10 TV Shows Like Good Omens | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Solving mysteries one bromance at a time

After 4 years of peace not even expecting a Good Omens season 2, the makers have decided to be kind to us. And then stab us in the back in the most cruel way possible. And there is a very good chance that we might not even get a season 3, having to suffice with that heartbreaking cliffhanger which was totally uncalled for.

Well, while some have taken to resorting to fanfiction and fanart to cope, we are searching for a little less heartwrenching and angsty shows like Good Omens. Sure, people have compared it to American Gods, Legion, Constantin, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm and other supernatural shows. But with the completely different direction that season 2 has taken, there are just a couple of hidden gems that we hadn’t realised are quite similar to Good Omens.

So, if you are looking for more such quirky tv shows with comedy and angst, you’ve come to the right place. Well without further wait, here are 10 TV shows with a similar premise to watch if you liked Good Omens.


hannibal

Hannibal (2013-15)

Similarities – bromance, angst, solving mysteries

If you think Crowley and Aziraphale have had it tough, say hello to Hannibal. A gripping and chilling crime drama centred around the complex relationship between FBI profiler Will Graham and the brilliant psychiatrist and serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Considered a prequel to the iconic Anthony Hopkins movies, the show takes us through the younger years of Hannibal and his earliest obsessions. Together, they form an unexpected friendship as they delve into the darkest minds to solve gruesome mysteries while grappling with their own personal demons.


our flag means death

Our Flag Means Death (2022)

Similarities – bromance, adventure, fantasy 

Hungering for more quirky and amusing dynamics? Set in the 18th century, this swashbuckling adventure follows the true(ish) exploits of Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat turned pirate captain. Alongside his quirky and diverse crew, they embark on a fantastical journey filled with daring escapades, bromantic camaraderie and fantastical elements, challenging societal norms of their time.


supernatural

Supernatural (2005-20)

Similarities – heaven vs hell, demon Crowley, bromance, solving mysteries

Brothers Sam and Dean Winchester continue their family’s legacy as hunters, battling supernatural threats like demons, ghosts and otherworldly creatures. With the stakes rising dramatically, angels and demons and even God get involved. Amidst their dangerous adventures, the Winchesters and their allies form a strong familial bond and face internal struggles while unravelling deep mysteries and thwarting evil forces.


lucifer

Lucifer (2016-2021)

Similarities – supernatural, solving mysteries, romance, antihero

The Devil grows tired of his reign in Hell and retires to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and becomes a consultant for the LAPD. This hilarious supernatural cop procedural series follows Lucifer Morningstar as he solves crimes, forms an unlikely romance with a detective and grapples with his antihero nature and celestial responsibilities.


preacher

Preacher (2016-2019)

Similarities – supernatural, bromance, adventure, chosen one

Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher, becomes the host to a powerful entity that grants him extraordinary abilities. Accompanied by his gun-toting ex-girlfriend and a hedonistic vampire, Jesse embarks on an adventurous quest to find God. Along the way, they face supernatural adversaries and discover a greater purpose.


the boys

The Boys (2019-)

Similarities – corrupt institution, solving mysteries, misadventures, antihero

In a world where superheroes abuse their powers under the influence of a corrupt corporation, a group of vigilantes, known as “The Boys,” aims to expose and take down these super-powered individuals. This dark and gritty series follows their misadventures, delving into the consequences of power and the blurred lines between heroism and villainy.


ragnarok

Ragnarok (2020-2023)

Similarities – supernatural, adventure, chosen one

In a Norwegian town plagued by environmental pollution, a young boy named Magne discovers he is the reincarnation of the Norse god Thor. As the chosen one, he must embrace his supernatural abilities and confront powerful adversaries to save his hometown and the world from impending doom.


sherlock

Sherlock (2010-2017)

Similarities – bromance, solving mysteries, angst

A modern-day adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective stories, this BBC series follows the brilliant consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson, as they solve intricate mysteries in contemporary London. Their deep bromance, unmatched intellect and constant struggle due to their opposing ideologies make for a captivating crime-solving duo quite reminiscent of our Good Omens protagonists.


the good place

The Good Place (2016-2020)

Similarities – heaven vs hell, opposites attract, comedy

After her death, Eleanor Shellstrop finds herself in the afterlife’s “Good Place,” a heaven-like utopia. However, she quickly realizes she’s there by mistake and must conceal her morally questionable past. As she seeks to become a better person with the help of her oddball companions, the show explores themes of ethics, heaven versus hell and the comedic journey of self-improvement.


wheel of time

The Wheel Of Time (2021-)

Similarities – chosen one, fantasy, adventure

In a world where magic exists and the Dark One threatens to break free, a young farm boy named Rand al’Thor discovers he’s the prophesied “Dragon Reborn,” destined to either save or destroy humanity. This epic fantasy series follows Rand and his diverse group of companions on a dangerous adventure to fulfill his destiny and prevent the world’s destruction.


So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Good Omens.

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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