Time travel is one of the few sub-genres of science fiction; it has extensively used in numerous movies and television shows.
Netflix’s latest original series, Dark made many heads spin and also received praise for its convoluted time travel plot.
But like any show, after completing it, one gets this feeling of emptiness and feels like watching more shows of the same kind. So here is a list of 5 shows like Dark that you can watch on Netflix!
Outlander is a historical drama television series that premiered back in 2014. The series follows Claire Randall, a married former World War Two nurse who is mysteriously transported to Scotland in 1743 from 1945. Jacobite risings get her embroiled. The show has received positive reviews and has enjoyed a successful run of five seasons and a sixth season is on the way. The fifth season aired from February to May 2020. So watch this series and by the time you finish, the sixth season will arrive.
2. The Flash
One of the most popular superheroes shows on television right now and also has a massive fan following. The Flash follows Barry Allen, a forensic scientist with the Central City police force, is struck by lightning in a freak accident. When he wakes up after nine months, he discovers that he can achieve great speeds. The Flash is one of many DC shows that is watched by fans worldwide, and many fans also look forward to the crossover episodes that these shows have every year. But The Flash is particularly on this list as the hero has the ability to travel through time with his powers. The Flash has also received acclaim from critics and fans worldwide. The show has six seasons so far with the seventh season airing in January 2021. So be sure to watch all the episodes before the seventh season comes out!
3. Quantum Leap
An iconic sci-fi television series that aired for five seasons from 1989 to 1993. The show follows former scientist Sam Beckett who finds himself trapped in time due to an experiment gone awry, leaping into the body of a different person each week. As a result, he is forced to bluff his way through many a wacky situation. The series features a mix of humour, drama, romance, social commentary, and science fiction.
The series was one of most-watched sci-fi series in the early nineties and received numerous accolades.
TV Guide’s “Top Cult Shows Ever” ranked the show at #19 in 2007.
4. Doctor Who
Another timeless classic that should be on the watchlist of every sci-fi lover. The series revolves around The Doctor, a mysterious 2,000-year-old time-travelling figure, and his companion’s journey across time and space in a ship known as TARDIS.
The series first ran from 1963 to 1989 and came back in 2005 which continues to this day!
Thirteen actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is the plot of the show with the concept of regeneration into new incarceration.
The titular role is currently being portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, who took over in 2018 and became the first woman to play the role of Doctor Who. The series has received over 150 awards from various guilds and organizations and continues to enjoy the popularity among audiences, both old and young worldwide.
A team including Professor Lucy Preston, her bodyguard Wyatt Logan and engineer Rufus Carlin go back in time to capture Garcia Flynn after he steals a time machine to change American history. The show ran for two seasons from 2016 to 2018 and received positive reviews. The show has a unique blend of American history with sci-fi which also received great notice.
This list of sci-fi series will definitely keep you occupied for a really long time (especially Doctor Who). All of these series are available to stream so don’t forget to watch them all. Happy Watching!