12 TV Shows That Will Leave You Gasping With Their Unexpected Twists

Are you searching for television shows that keep you guessing and leave you hanging? You’ve got company. Someone recently asked, “What are some TV shows with plot twists and crazy cliffhangers?” Here are the top-voted responses.

1. Orphan Black (2013 – 2017)

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Orphan Black is a Canadian science-fiction thriller following Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a genetically identical human clone. After witnessing someone kill themselves, she assumes their identity. However, she later discovers the woman and herself are clones, and they aren’t the only ones. 

2. Lost (2004 – 2010)

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Lost is a science fiction drama following the survivors of a commercial jet airliner crash on a strange and seemingly deserted island in the South Pacific Ocean. The survivors band together and fight for survival while discovering many oddities about the island. 

3. Mr. Robot (2015 – 2019)

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Mr. Robot is a drama thriller following a cybersecurity engineer and hacker Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek). He suffers from clinical depression and social anxiety. Things start getting weird when an insurrectionist, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), recruits him to become part of a group of hacktivists destroying debt records with financial data encryption.

4. Dark (2017 – 2020)

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Dark is a German science fiction thriller following the connections between four estranged families searching for a missing child in the fictional village of Winden, Germany. The families begin to uncover an evil travel conspiracy spanning many generations. 

5. Prison Break (2005 – 2009 and 2017)

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Prison Break is a serial drama centered around brothers Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), and various eccentric characters. After Lincoln is falsely convicted of a crime and sentenced to death, Scofield devises an intricately brilliant plan to clear his brother’s name and escape prison.

6. Ozark (2017 – 2021)

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Ozark is a crime drama starring Jason Bateman as Marty and Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde. A money-laundering married couple who moves their children from Chicago to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

After Marty’s partner almost gets him killed for stealing from a Mexican drug cartel, Marty negotiates a deal to launder money for the cartel in the Ozarks. Nonetheless, two criminal families already established in the community are less than accepting. 

7. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017 – Present)

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The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian TV series following the totalitarian government of Gilead establishing rule after the Second American Civil War. It centers around the primary story of June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) with various character stories within her own.

June is kidnapped and has her child taken from her arms before being sent to Gilead to be a Handmaid, which is a child-bearing slave. She fights to find her daughter while aiding others along the way. 

8. Behind Her Eyes (2021)

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Behind Her Eyes is a British supernatural psychological thriller web series on Netflix. It centers around a single mother (Simona Brown) who has an affair with her married boss (Tom Bateman) before befriending his wife (Eve Hewson). Their love triangle evolves into psychological suspense, accompanied by twisting revelations and a dangerous web of lies and secrets.

9. The Wilds (2020 – 2022)

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The Wilds is a drama television series centering around a group of teenage girls who find themselves stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. However, they are unaware that they are the subjects of a social experiment. So the plane crash was staged, and their stranding orchestrated.

10. Jane the Virgin (2014 – 2019)

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Jane the Virgin is a romantic comedy-drama and satirical telenovela parodying common tropes in Latin American telenovelas. It follows Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) as a devout 23-year-old virgin. After accidental artificial insemination by her gynecologist finds herself pregnant. 

11. Games of Thrones (2011-2019)

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Based on George R.R. Martin’s book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, Games of Thrones is a medieval fantasy epic that leaves everyone on the edge of their seats. Each season has a storyline that keeps viewers returning for more by invoking emotions through exceptional casting.

12. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

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When Walter White, a chemistry teacher, gets involved in making meth, his entire life changes. Fans love this series for many reasons. First, it shows the reality of the underground drug-making world with relatable characters. Next, the show is so well written you’ll be surprised from episode to episode.

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10 Movies That Were Huge Once but Have Been Forgotten by Most People

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Some masterpieces get lost with the tides of time. But every true piece of art is timeless. It remains relevant decades later — movies like Titanic and The Sound of Music are huge testaments of this.

Though these timeless films may remain as significant as the years they were made, newer films are rolling out daily. New and more brilliant movies take the world by storm, each release inching away at older films people grew up watching. Here are 10 movie masterpieces that people have forgotten about.

Here are 10 Movies That Were Huge Once but Have Been Forgotten by Most People

12 Movies People Didn’t Expect to Like but Were Actually Really Good

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Movies have the power to surprise us in unexpected ways. Sometimes, we go into a film with low expectations, only to thoroughly enjoy it.

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 12 movies people didn’t expect to like but were pleasantly surprised by. These movies range in genre, style, and era, but they all share one thing in common: they exceeded expectations.

Here are 12 Movies People Didn’t Expect to Like but Were Actually Really Good

15 Movies With Plot Twists You’ll Want to Watch Immediately

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Are you a fan of films that twist you, turn you, and blow you away with their insane plot twists? We got you covered. An online discussion asks, “I wanna watch a movie with a massive plot twist. Something that makes you go holy cow by the end.”

They continued, “I remember watching a movie with my ex. I don’t know the title, but it was the biggest ‘holy [Sugar-Honey-Ice-Tea] what the fridge was that?’ of my life. I needed a moment to process what even happened.” Here are the top film nominations for insane plot twists.

Here are 15 Movies With Plot Twists You’ll Want to Watch Immediately

10 Movies That Were Masterpieces Right After You Watched It but Now They’re Just Alright

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Sometimes, movies are only great for one watch.

Here are 10 movies that used to be popular but are now just meh.

Here are 10 Movies That Were Masterpieces Right After You Watched It but Now They’re Just Alright

10 Movies With the Worst/Dumbest Premises That Were Not Trying To Be Silly

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If you watch movies, you’ve inevitably stumbled across a premise so bad it distracts from the film.

With a lousy script, not even talented actors can save the story. Here are 10 films the internet says tried to cement a serious story but fell flat due to a bad premise.

Here are 10 Movies With the Worst/Dumbest Premises That Were Not Trying To Be Silly

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