Rotten Tomatoes ranks the 10 best thriller TV shows of the 21st century.

Critics and viewers on Rotten Tomatoes say that these shows are the most exciting. In the 21st century, both movies and TV shows have gone through big changes. It’s great about TV shows that they can go into more depth about the main plot over many episodes and seasons. True enough, there are some movies that people really wish were turned into TV shows.

When it comes to genres, thrillers need a lot of room to grow. An interesting and successful thriller doesn’t just rush through its plot; it lets it grow in many surprising ways. Fans of mysteries have gotten a lot more in the 21st century.

From 2010 to 2022, “The Walking Dead”

Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who starts the show, wakes up from a night of sleep to find the world destroyed and full of zombies. Rick goes looking for his family because he doesn’t know what else to do. After some time, Rick comes across a group of survivors and decides to help them.

The Walking Dead has been a fan favorite since it came out in 2010. It is one of the best and most famous shows about a zombie apocalypse. It was so popular that it led to many other shows, like Fear the Walking Dead and the collection series Tales of the Walking Dead. Being able to stay alive is what the show is mostly about.

Zoo’ (2015-2017)

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All over the world, animals have started fighting people very badly. An American zoologist named Jackson Oz (James Wolk) sees that the animals are acting in a strange way and decides to find out why before the attacks get worse and more organized and violent.

This science fiction movie asks a very important question. What would happen if animals got tired of people? Zoo looks at how dangerous it is to think that people are at the top of the food chain when we’re not. However, viewers should be aware that the show ended on a big cliffhanger at the end of Season 3.

Ozark’ (from 2017 to 2022)

It looks like Marty and Wendy Byrde are looking in the same direction in Ozark.Picture from Netflix

From the outside, the Byrdes look like a normal family living a normal life, which is mostly true. But Marty (Jason Bateman), the family patriarch, is also the top money launderer for Mexico’s second-largest drug gang. Things go badly, and his business partner ends up in a barrel. He and his family leave Chicago and go to the Missouri Ozarks, where the lakes are calm.Ozarks is just an exciting story that builds fear, suspense, and character growth from episode to episode. The main idea of the show is similar to that of Breaking Bad: a husband and father who is “looking out” for his family by making sure they have enough money gets involved in a different world full of crime, death, and constant danger.

From 2017 on, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

A Tale of the HandmaidsPicture from Hulu

The majority of the US is now an authoritarian theocracy, which has changed its name to Gilead. This country treats women like they are less important than men. There are punishments for people who try to run away. June (Elisabeth Moss), one of these people, is caught and told she has to work as a handmaid for government leaders who don’t have children. July changes her name to Offred and becomes a handmaid. This is her tale.

One of the most irritating, upsetting, and hard shows to watch is The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s scary to think about what the world would be like if we didn’t care about women’s rights in this movie.

The show “Money Heist” (2017–2021)

One thing that all eight crooks in The Professor’s group have in common is that they have nothing to lose by pulling off the biggest theft in history. The strange group of crooks wants to steal 2.4 billion Euros from the Spanish Royal Mint and make it the biggest theft in Spanish history.

The movie Money Heist went viral around the world and became a sign of protest against corrupt government officials. The story takes place in real time, but flashbacks fill in the blanks to help viewers get to know the people and understand what happened before the theft. People from the first season get back together for the second. This time, they’re planning a bank heist to save one of their own.

‘Dark’ (2017-2020)

The story of Dark takes place in a modern German town where the disappearance of two young children shows four families’ hidden identities and tense relationships with each other. At the same time, a series of mysterious events link the town from 1986 to the present day.Dark is the first German-made show on Netflix. It has a lot of mysteries, plot twists, and people who are both interesting and scary. When people watch Dark, the whole cast of characters is connected to the town’s problems, even if they don’t know it. This makes viewers constantly question the truth of the world they’re seeing on TV.

“Squid Game” (since 2021)

They take 456 players off the streets of South Korea and put them on an island. Only one will win the big prize: their lives and the money they need to pay off their huge bills. Even though the tasks are like dangerous versions of kid’s games, these players are in it for themselves and will do anything to finish it, even if it means dying.

With all the buzz around Squid Game, the Netflix show definitely kept people watching from the very beginning, making it one of the most-watched shows in the world. Right away, what starts out as a story about a South Korean reality show quickly turns into a game of fears, full of pain and death.

From 2008 to 2013, “Breaking Bad”

If Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a loving dad and chemistry teacher, gets stage 3 lung cancer, he turns to crime. His life expectancy is only two years. Some of his old friends, like Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, and they start making and selling methamphetamine while avoiding his brother-in-law, who is a DEA agent.There’s no doubt that watching a show about a good man going bad will be awful and scary, but Breaking Bad makes it worth it. Breaking Bad is one of the most watchable crime shows of the 21st century. It has a group of unique and interesting characters.

“The Last of Us” from 2023 on

Joel (Pedro Pascal), a tough survivor, has to sneak Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of a strict quarantine zone 20 years after the end of modern society. As they travel across the United States and rely on each other to stay alive, what starts out as a simple job quickly turns into a dangerous and painful journey.

Fans of the highly acclaimed video game that The Last of Us is based on had high hopes for the first episode of the show, which did not let them down. While Pascal does a great job making Joel seem real, Ramsey and their performance as Ellie are the real stars. A lot of people think she will win a lot of awards this season. Fans can’t wait for new shows every week since Season 1 is still going on.

Movie: “Black Bird”

Jimmy Keene, played by Taron Egerton, gets ten years in a low-security jail, but he makes a deal with the FBI to become friends with a possible serial killer. It’s possible to find the bodies of up to 18 women if Keene can get Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser) to confess. Does Hall kill people, though? Or does he like to admit what he did?

As always, Egerton gives a great performance, making his character very tense and suspenseful. People think Hauser is a serial killer because he is so convincing in the part. People can stay interested in this movie from start to finish by remembering that it is based on a true story.

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