What’s the worst thing about your favourite show? Ending, right?! Right.
Well, as a TV fan you will find that this is an occurrence that happens more often than you’d like. You’ve just started getting into a show, you’re binging it every night and then – boom – out of nowhere you run out of episodes and seasons. Sometimes, if you’re lucky there might be a new season of the show coming in a year or so, but on other occasions, that can be that – the end of the road for that TV show forever.
So, what do you do next?
Well, don’t panic, we have a cunning plan as Baldrick would say.
We’ve been trawling through the internet looking for shows that are similar to other shows, and we’ve used our many years of television expertise to match them up and offer you a new favourite show or three along the way.
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So no matter what show it is you love, hopefully in time we’ll be adding it to the list to help you find your next favourite show.
Right, if you’re ready – shall we begin?
Stranger Things has become one of the biggest hits for Netflix in the last few years and continues to win armies of fans across the world as the kids of Hawkins, Indiana continue to battle it out with the evil forces of the Upside Down. If you’re looking for more of the best shows like Stranger Things you’re definitely in the right place.
Without a doubt one of the most successful and well-loved sitcoms of the modern age, Friends ran for ten years between 1994 and 2004 and made superstars of Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow. But if you love great comedy you’ll be sure to be laughing all the way to the Tv with our list of the best best shows like Friends all in one place.
Peter Morgan’s epic drama that follows the story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II from just before her coronation up until almost modern day is a huge global hit for Netflix. It has seen some incredibly talented cast come and go through its many seasons including Claire Foy and Matt Smith, Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies and many more. If you’re missing the royal action try out our best shows like The Crown list to help you feel regal again.
The Office US is based on the UK sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and stars Steve Carrel as the boss of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton Pennsylvania. Very much its own show after it goes off on a brilliant journey after series one, this is one of the best NBC sitcoms of the modern era and a show that you can’t get enough of. But once you’ve watched it ten times over, you’ll be glad we created a list of the best shows like The Office (US).
OK, so maybe we’re cheating here a bit including two shows… but let’s face it, if you like tales of Westeros, you probably have a soft spot for both these shows. Game of Thrones was of course one of the biggest and best HBO shows of all time, and House of the Dragon is its long awaited prequel – but once you’ve watched them and you want more epic fantasy action, what do you do? You check out our best shows like Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, obvs.
One of the best dystopian series of the modern era, Black Mirror, which is created by Charlie Brooker, remains a show that has huge numbers of adoring fans across the globe just waiting for another set of episodes in the anthology. But if you’re finding it hard to wait for the next cautionary tale about how tech is taking over our lives, perhaps you could head on over to our best shows like Black Mirror experience to keep yourself busy for now.
When it comes to comedies about the afterlife, there aren’t much funnier or more fun than The Good Place. Kristen Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman who is mistakenly sent to The Good Place instead of The Bad Place. Co-starring the likes of Ted Danson and William Jackson Harper to name but a few, this is a show that will have you crying out for more. But sadly there is no more, so you’ll have to make do with our best shows like The Good Place guide to keep you company for now.
Abbott Elementary is one of the funniest and most well-observed comedies of the last few years. Following the fortunes of a group of teachers at this fictional elementary school, the show not only gets laughs, but also makes biting satirical commentary on the shape of the public funded school system. While you’re waiting for the next season of this excellent show, perhaps you should check out our guide to the best shows like Abbott Elementary as homework.
Ben Stiller is the producer and director of this slick Apple TV+ series that tells the brilliant dystopian story of the employees at Lumon industries, a mysterious organisation that has many of its members undergo a controversial surgical procedure known as severance, where they effectively have their consciousness split between an “innie” at work and an “outie” at home. Starring Adam Scott, this is a beautifully crafted series. But while you’re waiting for more of the show, why not head over to our best shows like Severance page to find your next sci-fi groove?
One of the most successful dramas at the BBC in the last few decades, Peaky Blinders is a phenomenon and a huge hit with fans across the world. Following the fortunes of the Shelby family and the Peaky Blinders gang between the First World War and the Second World War in Birmingham, this brilliant show that stars Cillian Murphy is known for its ripping musical soundtrack, exciting visual feel and excellent tense scenes. But as there’s no more being made for TV, perhaps you should check out the best shows like Peaky Blinders to watch right now.
From the pen of Julian Fellowes, the mastermind behind Downton Abbey, this is a period drama that will familiar to those who followed his work set in the grand English country manor. On this occasion the story is set a little earlier in the 1880s and across the pond in New York city, but all the hallmarks of a classic Julian Fellowes period drama are in place with this excellent show. However, at the moment there’s only one season available – so if you’re looking for another programme to satisfy your lust for olden times then we suggest you check out our best shows like The Gilded Age article right now.
Bridgerton is one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time, and is certainly one of the most talked about period dramas of the modern era. It had a similar effect for costume dramas as Downton Abbey had ten years before, making them cool again and setting the standard that many others would follow. Created by Shonda Rimes, the legendary producer behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal amongst others, this is a period drama that will have you hooked from the very start. But while you’re waiting for the next season of the Netflix show, why not check out this list of the best shows like Bridgerton that you can stream right now.
Doctor Who is one of the longest-running and best-loved television shows in the world. Since 1963, the time travel sci-fi show has been entertaining and scaring audiences as the Doctor travels across the universe in adventures in space and time. And despite there being many hundreds of episodes of the show to enjoy from the classic series through to the modern reboot post 2005, eventually you’ll run out. And at that point you’ll want to find shows that are similar to Doctor and even better the best shows like Doctor Who that are available right now to watch and stream.
Blackadder is one of the best British comedies of all time, and it continues to win armies of fans across the world as its discovered by new generations. Starring Rowan Atkinson as the titular Blackadder, the razor-sharp comedy follows the fortunes of a man and those around him in four different historical settings across four exceptional seasons. However, as is the case with many of the best British comedies, there simply isn’t that much of it, so if you’re looking for the best shows like Blackadder and are keen to find some similar shows, this is the place to be.
If you’re a fan of dystopian science fiction, you don’t need to go any further, because HBO’s brilliant Westworld has literally everything you need for a fantastic viewing experience. This show over many seasons has grown and developed into an epic and classic of its genre, but the only real issue is there just isn’t enough Westworld to keep you going all day every day. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best shows like Westworld which is filled with lots of shows that are similar to your favourite sci-fi hit.
Lost was more than just a TV show, it was a science-fiction event that gripped the world with mystery after mystery for many years. Now there are some people that found that they were left at the end of the show with questions they didn’t get answered, but most enjoyed the journey of the survivors of the Oceanic plane crash as they tried to see off the mysterious black smoke, the Others and the polar bears to name but a few. So, if you loved Lost, you’re probably going to enjoy our indispensable list of the best shows like Lost.
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