The 10 Best Shows To Watch if You Like Big Little Lies, Ranked
Here are 10 shows that will give you those same vibes of intrigue, secrets, and strong female characters that you loved in BLL.
1. "The Morning Show"
How does it feel when two of Hollywood's golden girls, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, team up for a TV show? Electric! "The Morning Show" takes you behind the scenes of, well, a morning news show. But it's not all fun and games: We're talking sexual harassment allegations, corporate politics, and serious journalistic ethics here.
Alex Levy (Aniston) fights to keep her job after her co-host gets fired, while Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) becomes the new face that shakes things up.
2. "Dead to Me"
Nothing says female bonding like a shared tragedy. Jen, a widow looking for answers behind her husband's hit-and-run accident, befriends Judy at a grief support group. The plot twist? Judy's the one who killed her husband. Oh yeah, it's a tangled web of secrets, lies, and even a hidden stash of money.
The women grow closer, all while dodging police suspicion and trying to handle their complicated love lives. It's basically "Thelma & Louise" if they lived in suburban California.
3. "Sharp Objects"
Amy Adams stars as Camille, a journalist who returns to her hometown to cover a story about two murdered young girls. But let's not forget her baggage—she's got a troubling history with self-harm and an overbearing mother. Yikes. Turns out, her own family has some deep, dark secrets, and they may be connected to the murders.
The show's pacing is so slow it makes snails look speedy, but stick with it—the gut-punch revelation is worth it.
Money laundering in the Ozarks? Count me in.
Marty Byrde, a financial planner, moves his family to the Ozarks to clean money for a Mexican drug cartel. They quickly get tangled up with local criminals, including the Langmores, a family of petty criminals, and the Snells, who are into heroin distribution. Wendy, Marty's wife, starts off as a reluctant accomplice but soon shows her cunning side.
Let's just say, if you liked the business side of BLL's Renata Klein, you'll love Wendy Byrde.
5. "The Undoing"
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in one show? Yes, please! Kidman plays Grace, a psychologist married to Jonathan (Grant), an oncologist. Their life seems perfect until a mom at their son's school is found dead, and Jonathan becomes the prime suspect. He goes on the run, only to be caught and put on trial. Grace has to confront the ugly truth that her husband might actually be a murderer.
But the show's not just about her; it digs deep into the lives of her classmates who also have their own mess of issues—sexuality, toxic relationships, body image, you name it. With a missing dad, a burgeoning relationship, and a drug dealer constantly on her case, Rue's life is as complicated as it gets.
The Roy family plays mind games, backstabs, and manipulates everyone in sight to get control of the family business. Logan Roy, the patriarch, pits his kids against each other, and oh boy, do they fall for it. Kendall tries a hostile takeover; Shiv goes into politics but keeps one foot in the corporate door; Roman's just a loose cannon.
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can buy a whole lotta drama.
8. "Little Fires Everywhere"
The '90s—a simpler time, unless you're Elena Richardson or Mia Warren. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington go head-to-head in this suburban showdown. Elena rents a house to Mia and her daughter, only to become increasingly obsessed with Mia's mysterious past. Meanwhile, their kids get tangled in teen drama, culminating in a custody battle over an Asian baby that divides the town.
Spoiler alert: The title is a big clue. Things literally and metaphorically go up in flames.
If you thought BLL handled sensitive topics well, wait till you see "Unbelievable." It's based on the true story of Marie, a teen who reports being raped but is accused of lying by the very detectives who should be helping her.
Parallel to her story is the hunt for a serial rapist by two badass female detectives in another state. They eventually connect the dots, but the journey is gut-wrenching and all too real.
Love a good romantic story? How about adding stalking, manipulation, and murder to the mix? "You" follows Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who falls head over heels for the women he dates—so much so that he'll eliminate any obstacle or person who threatens his relationship, even if it means killing.