10 TV Shows Like ‘Gen V’ | TheReviewGeek Recommends

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Gen V is the latest spin-off series to The Boys, packed with the same action, drama and thrills throughout.

If you’ve finished watching this and are looking for alternate picks – we’ve got you covered. We’ve dug through the archives to find a whole bunch of different TV shows to whet your appetite. As always, do comment below with your thoughts and any suggestions or recommendations you may have!

Doom Patrol

Similarities – Mental Health Issues & Characters

Doom Patrol is one of the quirkier superhero shows out there and much like Gen V, thrives on its character-driven set-up. Doom Patrol really leans into its absurdity and the character development thrives because of it.

The characters are interesting, with multiple issues that manifest across the two seasons.

The team have their own problems to contend with as well, but the second season does end on a pretty abrupt cliffhanger. However, there’s some excellent material here that’s certainly worth checking out.

You can read our thoughts on Doom Patrol in our full season review here!


Similarities – Characters & Action

Invincible essentially takes everything great about other superhero shows and dials that up to 11.

Boasting an all-star voice cast and 8 episodes of twists, turns and thrilling fights, Amazon Prime have struck gold again with this hellraising brother to Gen V.

Playing out as part-parody and a more straightforward superhero thriller, Invincible is faithful to its source material and depicts a world where superheroes and humans live side by side across the globe.

Declared the strongest and most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man helps the Guardians of the Globe to thwart any threats that come their way. Only, the real villain could well be hiding in the same room as them…

To give much more away would be a disservice to this wonderful show. Invincible is an incredible animated trip and well worth your time.

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

The Boys

Similarities – Characters & Violence

Amazon’s Original Series The Boys bucks the trend of tired Marvel and DC spin-offs to deliver one of the most refreshing superhero takes on TV.

Armed with a compelling narrative, an interesting satirical look at superhero culture, and a smattering of blood and gore along the way, this one is a bloody good time.

The characters are well written, the continuing storyline nicely paced and with a third season on the horizon, The Boys is certainly one of the easiest recommendations to give.

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

The Umbrella Academy

Similarities – Quirky Characters

The Umbrella Academy is really the full package. While it may not have the same level of gore and explicit violence as other hero entries on this list, it does have a great ensemble of characters and some excellent action. The Umbrella Academy actually takes the time to flesh out every character and gives them a compelling arc.

The action sequences are well shot and the simple story surrounding this misfit group of child-heroes teaming up to save the world is as engrossing as it is watchable. It’s also one of the better examples of a show outdoing itself in the second season.

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


Similarities – Violence & Craziness

Based on the comic book series of the same name, Preacher is a well written, bloody, violent romp that’s certainly worth checking out. The basic premise revolves around a preacher enlisting the help of a vampire and his ex to find God. Only, the story goes so much deeper than that.

This one does require a bit of patience to begin with, introducing a host of different characters and jumping around a lot. If you can take to the tone though, this one should definitely quench your thirst for more craziness. Across the four seasons, this one quickly becomes one of AMC’s best originals.


Similarities – Good Twists & Superheroes

Legion is a challenging sci-fi series that exists somewhere within the weird space of the X-Men universe. It’s also one of the more unusual and visually stunning shows you’re likely to see in quite some time.

The story revolves around a super mutant named David Haller. This troubled young man spends his time institutionalized after being diagnosed as schizophrenic.

What follows is an unforgettable journey as David tries to make sense of what’s happening and why he’s there. The show has three seasons and ends conclusively too, making for a solid watch that’s very much recommended.

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

Heroes Season 1

Heroes (Season 1)

Similarities – Characters & Premise

It’s important to make the distinction here that only season 1 bears much semblance to Gen V. While the heroes (no pun intended) in this series don’t wear capes and show off their powers, it is one of the better examples of character writing and creating believable heroes in the modern day world.

Serving as a superhero origin story, the characters are well written, given some decent screen time, and the extended run-time is enough to flesh everyone out and build up to a climactic showdown at the end.

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



Similarities – Banter, Characters & Tone

When it comes to a tight-knit group of teenagers forming an unlikely group, British series Misfits fits the bill. It’s a smartly written series that balances a combination of laugh out loud moments with much more profound bouts of drama.

The result is something that’s cleverly written and features a pretty diverse group of characters you can’t help but get behind.


Similarities – Violence & Drama

Much like Gen V, Banshee is a show that completely catches you off-guard. With a great storyline and an inspired Antony Starr in the driving seat, Banshee is one of those under-rated gems.

The story revolves around an ex-con assuming the identity of a murdered sheriff but as the narrative progresses, so too does the main premise of the show.

We won’t spoil anything here but Banshee is well worth a watch and with four seasons to boast, this one’s sure to keep you busy for a while.


Similarities: Characters & Story

Shot on-location across the globe, Sense8 is an incredibly good looking show and it merges that with a thought provoking and action-packed story.

The narrative centers around a group of people across the globe who suddenly and inexplicably are mentally linked together. These characters are then thrust head-first into danger, forced to find a way to survive as they’re hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.

There are a lot of twists and turns along the way, and it was such a fan favourite in its time that the abrupt ending to season 2 forced Netflix’s hand to commission a conclusive feature film to finish the story.

You can read our thoughts on Sense8 in our full season reviews here!

So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Gen V on Amazon Prime.

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

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