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.

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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.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 102,464

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.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 173,877

Has ups and downs but delivers unexpectedly.

OK

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.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 22,926

Gripping, extraordinary adaptation.

LS

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.

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears

Votes: 33,359

Couldn't get through the last two seasons.

GB

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.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 211,033

All the things unimaginable unleashed... Amidst it, the human heart.

OK

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.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 742,310

What makes us? Sentiment or...? Deduction?

GB

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.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 372,679

So far, so promising. December 2016

LS

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.

Stars: Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney, Lusia Strus

Votes: 8,957

"Down-to-earth"... from underground.

OK

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.

Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete

Votes: 37,718

Unexpectedly normal. And that's surprising.

OK (cancelled)

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.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tommy Knight

Votes: 20,009

It has a shock factor in you ever having any idea of what this show is actually about.

OK

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.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti

Votes: 62,862

If the word of God had a form...

OK

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.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 222,269

The wait is there... To punch you in the guts.

GB

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.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Votes: 341,502

The devil or the saint?

OK (cancelled)

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.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 813,622

The dead bring the worst devils out.

LS

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.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, Natalia Dyer

Votes: 699,696

A coming-of-age sci-fi horror retro.

LS

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.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 104,684

An intense fanfic.

GB/OK

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.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 183,329

On par with its cousin Daredevil. Speaks for itself while tackling serious topics.

LS (cancelled)

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.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd

Votes: 145,200

An emotional journey into darkness of society.

LS

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.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,630,663

...

GB

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.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 88,469

Will our qualities reedem us?

GB

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.

Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 117,231

Indecently tackling tropes and still not giving a f***.

OK

22. Sweetbitter (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A young woman learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant.

Stars: Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein

Votes: 2,738

Beware of the newness.

OK

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.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 205,718

The epitome of eastern-western fusion that produces quality ratio of childish entertainment and life-changing experience.

GREAT

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.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Chaplin, Bryan Cranston, Terrence Howard

Votes: 11,340

This one has some heavy symbolism. A fine ad campaign for Dick's works.

OK

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 .

Stars: Ryan Colt Levy, Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï, Zita Hanrot

Votes: 2,680

Dumb guilty pleasure.

OK

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.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 409,560

Intense.

OK

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.

Stars: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin

Votes: 106,576

Balancing debauchery and anti-hero struggles.

OK

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.

Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford

Votes: 56,177

Another intense one.

OK

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.

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Simon McBurney, Tamzin Merchant

Votes: 32,738

Intriguing.

OK

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.

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay

Votes: 7,999

To me, a very sad and intense exploration of our own limits.

OK

31. Impulse (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A young woman discovers she has the extraordinary power of teleportation.

Stars: Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Enuka Okuma, Craig Arnold

Votes: 7,790

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.

OK

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.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 125,513

Brutal.

OK

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.

Stars: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 25,577

Poetic exploration of the 80s IT crowd.

OK

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.

Stars: Paula Burrows, Jack De Sena, Sasha Rojen, Jason Simpson

Votes: 11,834

A:TLA heir in spirit.

OK

35. The Witcher (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni

Votes: 192,417

Fresh epic.

OK



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