With the advent of science and the resources available to television, the idea of the apocalypse has been quite enticing to audiences. What was once firmly in the domain of cinema is now easily within the reach of the small screen. Post-apocalyptic shows do a great job at portraying a decrepit world, and a fallen social order where chaos reigns. The struggles faced by the last vestiges of humanity make for compelling television and something that raises important lessons for sustainable living, cooperation, and scientific security.
While most shows have a typical premise of a deadly virus killing/infecting humans, some of them subvert this superbly to form something new as part of this genre. Here is the list of top post-apocalyptic TV shows of all time. You can watch some of the these post apocalyptic shows on Netflix.
8. Day 5 (2016- )
Rooster Teeth’s web television series ‘Day 5’ opens this list, with a thoroughly unique premise and engrossing characters. The show stars Jesse C. Boyd as a junkie who wakes up after a drug-induced binge to find out that most of humanity has died after falling asleep. This premise, coupled with the sparse production budget, ensured that this apocalypse is a tellingly relatable one, amidst all the exhaustion the modern work ethic imparts onto us.
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