In an earlier post, we had covered movies with elements related to psychology. In this post, we move to the realm of Television and focus on shows that have psychological elements. So, sit back and grab some popcorn and read on.
In the realm of Television, there are so many shows of various types. But if you have been wanting to see something has certain psychological elements, then you have come to the right place.
In this post, we will cover shows that use or have certain psychological elements which make it a brilliant viewing. Some of these are cult hits already and some are somewhat old.
TV Shows to Satisfy Your Psychological Cravings
One of the most famous TV shows these days. It is a NETFLIX series released in 2011 and created by Charlie Brooker. The show brilliantly captures the anxieties related to technological advancements and how it is impacting our society and our minds.
It is an anthology show where each episode focuses on the specific technological tool and the subtle effects it may be having on our minds. It is a must watch and highly recommended.
It is an American crime drama created by Joe Penhall and is available at Netflix. This web series is based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s elite Serial crime unit. written by John E, Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
It is influenced by criminal psychology. In the series, the focus is on the profiling of serial killers and what is happening their minds. It traces the rise of serious investigation into how and why serial killers act the way they do.
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Dexter is an American crime-thriller. It is loosely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004). The series focuses on the titular character of Dexter, who is a blood-spatter analyst at Crime Scene Investigation Unit of the local police.
The catch here is that he himself is a sociopathic serial killer but with a moral compass. Spanning around eight seasons, the show has garnered a lot of fame and awards.
Created by Bryan Fuller, the show is based on the famous Thomas Harris novel of the same name. The show revolves around a sociopath Psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter, who not only kills people but also cooks and eats them.
The show is a fascinating portrayal of the saga of Hannibal and the twisted battles he faces with Will Graham. The visuals of the show are also unique and aesthetically pleasing.
Starring Rami Malek (from Bohemian Rhapsody fame), it is one of the best shows that has gone under the radar. Created by Sam Esmail, the show tells the story of Elliot, a computer engineer, working in a cyber-security firm.
Without giving much away, the show is a brilliant portrayal of psychological disorders manifesting themselves in unique ways. This show is highly recommended.
One of the most psychologically driven and confusing shows of all time. Twin Peaks is the brainchild of master director David Lynch. The show has a cult following and is regarded among the best shows of all time.
The story revolves around an FBI agent who goes to a mysterious town to solve a murder. In the show, the town itself is a psychological condition and the people inside it are the symptoms.
Moving on to something lighter, Lady Dynamite is a very unique show. It stars Maria Bamford in a fictionalized version of herself as she tackles her bipolar disorder. The show is unique as it deals with the very serious issue of Bipolar Disorder in a very unique way.
The show is on Netflix and gives an interesting twist to the comedy genre.
Another comedy show which tackles serious issues like Manic Depression and PTSD differently is the You’re the Worst. It is a heartfelt comedy about three friends navigating city life.
It is among the new shows that are tackling issues of depression and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) while using comedy. This development is necessary as other shows in this list focus on criminal aspects of sociopaths. But these new shows try to portray these disorders something which normal can people have, which is important for us to understand.
So, there you have it, friends. Some of the most interesting shows revolving around Psychology. While most of them focus on was on criminals and sociopaths. But as by the end, we see that there are some shows which focus on the normal lives of the people suffering from disorders.
Now, get some popcorn and start watching these shows. Till then cheers and keep exploring yourself with Brainpundits.