3. GRIMM (HUNTERS, VARIETY OF SPN BEINGS, INVESTIGATION)
You’ll find this show in every list which reads ‘Shows like Supernatural’. The show revolves around a cop named Nick Burkhardt who discovers that he comes from an elite bloodline of hunters who possess special abilities to defeat the Supernatural threats. Nick is able to experience the paranormal beings who walk among the ordinary humans. Now it’s his job to protect the innocents who are unaware about the existence of the Supernatural from some grave threats. Like Lucifer, Grimm is a police procedural drama. But the culprits here aren’t ordinary humans, but Supernatural beings. The word ‘Grimm’ refers to the bloodline of the hunters or protectors who possess the special ability to fight the paranormal. So if you loved the variety of different creatures and beings who all possessed unique powers and abilities, and Winchesters had to study lore and do research to dispose off them then you’ll surely like Grimm.
2. THE X-FILES (AGENTS, PARANORMAL, INVESTIGATION)
The X-Files revolve around two FBI agents who travel all across the country while investigating the unnatural and paranormal happenings. While one agent named Mulder believes in the existence of the extraterrestrial, but his partner Scully doubts all that. Soon they both learn they are just a small cog in the machine. There’s a bigger conspiracy set in motion. Supernatural is similar to X-Files in numerous ways. First foremost, John Shiban who worked on X-Files was a part of the Supernatural and he is the one who assisted in crafting the mythology of the show. The reason Jared Padelecki was drawn to the Supernatural project was because he loved X-Files and Twilight Zone and found Supernatural to be similar to them. The Original format of Supernatural involved two journalists traveling in a van investigating the paranormal which sounds almost like X-Files.
1. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Family, Team, SPN Beings, Hunter)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer is one of the most iconic shows of all time. It’s no surprise that Supernatural gets compared to this hit series a lot. Buffy also featured a group of people who learn that they possess special abilities and they have to fight off Supernatural threats. Supernatural has featured numerous actors for Buffy and its spin-off titled Angel. Whether its featuring the big bad monster of the week or the detailed and depth storytelling, hunting and monster lore. Both shows are somewhat familiar. Unlike the other shows, Buffy had the ‘Scooby Gang’ to defy all the odds which is similar to Team Free Will.