10 Best TV Shows Like ‘Supacell’ | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Supacell is the latest superhero show on Netflix, with some great characterisation and kick-ass action. And it’s all the rage right now!

If you’ve finished watching this and are looking for alternate series, fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle of having to try and find something similar with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.

To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have.

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 Supacell!


Heroes Season 1

Heroes Season 1

Similarities – Characters & A Sketchy Government Agency

It’s important to make the distinction here that only season 1 bears much semblance to Supacell. 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 an origin story, Heroes manages to take the superhero ideas onto the small screen in a really compelling way.

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.

Unfortunately season 2 onward sees a sharp decline in quality so your mileage with this may vary.

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


Misfits

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.


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!


Sense8

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!


I Am Not Okay With This

Similarities – Tone & Ideas

Netflix’s teen drama I Am Not Okay With This is another unfortunate cancellation casualty. However, it’s undeniably similar to Supacell for its depiction of  drama and superhero elements.

The story follows Sydney, a teenage girl with a lot of problems. Juggling her Father’s death, her estranged relationship with her Mother and her best friend finding love and drifting away, Sydney is overcome with emotions.

This spills over in the form of inexplicable supernatural powers that sporadically appear during stressful moments. What follows is a fast-paced journey that sees Syd grapple with the usual high school woes you’d expect while running a superhero origin story in the shadows.


Moving

Similarities – Tone & Ideas

Moving is a supernatural K-drama that follows three high school students as they attend high school. These students are Kim Bong Seok, Jang Hee Soo and Lee Gang Hoon, and the trio have supernatural abilities.

They try to navigate the world, hiding their abilities as their parents try their hardest to protect them from exploitation. The show is well written and features an eclectic group of characters who gel well and keep things engaging over 20 episodes.


The Uncanny Counter

Similarities – K-drama with Superheroes

The Uncanny Counter is an action-packed drama revolving around a dysfunctional group who team up to take on high-powered demons.

The drama revolves around a boy called Mun who’s traumatized by the death of his parents as a child. Raised by his grandparents, Mun finds himself thrown into the world of demon-hunting as he’s made a member of the illustrious Counters.

While the second season isn’t quite as strong as the first and at times does derail a bit, there’s enough in this to thoroughly recommend all the same.

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


Travelers

Similarities – Story & Characters

At first glance you’d be forgiven for writing off Travelers as another generic sci-fi show. After all, a collection of people coming together to try to stop the world from total annihilation is hardly the most original of ideas.

Where Travelers stands out is the unique way it manages to weave its unique premise through a well written plot and believable, complex characters.

The show does well to conclude its three season run with an epic finale that does just enough to conclude the tale. However, it also leaves the door open for a possible reboot further down the line.

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


Doom Patrol

Similarities – Characters & Action

Doom Patrol is one of the quirkier superhero shows out there and much like The Umbrella Academy, 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 and the second season does end on a pretty abrupt cliffhanger. However, there’s some excellent material here that’s well worth checking out.

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


12 Monkeys

Similarities – Time Travel & Characters

When it comes to under-rated sci-fi, 12 Monkeys must be near the top of the list. This incredibly thrilling show completely surpasses its big screen brother to produce something really special.

The story itself is relatively unchanged from the film; a time traveler jumps back to stop a plague from wiping out Earth. Only, the lore and ideas go so much deeper than that.

After an enjoyable first season, 12 Monkeys introduces a shadowy group called the Army of the 12 Monkeys. What ensues from here is an incredible journey that’s well worth experiencing.

You can read our thoughts on 12 Monkeys in our full season reviews here!


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

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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