5 Mind-Bending Thriller Miniseries to Binge After Baby Reindeer & Where to Watch Them

5 Mind-Bending Thriller Miniseries to Binge After Baby Reindeer & Where to Watch Them
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They will keep you on the edge of your seat to the bitter end.

The success of Netflix ’s Baby Reindeer rekindled people’s interest in the genre of thriller limited series, managing to pin you to the screen quick enough, as quick as they come to an end.

Here are 5 of the most worth-watching thriller shows with less than 20 episodes, which can make you get lost in time binge-watching them.

1. The Night Of (2016)

Where to watch: HBO Max , Hulu

First comes the series, created by Steven Zaillian, who gained much recognition with the recent success of Andrew Scott ’s Ripley. The eight-part crime drama miniseries follows a college student Naz, who wakes up after a night of partying to find his one-night stand girl stabbed to death, later becoming accused of her murder.

2. The Fall (2013 - 2016)

Where to watch: Netflix, Apple TV+

The 17-episode series features a strong-willed detective Stella Gibson, played by the brilliant Gillian Anderson, on her way to solve the case of a serial killer, who turns out to be the unexpectedly soft and loving husband and father Paul (Jamie Dornan). He starts to play the mind games with Gibson, while other obstacles also get in the way of justice.

3. The Crowded Room (2023)

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Tom Holland-starring psychological miniseries is set in 1979 and follows the arrest of a young man, involved in a New York City shooting. His interrogations, conducted by Amanda Seyfried’s detective, definitely give the vibes of The Minds of Billy Milligan and The Silence of the Lambs, added by outstanding acting performances.

4. Mindhunter ( 2017-2019)

Where to watch: Netflix, Apple TV+

Satisfying the audience’s love for both true crime and psychology, this show features FBI agents who launch a research project to interview serial killers to understand their bloody motives deeper. Based on the 1995 true-crime book, it lasts only 19 episodes, and you will regret it wasn’t prolonged as it’s a solid example of a nail-biting thriller.

5. Black Bird ( 2022)

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Inspired by a memoir involving a real-life serial killer, this six-episode series follows Jimmy Keene (played by Taron Egerton ), a murderer who, being imprisoned for 10 years, receives a tempting offer. He is assured to be free if he can get fellow inmate to confess to the murders, and this synopsis promises one of the craziest twist-filled stories ever.