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    17 TV Shows For Anyone Who Really Loves Superhero Movies

    For anyone in desperate need of some superhero drama.

    The recommendations below are all shows that have a superhero-esque feel to them and touch upon common themes featured in superhero movies: good vs. evil, social responsibility, teamwork, supernatural abilities etc. If you love superhero movies, then you'll definitely enjoy these!

    1. Misfits (2009-2013).

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    What it's about: After getting struck by a bolt of lightning, five young offenders start developing superpowers. The premise of people getting hit by lightning and suddenly developing superpowers might feel a little overdone, but with its quirky humour and characters, Misfits feels like a genuine breath of fresh air.

    Where to watch: All4 in the UK, Hulu in the US.

    2. The Umbrella Academy (2019-present).

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    What it's about: In 1989, 43 non-pregnant women around the world give birth at random. Seven of these children were adopted by a billionaire who attempted to train them into a team of superheroes. The series is adapted from a comic of the same name written by, wait for it…Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame!

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    3. Sense8 (2015-2018).

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    What it's about: After they suddenly become mentally linked, a group of strangers from around the world find themselves being hunted by those who view their newfound abilities as a threat. The show is noted for its diverse set of characters and its exploration of gender and sexuality, which has resulted in a loyal following amongst LGBTQ fans.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    4. The Mandalorian (2019-present).

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    What it's about: Set between the events of Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian follows a lone bounty hunter working in the outer reaches of the galaxy. The Mandalorian is so much more than just baby Yoda…although, honestly, the show is worth it for baby Yoda alone.

    Where to watch: Disney+.

    5. Heroes (2006-2010).

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    What it's about: Regular people around the world begin to discover that they have special abilities, which they must come to terms with while dealing with a possible catastrophic event that looms on the horizon. The show features a large ensemble cast of characters, each with their own unique storylines that gradually intertwine in unexpected and exciting ways.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime.

    6. Utopia (2013-2014).

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    What it's about: Fans of a graphic novel stumble upon a global conspiracy concerning an outbreak of a deadly disease. As they discover the truth hidden within an unpublished second volume, they start being targeted by a powerful group known as “The Network”. With only 12 episodes, this underrated gem is the perfect show to binge over a weekend.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime.

    7. Watchmen (2019).

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    What it's about: Set in an alternate history, vigilantes are no longer viewed as heroes and have been banned from crime-fighting. However, things might be about to change with the emergence of a white supremacist group. Based on perhaps the most well-known graphic novel of all time, Watchmen contains everything that's great about the source material and perfectly moulds it into a new, more contemporary story.

    Where to watch: NOW TV in the UK, HBO Go in the US.

    8. My Hero Academia (2016-present).

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    What it's about: In a world full of superheroes, a boy born without powers enrols at a school for heroes in training. If you're looking to venture into the world of anime, My Hero Academia is the perfect show to kickstart your journey.

    Where to watch: Funimation in the UK, Hulu in the US.

    9. The Leftovers (2014-2017).

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    What it's about: Three years after 2% of the world’s population mysteriously disappeared, a community tries to rebuild their lives. Despite flying somewhat under the radar, The Leftovers is one the most thought-provoking dramas to emerge from the 2010s.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime in the UK, HBO Go in the US.

    10. Lucifer (2016-present).

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    What it's about: Having grown bored of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar relocates to Los Angeles where he runs a nightclub and works as a consultant for the LAPD. Lucifer was originally cancelled after three seasons, but was picked up by Netflix after an impassioned campaign from fans to save the show.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).

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    What it's about: Student and vampire slayer, Buffy Summers, tries to lead a regular life while battling against the forces of evil. Even if you've never seen an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you'll probably be aware of the show's existence thanks to its impact on pop culture. Why not give it a watch to see for yourself what made it so iconic?

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime.

    12. The Tick (2016-2019).

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    What it's about: Alongside his account sidekick, a superhero known as The Tick takes on the evil supervillain running his home city. While the latest trend in superhero media is to portray the serious side of crime-fighting, sometimes it's nice to enjoy a show that doesn't take itself too seriously.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime.

    13. The Flash (2014-present).

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    What it's about: Barry Allen is just a regular, run-of-the-mill forensic investigator, until one day he gets struck by lightning and develops the power of super speed. If you like your superhero dramas packed with humour, lightning-fast action, and thrilling plot twists, then The Flash is the show for you.

    Where to watch: NOW TV in the UK, Netflix in the US.

    14. The Walking Dead (2010-present).

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    What it's about: Upon awaking from a coma, Sheriff Rick Grimes discovers that civilization had collapsed in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. Based on a series of bestselling comics, the story, as well as the characters, continues to evolve – there's a reason both the show and the comics are still going strong a decade after their debuts.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime in the UK, Netflix in the US.

    15. Lost (2004-2010).

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    What it's about: After their plane crashes on a seemingly deserted island, a group of survivors must work together in order to survive. While not the most obvious recommendation for superhero fans, what's more superhero-ish than a bunch of strangers banding together and using their skills for survival, and ultimately, the greater good?

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime in the UK, Hulu in the US.

    16. The OA (2016-2019).

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    What it's about: After having been missing for seven years, the previously blind Praire returns with her vision restored. The OA has developed an avid fanbase, and with good reason – with its uniquely mystical plot, the show feels unlike anything else.

    Where to watch: Netflix.

    17. Preacher (2016-2019).

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    What it's about: After developing unusual powers, a hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher goes on a quest to literally find God. Another series based on a critically acclaimed comic, Preacher is a must-see for fans of the genre. Be warned: the show isn't afraid to get a little violent.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime in the UK, Hulu in the US.

    What other superhero-esque shows should everyone be watching? Let us know in the comments!

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