleMakes me think

A mind-bending, thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of planet Earth, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the entire universe, brought to life by the only people to have left it behind – the world’s most well known and leading astronauts.

The OA (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, detective
PlotInvestigation, Death, Lost memory, Life after death, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleNetflix, Makes me think, Women in the lead roles, Philosophical

Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.

Rellik (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Detectives
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Weapons
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Makes me think

A serial killer thriller told in reverse, unravelling the truth behind a series of murders as DCI Gabriel Markham hunts down a brutal killer.

Creeped Out (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters
PlotMystery, Mystery
StyleEasy, Makes me think

A masked figure known as "The Curious" collects tales of dark magic, otherworldly encounters and twisted technology in this kids anthology series.

Harlots (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersBusinessmen, Kept woman
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

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

Trigger (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersDoctors, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, Relationship, Deception
StyleFancy, Fascinating, Makes me think

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Heroes, Ninja
PlotMartial Arts, Relationship, Adventures
StyleSpectacular, By comics, Fascinating, Makes me think, By manga

The Hidden Leaf Village has entered an era of peace and modernity. Tall buildings line the streets, giant screens flash with images, and the Thunder Rail runs through the village, connecting each district together. Though it's still a ninja village, the number of civilians has increased and the life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. The other students are ready to dismiss him as "just the son of the Hokage,” but Boruto’s heart and character blow all their assumptions away. As a series of mysterious events begins to unfold, it’s up to Boruto and his new friends to handle them. Like a gale-force wind, Boruto makes his own way into everyone's hearts; his story is about to begin!!

Brave New World (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotRevolution, Politics, Technology, Uprising, Drug addiction
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.

The Act (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CharactersTeenagers, Mother and daughter, Parents, Neighbors
PlotLove, Deception, Growing up
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleFor girls, Based on real events, Makes me think

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

Other Space (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CharactersAliens, Robots
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Makes me think

Meet the team of the UMP cruiser, a barely-functional starship led by an aggressively cheerful Captain with a with a barely-competent crew, including a clueless navigator, a brain damaged mechanic, a bickering couple,a man with gills raised to be an organ farm for his brother and ART, the billionaire turned robot. When their ship is drawn into a different universe, they must to learn to work together while dealing with space clouds, robot rebellions, and the occasional alien attack.

How the Universe Works (2010)
Markimdb: 8.9
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

A users' guide to the cosmos, from the Big Bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons: where did it all come from and how does it all fit together? A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

A Million Little Things (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Death, Relationship
StyleTo cry, Touching, Makes me think

A group of friends from Boston who feel stuck in life experience an unexpected wake-up call after one of their friend dies unexpectedly.

Pearson (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersStrong women, Lawyers
StyleFascinating, Touching, Makes me think

Powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.

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.

Trotsky (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CharactersHired assassins
Time19th century
StyleAction, Based on real events, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the true face of Comrade Trotsky.

Show Me a Hero (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, history
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.

The Mire (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlaceSmall towns
TimeDark ones
StyleMakes me think

The town is shocked with a brutal double murder. The "Courier" hands the case to an experienced journalist - Witold Wanycz. At the same time, he learns about the mysterious suicide of two teenagers. Together with Piotr, a young journalist, they start their own investigation.

Alice in Borderland (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Survival Games
StyleNetflix, Makes me think, By manga

With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to win.

Gentleman Jack (2019)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Heroes
Time19th century
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.