We love the mythical, don’t we? We hear about angels who watch over us, and devils ready to pull us into the underworld if we sin. For the past couple of decades, TV shows have attempted to show these mythological entities on screen, as they do God’s or Satan’s bidding, help humans, or sometimes procreate with them. Whatever the case, it’s always fun to watch the magic (literally) unfold.
Spanning 15 seasons, this story about two brothers Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), this supernatural show is one of the longest and most entertaining ones. The brothers hunt everything that goes bump in the night, from vampires to ghosts, from sirens to wendigo. They also encounter angels and demons across their path, some who want to kill them, and others who want to fight for them. From Crowley to Lucifer, and from Michael to God, this show has everything you could ever ask for (except perhaps a happy ending).
2. Good Omens
Based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s famed eponymous novel, Good Omens is the story of an angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), and demon Crowley (David Tennant) who race against time to avoid the apocalypse, together. Full of comedy, mythology, and the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse, this Amazon Prime show is the one for you if you don’t like gore.
Based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling novels, Shadowhunters is the story of Clary (Katherine McNamara), a Shadowhunter born with the blood of angels. She is part of an ancient and elite squad who are determined to protect humans from the devil and its influences, and as Clary is forced into the world she had no knowledge existed, she gets tangled up in the war between good and evil.
4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Based on a horror comic, this Netflix show is the story of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), a half-human and half-witch, who struggles over her decision about whether or not to sign her name in the Book of the Beast, as this would mean leaving her human life behind. She learns about her past, her aunts, witches and Hell, and what the future has in store for her.
The Devil is bored and decides to open a nightclub in LA. Weird, right? But Tom Ellis makes for a charming Lucifer, but when he encounters an LAPD officer who doesn’t give in to his charms, he is instantly hooked. What follows is an epic adventure of supernatural, crime, and the Devil who just wants to be understood.
6. Wynonna Earp
Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) has been called crazy and even admitted to an asylum, but what she sees is true. There are revenants (reincarnated outlaws hellbent on staying and destroying the Ghost River Triangle where the town resides) and demons on earth, and it’s up to her to send them back to Hell where they belong. With a badass heroine with an equally badass gun, this show is a must watch.