Reality bites! Yes, at times, our day-to-day reality turns and bites us with its mediocrity. All of a sudden, we are fed up with this dull existence. While some may wonder ”where have my dreams gone?”, most of us turn towards one thing to boost our senses — supernatural movies and TV shows. Thankfully, Netflix aligns some of the best original series and movies in this section. So, here’s the list of really good supernatural shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
12. Marvel’s Jessica Jones (2015 – Present)
Created by Melissa Rosenberg, Marvel’s second comic-based series ‘Jessica Jones‘ is one of the four Marvel shows on Netflix. The plot follows Jessica, a private eye with a past life as a superhero. After some unpleasant events in her superhero life, Jessica settles down in New York City as a detective. But the air of supernatural feeling never lets her go, as she entangles with cases involving people with extraordinary powers.
Jessica is a person who wants to be left alone. But she finds her always in the midst of ruckus and noisy people. And the most irritating among them is the villainous Kilgrave, an eccentric psychopath, who is also the most dangerous one. Even though the first 2 seasons of the show are still streaming on Netflix, the details of a third season are yet to be announced. All Netflix has revealed so far is that the third season will be the last for Jessica. ‘Jessica Jones‘ has Krysten Ritter as the titular character, while Rachael Taylor and Eka Darville star in key roles.
11. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 – Present)
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ embraces the legacy of its legendary creator, George Lucas. The show stars Tom Kane, Matt Lanter and Dee Bradley Baker in the lead roles. Chronicling the events happen between ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ in 2002 and ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005),’ ‘The Clone Wars‘ fills the gaps between the two crucial chapters in the franchise. The show follows Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, during the difficult time of the war. ‘The Clone Wars’ also brings characters like Anakin’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex to the front line from the backyard of the Star Wars legion.
10. Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997 – 1998)
Premiered during the latter half of the ’90s, Ninja Turtles is like a vintage piece of an artifact for die-hard fans. Directed by Richard Martin, ‘The Next Mutation’ is based on Mirage Studios’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ The series introduces new additions to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. The major change is the chief antagonists, ‘The Rank,’ an army of humanoid dragons’. The Rank’ clan is lead by the vicious Dragon Lord. The plot of the series follows the first three live action movies. We seem see them living in the same abandoned train station. The truth that Ninjas are not related by blood to each other, a fact ignored by the previous movie, is revealed here. And there is Venus de Milo, the female mutant turtle introduced in the second season. Jarred Blancard, Michael Dobson and Jason Gray-Stanford play other key roles in this series.
9. My Babysitter’s a Vampire (2011- 2012)
‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire’ is also like vintage stuff for the Netflix generation. Directed by Bruce McDonald, the series earned massive popularity during the early years of this decade. ‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire’ follows Ethan Morgan, his little sister Jane on a night in which their parents hire Erica, a high school girl to babysit the kids, But Erica’s friend Sarah, a vampire, reaches Ethan’s house in the place of Erika. She tells the parents that Erica has asked her to babysit the kids instead of her.
But Ethan has a vision while touching Sarah, and he notices she has no reflection in the mirror. When Sarah leaves to pick Erika up from a party, Ethan follows her with his best friend, Benny. When they see Sarah feed on a rat, they confirm their suspicion. Upon questioning, Sarah claims that she is just a fledgling vampire. Ethan, Benny and Sarah form an unlikely friendship pact. They had to fight an army of zombies, demons and other evil powers and protect their school and fellow students from apparent danger.
8. The Magicians (2015 – Present)
The magical adventure series, ‘The Magicians‘ unfolds in the backdrop of the secretive magic academy Brakebills University. The secret institution specializes in magic. When a graduate student, Quentin Coldwater, discovers everything describing in his favourite novels is true. Along with some of his friends, Coldwater digs deep into the mysterious world of the books and realizes the shocking truth that it is far more sinister than what they read on the pages.
Coldwater and his team of misfit friends embark on a journey to solve the miracle. They end up being transported into the magical world of the fantasy novels. When his childhood friend Julia manages to enter the world of magic and spells, the plot thickens. Four seasons of ‘The Magicians’ are currently streaming on Netflix. Coldwater and his team have two tasks ahead, to rescue his childhood friend and to save the world from a looming doom.
7. American Horror Story (2011 – Present)
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s FX horror anthology ‘American Horror Story‘ unravels how horror destroys the lives of people from various facets of the society — a family doomed to scattering; staff and inmates of a mental asylum; a coven of witches; a freaks show and its cast; the staffs and guests of a rundown hotel; a family trying to settle in their haunted farmhouse; and the inhabitants of a suburb in Michigan who are going through unimaginable physical and mental horror.
Each story in ‘American Horror Story‘ is a parable of infidelity, insanity, depression, oppression, discrimination, addiction, and exploitation. Every season of the show takes place in different characters, locations and timeline. But the real fact that makes ‘American Horror Story’ a favorite and binge-worthy series is that the same actors are playing different characters in different seasons. This makes the show more intimate to the viewer and generates a feeling of continuity between different season.
6. Van Helsing (2016 – Present)
Netflix’s vampire saga ‘Van Helsing’ centres around Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing. Season 3 of the iconic series starts when Vanessa has been bitten by a shape-shifting veteran vampire who is connected with the Van Helsing lineage. As an aftermath of the encounter, Vanessa resurrects once again, five years ahead into the future. But the world is in the hands of vampires and needs a savior at any cost.
