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7 shows like Netflix's 'Obliterated' to watch next if you're looking for more depraved spy action

7 shows like Netflix's 'Obliterated' to watch next if you're looking for more depraved spy action
nick zano as chad mcknight and shelley hennig as ava winters in obliterated, both intently aiming their guns while standing near a road
Nick Zano and Shelley Hennig in "Obliterated."Ursula Coyote/Netflix
  • "Obliterated" is an action-comedy series from the creators of "Cobra Kai."

  • It follows a group of operatives who have to locate a nuclear weapon while inebriated and hungover.

  • Here are seven other shows to watch after you finish the series.

"Obliterated" is the latest Netflix series from the creators of "Cobra Kai" — and it's a fusion of action-driven spy dramas and raunchy comedy flicks.

The show, which stars Nick Zano and Shelley Hennig, follows a group of American special operatives who are responsible for locating and disarming a nuclear weapon set to blow up Las Vegas. After finding the nuke, the group throws a rager to celebrate — only to learn, after consuming basically every illicit substance known to man, that the bomb was fake and they're still on the job.

If you're craving more after the eight-episode series, here are some titles to check out.

1. "Archer"

Sterling Archer on season 13 of "Archer."
Sterling Archer on season 13 of "Archer."FXX

Summary: "Archer" is an adult animated spy show that follows the titular protagonist, Sterling Archer, and his colleagues. The show, which premiered in 2009 and is set in a Cold War-esque milieu, has been running for 14 seasons. While the first four seasons of the show are set at a fictional spy agency, following seasons take the crew into new settings and formats. A three-part series finale will air on Hulu on December 17.

Why you'll like it: "Archer" carries along the spy themes while also delivering on the comedic side, just like "Obliterated."

"Archer" is streaming on Hulu.

2. "Cobra Kai"

Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso on season five of "Cobra Kai."
Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso on season five of "Cobra Kai."Courtesy of Netflix

Summary: "Cobra Kai" is a sequel series to "The Karate Kid" movies, and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka in their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. Years after their match-up, both men find themselves re-involved with the martial arts world: Johnny reopens the Cobra Kai dojo, and Daniel begins to train his own protégé. The series has run for five seasons, and its sixth is on the way after being delayed by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Why you'll like it: While not as raunchy, "Cobra Kai" was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg — the same guys who made "Obliterated."

"Cobra Kai" is streaming on Netflix.

3. "FUBAR"

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Luke Brunner in episode 103 of Fubar.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on "Fubar."Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

Summary: Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action series about a father-daughter pair who both work for the CIA — without each other's knowledge. After getting paired up, they get to know each other better, while working through the kinks of working together for the first time.

Why you'll like it: "FUBAR" is another spy-focused comedy like "Obliterated," though with more of a familial bent.

"FUBAR" is available to stream on Netflix.

4. "Chuck"

zachary levi in a white shirt and grey tie on chuck, looking at a computer screen
Zachary Levi in "Chuck."Warner Bros. Television

Summary: "Chuck" is a spy comedy series that follows the titular Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi), a rank-and-file worker at a Best Buy-like retailer. After receiving an email from a friend containing a massive amount of NSA and CIA data, the information becomes encoded in Chuck's brain. He's then required to live a double life, keeping his day job while also working behind the scenes on matters of national security. "Chuck" ran for five seasons from 2007 to 2012.

Why you'll like it: "Chuck" is another spy series with goofy sensibilities, and there's plenty of it to catch up on.

"Chuck" is available to stream on Max.

5. "24"

kiefer sutherland as jack bauer on 24, standing in front of a newscast projected on a wall, talking on the phone
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer on the first episode of "24."Fox

Summary: "24" follows Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), a counter-terrorist operative initially based in Los Angeles. The series is defined by its stretched-out narrative — each hour-long episode depicts only one hour of the action, meaning that a 24-episode season covers every minute of a single day. The show ran from 2001 to 2014 over the course of eight TV seasons, a TV movie, and a mini-series.

Why you'll like it: "Obliterated" creator Hayden Schlossberg told The Hollywood Reporter that "24" was one of the more action-oriented influences on the show, and that influence shows in "Obliterated's" single-night story structure.

"24" is available to stream on Hulu.

6. "Q Force"

four animated secret agents burst into a room: a butch woman in a boiler suit, a man in a polo, a woman in black and grey clothes, and a man with shorts and dyed blue hair
"Q Force."Netflix

Summary: "Q Force" is an adult animated series about a group of LGBTQ superspies working out of a West Hollywood office. Led by Steve Maryweather, a budding superspy who was sidelined after he came out as gay, the group attempts to prove itself by creating missions in the absence of being assigned any.

Why you'll like it: "Q Force" got a bit of a bad rap, but if you're looking for a lighthearted, comedy-focused spy series, it's worth checking out.

"Q Force" is available to stream on Netflix.

7. "Strike Back"

richard armitage as john porter, crouching on the ground with his hands restrained as someone holds a gun behind him
Richard Armitage as John Porter in "Strike Back."Cinemax

Summary: "Strike Back" follows British intelligence operations rather than American ones. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Chris Ryan, and focuses on a group of secret MI6 operatives known as Section 20. The series ran for eight seasons and wrapped up with its final, with the subtitle "Vendetta," in 2020.

Why you'll like it: "Strike Back" is another spy drama, though less tongue-in-cheek than "Obliterated."

"Strike Back" is available to stream on The Roku Channel.

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