Five essential mystery series to binge this weekend
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Five essential mystery series to binge this weekend

Are you in the mood for suspense, intrigue, and puzzling whodunits? Netflix, and we have got you covered as we ring the best mystery series to watch on Netflix this weekend.

Whether you’re a seasoned mystery enthusiast or just dipping your toes into the genre, these five essential mystery series will keep you on the edge of your seat and glued to your screen. Even if you like to keep things light, you have options.

From crime thrillers to dark comedies, each show brings its own unique flair to the mystery genre. And these might just be what you need for an entertaining weekend binge-watch session.

We have curated a list of five essential mystery shows in our ongoing ‘essential binges’ series that involve murder, mayhem and more.

Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:


Kicking off our list is the gripping Indian Punjabi-language crime thriller, Kohrra. Created by the talented Sudip Sharma and directed by Randeep Jha, the series premiered on Netflix on July 15th. 

The plot revolves around the shocking death of a would-be groom just days before his wedding. While Paul is dead, his friend Liam is missing. As the police dive into the investigation, the mystery deepens, and secrets unravel. The stellar cast, featuring Barun Sobti, Harleen Sethi, Suvinder Vicky, Saurav Khurana, Rachel Shelley, and Manish Chaudhary, adds depth to the gripping narrative, even though it might frustrate some for several reasons.


The Swedish series Clark is a standout entry in the true-crime and biopic genre. This engrossing show delves into the life of Clark Olofsson, a notorious con man and thief whose actions during the Norrmalmstorg robbery coined the term Stockholm Syndrome.

Through a brilliant performance by Bill Skarsgård, viewers witness Clark’s life unfold—from his tumultuous upbringing to his daring escape from prison. The series delivers a compelling blend of dark humour with elements of mystery thanks to its unreliable narrator, Olofsson himself.

The Lincoln Lawyer

When Mickey inherits the practice of a fellow defence attorney after his mysterious murder, he takes on some of his cases, including that of a video game developer accused of murdering his wife. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s portrayal of Mickey has earned praise.

As he navigates a web of secrets while trying to revive his career post-accident and drug rehab makes The Lincoln Lawyer a worthy weekend watch. Based on the successful Michael Connelly novel, the series delivers thrilling courtroom drama along with exhilarating car chase scenes, keeping viewers hooked for more.

Unsolved Mysteries

For those who crave real-life mysteries, the OG true crime documentary series Unsolved Mysteries is a must-watch. Each episode presents a different unsolved case, ranging from disappearances to bizarre occurrences.

With a mix of interviews, reenactments, and archival footage, the series provides a haunting exploration of true events that continue to perplex investigators and audiences alike.

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window is not for everyone but definitely worth a watch if you love crackpot satire. This miniseries, created by Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf for Netflix, playfully parodies the psychological thriller genre.

Kristen Bell leads the cast, bringing her charm and wit to the role of Anna, a woman who believes she witnessed a murder. Is it all in her mind, or is there more to the story? The show cleverly balances humour and suspense.