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10 Shows To Watch If You Can’t Wait For Stranger Things Season 5

Why not find something entertaining to watch while you wait for Stranger Things season 5?

We firmly believe that as of right now you have completed watching Stranger Things season 4. And are aware that season 5 is most likely to begin the writing process. For you, that’s a long time to wait, isn’t it?

Stranger Things is so endearing and exciting that viewers develop strong bonds with each character, almost to the point of addiction. They will, however, likely have to grow connected to a new series and new characters.

Because they won’t be able to watch their favorite characters for a whole year. And that’s why we’re here to assist you in choosing the finest shows to quell your intrigue as you wait for the fifth and final season of Stranger Things.

Let’s Take A Look At Shows To Watch While Waiting For Stranger Things Season 5

Are you interested in hearing our recommendations for shows that are somewhat related to Stranger Things? Then continue reading.

1. Dark

The story is set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

It is all about time travel and its paradoxes like Predestination Paradox, Bootstrap Paradox, Loopholes, Quantum entanglement, and many more. Family secrets intertwine and inter-personal drama is panned out from 1953 to 2019 and beyond.

The existence of a wormhole in the cave system beneath the local nuclear power plant. And the happy dose of bright colors of the 80s makes the series seem similar to another Stranger Things.

This series is definitely not easy. In fact, you will have to frequently pause to discuss the series with someone, make predictions, and correlate the different faces of the same person across different timelines.

By the end of season 2, the show was playing with five timelines and a plot that gets complicated owing to the young, middle-aged, and old versions of the same person.

But that’s the beauty of the series – it is difficult enough to keep you engaged, but if you are in a ‘solving’ mode, the show gets extremely rewarding.

And according to some people, that’s what makes its popularity lower than Stranger things, because Dark is tougher to watch.

At first glance, the main themes are similar too: in ‘Dark’, they travel in time, and in ‘Stranger Things, they can ‘transport’ to different dimensions. Dark also focuses on a bunch of kids trying to solve the mysteries of their town.

Finally, let us say that this is undoubtedly a terrific pick for you if you enjoy watching series that require you to connect the dots between different pieces of information.

2. I Am Not Okay With This

I’m Not Okay With This is a show which takes us on the life journey of the main lead, Sydney. Each and every episode of this brand new series is incomplete without her brilliant Narration. And every episode reveals more and more about her coming life events.

Stanley Barber as a second lead has made the show even more interesting with his unique supportive character who later becomes Sydney’s companion in daily life scenes.

Sydney is real; she deals with terrible tragedy as well as everyday teen misery. But the way the show handles her developing skills makes her seem more like an embarrassed teen who doesn’t want to draw attention than someone who’s ready for heroics and spandex.

Those who adore Eleven from Stranger Things should definitely try this one.

3. Black Spot

This excellent psychological crime thriller has some horrific elements. Murders and inexplicable disappearances take place in and around the surrounding woodland in the village of Villefranche.

The forest has a personality. It’s poorly lit, wet, foggy atmosphere creates a chilling aura. The series gains a visceral touch from the trees and the ground below. The mythological history of the woodland is unsettling. We can be terrified by things we can’t see or understand.

The series features a gripping mystery set in remote French woodland. It has French flavors and is similar to Stranger Things for grownups, but with antler felt and lichen.

4. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy’s The Vampire Slayer, is a show of Buffy and her friends fighting against the bad [vampires and vengeance demons] to save themselves and others.

Despite the cheese and tackiness that might come with WB’s hour-long show about vampires and slayers. Buffy stands out amongst any other teenage, high school magic, witch-fest of the late ‘90s and early 2000s.

Buffy’s The Vampire Slayer is much more than a show about an ass-kicking demon fighter who occasionally puns and even in one instance sings a whole musical about it. But it’s a cultural phenomenon, one that redefined TV.

From the pilot episode of “Welcome to Hellmouth,” each character has a distinct personality that feels as if it has been shifted over time. It’s amazing how the traditional clichés are subverted in this way.

5. The OA

The OA offers us, sci-fi spectators, an excellent diversion from the ridiculous Vampire, Zombie, Transformer, and Superhero fare that is ubiquitous and that is supposed to satisfy us. We are starved for quality, cerebral, imaginative stories.

A captivating series that keeps you engrossed and curious about where the next installment will take you.

