5 Best Anthology Series For People With ADHD
These stories don't require a long-term commitment to finish.
There are so many shows of all types and genres these days that choosing what to watch can be stressful. And whether that something will hold your attention is another question entirely.
If you find stories with long and overly convoluted plots too boring or overwhelming, you might want to check out our list of the best anthology series. Some offer unique stories in each episode, and others are so tightly written that you won't even realize you're binging the entire series in one sitting.
Here are five best anthology dramas for those who don't have the time, attention span, or desire to delve into long stories.
American Horror Story (2011-present, 12 seasons, 8.0 on IMDb)
Arguably the most well-known anthology series of all time, AHS has maintained its dominance throughout its impressive twelve-season run. With each installment exploring a different horror story, whether it be a psychological thriller like Delicate or a mystical dark fantasy like Coven, the fan-favorite FX show has plenty of intriguing storylines to offer viewers.
Why Women Kill (2019-2021, 2 seasons, 8.3 on IMDb)
Although this show has only been around for two seasons, it's worth watching as it will satisfy you to the fullest thanks to its mix of hilarity and suspenseful drama. The two seasons of Why Women Kill couldn't be more different, but they both follow fascinating female characters whose grim, if amusing, stories unfold before our eyes.
Black Mirror (2011-present, 6 seasons, 8.7 on IMDb)
The most outstanding anthology series in terms of its history, this British-American show has been around for quite a while, but has only spanned six seasons over its twelve-year run. Unlike the other entries on this list, Black Mirror has a slightly different format, as each episode follows a new story. In terms of subject matter, the show tends to deal with dystopian future scenarios where machines and gadgets wreak havoc on our lives, which is interesting to watch given how realistic these plots are.
Fargo (2014-present, 5 seasons, 8.9 on IMDb)
This extraordinary Western-style anthology series takes viewers on a journey through the American Midwest, following a cast of characters whose stories are both amusing and atrocious. As the characters get involved in all sorts of illegal activities and, more often than not, serious crimes, the show explores their personal dramas and exciting adventures, sprinkled with classic situational comedy hilarity.
True Detective (2014-present, 4 seasons, 8.9 on IMDb)
Seemingly the more serious show on the list, this crime drama has been captivating audiences since its release in 2014. As it revolves around various detectives working for police departments across the U.S., True Detective explores gripping crime stories such as the hunt for a serial killer, the search for missing children, or a mysterious series of murders believed to be linked to a corrupt politician. Season 4, about kidnapped polar station scientists, is currently airing on HBO.