Monsters, aliens, but also investigation, science and mystery: who is looking for a good TV series to watch with bated breath can find many alternatives in streaming. Here they are
X-Files aired for the first time in 1993 in the United States, decreeing the beginning of a new successful trend, the famous Sci-Fi, the one that combines the scientific genre to science fiction. Of course, however, in X-Files we also find the investigative, the crime, which is so trendy in recent years. It arrived in Italy a year later and also in our country had an important following.
Today X-Files is considered a cult show and tells the story of two protagonists, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), FBI agents engaged in the study of particular cases that require unconventional strategies and approaches, identified with the name of x-files. The two characters, along with their team, find themselves episode after episode discovering frightening creatures and other sci-fi events, from aliens to monstrous creatures that populate the Earth. The impact of the series on the public and more generally on society has been important is has influenced the birth of other similar programs. In the different streaming platforms you can find several TV series that might also appeal to X-Files fans.
Fringe on Infinity
Fringe is the TV series born from the mind of JJ Abrams and is explicitly inspired precisely by X-Files. The similarities are so marked that fans have noticed and, at least at the beginning, have not spared criticism to the new show. Over time, however, thanks to a strong plot, well-characterized characters and other carefully crafted details, has been able to find its identity.
In any case, this is a well-built product, ideal for lovers of the Sci-Fi genre and beyond. It tells the story of the Fringe division of the FBI, a team that investigates supernatural events and phenomena, capable of putting the world system at risk.
The TV series consists of five seasons and can be watched on Infinity.
Supernatural on Amazon Prime Video
When talking about the supernatural, you can not help but refer to Supernatural, the show that has captured audiences around the world and now has 13 seasons.
The TV series tells the story of the Winchester brothers engaged in eliminating demons, vampires and other monstrous creatures from the earth. The dynamics are therefore very similar to those of X-File but Supernatural deviates a bit from science to embrace the religious and supernatural field. Not surprisingly, there is talk of possessions, apocalypses, purgatory, exorcisms and whatnot.
In any case, it is a great TV series for those who love the genre and is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Stranger Things on Netflix
We now come to one of the most popular TV series of recent years. Stranger Things embodies many genres: from teen drama, horror, to science fiction.
It tells the story of a close-knit group of boys committed first to seek the truth about strange paranormal phenomena that shake their town and then to defeat a monstrous creature that threatens to destroy everything.
Stranger Things is available on Netflix.