If You're a Potterhead, These TV Shows Will Be Right Up Your (Diagon) Alley
If you still find yourself mourning the death of your favorite house elf or practicing spells in anticipation of your late acceptance to Hogwarts, you might be certifiably Potter-obsessed. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Even if it has been over 20 years since the original publication of J.K. Rowling’s beloved wizarding saga, muggles like us are still just as enthralled with the story as ever. We’ve read the books and watched the movies more times than we can count and taken every sorting hat quiz the internet has to offer. Still, we must admit: we can let the soothing sounds of Jim Dale’s audiobooks cradle us to sleep forever, but we may never truly be able to capture the utter joy we felt when we heard the story of Harry Potter for the first time. It’s the memory of this first magical experience that keeps us all coming back again and again, and it’s a feeling we’d all love to re-create.
While we can’t, unfortunately, use Hermione’s time-turner to travel back to that day before we’d ever experienced the Potter phenomena, we can try to recapture that magic with new, Potter-esque tales. When you’re missing the good old days in Hogwarts castle but craving something completely fresh, these are the TV shows you should turn to. Whether they feature witches and wizards, faraway lands, or simply great friendships, these stellar shows will help to fill the void that Harry and his pals have left behind.
– Additional reporting by Lauren Harano