I Still Miss Supernatural, but These 8 Shows Are a Solid Replacement

I Still Miss Supernatural, but These 8 Shows Are a Solid Replacement
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No one will compare to the Winchester brothers, though.

Even though I think Supernatural lasted way too long, I still miss the show. Watching it hundreds of times helps, but since I reached the point of memorizing all the lines, it was time to switch to something new. So I went on a quest to find shows that reminded me as much as possible of it, full of mystery, fun, and all things supernatural.

Here are 8 of the best series I would recommend to anyone still waiting for the Winchester brothers to reunite for season 16.

Lucifer ( 2016-2021)

Originally created by Fox and then picked up by Netflix in 2019, Lucifer was a hit among police procedural dramas when it first aired and has remained just as exciting throughout its run.

The show follows the titular character, Lucifer Morningstar, who has grown quite bored with his life as the Lord of Hell and has traveled to Earth to live in Los Angeles and spend all the money known to mankind on entertainment. However, after a chance encounter with the LAPD, he ends up as a civilian consultant with some very special talents.

Dead Boy Detectives ( 2024-...)

If you love all things supernatural and have a soft spot for very queer-coded friendships, Dead Boy Detectives will be right up your alley. An adaptation of DC Comics characters brought to life by Netflix, the show tells the story of Charles and Edwin, two teenage boy ghosts who help other ghosts deal with whatever is troubling them.

The show's only flaw is that it has not yet been renewed for a second season. Fans are still waiting to hear from Netflix, so you can join them to see if that happens.

iZombie (2015-2019)

If there's one show about zombies that doesn't rely too heavily on blood and gore, but takes a concept and turns it into something completely new, it's iZombie, and all fans of mystery and supernatural shows give it a lot of a try.

iZombie is the story of a Seattle medical resident Olivia Moore, who gets turned into a zombie while attending a boat party. Since she does not want to murder people, she decides to get a place in the morgue to feast on the brains of corpses. However, she soon finds out that by eating people's brains, she can also absorb their memories.

Preacher (2016-2019)

If you are looking for an edgier, funnier, and extremely chaotic show to watch, Preacher may be just what you are looking for.

Starring Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, a preacher who doesn't really fit the mold of the profession, Joseph Gilgun as Proinsias Cassidy, a vice-loving vampire, and Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare, Jesse's girlfriend, Preacher follows their journey to find God and better understand the powers Jesse seems to have suddenly acquired.

Wynonna Earp (2016-2021)

Wynonna Earp is a perfect blend of neo-western, sci-fi and horror that makes it hard to look away for even a second. The show about the title character, a great-great-granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, who fights the reincarnated outlaws Wyatt killed, has the same energy as Supernatural.

Even better, Wynonna Earp will soon return in a special, Wynonna Earp: Vengeance, commissioned by Tubi. So make sure you have everything binged before the time comes.

Grimm (2011-2017)

One of the classic police procedurals that mixed the supernatural and the unknown with everyday drama is Grimm. The show has been on the air on NBC, but still has a large following that wants to see it revived in some form.

Originally, the show followed Detective Nicholas Burkhardt, who comes from a line of hunters with supernatural powers. His job is to protect the balance between humans and mythical creatures by fighting those who want to take over.

Extraordinary (2023-...)

It is one thing to explore the superpowers of others, but it is quite another to be left without a superpower in a world where everyone has one. Extraordinary focuses on this journey through the character of Jen, a 25-year-old costume shop worker who did not get a superpower at the age of 18 like everyone else.

The concept may sound wild, but it is actually a perfect setup for the show, which is full of humor and mystery. It has been renewed for a second season, so you have all the chances to catch it as it airs.

Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010)

Another show about helping ghosts move on was a CBS production starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon, who has the ability to see and communicate with the dead. Out of the kindness of her own heart, Melinda finds herself helping ghosts deal with the trickiest of stories.

The show ran for 5 seasons and consisted of more than 100 episodes. Of course, it's nowhere near the longevity of Supernatural, but it can provide several weeks of content, so it's worth a try.

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