Mystery is one of the most intriguing genres around, and also a favorite among many. Typically associated with crime or suspicious murders, the mystery genre has in recent times found another partner-in-crime. Science-fiction. Sci-fi in itself can be very mysterious and mind-boggling, making it the perfect theme for a true mystery plot. 2022 proved to be a good year for mystery-lovers, so in this article, we have gathered a few of the best mystery series to watch.
Severance (2022-, IMDb M: 8.6 F: 8.7)
This highly praised mystery TV series has already been regarded by fans as a ground-breaking classic. The plot follows Mark who leads a team of office worlds whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. But when a new colleague appears outside of work, the truth starts to unravel. To capture the essence of this show, imagine a mix between the mysterious genius George Orwell and the comedy series The Office. Severance is a sci-fi mystery set in a familiar environment that is quickly becoming one of the best mystery series ever.
Another top quality TV series by Apple is this limited mini series starring Taron Egerton. Black Bird follows Jimmy Keene, a man sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison, who cuts a deal with the FBI to befriend a suspected serial killer. Based on true events, this biographical mystery is slow burning with an intense atmosphere that will hook you from the first episode. In other words, a mini series definitely worth watching.
The Peripheral is one of the latest additions by Amazon to the mystery genre. Released only last week, the show is already building a solid fan base. Taking place in a not-so-distant future where technology has altered society, a woman finds a secret connection between alternate realities which eventually leads her down a dark path. Combining science-fiction and mystery seems to be a winning formula, which is why The Peripheral is one of the best mystery series to watch right now.
Only Murders In The Building (2021, IMDb M: 7.9 F: 8.3)
Taking a step back from the darkness that is so often associated with mystery series, Only Murderers In The Building is a refreshing addition to the genre. Both comedic and mysterious, we follow three strangers who share an obsession with true crime but suddenly find themselves right in the mist in one. Combining comedy with mystery shouldn’t work, but this show proves that it does. In a funny and thrilling way. If there is one show on this list you could binge-watch without draining yourself, it is this one.
If you are looking for a true mystery without a sprinkle of anything else, The Outsider is the best option. What looks to be an ordinary investigation of a gruesome murder of a young boy, quickly turns dark when supernatural forces and the unexplainable confronts the investigators forcing them to question everything they believe in. In short, an intriguing and good mystery to watch right now.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities (2022, IMDb M: 7.5 F: 7.7)
Horror and mystery often go hand in hand, and in this anthology, Guillermo Del Toro leads us down eight different tales of spine-tingling horror. The episodes tell different stories that, in their own way, challenges everything we know about the horror and mystery genre. Thanks to a diverse selection of themes, this show will be an entertaining mix of darkness for anybody looking for a bit of mystery.
Outer Range is a slow paced, sci-fi mystery that will divide its audience into two groups - those who love it, and those who…don’t. To put it shortly, the story follows a rancher fighting for his land and family when he discovers a mystery at the edge of the Wyoming wilderness. The intriguing plot will force you to be on your toes so that you don’t miss anything crucial. Time travel, family relationships and existential questions all woven into one. Maybe this will be your next favorite mystery series.