10 Shows Like the Vampire Diaries

By on April 23, 2015

After the release of the Twilight series, vampire mania really hit the country hard. If you are a lover of the supernatural, then you should check out some of the television shows on this list. Designed to be like the Vampire Diaries, these shows have a teenager or a supernatural focus. If we left any of the shows like the Vampire Diaries out, make sure to leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

beauty and the beast

Beauty and the Beast

Although very few people have heard of this series, it happens to be a great one. It is about to start its fourth season, so you will have plenty of episodes to watch during a weekend marathon. Basically, this show focuses on the mysterious group known as Muirfield. Detective Catherine and Doctor Vincent are being hunted by the organization, so they are trying to avoid attracting any attention. The back story of Catherine’s life fuels much of the plot. At a young age, she was rescued during her mother’s murder by someone who she remembers as a beast.

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Being Human BBC

Everything gets better with a British accent tossed into the mix! With Being Human, you get a television show that intermingles young adults, drama and the supernatural. The main focus of the show is on three roommates who are a werewolf, vampire and a ghost. During the show, the three roommates have to navigate the delicate balance of fitting into the human world and the paranormal world.




For a superhero show, Arrow is one of the best. Oliver Queen is the star. He is notorious for being a spoiled billionaire who disappeared for five years. When he returns to the city, he starts to clean up crime and becomes a vigilante. After premiering on the CW, this show quickly became a favorite. Based on the original DC Comics, it blends science fiction, mystery, drama and action seamlessly together for a highly enjoyable, entertaining hour.

Lost Girl

Lost Girl

As far as rankings and the critics go, Lost Girl lost out. It is a bit corny and ridiculous at times, but there is something about the characters that just keeps you coming back for more. Produced in Canada, Lost Girl is centered around a succubus called Bo. She has the unfortunate trait of killing anyone she sleeps with until she meets the werewolf, Detective Dyson. While occasionally predictable, the show is worth watching. Once you get an episode or two in, you will be hooked.

buffy the vampire slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Created by Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains one of the best vampire shows of all time. It ran from 1997 to 2003 so there are plenty of episodes available to watch if you stream online or use Netflix. Although some of the characteristics are similar to a typical teen drama, Sarah Michelle Geller (Buffy) really cranks it up a notch. Buffy’s job is slaying demons, vampires and supernatural beings. She does this with the help of her friends and outside help. If you want to find shows like the Vampire Diaries, then you cannot afford to miss out on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Demons is another British show that managed to make the list. In this show, you get the story of a teenager who relizes that he is the lone remaining descendant of the famous vampire hunter, Van Hesling. As the story progresses, the teenager must learn how to fight supernatural beings while still balancing the rest of his human life.

true blood

True Blood

One of the more recent shows on this list is the famed supernatural drama, True Blood. The entire premise of the show is that vampires have existed alongside humans forever without anyone realizing. Two years before the show started, a Japanese scientist created a “True Blood” that allows vampires to stop consuming human blood. This discovery caused the vampire world to split into two factions. While one group wants to coexist openly alongside humans, the other group wants to retain their secrecy. The show begins with Sookie Stackhouse waitressing. She can read minds and suddenly meets a vampire called Bill. With seven seasons of the show available, you will have plenty time with your favorite supernatural beings.



Although most people remember the Blade movies, few remember that a television series was actually made. The television show was inspired by the half-human and half-vampire character of Blade. The screenwriting was done by the same man who wrote Man of Steel and the Dark Knight (David S. Goyer), so that fact alone should get you to watch it. Originally produced by the Spike network, this 2006 series was actually quite good.


Being Human US

I am pretty certain that Being Human is the best vampire show that the United Kingdom has ever produced and that explains why the United States made a great remake of it. If you like the first Being Human, you will like this one. It mixes together the teenage quest for normalcy with the supernatural in a surprisingly refreshing plot line. Basically, three supernatural beings decide to become roommates: a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. They must straddle the line between the supernatural and human world while navigating the experience of growing up. It had a great final season, and is certainly worth a few hours of your time. Once you try one or two episodes, you will want to see all of it.



For paranormal romance, you do not have to look any farther than Moonlight. This supernatural film blends romance and horror together for a story line that always keeps you on your seat. Basically, Mick St. John is a vampire who primarily focuses on cases that deal with the undead. To help along his way, he has the help of his vampire mentor, Josef. The romance is added into the mix with the addition of the reporter, Beth. The show averaged seven million viewers each episode, but that was apparently not enough to renew it for another season. Produced in 2007, it spanned a total of 16 episodes on CBS. It might not be a show that is exactly like the Vampire Diaries, but it is fairly close.


  1. Georgia

    August 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Yeah the originals is good as. It’s a spin off from th vampire diaries.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 28, 2016 at 7:55 am

      That was an excellent show. Thanks for commenting, Georgia!

  2. Samantha

    August 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I had forgotten about moonlight great show. If they got 7 million viewers why didn’t they keep it going. They would love that many now adays. I’m going to watch it now, hope it is as good as I remember.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you for sharing your ideas. I am sure that you have just inspired many other people to watch that show with you!

  3. shenicne

    June 5, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Can Sumone Plz Tell me about a show Which Is Exactly Like Vampure diaries Fir example the Romance drama storyline etc x

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      I don’t know of one that is exactly like Vampire Diaries, but the ten shows on this list and the others in the comments section are quite similar. Check them out! :)

    • Sarah Hemmings

      June 16, 2016 at 3:35 am

      You have The originals, it’s totally like vampire diaries.Actually TVD and The originals will crossover. Both Tv shows are related.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

        It is interesting how so many things are intertwined, isn’t it?

