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Shows like Chernobyl: Bureaucratic Incompetence, Infighting, and Coverup

Most TV series prefer a psychological take on drama--focussing on individuals and their motivations--Some of the best series in history, including the Wire and Chernobyl, have looked at the world through a sociological lens and focused on how institutions shape peoples' behavior. These series examine how bureaucracies deal with crises. Spoiler alert, it doesn't typically end well.

Shows like Making a Murderer: Best True Crime

These documentaries and dramatizations explore high-profile crimes in depth, digging into the motivations of the accused, and in some cases documenting miscarriages of justice.

Most Bingeworthy TV Thrillers

These suspenseful shows cut across genres, but their cliffhangers keep you on the edge of your seat (and up well past bedtime).

Shows Like House: Medical Dramas

Dramas set inside hospitals, where you can learn about the wonders of modern medicine without that weird hospital smell.

TV Series Based on Podcasts

In 2021, there were an estimated two million podcasts, so its not surprising that some of the most popular have inspired TV series--if you like investigative journalism, psychological thrillers, true crime, and creepy horror-adjacent stories--this is the list for you.

Shows like Unbelievable: Best True Crime Dramatizations

These binge-worthy series tell the real-life stories of crime and punishment including well-known series like The People v. OJ Simpson and hidden gems like The Mechanism.

Shows like Chicago Med: High-Adrenaline Healthcare

No folksy small-town doctors or medical sleuths in this list, just heart-pounding stories of ER doctors, first responders, and combat medics trying to save lives in the heat of the moment.

Shows like Tiger King: True Crime Docuseries

These serial documentaries and dramatizations of true crime are among the most binge worthy shows on television.

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