10 Shows Like ‘Stranger Things’ You Can Binge-Watch Now
Already binge-watched your way through season three of Stranger Things? While we patiently wait for details on the fourth installment (You’re killing us, Netflix!), we’ve compiled a list of TV shows that are just as addicting as the popular series.
From The Society to Sense8, keep reading for ten shows like Stranger Things.
1. 'The OA'
Brit Marling’s family is thrilled when she returns home after a seven-year disappearance, though no one can explain how she’s no longer blind. A young girl with a mysterious backstory? Eleven…is that you?
Set in the fictional town of Riverdale, the show follows a group of teenagers, who can’t seem to escape a series of supernatural monsters—like the Gargoyle King, who is basically a comic book version of a Demogorgon.
3. 'Black Mirror'
While each episode tells a different story, the series is designed to provide an eye-opening look at technology’s impact on society. Incorporating as many sci-fi elements as Stranger Things, the mind-bending twists will have you thinking, “WTF.”
4. 'Roswell, New Mexico'
Although Liz returns to Roswell to care for her sick father, it doesn’t take long for her to reconnect with her high school fling, Max. Things appear to be going well—that is, until Max reveals that he and his family are aliens. Think Stranger Things…with an E.T. twist.
5. 'The Society'
What would happen if all the adults were to suddenly disappear? Well, the kids in this Connecticut town experience just that in this modern-day version of Lord of the Flies. The plot makes the drama at Starcourt Mall seem like a walk in the park.
Sarah Bennett returns to her hometown of Waterbury almost 30 years after her parents were murdered by a serial killer. She soon learns that nothing has changed when she finds herself in the middle of a series of killings that are inspired by the seven deadly sins. Oh, and the main character could practically double as Joyce Byers.
7. 'The Leftovers'
After 140 million people disappear without a trace, the residents of Mapleton, New York, try to regain a new sense of “normal.” Don’t worry—there are just as many twists as in Stranger Things.
8. 'American Horror Story: 1984'
The anthology series recently debuted its latest installment, which tells the story of a group of teens, who are enlisted as counselors at the newly reopened Camp Redwood. The catch? Not only is the camp known for an infamous massacre, but it also has a decades-old curse that makes it impossible for visitors to die…or leave.
The multi-dimensional plot will give you major Upside Down vibes.
It follows a group of people from all over the world, who discover they’re somehow connected. Things take a dangerous turn when a mysterious organization tries to track them down, forcing the strangers to join forces in an attempt to protect themselves. You know, kind of like the Stranger Things crew versus the Hawkins Laboratory.
Introducing a Wild West theme park, where the main attraction is humanoid robots, dubbed “Hosts.” While visitors are drawn to the lack of rules, no one could predict what happens next. The mystery will leave you as confused as Barb’s parents.