  4. Jessica

    April 4, 2016 at 3:51 am

    You totally have to put charmed on this list as well,
    I know it’s a little bit older but it’s still worth watching!!

    Oh and the originals should be on here too.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Oh! I forgot about that show! You are right–that would be an excellent addition to this list. Thanks for commenting!

  5. SK

    March 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    supernatural and american horror story neeeeds to be on this list

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Very true–those are both excellent shows. :) Thanks for commenting, SK!

  6. me

    March 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    So honestly I’m just a teenagers and ifu like the show for drama I’d recommend pretty little liars or the origianls

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 23, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Those are both excellent shows—I think there is another article or two on Her Interest that recommends them. Thanks for commenting!

  7. Dawn

    February 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    sorry nevermind don’t include this comment or the one about my comments not showing PLEASE

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 6, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Don’t worry–I figured it out. Your response and comment should already be up, so let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for commenting!

  8. Dawn

    February 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm


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      February 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      If you do not see your comment right away, do not worry. I have to answer each comment individually, so it can sometimes take me a little while to answer them all. The response to your first comment should already be there, so check it out and let me know if you have any other questions.

  9. Dawn

    February 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I LOVE the vampire diaries and the original vampires are in a different show, and I’m very surprised that you didn’t include it in your website because it has most of the characters from tvd just not the main characters. its about Rebecca Klous and Elija when their in New Orleanes

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      web admin

      February 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      I am surprised that we missed that show as well. On the bright side, our readers can now see from your comment which shows would be a good idea to watch. Thank you for commenting!

  10. Ella

    January 6, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Teen Wol is a YES i have seen that show from season 1 to 5 and it’s stil going my Frends and I we are fan girling about that show so much its insane so Go for Teen Wolf!!!!!!

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      :) Thank you for your input–I am sure that our other readers will like getting the personal insight about which show to watch after they are caught up on episodes of the Vampire Diaries. Thanks for commenting, Ella!

    • Dawn

      February 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      I LOVE the vampire diaries, and the originals is a show about Klous Elija and Rebecca in new orleanes

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

        Those are both wonderful shows! Thanks for commenting, Dawn!

  11. Taylor

    January 5, 2016 at 12:41 am

    What would be your opinion on Teen Wolf (if you’ve ever seen it). I’ve heard good things and have been told it’s similar to TVD

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      I have not actually seen it, so I am not sure. You could always try watching a few episodes on Netflix to see if you like it–and make sure to let me know how it turns out. Thanks, Taylor! :)

    • ObiTo

      January 14, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Teen wolf is very good, a lot of action, the epic moments, a great story.. Watch 😀

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        web admin

        January 14, 2016 at 6:05 pm

        Awesome–a number of our readers seem to agree with you. Thanks for commenting, ObiTo!

    • Amy

      October 19, 2016 at 7:38 am

      Teen wolf is about this boy who gets turned into a werewolf.
      the boy is called Scott and is not good at sports and he has asthma.
      but then he becomes a werewolf and is good at sport and his asthma goes.
      so it is practically about him and his mate stiles and this girl Alison whose dad is a werewolf hunter. and stiles is obsessed with this girl Lydia and then there is Jackson who Lydia is with in season 1.
      so it is really about all the problems of being a werewolf and the problems that follow him.

      it might of all changed now but i am only on season three.

      hope this helps you :)

      Teen wolf is a really good program but i will always love the vampire diaries and it will always be my favourite thing to watch ever!!!!!

      • web admin

        web admin

        October 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        Thank you for sharing your insights. It is always helpful to get a better look and understanding of such shows. It is great to see someone so knowledgeable sharing their ideas and thoughts. Please feel free to share your words with us in the future. Thank you for making our community stronger and more informed, Amy!

  12. Neve

    December 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I’m a devoted tvd fan for a couple years. Here are my top TV shows that I would recommend
    The100!!! (Amazing)
    Gossip girl
    Eye candy
    The tomorrow people
    And a couple others but they are not very similar

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 31, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Nice–those all sound like really great shows. I am sure that are other readers will appreciate getting some input about shows like the Vampire Diaries. Thanks for commenting, Neve!

  13. Dianne

    November 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I am watching the Vampire Diaries at the moment and already looking for a similar series. Never heard about Beauty and the Beast. The trailer looks fantastic, I will watch that one next and already excited. :)

    • web admin

      web admin

      November 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      That sounds like a great idea! I am glad that this article could help you out. Thanks for commenting!

    • sara

      May 14, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Hello Dianne,
      Beauty and the beast is amazing. There are 2 seasons on Netflix and I am so in love with it I have watched it twice already. Highly recommended.

      • web admin

        web admin

        May 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

        :) It is a great show–thanks for commenting, Sara!

  14. Ashely

    August 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    They should make more dance academy and vampire dairies or I will never forgive them in my life there chose

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      I think that you are far from alone in your wish. Perhaps you could write a letter to Netflix or a similar company and get them to include more Vampire Diaries and Dance Academy. Good luck, Ashely!

    • Mel

      November 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      I luv dance academy. Thought I was the only one lol

      • web admin

        web admin

        November 12, 2015 at 6:32 pm

        :) It seems like there are many people who feel the same way! Thanks for commenting!

        • MISHI

          July 2, 2016 at 4:48 am

          YEAH legend of the seeker and merlin are also good

          • web admin

            web admin

            July 3, 2016 at 11:51 am

            We love hearing our reader’s positive posts! If you have more shows that you think people should watch, then please share them!

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