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Top Seven TV Shows to Binge-Watch After Nine Perfect Strangers

Hulu’s buzzy miniseries starring Nicole Kidman in the lead role, ‘Nine Perfect Strangers is another mini-series by the best-selling author, Liane Moriarty, after the release of ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Undoing’. The show has been set in a boutique health-and-wellness resort that claims to heal and transform nine stressed city dwellers who are trying to get on the right path with a better lifestyle. The director of the resort, Masha, watches over the nine strangers during the ten-day retreat and try to reinvigorate their lost minds and tired bodies. However, the drama unfolds when the guests begin to discover hidden secrets about each other.

The show also stars Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall and Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Samara Weaving and Grace Van Patten in important roles. Here are the top seven TV series that you should watch after finishing ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ that share a similar theme or setting.

The Umbrella Academy (2019-present)

Created by: Steve Blackman
Starring: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Modern Love, Aidan Gallagher
Total Number of Seasons: 2

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy

‘The Umbrella Academy’ is a superhero streaming TV series inspired by Gerard Way’s comic book series going by the same name. The story has its setting in a world where 43 women, around the globe simultaneously give birth at noon on October 1, 1989. The strange fact is that each one of them was free from any symptoms of pregnancy before they went into labour. An eccentric billionaire named Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven of the children with extraordinary powers and turns them into a team of superheroes called ‘The Umbrella Academy’.

When the kids realise that their father has died, the adopted sibling superheroes work together to discover the mystery behind the death. Meanwhile, they also need to face an impending apocalypse posing as a threat to humanity. Both the seasons have been loved by the critics equally. You can binge-watch all the twenty episodes of the series on Netflix before the already-renewed third season premieres.

The Good Place (2016-2020)

Created by: Michael Schur
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto
Total Number of Seasons: 5

The Good Place

The Good Place

A fantasy-comedy television series, ‘The Good Place’ initially revolved around a woman named Eleanor Shellstrop who has been welcomed into the Heaven-like utopia created and run by the architect of afterlife, Michael, owing to her great deeds as a living being. However, soon she realises she is there because of a mistake and thus feels the need to hide her identity. She struggles to cover her morally imperfect past behaviour and become an overall better and ethical person.

During this time she comes across other residents of the Good Place, guided by Janet, an artificial being. The show has been praised by critics as well as the fans for its writing, originality, setting, tone and acting performances. All four seasons are available for stream on Netflix, Prime Video and the official website of NBC.

The White Lotus (2021-present)

Created by: Mike White
Starring: Murray Bartlett, Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Fred Hechinger, Brittany O’Grady
Total Number of Seasons: 1

The White Lotus

The White Lotus

The six-episode first season of ‘The White Lotus’ focuses on the lives of the guests and the staff at a tropical resort in Hawaii over the span of a week while they relax and refresh. However, gradually with the passage of time, we get to witness darker and more complex sides of the seemingly picture-perfect travellers, the cheerful employees of the resort and the idyllic locale itself.

The second season of the show has already received its renewal this month which is said to narrate the story of a new different group of guests who would be staying at another property of White Lotus. It is a satirical comedy-drama anthology series and has been claimed as one of the best shows of HBO in years. This compelling, addictive and somewhat lurid show has been made available to watch on Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+ and the official website of HBO.

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Succession (2018-present)

Created by: Jesse Armstrong
Starring: Hiam Abbass, Brian Cox, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen
Total Number of Seasons: 3

Succession

Succession

A satirical comedy-drama TV series, ‘Succession’ follows the stories of the Roy family, who are the leaders of media conglomerate Waystar RoyCo. After the patriarch of the family, Logan Roy experiences a downswing in his health conditions, each one of his four children— Connor, Kendall, Roman and Siobhan, with different degrees of connection to the entertainment company start competing against each other in order to get prominence within the company, after their father steps down. Gradually, the hunger for power threatens family loyalties as they start taking tacky decisions.

The show has a dramatic storyline and has received a lot of praise due to the acting performances and musical score, becoming a recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including the Primetime Emmy Awards and the British Academy Television Awards. You can watch all the seasons online on Disney+, Prime Video and HBO’s official website.

Big Little Lies (2017-2019)

Created by: David E. Kelley
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Shailene Woodley, Adam Scott
Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Nordling, James Tupper
Total Number of Seasons: 2

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

‘Big Little Lies’ is a thrilling, enlightening ride, full of twists and turns led by five women from all walks of life, living in Monterey, California. They are introduced in one another’s lives owing to their children studying in the same standard at the same institute. Although these upper-class mothers are very different from one another in a lot of aspects, they somehow end up getting involved in a murder investigation. The show is extremely gripping, compelling and thought-provoking.

The show deals with a few dark and triggering subjects, portrayed with so much conviction that it appears to be real. The first season of the series was awarded eight Primetime Emmy Awards out of sixteen nominations. You can check the show out on Disney+, Prime Video, Hulu and the official website of HBO.

The Flight Attendant (2020-present)

Developed by: Steve Yockey
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Michiel Huisman T. R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Michelle Gomez, Merle Dandridge
Total Number of Seasons: 1

The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant

Inspired by the 2018 novel by Chris Bohjalian, bearing the same name, the show follows a reckless alcoholic flight attendant named Cassie Bowden who drinks during flight hours, spending her time off with strangers. One day when she wakes up in a hotel room with a hangover from the last night, she discovers a dead man with his throat slashed, the same person who was lying next to her on the last flight. Although she has no memory of anything happening as such, she doesn’t call the police with fright but cleans up the scene and joins the other crew members travelling to the airport.

However, after going back to New York City, she is questioned by the FBI agents about the layover in Bangkok. Although she recalls intermittent flashbacks and suffering from hallucinations, she fails to piece the night together, wondering who could be the actual killer. The second season of the show has been scheduled to air from spring, 2022, until which, you can binge-watch season one on HBO Max.

The Undoing (2020-present)

Created by: David E. Kelley
Starring- Nicole Kidman, Édgar Ramírez, Hugh Grant, Lily Rabe, Matilda De Angelis, Noah Jupe, Ismael Cruz Córdova
Total Number of Seasons: 1

The Undoing

The Undoing

Inspired by the 2014 novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz titled, ‘You Should Have Known,’ ‘The Undoing’ is a beautifully created mystery psychological thriller that revolves around a family of a successful therapist named Grace Fraser, her devoted husband, Jonathan and their kid, Henry who goes to an elite private school in NYC. However, Grace’s perfect and privileged life turns upside down when the family gets involved with violent death and her husband goes missing. A chain of terrible revelations takes place which changes the course of the investigation completely.

The show also deals with issues on marriage relationships, manipulation, and privilege. The spectators are most likely to get engaged with the show as the episodes give more questions than their reasons. You can stream the six-episode show online on Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+ and HBO’S official site.

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