All good things must come to an end, sure, but nothing hurts like the emptiness we’re left with when a series we love is over. And if you, like us, were relying on Mike White’s The White Lotus to get you through the end of the year, only to be left feeling shorted by the mini-ness of the mini series, then we have some consolations.
While the show was a masterpiece, its anxiety-inducing ending left us reeling for more. And while we have theories about a third season, there are (thankfully) some shows worth bingeing that explore similar stories to hold us over until then.
Read on for seven addictive TV shows worth bingeing if you’ve got the post-series blues.
Fleishman Is In Trouble
Based on the best-selling book by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Claire Danes and Jesse Eisenberg star in this riveting series adaptation about a single 40-something doctor navigating his way through life and the mess that is dating in New York City. With a few dramatic twists along the way, the story ultimately parallels The White Lotus in its commentary of toxic masculinity and gender dynamics.
Only Murders In The Building
Part of what kept us on our toes throughout our viewing of The White Lotus was the foreboding question of: who dies? Well, if a whodunnit is your cup of tea then you’ll be enthralled by the mystery of Only Murders In The Building. Starring Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin, the quirky trio get themselves mixed up in a world of trouble when they endeavour to solve a murder, you guessed it, in their building.
Rich people on holiday sets the scene for plenty of mirror-holding. Another world ripe for human critique? Politics. With the timeless Julia Louis-Dreyfus starring as the Vice President of the United States, Veep throws us into the mind-numbing world of U.S. politics—with a lot of laughs, of course. As situation after situation of corruption, incompetence and mind-boggling antics erupts, we’re left with plenty of entertainment. Not only is it a riot to watch, but there are seven whole seasons to binge so you won’t be left reeling for more anytime soon.
A comedic retelling of the true story of Catherine the Great, this hilarious, entertaining and, at times, deeply disturbing, series makes for some interesting watching. From the delightful costumes and sets to the infuriating characters and inanity of the plots, the satire will surely satisfy.
Big Little Lies
If the secret lives of the wealthy are your guilty pleasure, then might we suggest this hit series? Based on the cult series by Australian author Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies takes a dark look behind the curtains of the seemingly idyllic town of Monterey. With commentary, laughs and plenty of murder, this show is definitely up your alley.
Inspired by the real-life family—and business—dynamics of the Murdochs, Succession follows the wealthy Logan family as they fall all over themselves trying to get ahead of each other. While there’s not a palm tree in sight, the satirical humour will definitely fill the White Lotus hole in your heart.
The Morning Show
With an all-star cast of Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup, Reese Witherspoon and more, The Morning Show takes a scathing look at the modern workplace, using the (surprisingly hostile) world of morning TV to set the scene.