With nowhere to go and no one to meet during the pandemic, might as well slip into your PJs, make yourself a bowl of caramel popcorn and binge-watch a bunch of web series on the internet. If rom-com or sci-fi is not your scene, maybe mystery web series are!
What makes mystery fiction so unique? The plot and human reasoning behind it, of course! All web series may not have a unique theme or storyline, but they usually revolve around a mysterious death or a puzzling crime to be solved. Mystery fiction shows encourage the viewer to solve mysteries by thinking and reasoning. If you have no plans for the weekend, we will be happy to suggest some cool mystery tv series for you to watch online. Trust us these mystery web series will surely keep you glued to your couch all day!
One of the reasons to love Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO Max, Sony Liv and Voot is the variety of content they have to offer during the pandemic. With so many mysterious shows and series to choose from, we bet you will find something interesting that will keep you entertained for the whole day, or maybe, the entire week! Ready to check them out? Here are 15 of the best mystery web series to watch now!
13 Reasons Why is one of the best mystery web series on Netflix. If you haven't watched it yet, it's never too late to start! The plot revolves around a 17-year-old named Hannah Baker, who committed suicide by slitting her arms. Protagonist, Clay Jensen, returns home from school only to find a shoebox on his doorstep. The shoebox contains seven audio cassette tapes that have a recording of Hannah explaining the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. There are four seasons of '13 Reasons Why' and it's a web series that will certainly keep you glued to the screen all day.
If you are interested in British-Spanish mystery thrillers, you should watch White Lines. This mystery web series on Netflix is about a woman named Zoe Walker, who is on a quest to solve the mystery of her brother's death. He worked as a DJ in Ibiza and had mysteriously gone missing. Zoe Walker decides to travel to Ibiza to investigate and find the truth.
Based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, this show is one of the best mystery shows on Netflix. The series is a mix of fiction and reality and is based on criminal psychology. Set in the 1970s, two FBI agents have special missions to interview serial killers and rapists. The first season mostly covers how a serial killer’s mind works, and the second season covers the Atlanta Murders of 1979 to 1981.
One the spookiest, but mysterious web series on Netflix is Stranger Things. The first season revolves around Will Byers who disappears into the upside-down and to bring him back home, his friends, mother and police chief must confront supernatural forces. While this web series mostly focuses on horror and thriller, the element of mystery of finding Will is evident throughout the series.
Do you enjoy teenage drama, crime and mystery all rolled into one? If so, then you will definitely enjoy this Netflix show. The series revolves around three working-class teens who enrol themselves in a fancy private school. A bitter clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder. This murder mystery series gets even more complicated and messed up as you continue to watch more of the episode.
If you love watching Indian web series, you can’t miss The Gone Game. What’s it about, you ask? Tragedy strikes as the Gujral family get the sad news that their son is dead due to the virus. However, it doesn’t just end there. As you watch further, the series unravels the mystery behind an unfortunate death that takes place during the pandemic-imposed lockdown and due to this, overnight changes the life of a family. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, this show stars Sanjay Kapoor, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Arjun Mathur, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rukhsar Rehman, Lubna Salim, Indraneil Sengupta, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya. With the help of ingenious sets and limited equipment, the show has been innovatively shot from the artists’ homes.
Aarya is a Hotstar Specials show that begins with a loving wife & doting mother named Aarya. She becomes reluctant to get involved in the illegal narcotics family business. However, once her life suddenly gets turned upside down and her family receives death threats, the actress makes it a personal mission to protect her family from the deadly criminals and she herself becomes one! After staying away from the spotlight for over a decade, former Miss Universe and actor, Sushmita Sen, made her digital debut as the protagonist in Aarya.
Did you know that this is one of the best mystery web series on Amazon Prime? On a quest to track down a serial killer, FBI agent, Emily Byrne, disappears without a trace and is mysteriously declared dead in Absentia, Boston. After six years, she is found in a cabin in the woods. With a lost memory and an identity crisis, she finally manages to find her way home only to find out that her hubby is now remarried and her child is raised by his new wife. Things begin to fall downhill from here.
All you Kaley Cuoco fans out there, you must not miss her latest web series the Flight Attendant. Starring only on HBO Max, this show’s genre is not only mystery but thriller and comedy-drama as well. Launched in 2020, the web series is about a flight attendant (played by Kaley) whose life gets turned upside down after she wakes up in a hotel room with a dead man by her side and no memory of what happened the night before.
This mystery web series on Amazon Prime is a classic! For those who haven’t heard about it, Sherlock is a British mystery, crime and comedy-drama show. All the episodes are based on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories. In the series, Sherlock Holmes is assisted by his friend and flatmate, Dr John Watson and together, they solve many secrets and mysteries in modern-day London.
Do you believe that time travel exists? Find out for yourself after watching JL50 on Sony Liv. Originally, the project was supposed to be a film, however, due to the pandemic, it was released online as a web series. The protagonist of the show is a Central Bureau of Investigation Officer named Shantanu (Played by Abhay Deol) and his mission was to investigate a plane crash that took place in a remote area of West Bengal. However, after finding the plane, he and his team were surprised to learn that the JL50 flight went missing for thirty-five years.
If there’s one mystery drama show you must not miss, it has to be Dark. It’s a German science-fiction mystery drama series that revolves around a missing child who sets four families on a hunt to find answers. However, what they do end up finding is a mind-bending mystery that spans three old generations.
If you've read the manga before, you will notice that the series has the same name. Starring Kento Yamazaki as Arisu, along with his best friends, this young boy finds himself lost and abandoned in Tokyo. In their search to find other citizens, they find out that they are trapped in a parallel world. The protagonist Arisu, in the later episodes, meets a young woman, Usagi, who is also trying to get out of the parallel world. The two join forces and together, unravel many mysteries and experiences. You've got to watch the series to believe how awesome it is!
This web series stars Arshad Warsi, Anupirya Goenka, Barun Sobti and Ridhi Dogra and is set in the mystical city of Varanasi. It’s a story of a forensic-expert-turned-teacher who returns to his roots at the CBI along with his former mentor, only to find himself in a cat and mouse chase of a serial killer. As of now, this series is only available on Voot Select and is a blend of mystery, suspense, mythology, murder and a riveting tale that will leave you with knee-gripping shockers.
This mysterious web series on Netflix is created by Carlos Montero whose novel has the same name. The series is about a woman who takes up a substitute teaching position as a literature teacher in a rural town called Galicia. She later learns that her predecessor died due to mysterious circumstances.
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