TV shows that make you think

List of the best TV shows that make you think about the meaning of life: One Strange Rock, Kidding, The OA, Devs, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Doom Patrol, Dark, Pearson, Wayne, Billions.

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

One Strange Rock (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

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.

Kidding (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

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.

The OA (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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.

Devs (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

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.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Doom Patrol (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:58

The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find.

Dark (2017)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:13

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.

Pearson (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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

Wayne (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA

In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, sixteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world.

Billions (2016)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.

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Sorry For Your Loss (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

The sudden death of her husband upends and transforms every relationship in Leigh Shaw’s life. It also forces her to realize there was a lot about her husband that she didn’t know.

Wisdom of the Crowd (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration05:07

A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

The Act (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:53

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.

Just Add Magic (2015)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother and the Healing Hazelnut Tart heals Darbie's ankle, the girls discover they have the power of magic. A single-camera live-action pilot based on the popular book.

Gentleman Jack (2019)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56

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.

13 Reasons Why (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

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

Humans (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration01:00

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

The Politician (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:42

Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.

When They See Us (2019)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:43

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:59

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.

Brave New World (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

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.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA

This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration09:17

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey invents new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. Uniting scepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with visual, emotional and spiritual elements, it is a transcendent experience – a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.

Chernobyl (2019)
Markimdb: 9.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:56

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.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner, Robert Larkin III, and Barbara Pyle, produced by Pyle, Nicholas Boxer, Andy Heyward and Robby London, and developed by Pyle, Boxer, Heyward, London, Thom Beers, Bob Forward, Phil Harnage and Cassandra Schafhausen. The series was produced by Turner Program Services and DIC Entertainment and it was broadcast on TBS from September 15, 1990 to December 5, 1992. A sequel series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, was produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services, and was broadcast from September 11, 1993 to May 11, 1996. Both series continue today in syndication. The program is a form of edutainment and advocates environmentalism.In February 2009, Mother Nature Network began airing episodes and unreleased footage of Captain Planet and the Planeteers on its website. In September 2010, the Planeteer Movement was launched with the assistance of Pyle as a means for fans of the show to connect and continue to integrate the show's messages into their lives as real-life Planeteers.

Euphoria (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:51

A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.

Harlots (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35

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

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30

The black sheep of the Argyll family, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer might still be among them.

Black Mirror (2011)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:43

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.

The First (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Follow the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.




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