This first season frequently stretches and contracts its capacity for belief and blurs the distinctions between madness and reality. Every episode of The OA manages to leave you out of breath. The series certainly gets you to reflect on mortality.

6. Locke & Key

The storyline of the series is about a demon without a soul who awakens and sets out to find all the keys.

However, because the Locke family is the rightful owner and adults cannot recall any instances of magic, the demon cannot harm or steal from them. Amazing series you must see, filled with suspense and thrills.

The story also [one of the many comic books licenses Netflix hoovered up] centers around the children of the Locke family, who after their father is murdered, have to move to their ancestral home – which they discover has a thing with a bunch of magical keys that unlock various abilities – shenanigans ensue.

Locke & Key hit the perfect blend between witchy themes, psychological drama, and mysteries. The Keys are all fascinating to look at. The acting is excellent and you’re dying to know what each key unlocks. It’s utterly binge-worthy and the music throughout really makes it.

7. The Umbrella Academy

The fantastic and brilliantly conceived look into a highly dysfunctional and wonderfully funny family of superhuman children who have now grown up. Whose lives have all changed for the worse.

Once media superstars are constantly bathed in the spotlight of public attention, the members of the Umbrella Academy are split up, missing, or even dead.

After watching Stranger Things, we don’t believe you’re afraid of the violent, bloody side anymore. But for those who are more sensitive, we will warn you that it is a little on the violent and bloody side.

We didn’t mind it because the producers did a fantastic job of incorporating humor throughout the show to let you relax and lessen the excitement. Speaking of humor, that was really hilarious.

Each character has their own feelings about how they respond to challenges and unique abilities as well.

8. The 100

If you want something with a distinct narrative, The 100 is the way to go. Thousands of people now live in the Ark, a space station orbiting Earth, 97 years after a catastrophic nuclear apocalypse wipes out almost all life on Earth.

Three generations have been born in space, but when the Ark’s life-support systems fail, one hundred juvenile detainees are sent to Earth in a last-ditch effort to determine whether it is habitable.

The show is chock-full of amazing moments. It also includes friendships, relationships, and parenthood. The writers do an excellent job of making it interesting, or perhaps a better word would be “captivating.”

Throughout the series, you see survival as something fresh, something you don’t think you’ll ever have to come to terms with. The decisions they make and the stuff they do or say are really capable of thought, which is what draws you in.

Each character experiences their own truly awful setback, and their interactions with certain events are so realistic that you can feel their pain, surprise, or relief.

9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

How can we not mention Sabrina? Oh, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina promises to take your heart away. This adaptation of the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” narrative is a dark coming-of-age story that peddles horror and magic.

Sabrina Spellman struggles to reconcile her double existence [half-witch, half-mortal] while fighting dark doers that threaten her, her family [including aunts Hilda and Zelda], and the daylight world humans inhabit in the reimagined origin story.

The characters change throughout the show, making the series both compelling and frightening at times. The screenwriting continues to flow well and does not deviate from the main plot at any point in any episode.

While betrayal and intense thrills are at the heart of the plot, the show also focuses on aspects of teenage life and even makes room for romance. It does a good job of balancing emotions.

10. Haven

Last but not least we’ve another great suggestion. Audrey Parker, an FBI agent, shows up in Haven, Maine, expecting a routine assignment. But the longer she stays, the more inquisitive she becomes about the townspeople.

Who appears to be plagued by a variety of supernatural afflictions. The town itself is riddled with secrets; and her own unexpected connection to this strange place.

Some absolutely brilliant lead characters and acting, as well as storyline development, were set in an amazing location and improved with each season. The supernatural and alternate dimensions are really well evenly matched.

A fantastic blend of cop drama, comedy, science fiction, mystery, and heart. The main cast’s chemistry is incredible. There’s always something strange going on in Haven. And it will keep making you wonder.

There is no need for you to find another excuse not to watch any of these highly regarded shows. Were our suggestions to your liking? Do you have any ideas for further series for others? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments section below.

Ayman Bhorania
A Gamer And A Writer By Heart. Ayman Is Captivated By Movies & Shows, And She's Writing It Here. She Cherish Encouraging Everyone To Accomplish Their Goals. If She's Not Writing, You Will Find Her Watching Shows, Or Probably Playing Games!
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