Immersive TV shows (personal list)by korepersephone-97308 | created - 02 Nov 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
- WARNING: most of these shows aren't suitable for younger audiences! -
All the rest of you explorers, who've witnessed life... An open mind and a moment of weakness are all you need.
- quality indicators: GB - gets bad by the general consensus, take your chances; OK - watchable; LS - loses steam -
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1. Outlander (2014– )
TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.
Not for the weak of hearts...
LS (personally, GB)
2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime
Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.
Has ups and downs but delivers unexpectedly.
3. Poldark (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance
Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.
Gripping, extraordinary adaptation.
4. Masters of Sex (2013–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Romance
Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.
Couldn't get through the last two seasons.
5. Fringe (2008–2013)
TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
All the things unimaginable unleashed... Amidst it, the human heart.
6. Sherlock (2010– )
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
What makes us? Sentiment or...? Deduction?
7. Westworld (2016– )
TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.
So far, so promising. December 2016
8. Good Behavior (2016–2017)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Letty Raines is a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision, from implosion. Which is just how she likes it.
"Down-to-earth"... from underground.
9. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016–2017)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Holistic detective Dirk Gently investigates cases involving the supernatural.
Unexpectedly normal. And that's surprising.
10. Victoria (2016– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
It has a shock factor in you ever having any idea of what this show is actually about.
11. Preacher (2016–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.
If the word of God had a form...
12. True Blood (2008–2014)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.
The wait is there... To punch you in the guts.
13. Daredevil (2015–2018)
TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil.
The devil or the saint?
14. The Walking Dead (2010– )
TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
The dead bring the worst devils out.
15. Stranger Things (2016– )
TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
A coming-of-age sci-fi horror retro.
16. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
An intense fanfic.
17. Jessica Jones (2015–2019)
TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
On par with its cousin Daredevil. Speaks for itself while tackling serious topics.
18. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
An emotional journey into darkness of society.
19. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
20. Misfits (2009–2013)
TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.
Will our qualities reedem us?
21. The End of the F***ing World (2017–2019)
TV-MA | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Indecently tackling tropes and still not giving a f***.
22. Sweetbitter (2018– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama
A young woman learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant.
Beware of the newness.
23. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
The epitome of eastern-western fusion that produces quality ratio of childish entertainment and life-changing experience.
24. Electric Dreams (2017– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Sci-Fi
A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick.
This one has some heavy symbolism. A fine ad campaign for Dick's works.
25. The Hookup Plan (2018– )
27 min | Comedy
Elsa, a Parisian, can not forget her ex. Her best friend secretly hires an escort boy to help her move on but the plan works a little too well .
Dumb guilty pleasure.
26. Chernobyl (2019)
TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.
27. Taboo (2017– )
TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
Balancing debauchery and anti-hero struggles.
28. Fleabag (2016–2019)
TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.
Another intense one.
29. Carnival Row (2019– )
TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
30. Undone (2019– )
TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A woman discovers she has a new relationship with time after surviving a car accident that almost killed her.
To me, a very sad and intense exploration of our own limits.
31. Impulse (2018– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A young woman discovers she has the extraordinary power of teleportation.
Unexpectedly grounded. Jumper that could've been. Sometimes goes off its own trajectories but comes back with a punch. YouTube offered a solid project within their budget.
32. The Boys (2019– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
33. Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society.
Poetic exploration of the 80s IT crowd.
34. The Dragon Prince (2018– )
TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.
A:TLA heir in spirit.