10 best shows like Riverdale (2017)

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Riverdale 2017
Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
List of the best shows and series like Riverdale (2017): Gossip Girl, Smallville, Forever, Legacies, Haven, Cryptid, I Am Not Okay with This, The Irregulars, Naruto Shippūden, Cruel Summer.

Gossip Girl (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersFriends, Teenagers, Friends, Pupils
PlotLove, Parties, Mystery, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceSchool

Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, 2007 to December 17, 2012. Narrated by the omniscient blogger "Gossip Girl," voiced by Kristen Bell, the series revolves around the lives of privileged young adults on Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York City.

Smallville (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens, Friends, Superhero, Teenagers, Heroes
PlotMystery
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular

Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventured into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.

Forever (2014)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersFriends
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Mystery, Superpowers
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Action

Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner, Detective Jo Martinez. Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe knows Henry’s secret.

Legacies (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersVampire, Witches, Friends, Werewolves, Teenagers
PlotSupernatural, Magic, Death, Investigation
PlaceSchool
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action, Romantic

In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among others, come of age into heroes and villains at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Haven (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, FBI, Death, Investigation
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric

FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

Cryptid (2020)
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters, Friends, Pupils
PlotSupernatural, Death, Sects, Mystery, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Lake
StyleFascinating, Action

As a chain of horrific and inexplicable events start to unfold in their small town on the northern hemisphere, an ensemble of high school students will be forced to face their darkest fears in order to overcome a supernatural force feeding on chaos and the misery of mankind.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Teenagers, Lesbians, Pupils, Difficult teenagers
PlotLove, Depression, Superpowers, Relationship, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleNetflix, Easy, Fascinating, Romantic, Women in the lead roles

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

The Irregulars (2021)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CharactersHeroes, Monsters, Partners, Teenagers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Superpowers
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Netflix

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Naruto Shippūden (2007)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:24
CharactersFriends, Partners, Teenagers, Ninja, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Travel, Adventures, betrayal, Superpowers
PlaceVillage, Japan
StyleSpectacular

Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, Orochimaru. After 2 and a half years Naruto finally returns to his village of Konoha, and sets about putting his ambitions to work, though it will not be easy, as He has amassed a few (more dangerous) enemies, in the likes of the shinobi organization; Akatsuki.

Cruel Summer (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotAbduction, Mystery
PlaceSmall towns, School, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating

An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Briarpatch (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA, Small towns
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
CharactersWizards, Witches, Friends, Teenagers, Heroes
PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, Easy, Fascinating, Women in the lead roles

The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Hightown (2020)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CharactersGangsters, Lesbians
PlotInvestigation, Drug addiction
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy, Women in the lead roles

Amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, a body washes ashore and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.

Home Before Dark (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Journalists, Teenagers
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleBased on real events, Fascinating, Women in the lead roles

A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

Duncanville (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Friends, Teenagers, Brother and sister
PlotGrowing up, Family life, Life
PlaceUSA

The series centers on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.




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