10 Shows Like 'See' to Watch Next

Whether you're a fan of dystopian dramas or just Jason Momoa, these shows have something for you.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Jason Momoa in 'See'

Apple TV+

From creator Steven Knight, See is one of the first Apple TV+ original series, having launched with the service on Nov. 1, 2019. It is the only dystopian drama that streamer has produced thus far in its history, though.

See is set in a post-apocalyptic dark future, centuries after a virus wiped out most of humanity and those who survived now have descendants who are blind. Humans are resilient, of course, and these people have found ways to build new societies around blindness, living and hunting with tribes, while the idea of being able to see has become something of a myth.

Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) marries an already-pregnant woman named Maghra (Hera Hilmar) and adopts her children, who are born with the ability to see, passed down from their biological father Jerlamarel (Joshua Henry). This puts them, and everyone in their tribe, at risk as neighboring (and warring) tribes begin a search for the presumed-dangerous people with sight. Baba Voss will do whatever it takes to protect his family.

Over the three seasons of the series, the fight deepens, as the family is torn apart and Baba Voss struggles to reunite them, while also being threatened by his brother Edo Voss (Dave Bautista) and getting sucked into politics, war, and the emergence of a new empire.

The show is heavy on stunts, made all the more complicated by the fact that the majority of the characters are blind and therefore combat is done via audio language. But it's also a rare opportunity to center usually underrepresented characters in a narrative.

Here, Metacritic highlights 10 shows to watch now that See has come to an end.


Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke in 'Game of Thrones'


Game of Thrones

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of fantasy epics that are heavy on violence, sex, incest, and dragons
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Seasons: 8

Before Momoa was starring in his own fantasy drama, he appeared in the first season of HBO's fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's literary works. (He also returned for an episode in Season 2.) The series follows the fight among noble families for control of Westeros, and Khal is a key member of the fight in the beginning because he enters into an arranged marriage with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) while also promising to support Prince Viserys Targaryen's (Harry Lloyd) attempt at taking the Iron Throne. Since all that happens early on in the eight-season series, you can guess how it turns out, but even if you initially come for Momoa here, you'll stay for the larger battle, and, of course, the dragons.

"The art direction, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series. A bit slow at first, but it's a grabber once you get into it." — Linda Stasi, The New York Post


Elisabeth Moss in 'The Handmaid's Tale'


The Handmaid's Tale

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of dystopian dramas centered on female characters
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Seasons: 5 (so far)

Based on Margaret Atwood's seminal novel of the same title, this dystopian drama is told from the female perspective, namely June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), the titular handmaid and narrator who was taken to Gilead under the new patriarchal regime that strips women of their rights and sorts them into service roles. June starts the journey as the handmaid to Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), always fighting to get out of their house and out of Gilead in general, as well as trying to free her young daughter from the regime, as well. As seasons go on, June leads a rebellion that does see success in getting some children, and eventually herself, out, although the fight is far from over as Gilead's reach spreads.

"It's not the politics that drive this drama. It's the threat of what could be, portrayed in very human terms by Moss, Dowd and costars Alexis Bledel (Ofglen), Max Minghella (Nick) and Samira Wiley (Moira)." — Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times


'The Walking Dead'


The Walking Dead

Metascore: 79
Best for: Those who want their post-apocalyptic world with a side of supernatural creatures
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Seasons: 11

Adapted from the comic book series of the same name, this post-apocalyptic series follows groups of survivors of a zombie outbreak as they struggle to keep themselves alive among this new world order in which zombies, aka "walkers," well, walk among them, and humanity is divided and playing by new "survival of the fittest" rules. This series starts well after the initial "inciting incident" caused walkers, with the characters already pretty adjusted to their new way of life, but if you want to dig even deeper into the franchise to see the early days and some alternate groups' ways of surviving, even more than a decade into the new world, you can also check out spin-offs Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

"Tactical wins, taut storytelling and zombies munching tasty, tasty braaaaains." — Maureen Ryan, The Huffington Post



History Channel


Metascore: 74
Best for: Fans of tribal rule set in a real historical period
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Seasons: 6

Inspired by real tales out of Scandinavia, Vikings is a little self-explanatory when it comes to its core characters. Set in the 13th century, the drama follows a legendary Viking leader (Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel), his crew, his family, and even his descendants as he becomes a king. Since stories of that era were passed down orally, of course many liberties are taken to make this show dramatic as it charts relationships, bloody fights, and globe-trotting adventures.

"If you're not too picky about historical accuracy, and not too put off by cheap-looking computer effects, you'll find much to enjoy in this entertaining adventure, built on a solid hero's-quest structure and bolstered by a terrifically engaging performance from Travis Fimmel as the hero-at-hand." — Robert Bianco, USA Today


Evan Rachel Wood in 'Westworld'



Metascore: 71
Best for: Fans of robots inheriting the Earth
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Seasons: 4 (so far)

Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1970s movie of the same title, this sci-fi Western futuristic drama imagines a world where humans have built theme parks populated with android hosts in order to fulfill every dark and dirty desire one might have. But it doesn't take long before the hosts gain awareness and begin to fight back and eventually (spoiler alert!) enslave the remaining humans, making this potential technology-driven tale a cautionary one.

