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From is an intriguing mystery thriller, one that’s grown from strength to strength over the weeks. The story is interesting, layered with flashbacks, while the central mystery makes for a very bingeable watch.

If you’ve finished watching this one and are looking for similar picks, we’ve got you covered! To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have as well.

Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.

So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming From.


The Society

Similarities – Gripping Mystery

The Society is essentially a modern-day spin on Lord Of The Flies. In true Netflix fashion though, The Society feels slightly overlong across its 10 episodes and could have done with some tighter editing. 

The story begins with a strange smell descending over an American town as various kids return from a school trip. They soon come to realize all the adults are missing. Even stranger still, the town is now inexplicably surrounded by thick, lush forestry.

When the smell finally disappears, the kids realize that their town holds small differences that play a bigger part in the plot further down the line.

The kids in The Society predictably descend into a heady cocktail of teen angst and melodrama. Between these constant bouts of partying and having sex, the group do come together and try to figure out what’s happened…or do they?

Do be warned though that The Society was cancelled by Netflix during the middle of 2020 (boo!) and as such, does not have a conclusion. Still, it’s a fun ride up until that point.

You can read our thoughts on The Society in our full season review here!


Chapelwaite

Similarities – Mystery & Pace

Chapelwaite is a horror-drama based on the short story, Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King. The series stars Adrien Brody and follows the character Captain Charles Boone, who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife’s death at sea. However, the Boone family is met with hostility from the townspeople, and they begin to discover the home and the town are hiding dark secrets tied to the Boone lineage. As Charles uncovers the unsettling history, he also battles the voices in his mind, urging him to commit acts of unspeakable horror.

Chapelwaite effectively captures the atmospheric and psychological horror associated with King’s writing. The plot unwinds at a steady pace, adding suspense and maintaining interest until the very end.


Wayward Pines

Similarities – Mystery & Pace

Wayward Pines is one of those shows you really need to suspend your belief and logic to enjoy fully. While the second season does tend to go off the rails a bit, the first season serves up a decent amount of drama across its run-time.

The story here revolves around secret service agent Ethan Burke, who arrives in the town of Wayward Pines with a big mission. Two federal agents have gone missing and it’s up to him to work out what’s happened. Only, instead of answers he finds himself consumed with even questions. As he starts to dive head-first down the rabbit hole, Ethan realizes to his horror that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

As far as compelling mysteries go, Wayward Pines has some nice ideas even if it does deliver answers a little too quickly. Despite that, there’s certainly enough here to enjoy.



The Leftovers

Similarities – Mystery, Tone & Themes

If thematic depth is your jam, The Leftovers is definitely worth checking out. Running for three seasons, the story picks up just after a global event called the “Sudden Departure”. This inexplicable event sees the disappearance of 140 million people – or 2% of the world’s population to be precise.

Following that, mainstream religions decline which paves way for a number of cults to emerge. The most notable among them is the Guilty Remnant.

The story only grows more intriguing and interesting over time as thematic questions come to the foreground. However, to give much more away about this would be a disservice to the series but if you haven’t already, you should definitely add The Leftovers to your watch-list.


Flashforward

Similarities – Mystery & Tension

Flashforward was an unfortunate casualty of the Network TV cancellation Russian Roulette. In a post-LOST era, every TV show jumped on the mystery box bandwagon with varying degrees of success. Flashforward – despite its similarities to LOST’s opening – quickly stepped beyond that to deliver an addictive slice of sci-fi.

The main premise here sees the entire world’s population black out for approximately 2 minutes and 17 seconds. The effect of this leads the entire world to catch a glimpse of life six months in the future.

With the world changed forever, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate just what happened – and why.

As the episodes progress, more of this mystery starts to unravel. Along the way, there are lots of big cliffhangers and shocking twists. It’s just too bad ABC killed this one after a single season. Despite its agonizing cliffhanger ending, this one’s still worth a watch.


Lost

Similarities – Mystery, Stuck In Strange Area

Back in 2004, a tiny show called Lost went way over-budget with its pilot episode. The consequences of that saw several people fired. Little did they know this mishap would help grow Lost into a worldwide phenomenon that completely changed the way people watched TV.

