A veritable army of occult-themed shows is just waiting for viewers, not just the Winchester brothers.
Now that you’ve seen all of the new episodes of Supernatural, what’s next for you? There may be other fantastical TV shows that will tickle your fancy if paranormal stories and apocalyptic storylines make you feel all warm inside. But fortunately for us, the Winchester brothers aren’t the only ones out there saving people and hunting down evil; there’s an entire industry dedicated to exploring the occult. Even better, you can binge-watch many of them on Netflix from beginning to end! The following are ten shows you should watch if you enjoy Supernatural. Be sure to have plenty of salt on hand when you make your popcorn!
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As the long-running seriesSupernatural draws to a close, viewers are scrambling to find something to replace it.
Some shows are available to quench their thirst for paranormal mystery, which is fortunate. If you enjoyed Supernatural, check out these other shows.
In terms of tone, Angel is closer to Supernatural than Buffy is.
Angel is a dark comedy that shifts gears frequently and isn’t afraid to push the envelope.
To be fair, Angelis a pain in the formatter’s side. Those who have only seen the first and final seasons may be perplexed. There is still a mystery of the week or multi-episode arcs where the gang deals with supernatural beings of all sizes and shapes as seasons progressed in the show’s core.
2. Friday The 13th: The Series
The show, which ran from 1987 to 1990 and had nothing to do with the film series of the same name, had its share of scary moments. However, fantasy and humor were incorporated to make the syndication more bearable for the audience.
Friday the Thirteenth: The plot revolves around a pair of antique shop owners in this series. When they’re not working with their friend Jack on recovering cursed antiquities, they’re on their own. The show was so well-liked that it received numerous Emmy nominations.
3. Warehouse 13
SyFy’s Warehouse 13 reimagined Friday the 13th as a science fiction thriller. The next step in the series. The recovered items aren’t kept in a vault, but in a massive warehouse that’s constantly expanding to accommodate the growing inventory. In addition, many of the artifacts were once in the possession of famous people in history.
Science fiction, fantasy, and horror elements are all present in the show.
It’s also a lot of fun to look at. The Warehouse’s agents are all unique in their own ways. The Spidey-Sense of Agent Lattimer, for example, is similar to that of Spider-Man. Ex-ATF agent Steve Jinks, for example, serves as a walking lie detector. Both can be effective recovery tools for magical items.
4. Dark Shadows
We don’t know what supernatural means if a vampire-themed soap opera isn’t included. Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971, focused on the Collins family, a wealthy Maine family from the small town of Collinsport. The state has become a hotbed of paranormal activity as a result of Stephen King’s influence.
Barnabas Collins, a vampire, and a slew of ghosts, monsters, and werewolves all call the town home. There was even a portal to another dimension in the town. It served as a kind of prequel to Sunnydale, Buffy’s home town.
5. Stranger Things
Netflix’sStranger Things can’t be left out of a list of shows likeSupernatural.
Once the new season of this comedy-horror-science fiction-paranormal series is announced, there is a lot of excitement.
Stranger Things takes place in Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, and revolves around the strange events that occur there. Teenagers form a core group and begin an investigation into the disappearance of one of their own. That nearby “scientific” lab has opened a portal to the Upside Down is something they don’t know. Paranormal and supernatural beings are now appearing in Hawkins, and some of the residents are being taken over by their personalities as a result.
Lucifer, as its name suggests, is an excellent choice for fans of the supernatural. Unfortunately for fans of the show, Netflix picked it up after it was cancelled by Fox due to low ratings. The fourth season will be released later this year. It follows Lucifer Morningstar (the Devil) as he flees Hell, opens a nightclub in Los Angeles, and works as a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department. It has a devoted cult following because of its connection to DC comics, and it’s well worth checking out.
7. Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time, a show based on Disney characters, folklore, and fairy tales, is the most supernatural thing on television. You’re in luck because Netflix has all seven seasons available to watch right now, so grab some popcorn and prepare to binge. As with Supernatural, the fanbase for this show is large and you’ll soon find yourself a part of it. This show will take you right back into the supernatural world you long for with a deluge of whimsical characters, insane storylines, and unexpected plot twists.
