New Year is just around the corner and it feels like 2023 is overwhelmingly coming toward us quicker than ever. At this point, perhaps watching holiday movies and shows that underscore the ever-quickening pace of time is not exactly what we need. What we need is some thrill, some adventure that could make us perched on the edge of our seats.
If you’re looking to end your 2022 with some thrill and adventure, then don’t worry because we have got some of the best thrillers shows you can watch to end your year with a bang!
5 Best thriller shows to watch this week
1. Alice in Borderland
Premiered in December 2020, Alice in Borderland is inspired by a titular manga series that follows the life of Arisu who suddenly finds himself in an alternate Tokyo which does not inhabit humans. Without any ideas as to what is going on around him and what is happening to him, he only knows that he is supposed to get “visas” that will prevent him from being executed. On his way, he comes across a rock climber, Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya) who ends up being Arisu’s partner in unraveling the mystery of the circumstances.
Season 1 gave the audience such a riveting plotline. And now with 2022 nearing its end, we are one week away from the second season premiere of Alice in Borderland.
For those unversed, the official synopsis of Alice in Borderland reads:
“An aimless gamer and his two friends find themselves in a parallel Tokyo, where they’re forced to compete in a series of sadistic games to survive.”
2. Peaky Blinders Season 6
Peaky Blinders season 6 premiered on BBC between 27th February 2022 and 3rd April 2022. Constituted in six episodes, the final season of Peaky Blinders involves Tommy journeying off to North America for hunting new opportunities. The final season stars Sophie Rundle, Paul Anderson, and Cillian Murphy along with Amber Anderson, James Frecheville, Conrad Khan, and Stephen Graham.
According to TechRadar, the synopsis of season 6 of Peaky Blinders reads:
“We expect to see some familiar faces picking up the pieces left by Tommy’s failed assassination attempt on Sir Oswald Mosely, while we’ll also be seeing a lot more of Gina and her family. We also know the plot will be taking take place in the shadow of a “looming Second World War,” with Cillian Murphy promising a “gothic” and “heavy” story. Despite the broad political context of season 6, though, Murphy has also revealed that “a lot of [the new season] is close to home.”
3. Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area Season 2
Based upon the most acclaimed Spanish crime drama La Casa De Papel (Money Heist), Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area is produced by BH Entertainment and Content Zium, with Ryu Yong-Jae serving as the screenwriter who got assisted by Chloe Sung-jun and Kim Hwan-Chae.
Although a lot of people have criticized the Korean version of Money Heist on the grounds of it not being as gripping as its Spanish predecessor, it still quite manages to grab its own public. Released on December 9th, 2022, the second season focuses on how the team draws an escape plan to flee from Mint without having to encounter the police.
Based upon the novel series, You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, Netflix’s Original You is created by Greg Berlanti. Over the years, the series has been able to grasp the attention of the viewers in a way that remains unparalleled for any crime drama on screen. Originally, the show was streaming on Lifetime before Netflix licensed it and made it an Original. With You Season 4 all set to release in February 2023, here’s the official synopsis of the thriller to jog up your memory:
“A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.”
5. Who Killed Sara?
Created by José Ignacio Valenzuela, Who Killed Sara? is considered to be Netflix’s most popular new show, topping the streamer’s US charts upon its release, according to Collider. Featuring Manolo Cardona, Ginés García Millán, Carolina Miranda, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller, and Alejandro Nones, this Mexican mystery thriller revolves around a man in his pursuit to avenge his sister’s death, after spending two decades in prison on false conviction. According to Collider, “It’s part drama, part murder mystery, and a hundred percent revenge thriller… Who Killed Sara? is set to become a classic Netflix thriller before long.”