"When it works, there's nothing like it on TV. When it doesn't, it's hard not to watch in fascination as the train flies off the tracks, wondering if it might land back on them or this time finally plummet into the gorge below." — Emily St. James, Vox


'The 100'

The CW

The 100

Metascore: 64
Best for: Fans of young adults fighting to survive in a dystopia and warped politics
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Seasons: 7

Humans ruined planet Earth and had to flee, existing for decades on spaceships orbiting their former planet, hoping that one day it would be habitable enough to return. Time is running out when this adaptation of Kass Morgan's YA book series of the same title begins, as resources on the ships are dwindling, so a plan is made to send down 100 teenage delinquents. If they survive, great, the rest will follow; if they don't, well, the thinking is that they're drains on society, so they're expendable. But what they really are is resourceful. Because when they land, they realize the Earth is completely livable — so much so that factions of people have been living there this whole time, and they are not willing to lose the home they have built. 

"The fast pace, multiple plot lines and life-or-death scenarios — coupled with solid anchoring from [Paige] Turco, [Henry Ian] Cusick and Isaiah Washington — generally compensate for the show's clunkier aspects and occasionally silly-sounding dialogue." — Brian Lowry, Variety


Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Conelly in 'Snowpiercer'



Metascore: 56
Best for: Fans of stories about the class system and cautionary tales about the climate crisis
Where to watch: 

Seasons: 3 (so far)

The graphic novel Le Transperceneige first got the big-screen adaptation treatment and then this series reimagining followed. In the world of the show, the climate criss exploded at an accelerated rate than is happening in the real world, causing the Earth to freeze over in 2019. Seven years later, when the show is set, a 1,001-car train circles the globe, carrying the surviving members of the human race. Of course, they're not all traveling in style, as aboard the train there are different classes of people, from the wealthy one-percenters in the front to the tailies in the back. Injustice is a key theme of the show, but so is solving mysteries, including a series of murders aboard the train, as well as trying to find an alternate way for survival.

"There are so many elements here that work from the ensemble to the craft, but the writing often serves as an anchor on this train, slowing its momentum and potential." — Brian Tallerico, The Playlist


Jason Momoa (left) in 'Stargate Atlantis'


Stargate Atlantis

Metascore: 53
Best for: Fans of the Stargate franchise and science fiction in general
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Seasons: 5

This spin-off of Stargate SG-1 is set in the immediate aftermath of the events of that series' finale, when a team sets out to investigate the mysterious titular city. Once there, they realize they are stuck in a new galaxy, unable to contact home, and therefore forced to rely on new allies to survive, while also battling a few new enemies, one of which is a militaristic civilization. Momoa joins the show in the second season as a runner from a civilization that had 1950s-level technology who joins the team. Much of the worldbuilding (including different civilizations' technology) was set in earlier incarnations of the franchise, but the relationship dynamics, fight against the Wraith, and individual "of the week" concerns for the team to battle are unique to this show. It also stars such genre fan-favorites as Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping, Robert Picardo, and Mitch Pileggi.

"None of the actors comes close to the robust presence of SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson, while the show relies on the technology and special effects that can send noncultists fleeing." — Diane Werts, Newsday


Jason Momoa in 'Frontier'



Metascore: 52
Best for: Fans of historical dramas with a touch of crime and Momoa
Where to watch: Netflix
Seasons: 3

This three-season period piece is set in the 1700s, as the fur trade appears to be the place to make one's money — or at least that's what trapper Declan Harp (Momoa) hopes. He's hoping to stop the current monopoly on that trade in Canada, which has let the power (and, let's face it, money) go to its head, getting involved in corruption and other illegal avenues to increases its stranglehold. Of course, that puts Declan at odds with those who work for the company, such as Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong), and other criminals who cross his path or, in the case of Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron), are hired to track and report on Declan's doings.

"Moderately entertaining, but consistently unchallenging." — Matthew Gilbert, The Boston Globe


Jason Momoa in 'Baywatch: Hawaii'

Pearson Television


Metascore: 42
Best for: Fans of Momoa and beautiful settings
Where to watch: 

Seasons: 2

Hang in there, this is going to make sense, we promise! The 10th season of Baywatch was rebranded as Baywatch: Hawaii, moving out of California and following new characters, including Momoa's Jason Ioane, a baby-faced local lifeguard who ends up working with the legend that is Mitch Buchanan (David Hasselhoff) when Mitch makes a big move and starts an international team of lifeguards on the North Shore — until Mitch's death, of course. The 10th season doesn't have an individual Metascore because critics had written the show off by then, but fans of Momoa will still want to see his humble beginnings, as this show and this role was his very first professional credit, and he is almost unrecognizable in it since he was so young.

"There's no depth in Bodwatch — er, Baywatch. It is what it is -— a day at the beach. Hunks 'n' Babes with Bodacious Bods, Sullying Sand 'n' Surf with Silly Stories." — Steve Sonsky, The Miami Herald