If You Liked Big Little Lies, You’ll Love These Shows

If you found yourself captivated by the idyllic seaside town of Monterey, California, and the complex lives of Madeline & Co. on Big Little Lies, you’ve probably found yourself asking the ultimate question: What to binge next? We feel you. So, we pulled together a list of nine shows that’ll fill the Big Little Lies–shaped hole in your life. Happy binge-watching!


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Jessica Jones

The first season of this dark, gritty, superhero drama focuses on the titular character's journey to overcome her abuser. Strong female lead? Check.

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Veronica Mars

Set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, this series follows teenage private detective Veronica Mars as she tries to solve her best friend's murder case. It's witty, poignant and addicting—and the season one finale will literally leave you speechless.



This show is like the soapier, broadcast television version of Big Little Lies. In it, Emily Thorne returns to the Hamptons to exact revenge on the people who wronged her father.


The Handmaid's Tale

If you haven't started watching this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, get thee to your television right now. The premise, a society where women's rights are completely revoked and the women who can have children are forced to serve as "handmaids," is absolutely chilling, and the cast is phenomenal.


Pretty Little Liars

This twisty drama may not have some of the nuances of Big Little Lies, but it is damn entertaining to watch. Four used-to-be-friends are drawn back together when one of their own is murdered and they begin receiving threatening messages from someone called "A".


Twin Peaks

This surreal crime drama is a cult favorite that aired from 1990–91; you can catch the hotly anticipated reboot now on Showtime.



Unreal focuses on the behind-the-scenes drama on the fictional Bachelor-esque dating show Everlasting. And it is twisted.

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A dark, creative take on the Archie comics that explores the darkness of the small town of Riverdale? Sold. (Fair warning: This show is seriously addicting.)


Top Of The Lake

Elisabeth Moss won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of detective Robin Griffin, who is trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a 12-year-old girl who is five months pregnant.