8. The X Files
I binge-watched the entire first season of The X Files last year, and it was every bit as magical as I had hoped. We were all young when the show first aired, so it’s easy to overlook the fact that it is unquestionably the MVP. However, it has all the makings of a supernatural masterpiece to it. The show ran for nine seasons and 202 episodes, so plan accordingly before you start binge watching (not to mention the two “bonus” seasons between 2016-2018). What can I say? People love to see a good-looking couple tackle a paranormal case that has remained unsolved. This sounds all too familiar, don’t you think?
9. The Vampire Diaries
Instead of being a recurring series like some of the others, American Horror Storyis a standalone anthology series that features a new cast of characters and storylines each season. A family living in a haunted house is the focus of the first season, which is set in Los Angeles; however in the eighth season, titled Apocalypse, the focus shifts to witches fighting the Antichrist. In this show, no supernatural stone is left unturned. Despite the fact that the show is still airing on FX, the first seven seasons of the show can be viewed on Netflix. You’ll be a part of the community in no time, I promise.
10. The Vampire Diaries
Many people are unaware that The Vampire Diaries is based on L.J. Smith’s best-selling novel of the same name. While Twilight was at its height, the show debuted in 2009 and went on to last eight seasons, much to everyone’s surprise. Even though the show’s premise (a teenage girl falls in love with an ancient vampire) may be enough to make you roll your eyes, don’t worry. Additional storylines will appear throughout the series and keep you hooked. We’re talking werewolves, witches, hybrids, ghosts, and everything in between here! Prepare your rosary in advance.
As the name suggests, Grimm is a cop drama about a homicide detective who learns he’s a Grimm when he investigates a gruesome murder. Wiki says “Grimm” is the latest in a line of guardians who have pledged to maintain harmony between humankind and mythological creatures known as Wesen.
See how the detective (and his partner) deal with dangerous mythical creatures that are out to wipe out the entire human race. Watch as they do battle.
Have we piqued your curiosity yet? There are no episodes on Netflix for this show, but you can watch them all on NBC.com.
12. The Originals
You might be reminded of The Vampire Diaries by the image above, but there’s a very good reason for it.
In The Originals, a spin-off series, we follow the Mikaelson siblings as they try to make a new life in New Orleans, the city they helped to build in the first place. If you liked The Vampire Diaries, you’ll probably enjoy this one as well, even though the promotional images aren’t the best.
13. The 100
Try to picture it in your mind’s eye. After a devastating nuclear war decimates the Earth’s population, human survivors flee to a spaceship they call “The Ark” and spend the next 97 years trying to rebuild their lives. To avoid overpopulation, the Ark sends 100 juvenile delinquents to Earth after three generations have been born in space. Their mission: to see if Earth is habitable. Didn’t I have you at “apocalypse”? Will they be able to make it? Then what kind of hardships can they expect to encounter? To find out for yourself, you can watch the entire first five seasons of The 100 on Netflix.
14. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
This is an oldie but a goodie, much like The X Files. Buffy the Vampire Slayerwas a paranormal cult classic that followed vampire slayer Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) as she battled against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness if you slept through the nineties (or just graduated from diapers). Considering the show’s target demographic is young adults, don’t assume Buffy doesn’t have time for a little sweet romance and a group of dedicated friends (also known as the “Scooby Gang”). Watch the original film first, then decide whether or not you want a reboot.
This British comedy-horror film, which I discovered by accident only last week, had me screaming throughout (in a good way). Fans of Supernatural and Hot Fuzz will enjoy Crazyhead, which has been compared to a cross between the two. During their early twenties, Amy, a bowling alley employee, and Raquel, a pilates-loving goofball, discover their shared destiny as demon hunters. This series’ heroes are young and born into their roles, like in Supernatural, but unlike in Supernatural, the comedy and sheer absurdity will have you rolling with laughter throughout the entire runtime. This is an absolute must-see! Watch it as soon as possible on Netflix.