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Mysterious Mind-Bending Shows To Watch If You Liked Archive 81

Fans of mystery and suspense fell absolutely in love with Archive 81. Mind-bending shows like these tend to have a lot to offer for fans of the genre. These mind-bending shows are just as good as Archive 81, if you are willing to give it a whirl.

Calls

Apple TV+ | Calls
Calls

The Apple TV+ series Calls is definitely one of the most thrilling and mind-bending shows that came in 2021. The very premise of the show is intriguing. It is classified as an audio thriller. The story is that of a group of interconnected phone calls that happen at the backdrop of a mysterious post-apocalyptic event. Fans of this show may have found it similar to movies like Cloverfield. Calls manages to balance both sci-fi and raw drama in equal measure. Archive 81 sometimes dwells into horror territory. Calls on the other hand manages to keep the mystery alive till the very end.

Servant

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Servant

A couple from Philadelphia are mourning after going through a very tragic and personal loss. But fate has even worse things in store as the unspeakable tragic incident has opened up the way for a mysterious entity to invade the house. Like Archive 81, Servant employs the classic mantra of mind-bending shows – unbelievable drama, exceptional acting, and a level of suspense to make your rip bite your nails off. The show’s premise is somewhat similar to 2016’s The Boy. But we assure you this show is ten times better than the movie.

Stay Close

Netflix Shows - Mind-Bending Shows
Stay Close

Michael Broome is a detective who is suffering through burn-out after a particular cold case sapped the life out of him. Megan Pierce is the typical suburban mom with three kids. Ray Levin is a documentary photographer whose career is now disgraced and tainted. After a person goes missing on the 17tth anniversary of Stewart green, the cold case that led to Broome’s burnout in the past, the detective sees it as his last chance at redemption. Bitter emotions and scarred relationships reveal themselves. One of the greatest mind-bending shows based on a book by the same name, the British really know how to create intriguing suspense thrillers.

The Terror

AMC's The Terror - Mind-Bending Shows
The Terror

A horror drama anthology series, The Terror has two seasons with each season focusing on a different set of characters. With stars like Jared Harris, Paul Ready, you cannot go wrong. The first season involves the tale of a crew ship-wrecked on a perma-frost glacier as a mysterious force is hunting them down. The first season was definitely the greatest highlight of this series. The second season of The Terror focuses on the time when Japanese-Americans were imprisoned by the American Government during World War Two. Mind-bending shows like The Terror have been criminally slept upon.

The Lost Symbol

Shows Like Archive 81 | The Lost Symbol
The Lost Symbol

Based on the best-selling Dan Brown story, The Lost Symbol tells the tale of a Harvard symbologist. The symbologist is forced to solve a series of lethal and deadly puzzles. The prize? He gets to save his beloved mentor and in the process, thwart a global conspiracy from wrecking the world. The cast does a good enough job and people who are into conspiracy theories would most definitely give this a try. be warned though, the first few episodes are a bit slow before things get more interesting.

Ares

Ares

If you are into cults and creepy horror, then after Archive 81 you may want to give mind-bending shows like Ares a try. Unexpectedly witty, the show has a great start and an even greater finish. An ambitious college student aiming to become a part of the elite ruling class of Amsterdam joins an exclusive society. Turns out, things are not quite as simple as they seem to be.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!