10 Intriguing TV Shows Like 'Teen Wolf' That'll Hook You Instantly
The world of Teen Wolf is full of supernatural creatures like werewolves and vampires. While you definitely don’t want to be anywhere near them, you can certainly get addicted watching the havoc they cause. When a teen is bitten by a werewolf, his life turns upside down. With his new powers, he discovers new dangers that he must face.
If you have enjoyed all six seasons of this series, here are some recommendations of similar shows that you should consider adding to your watchlist.
10 Series Like Teen Wolf
- The Vampire Diaries
- The Originals
- Pretty Little Liars
- Being Human
- Hemlock Grove
- Game of Thrones
- True Blood
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1. The Vampire Diaries
The plot revolves around a mortal girl who finds herself torn between two sensual lady killers. The two men are actually a pair of vampire brothers. This series begins like a cheesy soap opera, but it picks up the pace around the middle of its run. Watch past the first few episodes, you won't be disappointed.
The only problem with TVD is that it has too many subplots. There is always a lot of things going on at once, which can overwhelm a casual viewer. Even if you are an ardent fan, you can still get lost figuring out who lived, who died, and who was brought back to life! As ridiculous as the plot may sound, The Vampire Diaries is a pretty solid show to kill some time with. It offers nothing that you have not seen before, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on all the nail-biting episodes it has to offer.
2. The Originals
I've said it before, and I will say it again. The Originals is way better than The Vampire Diaries. Do not make the mistake of viewing this show as a mere TVD spin-off. This series has managed to amass its own dedicated fan base. For those who love the gore of The Vampire Diaries, but find the cheesiness hard to swallow, The Originals should be your new favorite. All five seasons are gripping, so you should at least give it a try. The series finale will leave you with a satisfying conclusion to an epic supernatural drama.
3. Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars is about four friends who have grown distant from each other after one of their friends was killed. When they start receiving the same texts from their dead friend, they band together to stop her from spilling their darkest secrets.
These girls have secrets with more depth than you might expect. The plot only thickens as soon as some of these secrets begin to get exposed. I am not going to spoil what they are. You will certainly want to watch their heinous deeds firsthand.
It is pretty difficult to care about any character in the beginning. However, as the first season progresses, you will find that these friends are simply misunderstood. They were just at the wrong place at a wrong time. As they try to sort out their personal issues, they also try to figure out who is sending them those threatening messages. Could it really be their dead friend? With tons of spine-chilling twists along the way, Pretty Little Liars will do a pretty good job of keeping you hooked until the end.
4. Being Human
What happens when a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost live under the same roof? You can expect a lot of misadventures and hilarious scenarios occurring. The tone of this series can shift in a matter of seconds. It can transform from being funny to gut-wrenching.
While the show does not have a lot of high-budget action sequences, it more than makes up for it with a concise plot and some impressive acting. You cannot help but feel for these otherworldly creatures as they try to survive in a hopeless world. I cannot believe how criminally underrated this show is.
5. Hemlock Grove
When a teenage girl gets brutally murdered, the hunt for her killer begins. In a suspicious town where everyone has their own secrets, will they be able to find the murderer?
Although vampires and werewolves are not new to the entertainment industry; Hemlock Grove finds a new way to introduce us to a scary and unknown world. With a mixture of some science-fiction and European legends, alongside some pretty solid production values, this show should certainly be considered for your next session of binge-watching.
Don’t pay attention to the negative reviews surrounding this show. I could never figure out what people did not like about it. No, it is not like The Vampire Diaries or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This show offers more maturity and variety. It’s a shame that it had to be canceled early in its run. Nevertheless, you still have three amazing seasons to watch
6. Game of Thrones
There is a reason why everyone keeps talking about Game of Thrones. Given its massive popularity, you might be forgiven for believing that it’s overhyped. Believe me, you will binge one episode after another as soon as you watch the pilot.
Based on the book of the same name by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones tells us the story of kingdoms in the fictional land of Westeros, a land where no one is to be trusted. In the bloody and brutal race to rule the whole world, these families often entangle with each other while a grave danger awaits them beyond the sacred walls. Can they sort their issues out before an army of evil overpowers humanity?
That is as much as I am going to tell you about the storyline! You’re better off witnessing the brutal murders, backstabbing, intense drama, and beautiful cinematography by yourself. It is just like watching an engrossing 10-hour movie with no frills.
Your favorite characters will often find themselves in precarious situations. More often than not, they will not escape unscathed. The writers kill off any character whenever they want to elicit shock value. With no permanent heroes or villains, the show always stay refreshing. This dynamic creates many fascinating hours of TV.
Supernatural is about two handsome lads that hunt all kinds of demons, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and every other ungodly creature that needs to be loaded in their list. Over the course of 13 seasons, they have done almost everything you would expect a superhero to do, except that they have died too many times. They always somehow manage to come back to life. These brothers are too resilient to stay dead for a long time. Supernatural is tons of fun despite all of its shortcomings.
The first five seasons are totally amazing to watch. After that, however, this series goes a bit downhill. Thankfully, the last few seasons have been an improvement. The writers have come back to their senses and realized what made this show addicting in the first place.
If you haven’t started watching it yet, you have a lot of catching up to do!
8. True Blood
True Blood is a whole different beast in the world of supernatural TV shows like Teen Wolf. With the deep pockets of HBO and the freedom that comes along with it, you can expect a lot of nail-biting drama, sex, and violence.
The plot revolves around Sookie Stackhouse, who can hear what others are thinking. That’s one of the reasons why she is still single! When she meets a vampire named Bill, she falls for him. This opens the door for a whole a lot of trouble.
Those who criticize the series for being too gory don’t get the point of this show at all. It was never meant to be taken seriously in the first place. It’s supposed to be a funny and light-hearted show that will entertain you for an hour every week. The first few episodes might leave you feeling conflicted, but don’t give up on it as it gets better later on. If you are a fan of some passionate vampire romance, you are going to love what True Blood has in store.
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
When a young girl finds out that she is destined to slay vampires and demons, she and her friends embark on a journey. With the help of her friends, she fights all sorts of evil while dealing with her teenage problems at the same time.
Do not let the title misguide you in any way. There is a lot more to this show than just vampire slaying. With millions of fans across the world, this is still an all-time favorite for TV audiences. There are some contradicting opinions out there, but I believe that this show deserves all the credit it gets. The storylines are always intriguing and will keep you hooked. Similarly, the acting and cinematography never feel out of place. Of course, it can get cheesy at times with its romantic subplots, but you'll learn to love them anyway.
If you did not know already, vampires and demons are not the main focus of this show. It’s a coming-of-age story that highlights Buffy’s journey from a naive teenage girl to a legendary slayer that keeps pace with her personal life. She deals with heartbreaks, death, and other issues.
The plot revolves around a cursed vampire who moves to Los Angeles in hope of redeeming himself. He embarks on a quest to help people with their supernatural problems.
Starting off as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, this series transformed into something much more over the course of its run. It is amazing to see how characters evolve over the years. Wesley, for example, becomes a badass after being a mere sidekick. Watching his transformation was incredible.
It’s a shame that this series got canceled in its prime. Nevertheless, you still have five spellbinding seasons to binge upon.
Once you’ve watched all the shows mentioned here, you should try out Awkward, Big Wolf on Campus, Werewolf, She-Wolf of London, and The Walking Dead. I’m sure you’ll like most of my suggestions. Did I leave anything out? Let me know in the comments section.