Netflix’s Japanese thriller series Alice in Borderland is one of the best thriller series on the streamer right now. Alice in Borderland is similar to The Hunger Games, just more brutal and gory. The series is set in a dystopian Tokyo and it follows a group of friends who get caught up in a nightmare of a game where you have to complete some tasks given by the controllers of the game and if they are not completed the players are executed on-site. The second season of the series aired its second season in 2022, so here are some shows you could watch next.
Synopsis: Kanzaki Nao is an honest college student who receives a hundred million yen one day, along with a card saying she has been chosen to take part in the “Liar Game”. The aim of the game is to trick the other players out of their hundred million dollars. At the end, the winner gets the hundred million and the loser is a hundred million yen in debt. The next day, she receives notification that her opponent is her former teacher, Fujisawa Kazuo. She goes to him, seeking help, but ends up getting tricked into handing her money over. Desperate, she approaches the police for help, but they are unable to do anything. However, she is told of a mastermind swindler, Akiyama Shinichi, who is to be released from jail the next day. Desperate, she goes to him for help.
Synopsis: A world divided into progress and devastation. The link between the two sides is a cruel Process, and there’s only a 3% chance of making it through. “3%” takes place in a world where most of the population lives in “Inland”: a decadent, miserable, corrupt place. When people reach 20 years of age, they go through the “Process”, the only chance to get to “Offshore” – the better place, with opportunities and promises of a dignified life. Only three percent of the applicants are approved by the Process that will take the applicants to their limit, putting them in terrifying, dangerous situations and testing their convictions through moral dilemmas.
Darwin’s Game (Netflix & Hulu)
Synopsis: Based on the serialized manga series in “Bessatsu Shonen Champion” by FLIPFLOPs and published by AKITASHOTEN, the story follows Kaname Sudo who finds himself entrapped in a life-or-death battle after downloading a mysterious mobile app called “Darwin’s Game”.
Sweet Home (Netflix)
Synopsis: After losing his family, reclusive high school student Cha Hyun-su moves into a new apartment where he faces bizarre and shocking circumstances, and fights to survive in the fast changing world which is on the verge of collapsing.
Synopsis: Satoru Fujinuma is a young manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about…he was also living with a strange condition only he was able to experience. – REVIVAL A strange phenomenon where one is transferred back to the moment right before something life-threatening occurs. This continues to happen until the cause of the threat is erased. It is as if somebody is forcing Satoru to stop it from happening.
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Synopsis: Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.
Squid Game (Netflix)
Synopsis: A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?