30 Best Shows to Watch if You Liked the Boys

The Boys is a 2019 premiere crime-drama show with a superhero theme. However, it is hard to put it into a genre box though we usually refer to it as a  supernatural crime drama.

This bizarre show gulped in a huge fanbase. This prime video-released series sadly has bid adieu temporarily to us with its third season.

So, now that we are on a cliffhanger until they bring the fourth part of The Boys.  Why not watch something good?

The Boys is an absolute example of cinematic craftsmanship, but many shows are about as good as it.

We have listed 30 shows to spoil you for choice.

Please pick some for your Saturday binge.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical(2022)

Creator- Eric Kripke, Simon Racioppa, Seth Rogan, and Evan Goldberg

Genre- Black superhero comedy

Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video 

This show is a distant sibling of The Boys and adapted from a comic book. It is a superhero show.

It is a random short content set in The Boy’s universe. 

Due to its strong language and hard-core violence, it might not be suitable for a younger audience.

This is an easy-to-binge show with only eight episodes of mere 2 hours runtime each.

This ‘The Boys’ spinoff features smooth storytelling, animation, and characterization.

This 2022 premiered entertaining series stars Grey Grif, Chris Diamantopaoulos, and Ben Schwartz.

Titans(2018)

Creator- Avika Goldsmith, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti

Genre- Science Fiction

Where to watch- NETFLIX 

It is an action-fiction series featuring many gritty, violent and dark themes.

It is a true comic book adaptation of “Teen Titans” that showcases a young group of heroes trying to make the world a better place to live.

It is a series with Dick Grayson in the lead and has some of the best cinematography ever.

The show has a high production value, mediocre writing, and blackwashed characters.

This adventure action premiered in 2018.

The Flash(2014-2023)

Creator- Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns

Genre- Superhero action

Where to watch- NETFLIX 

The Flash is an exciting addition to the Arrowverse, with its first season being exceptionally good at showcasing the origin of our titular character.

This DC series shows Barry Allen’s life completely changing after his mother’s death in an accident and orphaned Barry later becomes Detective Joe West.

It is a cluster of themes such as sci-adventure, drama, mystery, and romance.

The multiverse and distinct timeline things are exciting.

It is a nine-seasoned action, sci-Fi genre 2014 released show.

Watchmen(2009)

Creator- Zack Synder

Genre- Neo-noir & Fantasy

Where to watch- NETFLIX, Amazon Prime, Apple Tv 

Watchmen is an American TV mini-series showcasing a unique parallel world in which events happen but with different timelines.

It is a great mystery conspiracy series with an incredible musical score, character arcs, and great camerawork.

This series uses a back-and-forward way of storytelling.

Watchmen stars Regina King, Tom Mison, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

This 2019 HBO original show deals with themes such as racism, vigilantism, and cultism.

Doom Patrol(2019)

Creator- Jeremy Carver

Genre- Superhero comedy

Where to watch- HBO max 

Doom Patrol is a four-seasoned comedy drama released in 2019 on HBO max starring a Terri c cast of Brenden Fraser, Joivan Wade, April Bowly, and others.

It features a superhero team of ve scarred/disfigured & traumatized members blessed with supernatural powers due to near-fatal accidents scrutinizing some of the most out-of-the-world cases.

This is brilliant in every aspect of psychological drama, with tidbits of dark 

comedy.

It qualifies as a sadistic and silly watch at the same time.

This gritty DC creation is delightfully weird.

The Umbrella Academy(2019)

Creator- Steve Blackman

Genre- Sci-Fi

Where to watch- NETFLIX 

The Umbrella Academy is an offbeat superhero show comprising themes like drama, apocalypse, comedy, time-traveling suspense, sci-, twists even a good dash of horror, which makes it a wholesome & captivating watch.

The narrative is of a dysfunctional family packed with a crisp screenplay and refreshing graphics.

The reunion of the distressed family happens with the motive of solving their father’s murder mystery.

It features impressive acting backed up by excellent writing.

Preachers(2016)

Creator- Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg

Genre- Horror fiction

Where to watch- Hulu Plus, Prime 

Created by the same creator Garth Ennis, it emits the same vibe as The Boys and is a faithful adaptation of its comic source.

Clear from the name, it involves a religious tone throughout.

Arrow(2012)

Creator- Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg

Genre- Superhero creation

Where to Watch- Netflix, Prime 

Arrow is an American Tv series made as an adaptation of DC comic characters.

The story is of a spoiled rich kid who gets shipwrecked on North China’s mysterious Island, gains expertise and becomes a vigilante before returning to his hometown, Star City, to install peace.

