Syfy originals have come a long way and with some huge fan favorite properties thriving on the network, the home of Sharknado has developed a knack for genre hits. Maybe one of the biggest hits for the network is the guilty pleasure Wynonna Earp, a TV show that knows it is ridiculous and thrives in that world.
For those living in a cave, Wynonna Earp is a western sci-fi thriller with a descendant of Wyatt Earp tasked with sending Revenants back to hell by shooting them in the head with her Peacemaker gun. Doc Holliday also happens to be alive and immortal thanks to a witch who cured him of tuberculosis. As expected, it is the true definition of a guilty pleasure. For anyone who loves Wynonna Earp, here are 10 more shows they can watch.
10 LOST GIRL
Lost Girl is another supernatural series, this one a Showtime series that lasted for five seasons. The series follows a bisexual succubus named Bo who chooses to fight for the side of good. This involved learning to control her abilities, which could destroy those who love her and help those in need.
The show also delved into Bo learning more about herself and her destiny. While initially looking like “True Blood lite,” it ended up a funny, quirky and highly entertaining series for those who liked True Blood but wanted something a little less melodramatic.
9 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Head back to the ’90s to find the supernatural teen series that started it all. Joss Whedon brought Buffy the Vampire Slayer to television, introduced the world to the Scooby Gang, and the world of television was never the same.
There would be no Vampire Diaries without Buffy. There would be no Supernatural without Buffy. There would be no Wynonna Earp without Buffy. There are seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to enjoy and once finished with that, check out the even better spinoff series Angel. For fans of the original, there is a reboot of Buffy coming soon with Whedon as a producer.
8 ORPHAN BLACK
Much like Lost Girl, Orphan Black is another Canadian sci-fi series that came to America and took the world by storm. The series is an intriguing one with Tatiana Maslany starring as seven different women — all clones with different personalities and attitudes. When one clone assumes the identity of another after she committed suicide, without realizing they were clones.
The series takes a look at the ethical implications of human cloning and what it means to be human. When one of the clones begins to kill the others, and another clone has a child, moral gray lines develope as two groups try to force their beliefs onto the surviving clones.
7 THE LIBRARIANS
Based on The Librarian film series starring Noah Wyle, The Librarians shares the same world as those films but creates a team that works together as a team of Librarians solving mysteries and fighting supernatural threats as the Library becomes lost in time.
The cast is terrific, with genre favorite Christian Kane (Angel) joining Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Lindy Booth, and John Harlan Kim. Also joining them is veteran TV actor John Larroquette as the Annex’s caretaker. There were four seasons and 42 episodes, with the series ending in 2018.
Loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid, the Syfy series Haven took the books original idea of an FBI Special Agent sent to the small town of Haven, Maine, to investigate a case only to learn that things in this town are not all they seem.
The book was short, but the series fleshed things out by making Haven a haven of the supernatural thanks to the return of “The Troubles,” where Audrey Parker has to team up with some locals to combat these events while others in the town want nothing more than to cover things up.
5 THE MAGICIANS
Based on the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman, The Magicians premiered on Syfy in 2015 and took place in a school for magicians where the lead character Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) learns that all the magical worlds from his favorite childhood books are real.
The first season was uneven, but then it found its footing in season 2 and quickly became one of the most enjoyable fantasy shows on television. While it looks like a mishmash of Harry Potter meets Narnia from the outside, it ended up being the closest thing to Buffy in many years.
Killjoys is another Canadian science fiction series, this one co-produced by Syfy that premiered in 2015. Unlike other shows on this list, this is a space adventure series, but it still has a lot of the qualities that brought people back for Wynonna Earp each season.
The series follows three bounty hunters who work in a system with four planets known as the Quad and seek out to apprehend people, while forced to remain neutral in any conflicts, owing no allegiance to any government. The series is fast and fun, a good series for anyone who misses Firefly to start watching.
3 THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
With a new Terminator movie coming, anyone who wants to relive one of the best TV shows about strong central female characters should look no further than the spin-off series The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Just like the upcoming movie, Terminator: Dark Fate, this TV series ignored everything but the first two movies.
Picking up after Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a new Terminator known as Cameron (Summer Glau) is sent back to protect John Connor, and then they are all thrown into the future where they have to stop a now-delayed Judgment Day once and for all.
2 VAN HELSING
An easy recommendation for anyone who loves Wynonna Earp is its contemporary series on SyFy, another female-led sci-fi action drama in Van Helsing. While Wynonna Earp was about a descendant of Wyatt Earp, forced to battle evil men rising from the dead, Van Helsing is about a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing and her battle against a mutated vampire army.
Van Helsing is a post-apocalyptic series where the vampires not only rose up against humanity, but they won and took control of the world. Vanessa Van Helsing has a unique blood composition that can turn vampires back into humans, and they set out to try to hunt down the Elders and finally win the war.
1 THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
Riverdale shocked many television viewers when it brought characters from Archie Comics to television and delivered one of the craziest television shows on The CW. It turned out to be something special and resulted in a spin-off series where Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch returned to television.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina did not air on The CW, so while its connection to Riverdale is a loose one, it still maintains the same loose feeling, taking the horror of the comic book property and delivering the tongue-in-cheek stylings of the Archie series in what might be a modern-day Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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Shawn S. Lealos