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5 Shows like Heroes: Saving Your Life

They thought they were like everyone else… until they woke with incredible powers. These superheroes do not wear spandex or pants over their clothes, but they will do everything in their power to save the world from evil. If you are looking for other TV shows like Heroes, Fringe sees a mad scientist investigate strange supernatural beings and the brothers in Supernatural are on a mission to save the world from dark forces.

Born Extraordinary

A group of men and women come together as they suddenly realise that they have strange powers, including flying powers and time travel.  As well as facing their own personal feelings about becoming superheroes, the group need to defend one and other in order to fight off the evil Sylar, who wants to steal their powers for himself.

We think that these heroes could give the top 25 Marvel superheroes a run for their money! If you are looking for more supernatural drama, we take a look at TV series like Heroes.

‘Fringe’ (Bad Robot, 2008-2013)

A brilliant scientist is shunned by the mainstream, after being institutionalised due to poor health. Upon his recovery, Dr Walter Bishop joins forces with FBI agent Olivia Dunham to solve word crimes that plague the country. Bishop is taken on due to his eye for the unusual and the extraordinary, something Dunham needs in abundance.

Bishop and Dunham are joined by Bishop’s estranged son Peter, to investigate the strange occurrences, that are seemingly related to a global company that is determined to change the world.

Similarity Match: 90%
Fringe is more about mind games than full on action, as Heroes can be, but the central characters in both shows share a common goal to rid the world of mysterious evils that are ready to pounce.

‘Lost’ (Bad Robot, 2004-2010)

When their plane crashes onto a desert, a group of survivors must pull together to figure out how they can be rescued. The group must do whatever they can to support each other and they are doing a great job, until they uncover mysterious creatures and unearth paranormal activity on the island.

The islanders must pluck up the courage to face the demons on the island and stay strong enough to face their own personal demons.

Similarity Match: 85%
Lost is packed full of supernatural mysteries that leave the audience as baffled as the islanders. If you like your TV drama unconventional, Lost will fill the void of Heroes.

‘Supernatural’ (Warner Brothers, 2005-)

Another series like Heroes is Supernatural. Brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, follow one of the most unusual of career paths when they train to be ghost hunters. They decide on this alternative lifestyle as they want to follow in the footsteps of their father, who took it upon himself to kill the demons that murdered his wife.

On their journey, the brothers discover that they themselves have special powers when they suddenly begin to see people dying before the actual death occurs. How will they move ahead with their newfound powers?

Similarity Match: 80%
The Winchester brothers do not have any superpowers themselves, but they are equally as good as the ‘heroes’ when it comes to battling against dark beings.

‘The Event’ (Steve Stark Productions, 2010-)

LA Law heartthrob Blair Underwood stars in this tense drama that sees a man go looking for his missing girlfriend and stumbling upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president (Underwood) himself.

The fate of mankind is at risk, but Sean Walker is determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious actions of the president. The writers have come up with a unique story that becomes more gripping as the series progress. I think you are going to love this one.

Similarity Match: 75%
The Event focuses on one main plot line, rather than stand alone episodes, with the mystery growing during each episode. In this show one hero must fight to make a difference and rid the world of people who are intent on destroying it.

‘Smallville’ (Tollin, 2001-2011)

The numerous miraculous rescues by the local wonder boy Clark have aroused suspicions amongst colonials of Smallville. We all know the story of Superman, but never have we heard about his younger days and exactly how he ended up on earth.

Clark must keep his powers a secret and it certainly seems that he is able to do so, that is until his friend Lex begins to become suspicious.

Similarity Match: 70%
Clark is the ultimate superhero in disguise, but he is much more mild mannered than the cast of Heroes. Whilst Clark does fight off the bad guys, it is done so in a much more light-hearted way.


Gimme More

If you like Heroes for the action drama I would recommend Supernatural and if you love the secret superhero element of the show then Smallville will delight you. I hope you enjoy these recommendations of shows similar to Heroes.

Is there another TV show that you’d like to recommend to Heroes fans?

I’d love to read about how I can indulge in my next supernatural drama fix, in the comments below.

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