Fringe: When writing partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci conceived their Fox sci-fi detective series.
Desperate Housewives: Blessed with an inspiringly sleazy series title – seriously, how could viewers resist? – showrunner Marc Cherry.
Legion: It’s not the Black Lodge exactly – but dig that astral plane pad inside a super groovy ice cave/mind palace.
Hannibal: It’s easy to point to Hannibal‘s nightmare-fuel aspects and say that they never would have been allowed.
Carnivale: Given David Lynch’s penchant for “freaks,” it would be easy to guess that writer-producer Daniel Knauf’s HBO.
Broadchurch: Although this British detective series never flirts the supernatural.
The Killing: Would the murder of girl-next-door-with-secret-sordid-life Rosie Larsen feel the same without.