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15 Recent TV Shows To Watch If You Miss The Vampire Diaries
2024/04/10

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While has been off the air since 2017, many recent shows are available for those who miss the supernatural drama. follows a human named Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who becomes entangled in a love triangle between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) Salvatore. In addition to vampires, the show ties in witches, werewolves, and even sirens. In the years since its release, the show has amassed a huge following that's still dedicated to the show. even today and the wide range of characters that viewers came to know and love over eight seasons still feel like home.

For people who want to revisit the show,

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is available to stream on Peacock and HBO Max. However, some viewers may want to branch out into new content that has similar visual and story elements. Luckily, in recent years, gritty teenage shows have gained more popularity with viewers. These 15 shows are great options for people who miss .

15 The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022-)

The award-winning show is a great series for people who miss . Isabel “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung) heads to Cousins Beach for the summer where she gets into a love triangle between Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) and Conrad (Christopher Briney) Fisher – two brothers.

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This romantic drama has the same kind of emotional roller coaster as , just without the supernatural elements. Additionally, Casalegno played Young Damon in ; it’s exciting to see the actor’s abilities in a longer-running role. Unlike , is much more lighthearted and slow-paced.

14 Cruel Summer (2021-)

is a teen thriller that will entertain fans of Unlike is an anthology series, meaning it features a different setting and new characters each season. However, this popular Freeform show has just as many twists and turns as

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. Both shows are fast-paced, building effective suspense. Although doesn't involve supernatural elements, it has the same eerie, suspenseful atmosphere.

13 Lucifer (2016-2021)

The urban fantasy TV series should fill the void left by. Based on the DC Comics, Lucifer follows Lucifer Morningstar, a leader of Hell who decides to spend time on Earth. He becomes a nightclub owner and consultant to the Los Angeles Police. The character of Lucifer is very similar to Damon in ; both are charming men with a knack for trouble who reform into better people.

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Additionally, both shows bring supernatural beings to normal society, while is funnier than .

12 Light As A Feather (2018-2019)

For those who enjoy the dark magic in , is the perfect addition to any watchlist. The short-lived Hulu series follows five girls who play an innocent game of "light as a feather, stiff as a board" on Halloween. The teenagers quickly begin dying in the method predicted due to supernatural forces. Both and center on supernatural forces influencing the lives of teens.

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They both also include romantic subplots. However, turns the supernatural forces into much more of a mystery.

11 Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (2018-2020)

If viewers miss , they may enjoy the Netflix show . Based on the Archie Comic series by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, follows a half-human, half-witch named Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) who must manage both sides of her life. Additionally, she must figure out her role in her family’s legacy the Church of Night. Both shows involve dark magic with a moody tone.

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The visuals lean into the dark and gritty aesthetic found in . However, maintains some semblance of normal teenage life instead of leaning fully into the supernatural world.

10 Tidelands (2018)

is a great filler for people who miss . In the Australian supernatural show, Cal McTeer (Charlotte Best) returns to her fishing village Orphelin Bay to discover it is filled with half-siren, half-human residents covering up a conspiracy surrounding murder and drugs. Like the last season of

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, centers on the supernatural creature sirens. Additionally, both series are tense and fast-paced. Despite their similarities, takes on a more adult tone, appealing to a wider audience.

9 The Magicians (2015-2020)

Fans of may enjoy the Syfy series . centers on a depressed grad student named Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) who enrolls at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy where he gets an education in magic. Soon, he discovers that the world of his favorite childhood books exists and threatens to destroy the world.

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Both and involve creatures of every kind, including vampires. Moreover, both series involve a large group of supernatural friends fighting off villains. However, is more graphic, disturbing, and suspenseful.

8 Tale Of The Nine Tailed (2020-)

People who love will likely enjoy the show In this K-drama, a 1000-year-old Gumiho named Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) works with an Afterlife Immigration officer named Taluipa (Kim Jung-nan) to eradicate dangerous supernatural beings. When he gains the interest of a TV producer named Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah), she becomes involved in the supernatural world as well.

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Both and have a protagonist who saves their love interest. Additionally, both shows incorporate romances between a mortal and a supernatural being though uses Korean mythology in its plot.

7 One Of Us Is Lying (2021-2022)

is a great show for fans of . This Peacock original follows five friends who get into detention. When one of the students dies of a sudden allergic reaction, an investigation starts on the other four students who all had a motive to kill him. and both use a dark, brooding tone.

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They also both have a good girl-bad boy relationship. However, doesn’t include any supernatural elements, and it's plot twists feel more predictable than the curveballs often thrown in .

6 Legacies (2018-2022)

Fans of can see their favorite stories continued in the second spin-off series. follows Hope Michaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant), and Lizzie Saltzman (Jenny Boyd) as they attend the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted - led by headmaster Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis).

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When new students arrive at the school, strange supernatural events begin occurring. This show involves many cameos from characters in and . They also center on the same basic supernatural lore. In contrast, though, is more campy and funny than its predecessors.

5 First Kill (2022)

The TV show is a great option for people who miss . A romance develops between Juliette Fairmont (Sarah Catherine Hook), a teenage vampire ready to make her first kill, and Calliope Burns (Imani Lewis), a monster hunter also ready to make her first kill.

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Both of them are each others’ designated marks. While the show was short-lived, it involved both romance and vampires, staples of . They also include dark, gritty visuals that look so campy they’re lovable. Unlike , is wonderfully Sapphic.

4 A Korean Odyssey (2017)

People who miss should check out . This K-drama centers on Jin Seon-mi (Oh Yeon-seo), a woman born with the ability to see ghosts and demons. She’s wrapped up in an adventure involving Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi), a demon trying to unseal his powers, and Woo Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won), a creature trying to get a promotion to God.

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Like , involves a supernatural love triangle. Unlike the American supernatural show, this K-drama incorporates more humor. Additionally, Jin Seon-mi - the equivalent of Elena - is aware of the supernatural world from childhood.

3 Van Helsing (2016-2021)

Fans of may enjoy watching the TV fantasy-horror drama. Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton), the daughter of the famed vampire hunter, wakes up from a five-year coma only to find a world controlled by vampires. She discovers that her blood is the cure for vampirism and sets off to fix the world.

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Both of these shows look at vampires with little humanity. The vampires in look extremely different and possess different powers, an interesting change of pace for people who enjoyed .

2 Fate: The Winx Saga (2021-2022)

is a great option for people who miss . In this fantasy drama, a fire fairy named Bloom (Abigail Cowen) enrolls in an Otherworld boarding school. As she makes friends at her school, she begins to learn about her past. They also must go up against ancient creatures called the Burned Ones.

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While is based on a book series, is based on a pre-existing animated show. However, both and include well-developed supernatural lore that impacts the plot.

1 V Wars (2019)

Fans of may enjoy watching the Netflix show . In this sci-fi horror series, a scientist named Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder) must try to manage a virus outbreak that turns humans into vampires. Society begins falling apart as the world devolves into factions of vampires and humans. Anyone who enjoys will recognize the main star of . Somerhalder acts in both series, though he’s not a vampire in . In contrast to , the Netflix series was only one season and has a more adult tone.

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