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What are the best dystopian TV shows?

Set in a not too distant future, dystopian stories make their mark in television history. Dystopia means that it is a society that faces injustices and suffering on the daily. This may seem like the present situation many people face today. Although dystopia puts emphasis on an especially bad place. Dystopian stories have been popular for a long time. They are told in classic dystopian books such as The Handmaid's Tale, The Giver, and Fahrenheit 451. Even the 21st century is brimming with dystopian novels like The 100 and The Hunger Games. These popular novels were then turned into movies and television shows later on. The dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale was adapted into a TV series on Hulu. While the contemporary book The 100 was turned in to a CW network TV show. These examples of the novel to TV show adaptations give viewers more visuals of the dystopia the characters are going through. If you want to get into these societies, you can check out the best dystopian TV series. From an intense and heated battle of the galaxies to delinquents trying to repopulate the earth, there's a good watch for everyone. Regardless of the year of their release, dystopian TV shows are a clear mirror of certain people's takes on society today. You can see where reality and fiction interconnect as you binge-watch these shows. If you don't know which show to start first, we got you covered with this extensive list. What dystopian show do you want to watch first?

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  1. 1The Handmaid's Tale

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    The Handmaid's Tale is one of the most popular dystopian TV shows on Hulu at present starring Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, and Alexis Bledel. The television series is based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood.

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  1. 2Black Mirror

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    Black Mirror is a dystopian television show on Netflix that depicts how technology influences one's behavior. The Netflix original anthology created by Charlie Brooker has different main characters and storylines per episode.

  2. 3The 100

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    The 100 is a dystopian TV series based on the novel by Kass Morgan which began airing in 2014 on the network CW. The show is set ninety-seven years after a nuclear explosion and it follows the lone survivors as they try to repopulate the earth.

  1. 4Battlestar Galactica

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    Battlestar Galactica is a science fiction and dystopian TV series that aired from 2004 until 2009. The action-adventure dystopia set in outer space stars actors Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, and Jamie Bamber, among many others.

  2. 5Stranger Things

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    Stranger Things is not defined as a dystopian show,  although it has elements of dystopia given that they are constantly caught in unjust and supernatural situations beyond their control. Stranger Things is a popular Netflix series set in the '80s in a fictional town known as Hawkins.

  3. 6The Twilight Zone

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    The Twilight Zone is an anthological series. The sci-fi show was created and hosted by Rod Serling where he presented the episode with a little prologue. Every episode contained a moral or philosophical approach to the big questions in life.

  4. 7Psycho-Pass

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    Psycho-Pass is an anime series directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi. The anime show follows the story of Akane Tsunemori and working with the police and the Sibyl System.

  5. 8The Crown

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    The Crown is a Netflix original series wherein we discover Britain's royal family's romances, political rivalries, personal intrigues, and events that shaped the world during the 20th century. It is, particularly about Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Anonymous
    May 26, 2018
    ""The Twilight Zone" is a good TV show but it's old, I mean it's very old, more than half a century old and the vast majority of the modern TV watching audience will feel too detached watching it. Certainly, it's got its appeal but it's not the kind of show that comes to your mind when you think about Dystopian genre per se. You'd rather find something newer."
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    Anonymous
    June 1, 2018
    "Stranger Things took me by surprise. I'd heard the hype, but didn't believe it. As someone who grew up in the 80s, I was hooked almost immediately. It just felt like home, a comfort blanket. One of the most surprising, and best, new shows in years. However, it's not a dystopia."
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    Anonymous
    May 29, 2018
    "Yeah, The Handmaid's Tale is quite a dystopian tv show. It takes place in oppressive future. Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men stars. Yeah, Peggy. LOL"
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    The Handmaid's Tale
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "I love this Netflix series! The series is a near-perfect synthesis of writing, directing, acting, and technical management. It's a must watch."
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    The Crown
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2018
    "Your suggestion of The 100 seems perfect for a dystopian theme show. Nuclear apocalpyse and survivors of the human race, seems very dystopian."
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    May 30, 2018
    "This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide."
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    Black Mirror
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    May 31, 2018
    "this movie having a lot of graphics and based on the story of crimes in the soceity"
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    Psycho-Pass
This list is about What are the best dystopian TV shows
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1The Handmaid's TaleTV Shows 18 Paid
2Black MirrorTV Shows 16 Paid
3The 100TV Shows 13 Free
4Battlestar GalacticaTV Shows 12 Paid
5Stranger ThingsTV Shows 12 Paid
6The Twilight ZoneTV Shows 8 Paid
7Psycho-PassTV Shows 3 Paid
8The CrownTV Shows 3 Paid
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