It’s been quite a time since Netflix published the latest Stranger Things Season 4 teaser, and we still have a lot of questions. That is why watching shows like Stranger Things might help to get distracted. Will we see another incarnation of Eleven? Will she see her “Papa,” Dr. Martin Brenner, again? And what does this entail for Hopper, her stepfather?
We can’t tell you how much time we’ve spent frantically Googling fan theories, but since we still don’t have a publication date (you’re killing us, Netflix!), we figured we’d keep ourselves occupied by watching similarly interesting series. Keep reading for shows like Stranger Things.
1. I Am Not Okay With This
If you enjoy Eleven from Stranger Things, you’ll appreciate Sydney Novak (Sophia Lillis) from I Am Not Okay With This. But there is one significant difference between the two programs.
I’m Not OK With This at its foundation is a coming-of-age black comedy. The Netflix original series is a lighthearted look at a young girl who gains telekinetic abilities. She must manage the complexity of her high school life, adolescent emotions, sexuality, and deal with her father’s sudden suicide while controlling her newfound talents. It’s like the ultimate immersion into adolescent experiences and a perfect choice for the ones who are looking for shows like Stranger Things.
2. The Society
COVID-19 removed so much and so many from our planet that it seems foolish to grieve the loss of a television program, yet we sincerely miss The Society, which was due to return for a 2nd season on Netflix before the pandemic terminated it. The show resembled a combination between The CW’s most soapy dramas and HBO’s “The Leftovers” at its best.
The Society, the story of a group of Connecticut high school students who return from a hiking trip to discover all of their town’s elders disappeared, demonstrated that growing up and aging are chillingly different ideas. Some characters are more than willing to do the former. We recommend this one to people who are on the look for shows like Stranger Things.
“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” is the latest piece of young-adult entertainment to tempt our misfit adolescents with the idea that they, too, may be unique creatures endowed with magical powers but evidently, being a hunk helps. This adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s “Mortal Instruments” fantasy novels, about the miserable demons and warrior angels that hide among us, has the appropriate goth attitude and eye-candy ensemble but is neither amusing nor resonant enough to make you care. Shadowhunters is a good alternative if you are looking for shows like Stranger Things.
4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes place in the fictitious town of Greendale and it’s a terrible coming-of-age narrative filled with terror, fear, and witchcraft, a perfect choice for anyone looking for shows like Stranger Things. Sabrina Spellman must balance her dual nature as a half-witch and half-mortal while fighting the evil powers that endanger her, her family, and the daylight world in which humans live.
Kiernan Shipka plays Sabrina Spellman in the show. She is a half-human, half-witch adolescent at Baxter High who is just starting her dark education while attempting to live a regular life. In flashbacks, Mckenna Grace plays a younger Sabrina Spellman. Shipka also plays Sabrina Morningstar, a Sabrina from a different timeline.
Anyone who believes the narrative of “Stranger Things” has jumped the shark should read a true tweet from DisscussingFilm/Variety about the CW’s long-running “Riverdale.” After the entire town worked together to cut out Archie’s heart is a mystery in another world. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa believes Riverdale Season 6 will let the supernatural creep in a little bit more.
Riverdale is already dabbling with the paranormal. It’s formed a storytelling blood covenant with the gonzo and the ludicrous, and it’s opted to work around madness rather than up to it. That, in fact, is the show’s main draw and a good alternative for shows like Stranger Things.
Lauren Gussis’s Insatiable is an American dramedy television series featuring Dallas Roberts and Debby Ryan. It is inspired by Jeff Chu’s story “The Pageant King of Alabama,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine in July 2014. On August 10, 2018, Netflix released the 1st season.
The sitcom was extended for a 2nd season in September 2018, with the debut date set for October 11, 2019. A mistreated adolescent uses beauty pageants to take her revenge, with the assistance of a disgraced coach who quickly learns he’s in over his head in the show. We recommend watching this show if you are looking for shows like Stranger Things.