Best Mystery TV Series in 2024

The best mystery TV series are irresistible because they give you an adrenaline rush and keep you at the edge of your seat, waiting to see what will happen next.

It’s also a great way to keep your mind sharp and engage with the plot’s twists and turns.

And at last, it gives us a chance to connect with our dark side, in a good and safe way.

Find here the best mystery TV series to watch and get your detective on!

Chicken Nugget     

A comedy TV show created by Park Ji-dok, and starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Ahn Jae-hong and Kim Yoo-jung.

Series Plot

The story is about Choi Sun-Man who owned a machine company, and his intern Ko Baek-Joong.

Ko Baek-Joong has a crush on Choi Sun-Man’s daughter.

One day the company received a new machine, and they thought that it is sent by professor Choi to relieve fatigue and make the workers happy.

At same time Choi Sun-Man’ daughter brings some fried chicken to her father, and when she saw the machine, she tried to use it, thinking that it would help with her fatigue, but instead she turns into a chicken nugget!

Series Time: 10 episodes – 30 minutes / episode

Series Type: Drama, Mystery and Comedy.

Detective Forst   

Another one of the best mystery TV series on Netflix directed by Daniel Jaroszek, and starring Borys Szyc, Andrzej Bienias and Zuzanna Saporznikow.

Series Plot

The story is about Wiktor Forst the detective who got suspended from his job due to his unwanted investigation procedures.

Wiktor cooperate with a journalist to reveal all secrets behind a series of extrajudicial murders on Tatra Mountains.

Series Time: 6 episodes – 45 minutes / episode

Series Type: Drama, Mystery and Crime.

The Bequeathed

A South Korean series, and one of the new mystery shows on Netflix directed by Min Hong-nam and starring Kim Hyun-joo, Aria Song and Hao Feng.

Series Plot

The series is about Yoon Seo-ha, who is living a normal life and working as a college lecturer.

One day Yoon Seo-ha, knows that her forgotten uncle has died, and she inherits a burial ground from him.

In the funeral, Yoon Seo-ha meets her half-brother who wants to take his share from the inheritance.

But after that a series of ominous events and crimes happen, until Choi Sung-jun, the police detective, suspects that it was not a coincidence, and that there is something dark and evil behind it.

Series Time: 6 episodes – 50 minutes/ episode.

Series Type: Drama, Crime and Mystery.

Death and Other Details     

A new crime series directed by Yangzom Brauen, and starring Violett Beane, Lauren Patten and Angela Zhou.

Series Plot

The series set in 2005, from the point of view of Imogene, the young girl who lost her mother in a car bombing.

She later received an invitation from a rich man called Lawrence Collier, because her late mother Kira was working for him as a secretary.

The famous detective Rufus Cotesworth was investigating the crime, but he resigns from the investigation without a given reason.

18 years later, Imogene joined Lawrence, his wife Katherine, and their daughter Anna, to attended to Lawrence’s retirement party on the cruise ship SS Varuna.

The party included many VIPs like Washington Governor Alexandra Hochenberg.

But the trip does not go well and ends with a murder.

Series Time: 10 episodes – 1 hour / episode

Series Type: Drama, Mystery and Crime.

Shardlake

A historical series set in the Tudor era, starring Arthur Hughes, Anthony Boyle and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, and directed by Justin Chadwick.

Series Plot

The series tells the story of Shardlake the lawyer who lives in 16th century England, during the Tudor era, during the dissolution of the monasteries.

Shardlake’s life changed when Cromwell hired him to investigate a murder that happened in a monastery in Scarnsea town, which is a remote and isolated place.

Shardlake collected evidences trying to find reasons to close the monastery, to give Cromwell an advantage in his career as a politician.

But the monks know about his intentions, and they want him to fall to let their monastery stay open in the future.

Shardlake has no choice, either he succeeds in his mission or his future will be threatened.

Series Time: 4 episodes – 54 minutes/ episode.

Series Type: Drama, History and Mystery.

The 8 Show

A series directed by Bae Jin Soo, and starring Chun Woo-hee, Lee Joo-young, and Ryu Jun-yeol.

It’s another one of the best mystery TV series on Netflix you can watch now.

Series Plot

One of the best mystery TV series telling a story of 8 broken people who were invited to join a reality TV show.

And to win the big prize, which is 44.8 billion won, they had to stay together for 100 days in a studio apartment, which only consists of concrete!

Under one more condition, they had to pay for everything they used in the contest, which will cost them 1000 times more than its normal price outside.

