It has been eight seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’, and over the course of its run, this show has gained popularity like no other zombie show. Based on the comic book series of the same name, it tells the story of a world that has been taken over by a virus that turned people into zombies. What made this show different, from the movies of its genre, is the fact that it decided to keep the zombies in the background. Yes, there are nerve-racking scenes where Rick Grimes and Co. had to run for their lives from the walkers. But the show also substantiated the fact that in the end, nothing, not even zombies, are more dangerous than humans. Amidst survival, stability and staying alive, it all comes down to preserving your humanity. I could go on and on about the allegories I drew from this multi-layered show, but that’d make another article.
While the show is on its mid-season break, and you want something similar to keep you busy during this hiatus, then read on. There are web-series connected to the show that you can watch, but you could also try something new in the same genre.Here’s the list of TV shows similar to The Walking Dead that are our recommendations. You can stream some of these shows like The Walking Dead on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
12. iZombie (2015- present)
Alright, this one is interesting. A girl attends a boat party and some unusual events their land her as a zombie. But, she has found a way to keep herself human-like. She just has to keep feeding on brains, on a regular basis, and she doesn’t have to be the stereotypical zombies. So, she gets a job at the morgue. In addition to keeping her sane, the brains allow her to imbibe some characteristics and events from the life of the people they belonged to. Using this ability, the girl assists a detective in solving cases. You should watch this show if you want some time-out from the tense atmosphere of ‘The Walking Dead’. ‘iZombie’ will provide you with some comic-relief and good entertainment at the same time.
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11. American Horror Story (2011-present)