Seventeen-year-old Emma has always felt like an outsider in the town where she grew up, Middelbo. The town that was hit by a meteorite 17 years ago and whose only claim to fame is that it was once hit by a rock. That makes the people of Middelbo proud. But not Emma. And when she finds out that the story about the meteorite could be fake, she makes it her goal to expose all the lies. Emma thinks it’s a small, insignificant provincial town trying to make itself more interesting, but the reality turns out to be much more complex.
The above paragraph is the synopsis of Netflix’s new sci-fi mystery series Chosen, a Danish series that premiered in 2022. In this article, we are going to give you a list of shows you could watch if you liked Chosen.
For all those that have enjoyed Chosen, we have decided to compose a list of the best TV shows like Netflix’s new series that every fan needs to see. The list is going to include a total of 10 titles that, in one way or the other, resemble Chosen.
Best TV shows like Chosen
The list is going to contain a total of 10 titles, listed in random order. The point of the list is to give you some similar shows to enjoy, to we’re not ranking them based on any specific element. You’re going to find out about the plot and the basic production info on each of them.
Original Release: November 28, 2021
Number of Episodes: 6
A Danish family travels to the remote island of Aarmand to spend Christmas together, far from the city. What they do not know is that the island is inhabited by flesh-eating elves. The protagonist of the story and youngest member of the family, Jose, befriends a stranded baby elf that they run over in their car on the way to their rented house. Jose names the elf Kee-ko. When the elves start killing humans, the family must fight for their lives.
Original Release: December 1, 2017 – June 27, 2020
Number of Episodes: 26
In 2019, police officer Ulrich Nielsen desperately searches for his missing 12-year-old son, Mikkel. Thirty-three years earlier, in 1986, it was his younger brother Mads who had disappeared in equally mysterious circumstances. In the town of Winden, four families, traumatized by this disappearance, try to solve the mysteries that surround the region.
Jonas Kahnwald is also marked by this affair, as well as by the suicide of his father. He tries to find out more. The investigations of the police and some residents bring to light a story that begins again every thirty-three years. Events taking place in 1953, 1986 and 2019 are closely linked. The research carried out to find the culprit of these disappearances will gradually reveal the secrets of the peaceful little town.
3. The Twilight Zone
Original Release: April 1, 2019 – June 25, 2020
Number of Episodes: 20
In this incarnation of The Twilight Zone which is hosted by Jordan Peele, each episode details different topics such as bizarre incidents, supernatural occurrences, racism, social issues, fake news, alien invasions and immigration with a unusual and unexpected twist in each.
Notable episodes include Sanaa Lathan as a woman who discovers her camcorder can turn back time, Chris O’Dowd as an anthropologist who studies a strange weapon, Morena Baccarin as a hotel manager who finds everyone around of her motionless, and Damon Wayans Jr. as a church handyman who finds he can change towns using a smaller model. John Larroquette, Donna Dixon, Eric Keenleyside, Kristin Lehman, Ryan Robbins, Peter Kelamis, Ethan Embry, Gil Bellows, and George Takei have also worked in previous Twilight Zone projects.
While “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” follows a different path than “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, the “You Might Also Like” episode ties into the classic “To Serve Man” episode. Episode “Blurryman” is the franchise’s first metafictional episode in which Mark Silverman reprises his Rod Serling impersonation from the Twilight Zone‘s “Tower of Terror” attraction.
4. Sweet Tooth
Original Release: June 4, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 8
After a global virus outbreak dubbed “The Great Crumble,” much of the world’s population is dying. At the same time, only babies are suddenly being born who are partly human but partly have the appearance and abilities of non-human animals. These are called hybrids. A debate erupts as to whether these hybrids could be carriers or even the cause of the pandemic, and some people are hunting them down.
In any case, they appear to be immune to the H5G9 epidemic. While mankind sinks into civil war-like chaos, the deer-man boy Gus grows up in a secluded forest cabin with his father for almost ten years until he comes into contact with other people. After his father dies, ten-year-old Gus heads to Colorado, where he thinks he can find his mother.
A short time later, he is lured into a trap by poachers and almost killed, but is saved by Tommy Jeppard, a former football player traveling alone across America. Gus joins him to find out more about his origins, also with hopes of seeing his mother again.