The money will be deducted from the big prize if they win.

Series Time: 8 episodes – 1 hour / episode

Series Type: Drama, Mystery and Comedy.

Avatar: The Last Airbender    

An action series directed by Michael Goi, and starring Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley, and it is another one of the new mystery shows on Netflix.

Series Plot

The series is about an Asian-themed fantasy world destroyed by wars, and only Aang the “Avatar” who can control the four elements, fire, water, wind, and earth can rescue people in this world and bring back peace and hope to them.

But Aang had to defeat his enemy Zuko the fire Nation prince who was exiled before and is trying to restore his honor.

Series Time: 10 episodes – 55 minutes / episode

Series Type: Action, Adventure and Comedy.

3 Body Problem       

One of the best mystery TV series on Netflix of this year 2024, directed by Minkie Spiro, and starring Jovan Adepo, Liam Cunningham and Eiza González.

Series Plot

The series is set in 1960s in China, from the point of view of Ye Wenjie who lost her father in a work camp.

The government sent her to a remote station used for a weird scientific experience.

The station is equipped with a huge radio telescope dish, ready to send people outside the Earth.

In current day England, Ye Wenjie’s daughter Vera, now a physicist in Oxford, dies by suicide.

This causes her students to wonder what really happened, and why all the recent experiments are so weird.

Detective Clarence Shi, investigates the suicide of Vera with a bunch of other scientists, and he noticed that all of them used an advanced VR headset, And that VR headset could hide a big secret in these cases.

Series Time: 9 episodes – 1 hour / episode

Series Type: Adventure, Drama and Fantasy.

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Dead Boy Detectives    

A TV show and one of the new mystery shows on Netflix directed by Steve Yockey, and starring George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri and Kassius Nelson.

Series Plot

The story is about Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland the two ghosts who helped a spirit from World War I era to move on to heaven.

They both don’t want to leave Earth, so they hide all the time.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace who is a psychic medium, gets possessed by a demonic spirit, Edwin and Charles exorcise that demonic spirit successfully.

But Crystal lost her memory so Edwin and Charles let her stay with them until they can find out the secret behind her memory loss.

Series Time: 8 episodes – 1 hour / episode

Series Type: Adventure, Action and Comedy.

Sugar

A drama series directed by Fernando Meirelles, and starring Colin Farrell, Kirby, and Amy Ryan, and it is another one of the best mystery TV series of this year.

Series Plot

The series is about John Sugar who is working as a private detective. He got a breakthrough in his career when he returns the Yakuza leader’s kidnapped son to his father, but he got a shoulder injury in the process.

Later he investigates another case in Los Angeles, about Jonathan Siegel’s granddaughter who disappeared in a mysterious way.

Jonathan Siegel is a famous Hollywood producer, and she felt something is going wrong with her granddaughter.

Sugar accepts the case, against his therapist’s advice, who told him to wait until his shoulder becomes better.

Sugar starts his investigations but it was not easy to go so far in the case with an injured shoulder.

Series Time: 8 episodes – 35 minutes / episode

Series Type: Crime, Drama and Mystery.

Flex x Cop    

A South Korean series, directed by Ba-da Kim, and starring Ahn Bo-hyun, Kwon Hae-hyo and Park Ji-hyun.

It is considered one of the best mystery TV series for this year 2024.

Series Plot

The story is about an immature businessman called Jin I-soo, who wants to lead a chaotic life.

He becomes a detective and works with the expert detective Lee Gang-hyun.

They were both hired together in the violent crime department, Lee was so annoyed at the beginning from his immature behavior, and treats him as an obstacle in her way.

But later he proves to her that she can depend on him, and he has more to offer than she thinks.

Series Time: 16 episodes – 1 hour and 10 minutes/ episode.

Series Type: Comedy, Action and Mystery.

A Shop for Killers     

Another South Korean TV show, created by Lee Kwon, and starring Lee Dong-wook, Kim Hye-jun and Jo Han-sun.

Series Plot

One of the best mystery TV series based on a novel with the same title, created by Kang Ji-young, about a girl called Jeong Ji-an, who becomes a target for proficient killers.

This happens due to the legacy of her uncle Jeong Jin-man who died in mysteries circumstance.

And the only way to save her life is by recalling what he taught her early in life.

Series Time: 8 episodes – 50 minutes/ episode.

Series Type: Drama, Action and Mystery.

Hanan Hikal
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