AMC’s Preacher is one of the best shows about religion and it blends the horror and comedy genres perfectly to give you a brilliant yet immensely weird series. Based on a comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a hard-drinking and often violent preacher, who has doubts about his faith but he ends up with a very powerful force from Heaven which gives him immense powers. This force in turn makes him a target for many groups including supernatural killers, religious fanatics, and even angels from Heaven. The series ended with its fourth and final season in 2019, giving the fans a satisfying ending to the Preacher saga and if you still miss the AMC series here are some more shows you could watch to fill the time.
Supernatural was one of the longest-running live-action series, running for fifteen action-packed seasons that made the Winchester brothers a legend known throughout the world. The CW fantasy series follows the Winchester brothers Sam (Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) as they go on the road with their 1967 Chevy Impala to hunt all kinds of supernatural entities. When the series begins we see Sam, enjoying a healthy normal life by going to college at Stanford and having a loving girlfriend, but all of that changes when his Dean comes to him after their father John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) goes missing while hunting a supernatural entity. While hunting monsters like vampires, werewolves, spirits, and shapeshifters is part of their daily lives but their main goal is to hunt down the yellow-eyed monster who killed their mother.
Mr. Robot is one of the most brilliant series ever made about mental illness and computer hacking. The series follows Elliot Alderson, a cyber-security engineer who suffers from crippling anxiety, but he is also a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot tries to lead a normal life but all of that goes out the window when a cryptic anarchist name Mr. Robot tries to recruit him in his merry band of hackers to take down the Evil Corporation. Mr. Robot went off the air in 2019 after the genius series finale that shocked basically everyone.
Lucifer is one of those shows that fans love with all their heart and it was proved because the fans of the series were the ones that saved it from cancellation. The series follows the titular character Lucifer (Tom Ellis) as he gets bored from ruling over hell and wants to have some fun in Los Angeles, but things don’t go as planned and he decides to team up with a mysterious LAPD detective named Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and solve crimes while also dealing with problems from heaven and hell. Lucifer’s cast also includes Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Kevin Alejandro as Dan, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Linda Martin, and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. Lucifer ran from the first season to the third season on Fox and then after its cancellation, it was acquired by Netflix for three more seasons.
American Gods are one of the most fascinating adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s works, as the series is filled with brilliant characters and their unique motivations. While American Gods is one of the most unique shows based on an even more unique novel series. The series follows Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) after being released from prison. After meeting Mr. Wednesday our protagonist Shadow Moon is pulled into a conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods. The Starz series premiered in 2017 with its first season being showered with rave reviews from critics and audiences.
Happy! is a Syfy live-action animated hybrid dark comedy series. The brilliant black comedy debuted on the Syfy channel in 2018 and it’s based on the four-part comic series of the same name by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. The series follows a former investigator and cop named Nick Sax, who is currently working as a hitman and now wastes his time drinking, having sex with prostitutes, and doing drugs. Until one day when Nick has a massive heart attack and that’s when a blue-winged animated unicorn appears to Nick and tells him that he is the imaginary friend of a little girl named Hailey, who has been kidnapped by an evil Santa and also she is Nick’s estranged daughter. Happy! ran for two seasons until it was unceremoniously canceled because of low viewership figures.
The FX Marvel series everybody loved and now has forgotten about, Legion. The brilliant superhero series starring Dan Stevens as the lead character David Haller, who is thought to be a paranoid schizophrenic and is admitted psychiatric facility, but when he gets there he meets and realizes that he may not be sick after all. The series is brilliantly bonkers and completely throws out the norms of a superhero series.
Grimm is a fantasy procedural NBC series that ran for six brilliant seasons blending multiple genres in an immersive story. The series follows Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli), a Portland cop who finds out that he is an important member of a long line of magical enforcers named Grimm, who keep the secret world of supernatural creatures separate from the world of normal humans. When Nick finds out that he is a Grimm he is barely able to handle anything because until recently he was one of those normal humans, whom he is now trying to protect from the various supernatural creatures. Nick isn’t alone in this fight though because he has the support of a wonderful friend and partner Hank (Russell Hornsby), girlfriend Juliette (Elizabeth Tulloch), and a new supernatural friend Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell).
Good Omens is one of the most relaxing apocalyptic series ever made. The Prime Video original series is based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s book of the same name and it follows an angel and a demon trying to stop the coming apocalypse.
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is one of the most brilliant and trippy series that has ever been made, the series is a virtual and psychological trip into the unknown and very very twisted places and minds. The Twilight Zone premiered over six decades ago and it still holds up very well as far as the stories and the visual experience go and most of the credit for that goes to Rod Serling, the creator of the series.
Syfy’s original series Wynonna Earp is a really entertaining supernatural western action-drama series. The series is based on the comic book of the same name and it follows the titular character played by Melanie Scrofano, a high-functioning alcoholic who happens to be a direct descendant of the legendary lawman and gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Because of a family curse, Wynonna now has to kill the men and women Wyatt Earp killed in his time because all of them have become revenants or demons, who are walking the earth in the present. Wynonna has the help of the very sexy gun named Peacemaker, which she has to use to shoot the revenants right in their head to send them right back to hell. Also Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) is also alive in the present and he is immortal now, other people helping Wynonna are his sister Waverly (Dominque Provost-Chalkley), and the U.S. Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls played by Shamier Anderson. Wynonna Earp ran for seasons and during that time it earned a considerable amount of fanbase.