It is a superhero show that premiered on The CW in 2012.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Richards as Felicity Smoak, Katie Cassidy as Black Canary, and David Ramsey as John Diggle.

Peacemaker(2022)

Creator- James Gunn

Genre- Superhero creation

Where to Watch- HBO max, Disney+

Continuity of peace hanging lives into it is the original theme of this 2022 

premiered the show, Peacemaker.

It features a Peacemaker who is an obnoxious, misogynistic, culturally insensitive, socially inactive, and unaware character.

Written by James Gunn, this show’s humor is spectacularly offensive and childishly juvenile.

In the show, John Cena shines as the violent, jingoistic, yet damaged titular character.

Supernatural(2005-2019)

Creator- Eric Kapake

Genre- Mystery, Thriller, Adventure

Where to Watch- Prime Video 

Supernatural is an American Tv series with an extended message that family doesn’t end with the blood but doesn’t start with it either.

This 15-season-long series takes into account the story of the monster captured and eliminated by two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester.

It is a dark-themed show which hooks you with episodic progressions into the world of supernatural beings and the rule that governs it.

This urban fantasy featured characters from different races, cultures, ethnicities, and sexuality.

A sense of doom, realism, dread, and mortality swings through the entire series.

Created by Eric Kripke, it stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Jim Beaver.

Happy! (2017-2019)

Creator- Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson

Genre- Black Comedy

Where to Watch- Netflix 

Happy is an action-drama series stretched into two-season so far.

It is an American animated adult dramedy that premiered in 2017, where all characters possess some extent of psychopath characteristics.

It is one of the most outrageously demented dark comedies featuring clever, action-packed, quick, bizarre, outlandish, and violent plots.

The premise includes Happy as a blue- ying unicorn, an imaginary friend of Hailey Hansen who has been kidnapped. Hailey’s father, Nick Sax, is informed by Happy about the same, and the two join hands to find out about Hailey.

The cinematography of this brilliant series features is inventive.

Christopher Meloni’s role is jaw-droppingly awe-inspiring in Happy!

Ozark(2017-2020)

Creator- Bill Dubuque & Mark Williams

Genre- Crime drama

Where to Watch- Netflix 

Ozark is an American thriller genre Tv series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams.

With four seasons in total, this series has an intriguing storyline where financial advisor Marty Byrde puddles into a wronged drug deal which lands him into bigger illegal laundering problems with no way out.

The narrative is about the challenges of the Byrde family with the cartels.

Released in 2017, this show is named after the series of mountains in rural Arkansas and Missouri.

The themes this show is packed with are psychological thrills, unexpected twists, suspenseful action, family drama, manipulation, and others.

Gotham(2014-2019)

Creator- Bruno Heller

Genre- Superhero Action

Where to Watch- Netflix 

Gotham is an American Tv series of the superhero crime drama genre with five seasons.

The performances are beyond expected, with a superb cast of actors like Ben Mckenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, etc.

It is a tale of detective James Gordon and his moral duty to maintain peace in the shattered, lawless fictional Gotham city from the DC universe. Our protagonist is a part of a corrupt police department.

It is called the best live-action Batman presentation to date.

Gotham is nothing short of raw, unparalleled, untamed art.

Bosch(2014-2022)

Creator- Eric Overmyer

Genre- Detective Fiction

Where to Watch- Prime Video 

Bosch is a Tv series aired between (2014-2022).

It tells the story of a former special forces officer named Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver, a homicide detective in Hollywood. He inspects suspicious deaths and is relentless in his pursuit of the truth.

Bosch is an incredibly gritty, suspenseful police drama where elegant & dignified dark stories of gruesome murders are shown outstandingly.

It is based on the best-selling novel by Michael Connelly.

The talent pool is immense after all the lead roles are led by Jamie Hector & Lance Reddick.

Undone(2019)

Creator- Kate Purdy & Raphael Bob-Walsberg

Genre- Psychological drama

Where to Watch- Prime 

Undone is a 2019 premiere American well-crafted adult animated Tv series from the comedy-drama genre created by Kate Purdy and Raphael BobWaksberg.

 Undone focuses on Alma who is a the troubled protagonist as she seeks to confront as well as resolve family trauma while being perceived as mentally unstable by those around her.

Undone is one of the perfect show for those who like trippy adventures with emotional moments and subtle humor.

The voice acting is compelling, with the natural integration of different languages into the narrative being a bonus.

