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If you like Angel then these suggestions might be to your liking.

Most of the following recommendations for shows similar to Angel is supernatural-themed, but there are also a few that are not. 

In addition to recommending shows like Angel, we have added a few books that have similarities with Angel. But most of the recommendations are shows similar to Angel.


Angel is Buffy's first boyfriend, and he is a vampire.

He is doomed to walk the earth with a soul, which destines him to a torturous life.

Angel moves to L.A. after breaking up with Buffy and sets up shop as a kind of supernatural private investigator.

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TV-Shows like Angel

Buffy: the Vampire Slayer

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"In every generation, there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer".

Buffy, a sexy kick-ass high school girl, is her generation chosen one.

Destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures. And at the same time still trying, and failing, to be just a "normal girl".

Luckily for her, she is not alone in her quest to save the world. She has the help of her group of friends, the hilarious evil-fighting team called "The Scooby Gang".

Is Buffy: the Vampire Slayer good?

Buffy is a classic paranormal teen show. It's a little old, but if that does not put you off then its a must-watch-show.

Why is Buffy: the Vampire Slayer recommended?

Angel is a spin-off from Buffy and they have lots of crossover episodes.

If you like Angel then you should definitely watch Buffy. Yous shield has watched it before watching buffy. In fact, you should watch them at the same time. This is the best viewing order.

Why: spin-off source crossover same universe

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Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is a descendant of the fared Grimms.

Grimms are a group of hunters who fight supernatural forces. They are charged with keeping the balance between humanity and the creatures of myth.

A reformed "Big Bad Wolf", now a reformed vegetarian, becomes his greatest helper and confidant.

Is Grimm good?

The creators have earlier made shows like Buffy and Angle. Grimm has some high standards to live up to, and it does so remarkably well.

This Show is a kind of modern take on the Grimm`s fairytales. Grimm is especially worth watching if you like modern fantasy and police shows.

Why is Grimm recommended?

Nick is a police detective instead of a private detective, but both Nick and Angel takes on cases helping out in supernatural crimes. 

If you like Angel then you might find Grimm to your liking too. It's worth checking out. It's a good long series that is finished in a good way.

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Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds is a former galactic war veteran.

Now Mal is the captain of the transport ship Serenity.

Mal is kind of like Han Solo from Star Wars. A small-time smuggler hiding behind his legal transport services.

His crew consists of. Zoe, his old war buddy. Wash, the pilot. Jayne Cobb, the muscle. Kaylee Frye, the mechanic. Simon Tam, the medic, and his sister River. Inara Serra, a courtesan. And the last one, Shepherd Book, a preacher.

Together they do any jobs, legal or illegal. They travel across the outskirts of outer space sparking up trouble wherever they go.

Is Firefly good?

Firefly is a superb show. I can't fathom why it got canceled after only one season. I want a new show like this.

Watch it now! Just do it.

Why is Firefly recommended?

Joss Whedon created both these grate shows. Firefly might be very different in many ways, some small similarities come thru by having the same creator.

The only reason Firefly I suggested is that it has the same creator in combination with being an excellent show, one of the best.

Why: same creator
Why not: science fiction

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The Dresden Files

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HARRY DRESDEN -- WIZARD Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is a wizard from Chicago that works as a private investigator. He actually advertises in the Chicago yellow pages, with the ad written above. He also works as a consultant to the Chicago police with Detective Murphy on those cases considered bizarre.

Is The Dresden Files good?

I was at first a little put off because it differs from the stories told in the books, but after I come over that I started to really like it. The essence of the show is the same as the books, and you get a similar feeling. It is worth watching even if you have not read the books.

Why is The Dresden Files recommended?

The Dresden Files has a supernatural private investigator as the main character, just like in Angel. Only Dresden is a wizard and not a vampire.

If you like Angel then The Dresden Files will probably be to your liking too.

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Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan is a highly-skilled forensic anthropologist. Bones and her team help the FBI solving crimes where only the bones of the victims are reminding. Their handler from the FBI is Agent Seeley Booth.

Is Bones good?

Bones is one of the better forensic crime shows.

It is based on a book series, but it actually has very little in common with the books.

Why is Bones recommended?

Bones has no supernatural elements. But it has crime investigation, and the actor playing Angle has one of the main roles in Bones. Other than that, they are actually quite different. 