Now, Vanessa has two tasks ahead — to save the world from the widespread vampire invasion and deal with the family’s great legacy as vampire hunters. Eventually, she realizes that both the tasks are inseparable and are two sides of the same coin. In the final showdown, she shoulders humanity’s last hope as the world slips closer to the edge of utter chaos and darkness. ‘Van Helsing’ features Kelly Overton and Jonathan Scarfe in the lead roles. All the three seasons of the show are now available to stream on Netflix.
5. Marvel’s Daredevil (2015 – 2018)
Marvel’s second Netflix offering ‘Daredevil‘ follows Matt Murdock, who is a blind man during the day and a mercenary with extraordinary sensory powers in the night. Matt lost his sight as a result of chemical exposure in a tragic accident when he was a child. But the mysterious chemical left superhuman powers in his body in return for his eyes. The newly acquired powers help him to deal with the ways of the world in a new style.
He decides to use the powers against injustice and evil. We have been seeing him fighting wrongdoers as a vigilante in the night and a lawyer in his own law firm. In the darkest alleys of Hell’s Kitchen, he is known as ‘Daredevil, the man without fear.‘ At the end of season 3, Matt is back in true form and brings Karen as a full-fledged partner at Nelson & Murdock, his law firm. Though Matt looks strong and ready to resume his duties as Daredevil, Netflix surprised the fans by cancelling an expected season 4. All three seasons are available on Netflix for streaming now.
4. Twin Peaks (1990 – 1991; 2017)
David Lynch, who co-wrote and directed eighteen episodes of the third season of the iconic ‘Twin Peaks,’ is never affirmative whenever people ask him about the fourth season. The shock waves of a stunning season 3, known as ‘Twin Peaks: The Return,’ are still around. Lynch and Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost did something miraculous with their first stint and history repeated when they returned for a third season.
When the body of Laura Palmer is found on the beach near the fictional Washington town of Twin Peaks, the original series started its ride in 1990. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper arrives in the small town to investigate the death under suspicious circumstances. But as he delves deeper, the investigation takes him into a labyrinth of mysteries surrounding the small town and it turns into a soul searching journey for him. Set 25 years after the events of the 1990 original series, ‘Twin Peaks, The Return‘ brings back FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper to investigate the murder of Twin Peaks homecoming queen Laura Palmer years back. The episodes follow multiple storylines of Cooper’s investigation of the Laura Palmer murder.
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3. Sense8 (2015 – 2018)
‘Sense8’ is the tale of eight strangers, who share a mysterious mental and emotional network exclusively between them. Since each of them hails from a different culture and place, the connection makes them both terrified and excited at the same time. It’s the moment of epiphany they shared at the time of death that causes this unnatural phenomenon.
Perplexed by the new power, they start to figure out the events that led to their transformation. But when the mysterious man, Jonas, steps into the plot with an offer to help them, and another dangerous stranger, Whispers, attempts to hunt them down, the eight of them realize they are in grave danger. With their power to access a Sensate’s mind, thoughts and dreams by staring into their eyes, their very existence is at stake.
All episodes of the two seasons of the show, which feature Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Max Riemelt in the lead, are available to stream on Netflix. Each episode depicts the Sensates interacting with one another and presents the exchanges from the point of view of any one of the eight. Slowly, the introspection starts revealing their differences and similarities as human beings.
2. Stranger Things (2016 – Present)
One of the most popular shows on Netflix, ‘Stranger Things‘ follows the mysterious disappearance of a young boy. Created by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, the series delves deep into the mystery behind the disappearance. Soon, the small town, where nothing is a secret, is flooded with rumours about the boy. He has vanished without a trace while returning home after a night of playing Dungeons and Dragons with his 3 friends. He leaves behind a mysterious little girl with a shaved head in his place.
The search for the missing boy leads the small town people to discovering deadly secrets about the mysterious little girl. Soon, the small town witnesses some gruesome murders and hooded figures start roaming through the dark corners. ‘Stranger Things’ features stunning performances from Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, and Dacre Montgomery. The huge popularity of the show has pushed Netflix to go for a third season which is lined up for a July 4, 2019 release. The two seasons of this must-watch series are available for streaming on Netflix now.
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1. Wynonna Earp (2016 – Present)
‘Wynonna Earp‘ is the great-granddaughter of the legendary demon protector, Wyatt Earp. When she reluctantly takes over as the heir of her great-grandma, Wyonna has a whole new slew of demons, ghosts, and other evil creatures to deal with. Her dysfunctional crew, which includes her sister Waverly, Waverly’s girlfriend Nicole, centuries-old Doc Holliday and Black Badge Agent Dolls, must bring every paranormal to justice.
But when Revenants, the resurrected souls of the criminals Wyatt Earp had once wiped off, return for their revenge, Wyonna and her team have a fatal battle ahead. All the three seasons are available for streaming on Netflix now. Fans of ‘Wynonna Earp’ have been conducting rallies to protest as the production of the fourth season drags behind the schedule. They have even launched a social media campaign #FightforWynonna and raised a billboard in New York City’s Times Square.
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