Legends and folklore of the world
Invisible City is the latest Brazilian Netflix that combines elements of fantasy, mystery, horror and the supernatural. With a fast pace and 7 beautifully written episodes, it is an easy series to approach and definitely worth the investment of time.
If you’re done with this one and looking for something similar, we’ve searched the archives and saved 10 choices for you to look at as an alternative.
To make it easier for scrim readers, we have added the similarities.
Of course, we’ve also included a handy link for all the series we’ve reviewed, so you can read our thoughts on the series and see if it’s something you want to waste your time on.
Without further ado, here are 10 TV shows that should whet your appetite after watching Invisible City.
A tale of nine roosters
Agreements – Urban and Fantastic Legends
The story of Nine Tails is undeniably similar to the Korean Goblin drama. Combined with Lee Dong Wook and the fantastic setting that is home to many gods, the two plays will undoubtedly share many similarities, thanks in large part to this fantastic offering.
While A Tale of Nine Tails is not as prolific as Goblin, it still deserves a few points for the way it integrates Korean stories and myths into its main plot. Great ideas are presented here, even if the plot takes some disappointing turns at the end.
The main story revolves around a gummiho (nine-tailed fox) in the city. Only he is mercilessly pursued by a strange creature unknowingly released by a researcher named Ji-A. As the two become closer, the story swells with fantastical elements.
The Tale of the Nine Tails is a fascinating series that, despite its flaws, beautifully captures the essence of Korean urban legends.
You can read our thoughts on A Tale of Nine Tails in the episode reviews here!
Similarities – fantasy and characters
The Grimm fairy tales have always been full of intriguing and terrifying adaptations. This NBC-produced series is a mix of supernaturally charged segments that pay homage to the Brothers Grimm and simpler investigative dramas.
At the center of the story is researcher Nick Burkhardt, who discovers that he is descended from a line of guardians known as Grimms. He is responsible for maintaining the balance between humanity and the creatures (mythological beings).
Along the way, Nick fights all sorts of dangerous creatures and teams up with his girlfriend Vesna Monroe and his partner, Detective Hank Griffin. If you’re still looking for a scary team, this is definitely worth a look.
Resemblance – fantasy, mystery and obsession
Stephen King’s television adaptations are generally either very good or very bad. Although The Outsider is far from perfect, with some oppressive slowness, the story is absolutely fascinating and you will undoubtedly be enthralled until the end.
Outsider also wastes no time in going straight to the heart of the drama, and if you’re in the mood for a good thriller, it has all the ingredients to keep you captivated and riveted at the end.
Like “The Servant,” “The Outsider” works much better as a straight jump. The basic premise revolves around a group of detectives who are completely baffled by the unspeakable crime that has been committed. We won’t spoil, but what the film really excels at are the characters, which are beautifully written throughout the film.
Read our thoughts on The Outsider in our full season review here!
Similarities – Fantasy
The Witch is not without its flaws, but it’s hard to discredit something that is satisfying, and it’s a well-written High Fantasy issue. Sure, there’s plenty of magic, monsters, and sword fights to provide variety, but a video game is based on fairness.
For those who don’t know, the story here revolves around a monster hunter named Geralt. These emotionless, white-haired witches are angry at humanity and hunt creatures. They are paid to do so.
Geralt is joined in this hunt by Kiri, a princess from a nearby town, and a learned wizard named Ennefer. In this first season, the series balances sleuthing with monster killing, which should satisfy those who want to scratch the strong imaginary itch.
Read our thoughts on The Witch in our full season review here!
The similarities are inexplicable phenomena….
The X-Files is undoubtedly one of the most important cultural spectacles of the 20th century, and one of the most compelling and well-written crime series on the small screen.
For those who don’t know: The story revolves around two FBI agents, a skeptic and a believer. Mulder is desperate to find the truth after his sister was abducted by aliens as a child. Meanwhile, Scully is sent to reveal her work to higher authorities. This dynamic develops over time….
