Please note all TV shows listed below are to my own taste and I 100% accept everyone enjoys different content so what I enjoy you perhaps won’t! I have also of course enjoyed lots and lots and lots of TV series which air on various networks but wayyyy too time consuming to go through them all!
Shows currently on going:
1. UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix 2019-)
A disbanded group of superheroes reunites after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.
2. BLACK MIRROR (Netflix 2011-)
An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. Thought provoking and almost scary with how things actually are at times but each episode is unique and just so incredibly thought out.
3. THE HANDMAIDS TALE (Netflix 2017-)
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship – a horrific way of how life could be in another world.
4. YOU (Netflix 2018-)
A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him but he’s also a super creep and we see it all from his perspective and watch as his sociopathic behaviour takes over.
5. THE PASSAGE (2019-)
When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, an orphan girl might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis. I read this on holiday a long time ago and still have the book to this very day so it’s been interesting to see how they’ve adapted this by changing gender and colour – Based on: The Passage; by Justin Cronin
It also has the dude from Saved by the Bell!
6. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (Netflix 2018-)
Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
7. AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011-)
This twisted Emmy-winning is anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult and the apocalypse. It plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors, exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil.
Starred previously actors like Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange. Creators:Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
8. SANTA CLARITA DIET (Netflix 2017-)
Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn. Has Drew Barrymore as the main character which was a surprising feature! A positive light on being a modern day Zombie!
10. THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH (Netflix 2018-)
As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic. I grew up with the TV show as a child so this was an interesting twist and said to be more true to the comics.
11. DIRTY JOHN (Netflix 2019-)
Debra’s seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation. (Based on true events for more information on this click here for the real story behind the show)
12. GAME OF THRONES (HBO 2011-)
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years. It’s something I would recommend watching from the start as so many plots and layers to it.
13. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix 2013-)
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be. Full of characters and in depth story lines.
14. WESTWORLD (HBO 2016-)
In an unspecified time in the future, Westworld, one of six theme parks owned and operated by Delos Inc., allows guests to experience the American Old West in an environment populated by “hosts”, androids programmed to fulfill the guests’ every desire. The hosts, who are nearly indistinguishable from humans, follow a predefined set of intertwining narratives but have the ability to deviate from these narratives based on interactions they have with guests.
The hosts repeat their multi-day narratives anew each cycle. At the beginning of each new cycle (typically following the host’s ‘death’), each host has its memories of the previous period erased. This continues hundreds or thousands of times until it is decommissioned or repurposed for use in other narratives. For guest safety, hosts’ programming prevents them from physically harming human guests; this allows guests nearly unlimited freedom to engage without retribution in any activity they choose with the hosts, including rape and murder. Staff – situated in a control center called “The Mesa”, which is connected to the park through vast underground facilities—oversee daily operations, develop new narratives, and perform repairs on hosts as necessary. Unbeknownst to the staff, a small group of hosts have retained memories of their past “lives” and are learning from their experiences as they gradually start to achieve sentience.
15. DOOM PATROL (2019-)
Doom Patrol is an American web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name that premiered on February 15, 2019 on DC Universe. It is a spin-off of Titans, with April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser, and Matt Bomer reprising their roles, as well as Diane Guerrero, Alan Tudyk, Joivan Wade and Timothy Dalton joining the cast. Filming began in Georgia in late August 2018, and the first season is expected to consist of 15 episodes – I’ve currently only seen three but so far so good!
16. STRANGER THINGS (Netflix 2016-)
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Super popular show, supernatural elements and a strong female lead.
17. THE GOOD PLACE (Netflix 2016-)
Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good. Easy watch.
18. MANIAC (Netflix 2018-)
Helmed by True Detective season one visionary and future Bond director Cary Fukunaga, here was 2018’s wildest black comedy, taking place largely in the heads of its characters and doing whatever it wanted, often to mesmerising effect.
19. THE SINNER (Netflix 2018-)
Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes – amazing twists!
20. ALTERED CARBON (Netflix 2018-)
Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom – I love futuristic and this delivers (in my opinion)
21. WEIRD CITY (YouTube Premium 2019-)
Four shows that have ended and I thought watchable – if not slightly cringey to admit:
22. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (2009-2017)
Ok, so cliche Vampires, wolves and witches. Yep. I feel your shudder but to my shame I actually got into it! Isn’t Twilight-y and they have spin offs like The Originals and Legacies. It’s an American supernatural horror romance television series created by Kevin Williamson based on the novels of the same name by author L. J. Smith.
Only downside is every series has 22 episodes minus the last series which has 16.
23. TEEN WOLF (Netflix 2011-2017)
Ok, so again with the Wolves I’m sorry ok! I just like random stuff involving supernatural! The description in the title says it all but there’s sexy man wolf and people die so there’s that! “An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills” – I know it sounds cringey but easy to watch!
24. PRISON BREAK (Netflix 2005-2017)
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.
25. MISFITS (2009–2013)
A mix of comedy, drama and fantasy – a group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers. What can I say I love supernatural shows! Watched this ageeess ago on E4.
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