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15 Shows Like In the Dark that are Pure Mysteries

Shows like In the Dark
Shows like In the Dark

In the Dark is a crime drama television show which was created by Corinne Kingsbury. The show is focused on a blind woman who is unclear in her life. One time, while she is out for a walk with her guide dog, the woman trips upon a corpse which she is certain of is one of her only two friends, just near her apartment. The show gets interesting as the body disappears by the time the police arrive. The woman sets out on a quest to find out what happened to her friend, as the police forces refuse to investigate the matter.

In the Dark had a very big list of actors being cast in the show. Perry Mattfeld starred as Murphy Mason, the blind woman in her twenties, and Thamela Mpumlwana starred as Tyson Parker, Murphy’s friend who dies mysteriously. Rich Sommer, Brooke Markham, Casey Deidrick, Keston John, Morgan Krantz, Derek Webster, Kathleen York, Theodore Bhat, Matt Murray, and Marianne Rendón star as the major characters in the show alongside a few side characters.

The show first aired on 4th April 2019, and concluded on 6th June 2022. Running for four seasons, In the Dark amassed a total of 52 episodes and is available to be streamed on Netflix. Here are some mind-blowing crime dramas like In the Dark that will keep the viewers entertained.

13 Reasons Why

Based on a novel titled Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why revolves around the life of a high school boy- Clay Jensen, as he faces numerous hardships after the suicide of his school crush, Hannah Baker. The girl leaves a box of cassettes, in which she gives the details of the reasons which led her to take such a big step. The show also explored various other social issues in contemporary youth’s life, such as sexual assaults, depression, bullying, rape, etc.

13 Reasons Why aired in March 2017 and went on till June 2020. The popular teen drama had a four-season run, consisting of a total of 49 episodes.

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

The show starred many actors, such as Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, Amy Hargreaves, Derek Luke, Kate Walsh, Brian d’Arcy James, Grace Saif, Brenda Strong, Timothy Granaderos and Mark Pellegrino alongside several others.

The TV show is available to watch on Netflix and is purely binge-worthy.

You

You was first aired on 9th September 2018 and went on till 15th October 2021. The series has so far seen three seasons, each season having ten episodes, thus making a total of 30 episodes. A fourth season is set to be released in February 2023.

The show follows a bookstore manager, Joe, who gets obsessed every time he falls in love with someone. Joe’s various love interests turn him into a serial killer, and he is ready to cross lines at any given point in time for them.

You

Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti from You

You were inspired by a novel of the same name and were praised for its thrill as the series gets interesting each time Joe steps up to stalk his latest crush. The first season has a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the second season 87%, and the third one 96%, which speaks volumes about how good the show is.

The popular thriller is available on Netflix and is recommended for a psycho movie night.

The End of the F***ing World

Created by Jonathan Entwistle, The End of the F***ing World follows a teenage boy who believes himself to be a psychopath and his classmate as the two set on a journey to escape from their lives. The popular dark comedy series is based on Charles Forsman’s mini-comics titled The End of the Fucking World.

The End of the F***ing World starred Alex Lawther, Jack Veal, Jessica Barden, Holly Beechey, Naomi Ackie, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley, Navin Chowdhry, Jonathan Aris, Barry Ward, Kierston Wareing, Geoff Bell, Alex Sawyer, Eileen Davies and Earl Cave along with many others.

The End of the F***ing World

Alyssa and James from The End of the F***ing World

The TV show has a total of 16 episodes spread across two seasons, with the first season arriving in 2017 and the second in 2019. The show has been praised for its writing, execution, and the actors’ performances. The TV series has also been nominated for various notable awards, including the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series, and even won one in 2020. The series also received a Peabody Award in 2019. The End of the F***ing World is available to watch on Netflix and is a must-watch for anyone looking to escape from their reality and indulge in a series of absolute madness.

Veronica Mars

Created by Rob Thomas, Veronica Mars premiered on September 24th, 2004, and ended on May 22nd, 2007. The series was nominated for several awards during its run, including even nominations for two Satellite Awards, four Saturn Awards, and five Teen Choice Awards.

The show’s plot focuses on Veronica Mars, a student who graduates from high school and works as a private investigator, training under her father. The young woman faces a fresh case in every episode while putting up an enormous effort to solve an ever bigger and more challenging enigma.

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars poster

The series had a three-season run from 2004-2007, with the first two seasons having 22 episodes each and the third season having 20, thus having 44 total episodes. A film was also released in 2014, along with a fourth season which was released on 19th July 2019 on Hulu. The fourth season amassed eight episodes.

Veronica Mars is a great option for anyone looking for a crime-solving series.

Search Party

Search Party was first aired on 21st November 2016. The series is a dark comedy sitcom which is set in New York. The TV show was created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Michael Showalter, and Charles Rogers.

