When you talk about alternate reality, you are in a way asking the question “what if?”, and through that you open the world of numerous possibilities – a world that’s anything but the present reality. So, when you do that, are you mesmerized by the results that you have imagined or are you scared to the bone? This is exactly the thing writers and directors want you to experience while you are watching a movie, TV show, or even reading a book based on an alternate reality. Notice how we refrained from using the word ‘sci-fi.’ Alternate reality is bigger than that. It deals with science or futuristic elements but it also makes you peep into history and see how things would have turned out if they wouldn’t have happened as expected. Something similar to the Schrödinger’s cat experiment but you get the answer to your “what if” question.
So, if you are into such stuff, you will love to watch these TV shows. These series are relatively new but look really promising.
Man in the High Castle
Ever thought how the world would be if the Allies had lost the World War 2 and Germany and Japan would have taken over America? You need to watch this show to find out!
Based on Michael Crichton’s film, Westworld (
Addicted to gadgets and technology? Well, this show will change your mind. Through this anthology series, you can see how technology can manipulate human behavior.
What happens when humanoids, who are made to help you out with your chores develop free will and desire to fight for freedom from human ownership? This Swedish TV show will make you wonder if it makes sense for robots to demand to be like humans and experience things the way humans do.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
If you were missing some time travel or reincarnation action, this Korean fantasy series is for you. This TV show is based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua and is the story of a 25-year-old, 21st century girl who drowns while saving a boy. While doing so, she somehow ends up in the mid-tenth century and is now a 16-year-old girl. This show has a good dose of romance, rivalry, politics, and action which will keep you engaged.
The Young Pope
This is an upcoming series in which Jude Law becomes the first American Pope, Lenny Belardo. And mind you, he is no ordinary Pope. He calls himself a contradiction, he doesn’t negotiate with anyone, and he intends to bring about a revolution – good or bad? Watch this show to find out.
So, which ones are you going to start watching now? If you have any more suggestions, don’t forget to tell us about them!