With so many TV shows coming out, there is no easy way to separate the amazing shows from the not-so-good ones. Luckily, this list is made to help.

Stranger Things

Genre : Fantasy, Horror, Drama

Rating : 8.9/10

Status : (2016 – ongoing)   2 seasons

Cast :  Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin

Stranger Things is set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the early 1980s. It all starts when Will Byers, a young boy, disappears. The whole town and his best friends Dustin, Mike, and Lucas all go searching for him, but one thing leads to another, creating a supernatural trail. The people of the small town begin to discover secrets of a government lab, portals to another world, and sinister monsters.

Stranger Things is a series meant for all ages as it intrigues everyone from the start. Even though the twists and sub-plots are inventive, it is easy to know what’s going on. Not only is the dialogue well presented, but the characterization is convincing and the acting is excellent, making the show seem very real.

In a series of comments on IMDB, a user called rossnoon says, “I was hooked from the first episode! The acting in this is brilliant, especially from the younger members of the cast. This series has the perfect amount of mystery, suspense, and scares to keep you wanting more!”

Where you can watch this show : Netflix

 

The Originals

Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Rating : 8.3/10

Status : (2013 – ongoing)   4 seasons

Cast :  Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

 

The Originals is a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries which centers around the Mikaelson siblings: Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah; a family of power-hungry vampires. The show begins with the siblings returning to the city of New Orleans for the first time since 1919. They originally built the city but were forced to flee because of their wicked father. While they were gone, Klaus’s protégé, Marcel, took charge of the city. Klaus decides he has to take Marcel down and get back the city that once belonged to them. While doing so, he must also protect their city from a war brewing between vampires, werewolves, and witches. The Originals really sets itself apart from The Vampire Diaries because it’s not really focused on love but rather on Family, Loyalty, and Power.

This show is fascinating, edgy, and full of surprises. It also makes you connect to the characters on a personal level almost immediately and if you can’t take my word for it, the IMDB website is full of reviews and comments like this one from the user Lee-Richardson1995, “The show has a brilliant cast, characters, great story and good location. The originals also gives explanations and goes into some detail about the characters backgrounds and helps you understand the story between the Originals and Marcel.”

Where you can watch this show : You can watch it on Netflix and Hulu or buy/rent this on Amazon Video and ITunes

 

Lucifer

Genre : Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Rating : 8.3/10

Status : (2015 – ongoing) 3 seasons

Cast :  Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

 

Lucifer focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, The Devil. Bored with his life of ruling hell he decides to retire and come to earth. The irony is that he ends up settling in Los Angeles – The City of Angels. While retired, he starts running an upscale nightclub called Lux and indulges on all his favorite things, but when his famous friend is brutally murdered in front of his club, something changes deep within him. For the first time in 10 billion years, does he actually feels sympathy? Disturbed by that thought he still decides to go join Chloe Dancer, an LAPD homicide detective to find the murderer and make them pay for their sins.

Lucifer is a charming and mischievous take on the fallen angel. The show has many pop references, cool soundtracks and convincing acting from the lead actors. Far from evil, Lucifer is an alluring gentleman who wears nice suits, talks with a elegant British accent, and will make you feel like you know him personally just in the first episode. “Lucifer is not trying to be dark and mysterious, but fast-paced and humorous,” according to the user Ruben Helmersen Johansen from IMDB.

Where you can watch this show : You can watch it on Netflix and Hulu or buy/rent this on Amazon Video and ITunes

 

The Flash

Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama

Rating : 8.1/10

Status : (2014 – ongoing) 4 seasons

Cast : Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

 

The Flash is about Barry Allen, a Central City police forensic scientist. Despite some childhood trauma, he has a pretty normal life. However all that changes when Barry is struck by lightning because of a particle accelerator accident at S.T.A.R Labs. He wakes up from his coma nine months later to meet a group of scientist working at S.T.A.R Labs: Cisco Ramon, Harrison Wells and Caitlin Snow. Together they find out that the lightning caused him to have superhuman speed and made him able to run both on land and water. Barry uses his new power to save Central City and catch meta-humans who are evil people that also got powers from the accident.

The Flash is well developed and brings something different with each episode. From its special effects to its funny dialogue, you just can’t help but to get connected to the characters and feel what they feel. This show is also perfect for all ages and you don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy it. “It’s a fun take on the superhero genre and once it hits its stride, it delivers some of the coolest superhero ideas ever explored on TV,” says the user Andrew Gold on IMDB.

Where you can watch this show : You can either watch it on Netflix or buy/rent this on Amazon Video and ITunes

 

Riverdale

Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery

Rating : 7.8/10

Status : (2017 – ongoing)   2 seasons

Cast :  K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

 

The show follows the life of Archie Andrews and his friends Betty, Veronica, and Jughead in a small town called Riverdale. After the mysterious death of Jason Blossom, a popular high school student and member of the most powerful family in Riverdale, the quiet little town is twisted upside down. Archie and his friends explore the struggles of everyday life in the small town while taking on the eerie case of Jason Blossom, but in order to solve this mystery, they must first find out the secrets that lie buried beneath the surface of their hometown. Riverdale may not be as safe as it seems. “The show gives us yet another high school mystery, but manages to bring something new to the table,” says the user mazpenzin from IMDB reviews. There is a lot to appreciate about this show, from its thrilling plot to its well developed characters. As the story unfolds, new mysteries appear keeping you hooked and wanting more each week.

Where you can watch this show : You can either watch it on Netflix or buy/rent this on Amazon Video and iTunes

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