Loved Big Little Lies? Here’s what you should watch next

Wondering how to drive away the blues post the finale of Big Little Lies Season 2? Well, we have some solutions that you might like.

Amy Adams starrer Sharp Objects is a riveting tale of a troubled reporter.
Amy Adams starrer Sharp Objects is a riveting tale of a troubled reporter.

With multi-starrer Big Little Lies’ second season coming to an ending, fans of the show are probably on the lookout for the next best thing. And as it so occurs, we have an answer to the problem. Beat your binging blues with these shows which boast of a powerful story, with stronger and more difficult parts for female actors.

Sharp Objects

Based on the debut novel of Gillian Flynn, HBO’s Sharp Objects is at once mind-boggling and eerie. The psychological thriller is about a journalist (Amy Adams) who returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of two young girls. However, there is a twist. Our heroine herself has some serious problems, including self-harm and alcoholism.

The show is available for streaming on Hotstar.

The Affair

The Dominic West and Ruth Wilson starred is an exciting take on extra-marital affairs. Why do they happen and what are the repercussions of dying for someone you were not meant to die for? Wilson’s character is a waiter who meets West’s happily married Noah. The tale is told from both their perspectives, resulting in a wildly chaotic but engaging affair.

The show is available for streaming on Netflix.

Jessica Jones Season 1

This Marvel series might have slackened in later seasons, but it was much good when it had first started streaming on Netflix. Jessica Jones is a superhuman dealing with mental illness. She also suffers from alcoholism and that doesn’t help her case either. The character also has difficulty finding steady romantic relationships due to her problematic past with an abuser.

The Handmaid’s Tale

This Hulu original series is based on the novel of renowned author Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian world, ladies are snatched away from their houses to serve the ‘leaders’ by producing offsprings for them. However, some of them are bent on striking, but will their act of righteousness serve any greater purpose?

The show features Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd among others in significant roles.

Killing Eve

Powerful women, complex characters and an intriguing plot, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer’s BBC show is as riveting as it can get. There is dark humor involved too, in case you were wondering. And our madcap heroines can push the boundaries like no one else.

Eve (Sandra Oh) is bored with her desk job at MI6, while Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is working her way up the serial murderer ladder. However, when their paths cross, hell breaks loose in the most breathtaking fashion.

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