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10 TV Shows To Watch If You're A Dr Who Fan
By Doctor Who Online

Doctor Who is a behemoth. It hasn’t just given eleven seasons of time-travelling episodes in the remakes but has also given us more than one hundred and fifty episodes of the original series as well. It is an accomplishment for anybody to watch the show to its completion; however, people who have completed it might crave more binge-worthy tv shows, and we’ve got you covered.

There are numerous other series that contain components that will draw in many Doctor Who fans. Regardless of whether it's time travel, space adventure, British drama, or ethical sci-fi issues, there are many series that offer something for these fans. Whether you're new to Doctor Who or you're a long-lasting Whovian, we have gathered a list of ten shows you might enjoy if you like Doctor Who.

10. Farscape (1999 - 2003)
A much-loved part of Doctor Who for many viewers is how it implements practical effects. For quite a long time, the series was the punchline of many jokes that ridiculed its corny costumes and special effects. That was part of the appeal, however, and the restoration series went with the same pattern. So many of the aliens and costumes were the results of hours of hard work from puppeteers, costume designers and many more gifted artists. If you're a big fan of the Daleks, Zygons, or Slitheen, an ideal creature continuation would be Farscape.

Farscape follows a group of characters on board the Moya, a biomechanical ship. These include makeup-created aliens, live-action humans, and puppets big and small. This Australian/American series could emerge out of no other mind than the child of Jim Henson himself: Brian Henson. Even though it ran for only three seasons, Farscape has accomplished cult status and draws in fans from around the world. Farscape will fulfil all your space adventures and weird creature cravings.

9. Class (2016)
The Coal Hill Academy setting for this Young Adult Doctor Who spin-off debuted in the very first scene of Doctor Who back in 1963 and has sprung up a few times in the years since. In Class, the school is the beacon through space-time, and a group of students are its protectors. Unfortunately, the series never really found a large audience past die-hard Doctor Who fans and was dropped after season one, only eight episodes.

8. Supernatural (2005 - 2020)
Time travel is seen now and again on Supernatural; however, it's the case-of-the-week format that will attract Doctor Who fans here. For more than fourteen years, Supernatural has served dedicated fans with creatures and beings from the lore fighting against two siblings whose fate was to be the vessels of archangels.

There's an entire universe's worth of fantasy material in this series and a lot of satire as well, as Sam and Dean Winchester collaborate with angels, ghosts, and demons, against supernatural enemies like the Devil and even God himself. Along the journey, the brothers meet new companions and develop connections that expand their pseudo-family.

7. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016 - 2017)
A very loose adaptation of the Douglas Adams novel with the same name, Dirk Gently, is a next-level sci-fi mystery. This Mark Landis adaptation moves the action from gloomy Blighty to Seattle and thumps the energy levels of the protagonist, played by Samuel Barnett, up a couple of notches. Elijah Woods, who is extremely far from the Shire, plays Watson to his Holmes.

6. DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (2016-Present)
Speaking of tomorrow, here's a team-up rendition of Doctor Who in the form of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. This series is a spin-off of Arrow and takes a group of characters with superpowers and places them across time.

5. Futurama (1999 - 2013)
If the over-the-top intergalactic adventures of Doctor Who are what you enjoy in a show, Futurama is certainly worth your time. Set in the year 3000, it follows the crew of the Planet Express, a package delivery service composed of a cyclops, a beer-drinking robot, a pizza delivery boy who was frozen for 1,000 years, and a mad professor.

While it's substantially more slapstick than you may be used to, you will still get to experience adventure with Futurama, which has the protagonists travelling to various alien worlds based in the future. At its heart is a veritable story of discovering one's path; however, you'll be tickled on the journey, as the show has a substantial focus on humour.

4. Timeless (2016 - 2018)
Similar to Legends of Tomorrow, just without the fluff of superhero material and with more freedom to be more fun, Timeless was a series about a time machine that's been stolen by the main antagonist and the ensuing arrangement of a trio who try to catch him.

Like Time Squad, this show additionally has an aspect of history being rewritten and the main protagonists trying to fix the circumstances before things get too out of control. Various significant points in American history are visited, with some of them going hundreds of years back, as our heroes need to make the best out of a terrible circumstance.

3. Sherlock (2010 - 2017)
Doctor Who stars Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are the geniuses behind this modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books. The series launched its star, Benedict Cumberbatch, to worldwide superstardom and made the super-genius deduction succession trope that’s been used in some of the later scenes of Doctor Who.

Each series has three episodes that are as long as feature films. Sherlock and Watson must try to solve cases no other person can, while the actual antagonist of every series carries out their plans. Seeing as practically every one of the seasons have cliff-hangers, you're in for a big binge-watch once you start.

2. Rick and Morty (2013 - Present)
A time-travelling duo of an alternate kind taking over from where Matt Groening’s Futurama ended. Rick and Morty is a sci-fi animation centred around the many adventures of an alcoholic mad scientist Rick and his dutiful grandson Morty, a relationship which mimics that of Doc and Marty McFly from the nostalgic Back to the Future series. Rick and Morty was made by former Community showrunner Dan Harmon and is loaded with similar silly humour, with an additional touch of pessimism.

1. Outlander (2014 - Present)
Claire Randall, a World War II nurse, is pushed back to the eighteenth century in this time-bending dramatic series that's based on Diane Gabaldon's novel series of a similar name. Irish actress Catriona Balfe and Sam Heughan play as star-crossed lovers against the beautiful scenery of the Scottish highlands.

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Page Updated: 26/10/2021

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