1001 Car Length, Snowpiercer continues to race around the world, with a mix of murder mystery, thriller and action interludes. Spread over two seasons, this sci-fi series doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
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 the broadcast of Snowpiercer.
Common ground – made to work together
97 years after a nuclear war wiped out civilization. A spaceship carrying the only survivors is humanity’s last hope for survival. In this context, 100 young offenders are sent back to Earth, where they crash in hopes of repopulating the planet.
This novel also contains teenage dramas, with many relationship problems and, in most cases, an appropriately rural tone.
It’s really worth sticking with, and after a relatively shaky first season, “The 100” is starting to find itself a lot more. With 7 seasons and a lot of drama along the way, it should keep you very busy.
The Dark Summer
Agreements – Action and Survival
Black Summer is an interesting look at the decline of humanity, which stays much closer to the days after the plague, rather than going straight into a dystopian post-apocalyptic desert.
Despite some bizarre stylistic choices and questionable character logic, “Black Summer” maintains a constant sense of danger throughout the film, and the large cast of characters is constantly thwarted by clever and witty zombies. The atmosphere is extremely tense throughout much of the season, and while many people remain shocked by it, we were definitely fans.
Read our reflections on Black Summer in our full season reviews here!
Similarities – Moderate adjustment
At first glance, this Spanish dystopian series doesn’t have much in common with Snowball. Where there are similarities – at least with season 1 – is that the oppressive regime and the united family work together to survive.
The story is set in the near future in Spain, where humanity is being invaded by the tyrannical oppressors who rule the earth. Hugo and his family do their best to survive in this grim new world. Only when their daughter Marta is kidnapped do they try to understand what has happened to her.
It costs more than you might think, but if you like to search for missing children, a visit to the fence might be worthwhile.
You can read our thoughts on “The Barrier” in the episode reviews here!
Similarities – Characters
Colony, another victim of cancellation, is a promising science fiction series that is only partially explored. The basic premise is set in the near future with an animated Los Angeles on the brink of chaos. Amidst all the simmering tension, the family is forced to make difficult decisions to stay together while surviving.
Although the series is primarily set in science fiction, it is also one of those series that really leans on its dramatic nature. Since it is a product of an American network, there are a lot of family themes, but that complements the tone of the piece perfectly. With 3 seasons, Colony offers many twists and turns that make the series worth watching.
The last ship
Agreements – Isolation
The Last Ship is incredibly underrated. It is a spectacle about an epidemic that wipes out most of the world’s population, but from the maritime confines of a destroyer. As the crew docks in various places, there is a fascinating headspace that is rather claustrophobic during part of the multi-year voyage.
Spread over five seasons, The Last Ship seems to run out of steam after season 3, but still manages to deliver something completely new and exciting amidst a sea of other series with flashbacks. If you’re looking for post-apocalyptic content that’s a little outside the norm, it might be worth a look.
The similarities are science fiction and drama.
The first Brazilian Netflix series, with a dystopian future and a “Hunger Games” atmosphere, could be construed as a simple copy of the above.
3%, however, is not negligible. With a four-hour story, there is no danger of the series remaining unfinished, and the mix of mystery and science fiction is really worth watching.
The story unfolds in a dark vision of tomorrow’s Brazil, with a world divided between those who have and those who do not. Three percent are among the lucky ones, isolated from the devastated continent and living in paradise. The rest live in poverty and struggle to survive. Each year a contest begins in which two lucky people are chosen to join this elite group. All they have to do is meet the challenge first.
With a rebellious force operating in the shadows and many interesting ideas about class differences, 3% tackles intriguing themes after a relatively tepid first season, making for a reasonably entertaining viewing.
You can read our thoughts on the 3% in our full season reviews here!
Attack on Titan.
Common ground – people need to work together.
Attack On Titan is a beautifully crafted and surprisingly well-written anime that follows the final fragments of humanity as their future is at stake. Monstrous creatures called Titans roam the earth, devouring anyone who stands in their way. The last remnants of humanity remain piled up in a hierarchical city, reinforced by three layers of walls.