5. Castle Rock
Original Release: July 25, 2018 – December 11, 2019
Number of Episodes: 20
Strange stories have always played out in Castle Rock, Maine. Just think of the murderous dog Cujo, the escape from Shawshank prison or the missing boy’s body next to the train tracks. This time the story revolves around Henry Deaver, who disappeared as a boy for 11 days in the depths of winter in 1991 and suddenly reappeared in the middle of frozen Castle Lake, unharmed but with no memory of what happened to him.
Therefore, he cannot explain why his adoptive father, Pastor Deaver, was found by search forces with a broken back and died shortly afterwards. Meanwhile, Henry is a Texas criminal defense attorney who is lured back to his hometown from Shawshank Prison by a mysterious call for help. In the basement of the asylum, a nameless young man was found in a kind of bear cage inside a septic tank, who does not speak a word – except Henry’s name.
In Castle Rock, Henry meets his former neighbor Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey), his mother Ruth (Sissy Spacek), who now has Alzheimer’s disease, and her new partner Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn), who, as the former sheriff of the town, found and rescued Henry at the time. They all seem somehow involved in the mystery surrounding the mysterious prisoner, which some see as the devil.
Original Release: August 22, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 10
The series takes place in America in 1850. Retired Captain Charles Boone moves with his children to the Chapelwaite family home in Maine after the death of his young wife. He will have to study the history of his family and fight against the dark forces that control the building. In this Boone will be helped by the governess of his children, Rebecca Morgan, who wants to write a novel about the secrets of Chapelwaite.
7. Feria: The Darkest Light
Original Release: January 28, 2022
Number of Episodes: 8
Imagine you are in your teens and find out your parents are murderers, what would you do? The two sisters Sofía and Eva have to deal with this surreal question after their parents are apparently responsible for a cruel crime that cost the lives of twenty-three people. Meanwhile, there is no trace of the parents.
But this tragedy marks only the beginning of a dark and perilous journey that the two sisters embark on in the mid-1990s in the small town of Feria. Because in the small village in the Andalusian mountains, the inhabitants are not as clueless as it seems at first glance, and behind the veil of reality lies an incomprehensible and menacing universe.
8. Archive 81
Original Release: January 14, 2022
Number of Episodes: 8
Archivist Dan is given the job of restoring some videotapes that were damaged in a fire. To do this, however, he has to move into a remote house with no contact to the outside world and, as he later finds out, under the constant observation of his client. On the tapes is 20-year-old raw footage of a video documentary by documentary filmmaker Melody, in which she interviews the residents of an apartment building called “The Visser”: ostensibly for her doctoral thesis, but in reality in search of her mother, who brought her as a baby in a left the church and is said to have lived in this house.
Gradually, Melody uncovers the dark secret of the house. By restoring the tapes, Dan also learns that his father had Melody as a patient and appears to be involved in her disappearance. Dan and Melody interact more and more in realistic dreams and Dan finds the effects of the interactions on the video tapes.
9. Stranger Things
Original Release: July 15, 2016 – present
Number of Episodes: 25
The plot spans several months or even several years, between 1983 and 1986. One evening in November 1983 in Hawkins, Indiana, twelve-year-old Will Byers suddenly disappeared without a trace except his bicycle. Several characters will then try to find him: his mother Joyce, his friends led by Mike Wheeler and guided by the mysterious Eleven, a young girl with psychic powers, as well as the chief of police Jim Hopper.
At the same time, the city is the scene of supernatural phenomena linked to the Hawkins National Laboratory, managed by the United States Department of Energy (DoE) and indirectly the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), whose experiments within the framework of the project MK-Ultra seem no stranger to Will’s disappearance.
Original Release: January 15, 2013 – August 12, 2014
Number of Episodes: 12
Becky, Ian, Grant, Wilson, and Bejan are members of a discussion forum for people who own a comic called Utopia, Part 1; when Bejan announces that he owns the “never released” Utopia Part 2, they decide to meet to see it together. But Bejan is killed before their meeting, and the life of the survivors changes.
They are then pursued by a secret organization, the Network (The Network in the original version), which seems ready to do anything to get their hands on this second part. This would contain not science fiction written by a madman, but very real secrets; they will then have to flee to survive.