Mulder’s kidnapped sister is involved in many episodes of horror and hidden gems, making this series easy to recommend.
You can read our thoughts on The X-Files in our reviews of the entire season here!
Similarities – fantasy and characters
Netflix’s new Egyptian series, “Paranormal,” is not “The X-Files,” but it has some parallels to it. With 6 episodes exploring (yes, you guessed it) the paranormal, this horror/dramaturgy installment combines a bit of smoothness with a gripping story that makes it an engaging 6 episode adventure.
Paranormal is based on the thriller series of the same name and is set in the 1960s, when Dr. Refat Ismail, an Internet expert, works at a university.
Haunted by the literal ghosts of his past, Refat refuses to acknowledge the existence of the supernatural world, dismissing it as a stupid superstition. Until it manifests itself before his eyes….
Full of fascinating traditions, a touch of humor and fast-paced history, Paranormal is definitely worth a look.
Read our thoughts on the paranormal in our full season review here!
The blood of Zeus
Similarities – Fantasy
When it comes to world building, Blood of Zeus takes an important work from Greek mythology and twists it to create something that is both instantly recognizable and completely original.
Some historical figures have undergone changes, but the basic concept remains the same. A delightful political drama involving the gods takes up much of the story and essentially serves as a catalyst for what happens during the season.
The first few episodes serve as a clear and heavy introduction to this world. In this tale of justice, a demonic army has risen, and it is up to Alexia and her armies to counter the threat. It soon becomes clear that young Heron is more than capable of holding his own in this battle, especially when a demon is encroaching on the city.
Not surprisingly, Heron becomes embroiled in an epic battle between the two sides, with the gods eventually intervening and interfering. In the end, all hell breaks loose when fantasy collides with the supernatural, resulting in two action-packed episodes that set the stage for this finale.
Read our thoughts on “Blood of Zeus” in our full season review here!
Similarities – forest landscape and mystery
Netflix’s Colombian original, Green Frontier, is an interesting series, beautifully shot, that stumbles a bit on a too-slow pace. But if you can get into it with a little patience, you’ll definitely enjoy it.
The story here revolves around an indigenous tribe deep in the jungle. When a young detective from Bogota named Helena arrives in her country to investigate four murders of women, a criminal drama that swims with mystery, supernatural elements and suspense unfolds.
As the episodes progress, the central mystery fades away, leaving a very atmospheric and intriguing show that is well worth watching.
Read our thoughts on Green Frontier in our full season review here!
Similarities – Fantasy and world building
American Gods paints a world where man and God live side by side. Secretly, a war is brewing between the new gods of technology and media and the traditional gods of old.
At the center of this hedonistic journey is Shadow Moon, a man who has just been released from prison and wants to start a new life after the death of his wife. That same wife cheated on Shadow with his best friend while he was in prison.
When a mysterious stranger named Wednesday Shadow recruits as his bodyguard, a hunt for the old gods for a coming battle with new gods ensues throughout America. With its many showrunners, ideas and visual flair, American Gods is by far the rockiest attraction on the list, but it has a uniqueness that many have yet to discover.
You can read our thoughts on the American gods in our recap of the entire season here!
Common land – peace building
Northern mythology is full of interesting and intriguing stories of bloodshed, power struggles and epic battles. The idea of a Scandinavian series that takes this idea and incorporates a mix of American gods and thrills into the beauty of the Scandinavian fjords seems like the perfect recipe for a six-part series.
Those expecting a lot of action here will be disappointed, as much of it is reserved for the final moments of the first season. Still, the series stands out for its aesthetics and world building, which works very well to bring these legends to life in a realistic way.
While we weren’t thrilled with the first season, there’s no denying that it received high praise and goodwill from viewers, making it a good choice if you liked Invisible City.
Read our thoughts on Ragnarok in our full season review here!
So we have 10 TV options for you to watch when you’re done with Invisible City on Netflix.
What do you think of our selection? Do you agree with it? Are there any glaring omissions? Let us know in the comments below!
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