In the small town of Shiganshina, located on the edge of Mary’s far wall, a boy named Eren Yeager becomes embroiled in a conflict that will change his life forever. When the Titans attack and kill his mother, Eren embarks on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge. He vows revenge against the Titans – apparently led by two newcomers, the Colossal Titans and the Armored Titans.
Over the course of four seasons, the story develops and grows, finally changing the game at the end of Season 3. Spoilers aside, Attack On Titan is definitely worth watching.
You can read our thoughts on Attack on Titan in the reviews of the entire season here!
“The story of the servant
Similitudes – Utopian world and class system
The Handmaid’s Tale, well written and artfully presented, is a surprisingly strong dystopian science fiction series.
With a strong narration from the main character June to help us get used to this nightmarish world, the world-building throughout the series is incredibly elegant and uses a clever mix of flashbacks and contemporary drama to tell this horror story.
As all identity and semblance of human rights for women are destroyed overnight, a shocking, realistically rendered decay of society into a dystopian nightmare hell follows. In this darkness of despair, hope begins to bloom for a small group of rebels who want to overthrow a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship and relinquish their power over America.
Spread over three seasons with a fourth on the way, The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most unique series in its category and should whet anyone’s appetite for a captivating story.
Read our reflections on The Tale of the Maid in our full season reviews here!
The best of all worlds
The similarities are science fiction and drugs….
Brave New World, based on the 1932 novel of the same name, is a bold reissue of the book that will inevitably divide fans into fans and detractors of the series. But if you love the former, you’re sure to enjoy it.
The story is set in the near future, in a dystopia known as “New London.” At first glance, the city seems like a utopian paradise with three main rules that apply to everyone: no isolation, no family, no monogamy. This city operates with a basic hierarchical chain of command with the director and alphas at the top, while the workers of Epsilon and Gamma serve those above them. It all works seamlessly thanks to a constant stream of anti-emotional pills known as Soma.
Although most people undoubtedly respect these rules, a glimmer of rebellion begins to rear its head. When a member of the higher alpha named Bernard is called to the scene, he immediately begins asking questions about everything around him.
The series combines some interesting ideas with a rather exciting first season of 9 episodes. There’s something fascinating about this world that won’t let you go even at the slowest moments, so it’s worth sticking with for a long time.
All these crescendos fit perfectly into a solid finale that leaves the door wide open for season 2.
Read our thoughts on the best of all worlds in our full season review here!
Netflix’s first Belgian original, Into the Night, is a tense and fast-paced sci-fi thriller. The series is perfect for “binge-watching” thanks to its interesting premise and shorter episodes, each lasting 35 to 40 minutes.
The story begins with Sylvie’s decision to take the plane to Russia, while Terenzio arrived in Brussels, desperate to catch a plane to the West. After getting through security, he (like Sylvie) stormed a plane to Russia with a stolen weapon and demanded that they change direction. Claiming deadly phenomena caused by the sun, a race against time begins.
The show revolves around this sinister disaster as a group of survivors are forced to work together while overcoming many obstacles in their desperate escape from this deadly threat.
It’s a great sci-fi thriller with twists and turns along the way that will keep you on the edge of your seat, just like our survivors making their way through the world of nails!
Read our thoughts on “Into the Night” in our full season review here!
So we offer you 10 TV channels to watch when you are done watching Snowpiercer on Netflix/TNT.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between the movie “Snowball” and the TV series?
“I would say the biggest difference is that the movie is very linear – it starts at the end and goes all the way to the engine. And our show travels through different classes and tells different stories,” Basso said. … “The story [of the series] doesn’t fit into the box of a two-hour feature film.”
Is the series “Snowball” worth watching?
Even the grain is a little shiny. Still, “Snowball” isn’t really a bad show. It’s not great either… Those who haven’t seen the movie, or can put it out of their minds better than I can, might find Snowball more than decent.
Is the “Snowball” series based on the movie?
It is based on both the South Korean-Czech film of the same name by Bong Joon-ho (2013) and the French graphic novel Transpercenary (1982), the film of which was adapted by Jacques Loeb, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.