Why: same actor (David Boreanaz)
Why not: not supernatural

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Sam and Dean are two brothers who were raised by their father, John, to hunt and kill evil supernatural beings.

Now they have to set out together to search for their missing father.

When they find him he reveals that he has discovered how to track and kill the demon that killed their mother.

Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop frightening abilities. Abilities that include visions of people dying before it actually happens. These visions are somehow connected to the demon who murdered their mother.

Their father suddenly dies. The brothers, now alone, decides to finish the crusade their father started.

Is Supernatural good?

Overall, this is one of the better shows of all time.

Not every season and episode hold top quality, but most are very good.

Give it a try. If you like it then you have something to watch for a long time.

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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world. He has to learn to harness his alien powers for good and deal with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.

We follow Clark Kent before he becomes Superman and see how and why he becomes the man he later becomes.

Is Smallville good?

I remember watching Smallville when I was younger. It's a good family-friendly show.

It is interesting to see how Clark Kent was before he takes on is responsibilities as Superman.

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True Blood

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Sookie Stackhouse works as a waitress at Merlotte's, a bar in Bon Temps a small southern town in the states.

One day she meets Bill Compton, a 173-year old vampire. He stands out to her and they hit it off early on.

Vampires are outed to the world.

They try to be accepted as regular humans. A synthetic blood alternative called True Blood is their main strategy for acceptance.

Sookie`s life gets seriously complicated when she gets involved with the supernatural world. But Sookie is not an ordinary person herself either. She has the ability to read thoughts. Except for the thoughts of vampires. Witch is why Bill stood out to her when she met him.

True Blood is loosely based on the book series Southern Vampire Mysteries.

Is True Blood good?

True Bloodis an excellent TV show.

The story separates itself from the books after the first season, but that's OK. You should watch this show.

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Mick St. John is a private eye and a vampire. He was turned into a vampire over fifty years ago.

A case he is working leads him to Beth Turner, a reporter, and a human woman. Mick feels romantically attracted to this woman, but no matter how tempting, he knows that a vampire-human romantic relation is too dangerous.

Is Moonlight good?

Moonlight is a very good series. I can't fathom why it got canceled after only one season. Some of the higher-ups in the TV business must have a screw loose.

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Teen Wolf

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Scott McCall's life changes forever when he is bitten by a werewolf and becomes one himself.

Some changes are positive, like strength, super-hearing and super healing.

There are also problems and dangers that come along with being a lycanthrope. Dangers both from other werewolves and other creatures.

But as if that was not enough, there are also werewolf hunters out there.

Is Teen Wolf good?

I like it. I think it is better than similar shows like Vampires Diary. If you like other teen paranormal shows then you will most likely like this one too.

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Midnight, Texas

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The town of Midnight is a safe place for those who are different. Its a place where the veil between our world and hell is thin and possible to breach.

Midnight is a town for vampires, witches, psychics, and others with extraordinary backgrounds. They form a strong and unlikely family as they work together to fend off the pressure from outsiders.

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Books like Angel

Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher

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Harry Dresden, a Chicago bound professional wizard, and the only one with an ad in the yellow pages. Business is sadly dreadful, even for a professional wizard PI. So when the local police ask him for help on a strange double murder, he jumps on it.

Is The Dresden Files good?

The Dresden Files is a must-read for anyone with the slightest interest in this gangrene.

Why is The Dresden Files recommended?

The Dresden Files has a supernatural private investigator as the main character, just like in Angel. Only Dresden is a wizard and not a vampire. But there are vampires in this universe.

If you like Angel then The Dresden Files will probably be to your liking too. Especially of you like to read books.

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Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne

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Atticus O'Sullivan is the last of the Druids, and he runs an occult bookshop in Arizona. He is a handsome, tattooed Irish dude that looks like he is in his early twenties, but in actuality, he is over twenty centuries old.

Atticus is shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. He is giving the dog the same life-extending potions that he takes himself, so his dog is way older than the average seven years a wolfhound gets. When they are not hunting they watch movies and have witty conversations together.

Atticus draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword. The sword is known as Fragarach and it can cut whatever it hits. In this first book, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. He has finally tracked Atticus down.

How is Atticus going to handle a good?

Is The Iron Druid Chronicles good?

The Iron Druid Chronicles is an exciting page-turning series where you often laugh out loud from all the witty commentaries. This series is absolutely recommended.

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