Most of the English speaking world seem to have watched, and loved Stranger Things. In the first 4 days of the series 3 release it was watched by 40.7 million households worldwide. As a result it has become one of Netflix’s most popular shows. Here are 5 similar shows you may enjoy.
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Whilst struggling to deal with high school, and the death of her father, a teenage girl starts to discover she has superpowers. This is made by the producers of Stranger Things and definitely has similar vibes. There are only 7 short (less than 30 minutes) episodes so you can easily binge watch it in a day. Series 2 hasn’t been announced yet but it is probably just a matter of time.
Locke and Key:
Locke and Key is a supernatural horror series based on a comic book. After their father dies, three siblings return to their family home and discover magical keys linked to special powers. The series sees them exploring these new abilities, protecting them from evil demons, whilst discovering secrets about their family. There are only 10 episodes in the series so not a massive commitment, and the next series isn’t expected until 2021.
Another series based on a comic book, the series follows high school misfit Josh in post-apocalyptic USA searching for his girlfriend. He and his gang of weirdos fight to survive against rival gangs of survivors and zombies. It’s pretty funny but a little predictable, and was cancelled after the first season so don’t get too attached!
A group of students go on a school trip and return home to find everyone in their town has disappeared. They then have to learn how to survive with no adults, no way out of the town, and no communication. It’s a bit like a modern day Lord of the Flies (GCSE English anyone?) and explores society and power. Completely gripping, and a second season is coming later this year!
A pair of teenage lovers run away from their families to be together and live happily ever after. Unfortunately their plans are scuppered a little when June discovers she is a shape shifter. Their dream of eloping turns into a mysterious nightmare instead. Filmed in Yorkshire and Norway, and only one season long, it’s worth a watch.