Search Party

Cast members from Search Party

The show has produced five seasons, with each season having ten episodes.  The first two seasons were broadcasted on TBS, whereas the third, fourth, and fifth seasons were released on HBO Max. Search Party has always been received well by critics and viewers, as all five seasons have more than 90% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes(first season 100%, second 96%, third 93%, fourth 95%, and fifth 100%). GQ even quoted the show to be a “flawless oddity, a once-in-a-lifetime piece of art”.  

Search party follows a group of friends who tag together to find the whereabouts of a missing woman. The show starred Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner, and Brandon Mitchel Hall in the leading roles. It is available to watch on HBO and is bingeworthy. 

Mare of Easttown

Created by Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown premiered on 18th April 2021 and concluded on 30th May 2021. The show follows a detective hailing from Philadelphia who faces a dilemma while investigating a mysterious murder. Kate Winslet starred as the titular character in the show.

Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown poster

Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Sosie Bacon, David Denman, Neal Huff, James McArdle, Guy Pearce, Cailee Spaeny, John Douglas Thompson, and Joe Tippett appear in supporting roles alongside several others. The series has been critically acclaimed for its story, characters, and representation of women. Mare of Easttown has been nominated for many awards, including a whopping 16 nominations at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, and won four of them, including the awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Mare of Easttown had a seven-episode season and is available to stream on HBO.

Euphoria

Euphoria is a teen drama series that was created by Sam Levinson. The popular TV series is based on an Israeli miniseries sharing the same name, which was created by Daphna Levin and Ron Leshem. The show cast includes Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Colman Domingo, Javon Walton, Austin Abrams, and Dominic Fike as the major characters.

Euphoria

Zendaya as Rue Bennett from Euphoria

Euphoria follows teens living in East Highland, with the primary focus on Rue Bennett, a recovering drug addict struggling to move on from incidents from her past. The show focuses on other teens as well and explores serious topics in the current world, including child abuse, toxic relationships, social media, human trafficking, drug dealing, and various others also.

The show has so far released two seasons, each season having eight episodes in it. A special series consisting of two episodes were also released. Euphoria premiered on 16th June 2019 and has been going well ever since. The show has become the second-most watched show in HBO history, lagging only behind the legendary Game of Thrones. A third season for the series has been announced, which delighted the fans of the show. Euphoria is available to watch on Disney+Hotstar and HBO.

Only Murderers in The Building

Premiering on Hulu in 2021, Only Murderers in The Building focuses on three strangers with a common interest who join forces to investigate a death in the building they all reside in.

The series starred Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez, Amy Ryan, Cara Delevinge, and Madeleine Valencia in the leading roles, and Vanessa Aspillaga, Julian Cihi, Tina Fey, Adina Version, Ryan Broussard, Maulik Pancholy, Jackie Hoffman, Jayne Houdyshell, Nathan Lane, James Caverly and Michael Cyril Creighton in the supporting roles.

Only Murderers in the Building

Only Murderers in the Building

Only Murderers in The Building has produced two seasons to date, the first one arriving in 2021 and the second one in 2022. There are 20 episodes spread through the two seasons and the show has been renewed for a third season also.

The series has received numerous accolades, with nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Steve Martin and Martin Short. Only Murderers in The Building is a must-watch and is purely bingeworthy. 

Daredevil

Daredevil was created by Drew Goddard and is based on the Marvel Comics character Daredevil. The show is set in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is the first Marvel Netflix series. The series arrived in 2015 and went on till 2018.

Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights crime as “Daredevil” by night. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson,  Vincent D’Onofrio, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bob Gunton, Ayelet Zurer, Jon Bernthal, Élodie Yung,  Stephen Rider,  Joanne Whalley, Jay Ali and  Wilson Bethe donned the roles of supporting characters in the TV series.

Daredevil

Daredevil poster-Netflix

There are 39 episodes in the show, with 13 episodes being present in all three seasons. The first season arrived on 10th April 2015, the second on 18th March 2016, and the third arrived on 19th October 2018

The show has been well-lauded with praise for its action sequences and the performances of the actors. A spinoff series titled ‘The Punisher’ was also ordered by Netflix in 2016. Daredevil has received various accolades, including nominations for Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. A new series titled Daredevil: Born Again is also in development and will release on Disney+.  Daredevil should be a big name in anybody’s and everybody’s must-watch list, and such is the quality of the show.

American Vandal

Created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, American Vandal premiered on 15th September 2017 on the streaming giant Netflix. The series is a mockumentary and is a parody of true crime documentaries like Serial and Making a Murderer. American Vandal was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and even won a Peabody Award. The show was well-appreciated by critics and viewers alike.

American Vandal

American Vandal poster

There are two seasons of American Vandal, each season having eight episodes in total. The 16-episode series ran until 14th September 2018, and on 26th October 2018, the series was canceled by Netflix. But fans of the show have been delighted as the producers announced to release of the next seasons on other streaming platforms.

Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, and Jimmy Tatro starred in American Vandal as the central characters, along with Joe Farell, Jessica Juarez, G. Hannelius, Camille Hyde, Camille Ramsey, Eduardo Franco, Lukas Gage, Lou Wilson, Calum Worthy, Saxon Sharbino, Travis Tope, Melvin Gregg, Taylor Dearden, Adam Ray, Sarah Burns, Jay lee, Bellina Logan, Barbara Deering, Mile J. Harvey, Jeremy Culhane, Susan Ruttan, Jonathan Saks and P.L. Brown with a few others in the supporting roles.

Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime was created by Richie Mehta and premiered on Netflix on 22nd March 2019. The series has released two seasons so far. The first season was centered around the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Case that shook India’s head. The series follows DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Vartika Chaturvedi, who is given the task of finding out the culprits and arresting them for the crime they committed.

The second season revolved around the chase to catch members of the infamous ‘Chaddi Baniyan Gang’, a gang terrorizing the northern parts of India.

Delhi Crime

Cast members from Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime received the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the International Emmy Awards held in 2020 and became the first ever Indian series to do so. The series has been well-praised by critics as it was just too good.

The members of the cast include Shefali Singh, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Anurag Arora, Yashaswini Dayama, Gopal Datt, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Tilotama Shome, Aakash Dahiya, Denzil Smith, Jaya Bhattacharya, Vinod Sherawat, and Swati Bhatia and several others. The crime drama is available to stream on Netflix.

Single Drunk Female

Created by Simone Finch and premiered on 20th January 2022. The series is a comedy show as it follows a young, alcoholic woman who moves back with her bossy mom, hoping to avoid prison. The woman gets on with her life as she is confronted with the remaining parts of her old life.

Single Drunk Female starred Sofia Black-D’Elia as the ‘single drunk female’ Samantha. Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington, Garrick Bernard, and Ally Sheedy were cast as other major characters. Jon Glaser, Madison Shepard, Jojo Brown, Ian Gomez, Charlie Hall, Madeline Wise, and Tom Simmons were in the supporting roles, along with several others.

Single Drunk Female

Single Drunk Female

The series has seen one season to date and has been renewed for a second season as well. There are ten episodes in the first season. The show has a perfect 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which depicts how good the series actually is. Single Drunk Female has been well-praised by the viewers, especially for its humor.

Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi

Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi was created by Ayesha Sood and is a true crime docuseries that premiered on 20th July 2022 on the popular streaming platform- Netflix.

The series is based on a police investigation focusing on catching and arresting Chandrakant Jha, a serial killer. Chandrakant Jha murdered three people during 2006-2007 and left the victims’ bodies decapitated outside the Tihar Jail, one of India’s most significant jails. Jha had also left various notes with the victims’ bodies which were mocking the police and challenging them to catch him.

Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi

Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi poster- Netflix

The series received decent feedback from critics, as the mystery of the show was a rather very interesting one. Altaf Hussain starred as Chandrakant Jha, the serial killer. Jitendra Sharma played the role of a young Jha, whereas Mukesh Pandy voiced Chandrakant Jha. Manjit Singh, Sanjay Bansal, Bunny Adhikari, Meenu, Ankit Sharma, and several others donned the roles of the supporting characters. Surinder Singh Yadav and S.L. Vaya were the members of the investigating team that was interviewed to prepare the series. The series has three episodes and is available to watch on Netflix.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is based on characters from the “Ryanverse”, a universe created by Tom Clancy. The show premiered on 31st August 2018 on Amazon Prime Video and is a political action thriller.

John Krasinski starred as the titular Jack Ryan, whereas Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish. Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, John Hoogenakker, Noomi Rapace, Jordi Molla, Francisco Denis, Cristina Umana, Jovan Adepo, Michael Kelly, Michael Pena, and Benito Martinez are members of the supporting cast.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

John Krasinski as Jack Ryan

John Krasinski became the fifth actor to play the role of Jack Ryan after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine. This series portrays Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst who gets forcefully placed into a field operation.

The series has so far produced two seasons, with eight episodes in each season. A third season is also ready to hit the world on 21st December 2022. The show has also been renewed for a fourth season, and a spinoff is also said to be in the works. The show has been well received by critics and is sure to keep the viewers at the back of their seats. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths is a docuseries created by Leena Yadav which depicts the mysterious deaths of 11 members of a family on 30th June 2018. The show tells the story of the members who died due to unknown reasons and also the real behavior of the same members prior to their demise.

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

The docuseries will be released on Netflix on 8th October 2021 and depicts the events of 30th June 2018, the famous ‘black day’ that saw the deaths of members of the Chundawat family. Various real-world professionals such as Anita Anand (clinical hypnotherapist), Manoj Kumar (SHO), Naresh Bhatia (sub-inspector), Brajesh Kumar (SSA Biology, Forensic Science Laboratory, New Delhi), and Mukesh Sengar (senior special correspondent-NDTV) were seen as the interviewees in the show. The series has three episodes and is available to watch on Netflix.

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