The Expanse(2015-2021)

Creator- Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby

Genre- Science- ction

Where to Watch- Prime 

The Expanse is an American TV series based on the novel of the same name by James S.A. Corey.

Created by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, this compelling series stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Cara Gee, and other exceptional talents.

It is set in a futuristic theme where humanity rules the solar system. Mars has become an independent military uprising interlinked with a detective backdrop of investigations involving a missing woman.

This ambitious sci-thriller is a fight for political power and resources.

The storytelling of The Expanse is meticulously and perfectly paced.

The 100(2014-2020)

Creator- Jason Rothenberg

Genre- Dystopian Sci-Fi

Where to watch- NETFLIX, iTunes 

The 100 is an exciting story narrating 97 years of post-apocalyptic earth space habitats witnessing the devastated land of earth and its nuclear explosion survivors’ descendants.

It is a dystopian American Tv series that premiered in 2014.

This CW show has seven seasons in total.

It features a Sci- theme similar to The Boys, the only issue being its screenwriting.

The plot is intriguing, with scientific aspects like AI, space travel, and wiping 

memories.

There is romance, action, moral dilemmas, scientific complements, LGBTQ+ representation, and occasional comedy under one big dystopian roof.

American Gods(2017-2021)

Creator- Bryan Fuller & Michael Green

Genre- Science Fiction

Where to watch- Amazon Prime 

It is a Tv-adaptation of a novel by Neil Gaiman.

The chronicle is of a god, Odin seeking support from other gods to fight the new gods of technology.

The tangents to the primary plot line make it even more intriguing.

This 2017 series got canceled after three superb seasons.

American Gods check all the boxes required to be a fantastic show.

It features an artistic, culturally relevant concept with some CGI-laden glimpse of the action.

It does have a message and, thus, a preachy tone to disseminate the same.

Atypical(2017-2021)

Creator– Robia Rashid

Genre– Comedy Drama

Where to watch– NETFLIX

The lead is autistic. His name is Sam. Sam’s struggles to put together his life and get independent rely on the center of the show.

The intertwined subplot is shown with extensive perspectives too.

The cinematography of foreshadowing over Sam is simply genius.

The writing of Atypical is scintillating, and the performances are convincing.

This dramedy has a feel-good family show vibe.

It has three seasons of 10 episodes, each ranging between 20-25 minutes runtime.

The brilliant performance made it a roller-coaster of emotions.

The Witcher(2019)

Creator– Lauren Schmidt

Genre– Action-drama

Where to watch– Netflix & Roku device

The Witcher features Henry Cavill as Gerald of Rivia, who has slayed on his part. 

It has a decent plot that sums it up as a mediocre attempt at serialized entertainment.

The Witcher is a Net ix series based on the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher is a story about three characters; a mutant monster hunter named Geralt(The Witcher), a sorceress named Yennefer, and a Princess named Ceri.

The non-linear/alternate timelines it involves are one of the show’s major highlights.

With progression in premise, the show becomes more gripping and suspenseful.

Stranger Things(2016-2024)

Creator– Matt Duffer

Genre– Horror Fiction

Where to watch– NETFLIX, Roku device

It is a 2016 drama with extraordinary VFX and practical executions.

It is a refreshing, meticulously crafted series with the 80s feel and a strong sci-fi backbone.

It is quite an intensely absorbing drama that does live up to its hype.

The plot is about a girl in the 70s born into a high-end tech institution which is being studied for her strong telepathic abilities for reasons unknown and clashes with a group of misfit youths who have a bigger problem when one of them disappears out of thin air.

This series is set in the 80s in Hawkins, Indiana.

Good Omen(2019)

Creator– Neil Gaiman

Genre– Fantasy Comedy

Where to watch– Amazon Prime

Good Omen is an adaptation of Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

It does capture the spirit of the book.

Set in 2018, it is a tale of the series featuring Demon Crowley and Angel Aziraphale.

With crisp dialogues, engaging plots, and an intelligent sense of humor, it is an apocalyptic story with comedic overtones.

However, its VFX is lame and childish sometimes.

It centers around a fallen angel and an equally rebellious demon.

The Peripheral(2022)

Creator– Scott. B. Smith

Genre– Thriller Drama

Where to watch– Amazon Prime

It is a sci-genre slow-burning show released in 2022.

It is a refreshing sci-show that escapes the fantasy programming that permeates superhero and supernatural shows and dominates Tv’s alternate 

realities.

The story includes a woman’s intuition of her linkage with otherworldly things.

Some of the stars you can expect to nd are Chloe Grace Moretz, Gary Carr, and 

JJ eld.

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