TV shows with an unexpected ending

List of the best series with an unexpected ending, selected by visitors to our site: How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Dark, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Mosaic, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, The Mantis, Trotsky, The Stand, The Pit.

In the top there are new series of 2020, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersArchitects, Friends
PlotParties, Dates, Life
StyleUnexpected ending, Easy, Lovely

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led to his meeting their mother.

Lost (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotSupernatural, Death, Survival, Adventures, Fate
PlaceAirplanes, Uninhabited island, Islands
StyleUnexpected ending, Spectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

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

Dark (2017)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Missing people, Fate, Time machine
PlaceForest, School, Small towns
StyleUnexpected ending, Netflix, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

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.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotDeath, Investigation, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot

In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.

Mosaic (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating

Explore the psychological underpinnings of love and murder in a small mountain resort town while following popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake, whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community.

The Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Childrens
PlotInvestigation, Adventures
StyleFor children, Unexpected ending, Netflix, Fascinating, Touching

With a little help from his brother and accomplice, Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his job at Baby Corp headquarters.

The Mantis (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Strong women, Serial killers, Maniacs
StyleUnexpected ending, Spectacular, Fascinating

Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have only one interlocutor, Damien Carrot, her son, who became a cop because of the crimes of his mother, and who refuses all contact with her since her arrest.

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

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.

The Stand (1994)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
PlotSupernatural, Apocalypse, Viruses, Survival, Adventures
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

The Pit (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
PlotLove, Cars, Death, Dancing, Relationship
StyleUnexpected ending, Touching, Fascinating

When a mafia family named Koçovars are in danger of losing control of their neighborhood, “The Pit,” their youngest son must come back home, a place he could never truly escape.

Riverdale (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFriends, Teenagers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Love triangle, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleUnexpected ending, Spectacular, Easy, Fascinating, For girls

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.

Big Little Lies (2017)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CharactersParents, Family, Housewives, Single mothers
PlotDeath, Investigation, Mystery, Intrigue, Family life
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot

Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Timeless (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CharactersSpecial agents, Teachers
PlotTime travel, Love, Sects, Time machine
StyleUnexpected ending, Spectacular, Easy

A mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine's prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it's too late?

Brave New World (2020)
PlotPolitics, Technology
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, 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.

Control Z (2020)
CharactersHackers, Teenagers
PlotRevenge, Superpowers
StyleUnexpected ending, Netflix, Fascinating

When a hacker begins releasing students' secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofía works to uncover his/her identity.

Get Even (2020)
CharactersFriends, Teenagers
PlotRevenge, Investigation
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Action, Twisted plot

On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there’s one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don’t Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous pranks to expose bullies.

The Persuaders! (1971)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFarmers, Spy, Partners
StyleUnexpected ending

An English aristocrat and an American millionaire come together to tackle crime.

Toy Boy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotJealousy, Love triangle
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating

After seven years in a Málaga prison, a male stripper is released pending retrial and sets out to prove his lover framed him for her husband's murder.

Bridgerton (2020)
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleUnexpected ending, Easy, Fascinating, By books

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Paranormal (2020)
PlotLove, Viruses, Death
StyleUnexpected ending

After a sceptical haematologist is plunged into a series of inexplicable events, he unwillingly becomes the go-to-guy for paranormal investigations.

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