This highly engrossing, mystery series revolves around a group of plane-crash survivors washing up on shore and fighting for survival on a very weird island holding many, many secrets.

Across 6 seasons the show does lose its way a little but it serves up an engrossing and unmissable journey nonetheless. If you haven’t seen it already, Lost is a must-watch show, especially if you’ve become obsessed with From!


30 Coins

Similarities – Mystery Box & Deep Themes

From its stunning opening scene to the suitably bombastic climax, 30 Coins delivers a creepy, suspenseful and atmospheric show that’s sure to please horror aficionados.

The story here blends elements of alt-history akin to that seen in Dan Brown novels with a creepy underbelly of supernatural phenomena. The opening scene to 30 Coins is arguably one of the best in recent memory. Within this, a mysterious figure walks into a bank and steals a coin from a safety deposit box.

Shrugging off bullets from incredulous guards and hitting them with a barrage of his own, he steps inside a black car and hands over the coin to a shadowy priest. From here, the story only grows weirder and more frantic as the episodes progress.

To give much more away would be a disservice to this story but suffice to say, 30 Coins is well worth your time.

You can read our thoughts on 30 Coins in our full season review here!


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Outer Range

Similarities – Slow Burn Mystery

Outer Range is a moody, atmospheric neo-noir thriller. The story takes place on a large expanse of land in Wyoming, US, split by a dividing fence between two rival farms.

When Royal uncovers a bizarre mystery on the western expanse of his land, he’s unwittingly sucked into a sci-fi bending plot that changes his life forever.

This is intertwined with a brewing rivalry between the Abbott and Tillerson families. Royal’s sons, Perry and Rhett, end up fighting with Wayne Tillerson’s boys at a bar that night, with Trevor and Perry trading blows.

When tragedy strikes, an investigation is launched against the Abbott family. Fronting this is Sherriff Joy, who becomes a more central part of this story as the episodes tick by. But it’s Royal’s mystery find that drives the story forward.

You can read our thoughts on Outer Range in our full season review here!


Carnivàle

Similarities – Mystery & Themes

Carnivàle is a complex and visually stunning show that blends elements of historical fiction, religion, and the supernatural together. The story is set during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl era, following two seemingly disparate groups of people: the carnies of a travelling carnival and a preacher’s congregation in California.

The central narrative revolves around two primary characters: Ben Hawkins, a young man with strange healing powers who becomes part of the carnival, and Brother Justin Crowe, a charismatic preacher who develops a dangerous and manipulative ability. The series teases an ultimate confrontation between these two characters, which is painted in terms of a struggle between good and evil.

Carnivàle boasts a complex and deeply layered narrative. It delves into topics such as faith, destiny, and the nature of good and evil. This is a slow burn narrative but immensely rewarding for those who invest the time in it.


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Yellowjackets

Similarities – Trapped In Hostile Territory, Supernatural Elements

In its simplest form, Showtime’s latest drama plays out as a blend of Lost, Lord of the Flies and a murder mystery whodunit. This delicious blend of ideas works wonderfully across the 10 episodes, with a split focus between two different – and equally important – timelines.

The main storyline centers on a female football (soccer) team called the Yellowjackets. With their captain Jackie calling the shots, they board a plane but crash-land in the middle of nowhere.

Aside from a few plot contrivances, Yellowjackets is a solid mystery thriller. Sporting plenty of intrigue, mystery and unexplained phenomena, this is one of the better mysteries to be released in quite some time. Just be prepared to be sucked in for quite the rollercoaster ride once you start!

You can read our thoughts on Yellowjackets in our full season reviews here!


So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished with From on MGM+.

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “10 TV Shows Like ‘From’ | TheReviewGeek Recommends”

  1. I was so upset when they canceled Flash Forward, really felt like it had the potential to be the next Lost. For anyone i terested ill add 1 more to there list La Brea. And in case your wondering it is an american show in english, its just named after the place where it takes place in California. Theres 2 seasons out ao far and there both great. This show along with From and Yellow Jackets make upy favorite 3 shows still on tv right now, especially when it comes to these mystery/drama type shows.

  2. Hey Rickey, you’re absolutely right I do apologize! I’ve just gone in and corrected that now. Appreciate the heads up and for reading this article.

    -Greg W

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