7 Shows Like Doctor Who You Must See

The immortal time lords, one of its kind shape-shifting space-ship and time-traveling adventures. Do these terms remind you of something? I don’t know about others but whenever I hear these names, I always remember the greatest and the longest-running sci-fi show ever on television – “Doctor Who.” The show that is considered a classic and is popular among audiences for its unique content then still keeps the endowment to interests in a wide array of people. 

Be it young, old, serious, funny whatever, everyone likes the subject and characters of the show. I still remember how being a kid, I used to urge joining the armies of immortal time lords aka The doctors. The cliffhanger approach of Doctor Who entices the audience much and almost all the episodes of it ends like this which creates the eagerness among the audience to yearn for what-to-unfold-next things. 

Well, the twelfth series of this science fiction television program is already premiering on BBC. Amidst, those who still crave some more adventures and want to make themselves go crazy with time travel paradoxes do not need to get confused between what to pick and what not because we are going to give you the list of many similar TV shows which gives Doctor Who vibes. You can watch several of these shows like Doctor Who on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

7. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007-2011)

When it comes to discovering something like Doctor Who, the spin-offs are the surest elements to be covered, and what would be more adventurous than Sarah Jane’s journey here. The Sarah Jane Adventures, as the name says it all, is about the adventures of Sarah Jane Smith played by Elisabeth Sladen who is a young investigative journalist combating against alien invasion and other supernatural aspects. This show was created with the purpose in mind to keep the target audience of a younger generation and this show flourished amongst them the most.

6. His Dark Materials (2019 -)

His Dark Materials starring Dafne Keen, James McAvoy is an adventure drama show based on the book of the same name. A movie called “The Golden Compass” has also been made in the year 2007 which followed the same storyline, however, “His Dark Materials” is a detailed analysis and explanation of the trilogy book by Philip Pullman. The first season of the His Dark Materials broadcast on HBO and received great reviews from the audience. Looking over the success of the first season, the makers have already given the go-ahead for His Dark Material Season 2. Those who have not watched the first season of this dark fantasy thriller can stream it online on Hulu. Being a fan of adventure and fantasy tales, you won’t be disappointed.

5. Primeval (2007-2011)

The only difference in Primeval and Doctor Who is of the scientists and the doctors. That’s it. The narrative of both shows bears many similarities. Like Doctor Who, Primeval is also an action-adventure drama series that follows the story where a team of scientists is after peculiar or let’s say never-seen-before creatures who entered through temporal anomalies across the UK. This suspenseful thriller drama series was created by Tim Haines and Adrian Hodges. The audience who liked watching Doctors and the team battling against evil will surely love to attend Professor Cutter’s unit too.

4. Stranger Things (2016 -)

Another TV show on the list is a horror drama series of Netflix which is widely popular among younger audiences. And yes the name of chief character is “Eleven” played by Millie Bobby Brown. Now you know. It is none other than Stranger Things. The series which started with finding the missing friend from the group and is now focusing on sending the monster named Demogorgon back to their world. You have watched time lords fighting against aliens and other megalomaniacs, now watch kids fighting with the strange being. Stranger Things basic storyline has an impact of E.T – the Extra-Terrestrial directed by Steven Spielberg.

3. Supernatural (2005-)

If I have to summarize the story of Supernatural series in brief, I will say that it follows the narration where two brothers are on a ghost hunt. Supernatural is a fantasy horror TV series broadcasts on The WB. The show has a total of 15 seasons till now and I don’t see it ending there only. Unlike Doctor Who, this show has a bizarre approach to deal with supernatural or paranormal beings by the ghostbusters brothers Jared and Jensen. This show is a boon for those who love horror and suspense genre.

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2. Sherlock (2010 -)

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After many detective stories, BBC network decided to give this character a face and from there Sherlock series was conceived and Benedict Cumberbatch roped in. The series ran for seven years with four thriving seasons each episode following different and mostly whodunit stories. The companionship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson is still on everyone’s lips and the way they operate together to take down any culprit is exceptional. If you like watching detective stories, Sherlock is definitely your cup of tea.

1. The X files (1993-2018)

Another show that lived up to the audience in the late 90s is “The X Files.” The plot revolves around the two FBI agents, Fox Mulder played by David William Duchovny and Dana Scully played by Gillian Anderson. Despite the disparity in characters, they investigate the strange and unexplained cases taking place in and outside the town. The X Files has a total of 11 seasons and the last episode of the show broadcasted two years ago on Fox. Doctor Who and The X Files do not share similarities except they both are long run shows of earlier days in an investigative adventure genre.

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