These series cut across genres--superheroes, post-apocalyptic action, supernatural thrillers, and classic science fiction--but they should all come with a warning from the Surgeon General. Don't blame us when you mutter "one more episode" to yourself at 3 am.
What with the rise of AI, self-driving cars, and super dope fidget spinners, sometimes it feels we're living in the future already; well, these shows remind us there are still SOME discoveries left to be made.
In his 2007 TED Talk, JJ Abrams discussed the "mystery box": a box of magic tricks he bought as a kid that he has yet to open, because the mystery is more exciting than the knowledge of what is inside. These shows follow people trying to open the mystery box, usually in a world of missing persons, time travel, and alternate realities.
Don't worry, no client confidentiality agreements were broken in the making of these shows about therapists and the troubled individuals who plop down on their couches. Personally, we'd rather get a massage - plus they're cheaper!