No matter how much we know that it’s all just a fantasy, yet we are fascinated, charmed and sometimes spooked by the supernatural world displayed on popular TV series. Whether its magic, superhuman strength or immortality, we wish to become one of the supernatural characters or hunts them down as a hunter, if given a chance.
Thanks to pop culture around the supernatural theme, the genre is quite popular among all age groups across the globe. Maybe it takes us to a whole new world of fantasy, where the only concern is how to overcome the evil and survive. Although I don’t believe in any of those supernatural beings or cultures, I often wondered where the ideas about such supernatural theme come from!
Despite not having any beliefs in such a fantasy supernatural world, I am a huge fan of this pop culture. Hence, today I will share a list of some awesome TV series, which is highly based on a supernatural world, theme, things or characters.
Best Supernatural-Themed TV Series
The first on my list the adventures of the Winchester brothers, where they hunt down vampires, witches, werewolves, shapeshifters, demons and sometimes even rogue angels. Supernatural, as the name suggests, has each and every supernatural creature ever created and as hunters, Sam and Dean Winchester must kill them for good. The show already has a successful run for 11 seasons now and is among the top Supernatural themed shows ever.
The Vampire Diaries
Well, the vampires are not always evil and that’s what The Vampire Diaries is all about. This TV series based around the city of Mystic Falls follows the story of Elena, Damon and Stefan. Damon and Stefan are the vampire brothers, who fall for the same girl Elena, a teenage girl of Mystic Falls. The series talks about dark magic, witches, werewolves, hunters, and, of course, the main attraction is garnered by the vampires on the show.
A spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals follows the life of Mikaelson siblings, Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. The series is basically about the Mikaelson siblings quest to regain control over the city of Orleans, they had been forced to flee from their vengeful father. However, the origin of the series is cut down from The Vampire Diaries, The Originals focuses around a completely independent plot with different storylines.
Fringe is an American Supernatural Science Fiction TV Series. TV Show is about an FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham a Mad Scientist Walter Bishop and his Son peter Bishop. They Investigate aspects of Fringe Science. Fringe is highly inspired by X-Files, The Twilight Zone and some other supernatural TV Shows.
Grimm is a police procedural fantasy drama series, where the main protagonist discovers that he belongs to a long lineage of guardians known as Grimm’s and he must maintain the balance between humanity and the mythological characters called Wesen. All the mythological creatures featured on the TV series are inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Grimm has a successful run for 5 years since it premiered in 2011.
HBO’s True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is an American television drama featuring the life of Sookie Stack house, a telepathic waitress and her encounters with the other co-existing vampires. Besides vampires, there are also other supernatural creatures such as werewolves, shapeshifters, faeries, witches and a maenad feature in the series.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American TV series following the life of Buffy, who happens to be the latest in the lineage of a young woman known as Vampire Slayers. As per the story, the Vampire Slayers are chosen by fate to fight supernatural creatures such as vampires, demons, and other evil forces. The series is even today considered a classic among the supernatural pop culture and had a successful run of 7 seasons since its premiere in 1997.
A spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel is a yet another Supernatural drama TV Series following the life of Angel, one of the love interests of Buffy, who also happens to be a vampire. Unlike other vampires, Angel has a human soul which was restored to him as an act of punishment by the Gypsies when he killed one of their own. In the series, as an act of penance, Angel becomes a private detective in Los Angeles, California to help the helpless. To do this, he must fight the evil demons and other humans allied to them.
Lost is one of the highly praised and acclaimed yet a very complicated TV series of all time. The show features a lot of different elements of both science fiction and supernatural themes. Basically, the show begins after a commercial passenger plane crashes on a mysterious island somewhere in South Pacific Ocean and from thereon, the mystical adventure of Lost begins. The reason I say it is a very complicated series is because Lost has various subplots featured in flashback or flash forward. Due to its cult following and huge popularity, there are many different miniseries and other media released to explain the fiction universe and mythology of Lost.
Being a widely popular show on social media, Teen Wolf has taken the audience; especially the younger audience by storm, with its charm and the supernatural theme around a werewolf, the show is based upon. Teen Wolf follows the story of a teenage boy named Scott McCall, who is bitten by a werewolf and now must accept its consequences as well as cope up with his new life and transformation to a werewolf. Premiered back in 2011, the series is still running with a successful stint of 5 seasons.
Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural-themed television series based on the folk tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. The plot of Sleepy Hollow follows the same storyline as the folk tale with the only difference that the new story is set after 230 years, where Ichabod Crane, who killed the Headless Horseman and losing his own life in the process in 1781, rises from his grave after Headless Horseman is summoned back to his life by an unknown party.
Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama series that centers on the life of a bisexual succubus while she learns to control her supernatural abilities to protect those in need and discovering the truth about her origins. The series had a success run of five long seasons since its premiere in 2010 and features a female demon as the main protagonist.
Charmed is an American supernatural-themed television series premiered in 1998 and follows the life of three sisters. The trio of sisters is known as The Charmed Ones and each one of them possess unique magical powers that they use to protect the innocent lives around them from demons and other warlocks. Despite possessing magical powers, they find it hard coping up with the ordinary life of modern-day San Francisco as well as hiding their supernatural identity from the people around them. Since its premiere, the series had a successful run for eight long seasons and
Bitten is a Canadian Television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of book written by Kelly Armstrong. The series follows the life of Elena Michael s, a female werewolf, who leads a normal life with her human boyfriend Phillip in Toronto as well as obliges to her duties towards her family in Upstate New York as a werewolf. Like every other supernatural-themed series, Bitten also features several other supernatural beings such as witches.
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time is an American supernatural drama with a number of characters based on fairy tales. The show features a fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine which is inhabited by the characters from fairy tales. These fairy tale characters are transported to the real world after erasing their memories clean by a powerful curse. Once Upon a Time shares the plot from a variety of different Disney films and popular Western fairy tales.
Unlike other shows on the list, Syfy’s Warehouse 13 features supernatural artifacts rather than supernatural creatures. The series follows the team of secret service agents at Warehouse 13, who are assigned the task of investigating and collecting above-average intelligence basically inhibited by some historical artifacts with greater historical significance.
After God vanishes from Heaven, his archangel son Gabriel blames the humans and wages a war against mankind with the help of his army comprising of low-rank angels, known as dogs of Heaven or eight-balls named by humans for their black eyes. As a result of the war, mankind is almost destroyed with some surviving in the fortified cities. After 25 years, while the other high-rank angels and archangels remain neutral in the war, Archangel Michael steps in choose humanity’s side against Gabriel and starts living with the humans until the chosen one rises to save mankind.
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