Isn’t Kate Winslet just lovely? That was everyone’s feeling when they were watching Mare Of Easttown and not just the actors. The whole show is a perfect little piece of art. Everything about Mare Of Easttown is more than wonderful, the show not only focuses on the mystery, and the thriller aspect of it but also dives into emotional and sensitive topics such as grief, that everyone goes through but having a conversation on it is so hard for everyone. Like, what can be perfect than this, watching a murder mystery and also learning about deep and sensitive stuff? Mare Of Easttown has an IMDb rating of 8.5 out of 10 which is totally justified. One thing after finishing our favourite show we all go through is, the desire of watching something that will provoke the same feeling and emotions, and we are here to help you with that. Did you love Mare Of Easttown? We are suggesting 17 shows like Mare Of Easttown so that you can have that good feeling we had while watching these masterpieces.
1. Sharp Objects
One thing everyone has to agree on is that HBO has great content, they may not release 20+ shows and movies just like Netflix, but in quality, HBO beats other streaming services. One such masterpiece is Sharp Objects. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and created by Marti Noxon, the show is based on a novel by Gillian Flynn of the same name, Sharp Objects has a rating of 8.1 out of 10 on IMDb, the show managed to win a Golden Globes and get eight nominations at Primetime Emmy Awards. Just like Mare Of Easttown, Sharp Objects also has a lead woman who lives in a small town and is trying to solve a murder case as well as family issues, but the way story and reality unfolds is so different and fascinating.
Nobody would have thought about that plot twist at the last moment, and we were all just shocked if one thing every Sharp Objects fan would love to do is erase the memory of the show just to relive that feeling of watching Sharp Objects. The story revolves around Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams, who comes back to her town so that she can write a story for a newspaper. She left the place because of the traumatic experience she got when she was a child. She is traumatized by her sister’s death and also doesn’t like her mother’s behaviour who is sort of a maniac, the show is a miniseries so it is really easy to finish the show in a few hours. Sharp Objects is available on HBO, the show is a must-watch at least once.
2. Big Little Lies
The story revolves around five women who find themselves entangled in a crime, and all of them hold a secret that they do not wish to share. If you liked the whodunnit factor of Mare Of Easttown, Big Little Lies is a show you can give a watch, the greatest thing about shows like these is that they do not just focus on murder and finding the culprit, they also focus on real-life relationships and problems, so you may not hopefully relate to the crime but the feelings and emotions just touch the core of everyone’s heart.
3. Defending Jacob
The biggest nightmare for an attorney is that their own child is a suspect in a crime, the dilemma is they cannot support their kid until they know the reality but thinking that their 14-year-old child is maybe a murderer is a different kind of trauma. Directed by Morten Tyldum, and created by Mark Bomback, Defending Jacob was released in 2020, with a more than okay rating of 7.5 out of 10 on IMDb, the show is definitely a must-watch. Andrew Stephen Barber played by Chris Evans is a district attorney, and their 14-year-old boy Jacob is a suspect in a murder case, their life is turned with all the people accusing them, and Andy is confused about that should he choose the law before believing his son or he should be a good father and help his son, they all deal with humiliation from their supposed family and the people of their town while trying to get out of the case. You will find yourself surprised at the end with the plot twists.
4. The Missing
The Missing is a British television series that was first released in 2014, directed by Tom Shankland and Ben Chanan, and created by Harry Williams and Jack Williams, the show has an IMDb rating of 8.5 out of 10. The series has two parts neither of them is connected in a way but holds the same murder mystery thing. In series one, a child named Oliver gets missing in France and his father Tony tries to find the child and the culprit, even after more than eight years, he cannot fathom the fact and ask Julien Baptiste a retired detective who first tried to solve the case back when Oliver got missing. They both try to solve the case and get surprising information about the police department. In series two Julian Baptiste can be seen again solving the missing case of another little girl but this time in Germany and Iran. The show is quite underrated according to many people, and it actually is so try and watch this on Amazon Prime for a thrilling feeling.
5. The Fall
The game between a serial killer and police becomes so interesting to witness and that is the story of The Fall. Stella Gibson played by Gillian Anderson is an investigating officer who is trying to find the serial killer Peter Paul Spector played by Jamie Dornan in the city of Belfast. His target is young women, their journey is not easy as many problems and issues arise outside the PSNI and even inside. The Fall had an IMDb rating of 8.1 out of 10, and the show managed to get nominations for awards such as the BAFTA Awards.
6. True Detective
True Detective follows the life of some police officers, their work is not so easy, as they have to work for the city and even manage their personal life. True Detective has three seasons with talented actors in every season, the first season starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Monaghan, the second season starred Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, and the third season starred Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, and Stephen Dorff. True Detective managed to win many awards and has an IMDb rating of 8.9 out of 10.
7. The Undoing
Nicole Kidman is a great actress, and her greatness can be seen in this series, The Undoing also stars Hugh Grant who plays the role of her husband and has pretty dark secrets and their life turns upside down when a woman associated with them dies mysteriously. The case becomes more interesting and engaging as it progresses, The Undoing managed to get more viewership than the viewership of Game Of Thrones. It is a fascinating show that you might enjoy if you liked Mare Of Easttown.
8. The Sinner
We all focus more on who killed the victim but why they killed the victim is a less focused perspective. In The Sinner which is the same plot in the first episode, we see a woman Cora Tenneti played by Jessica Beil stabbing a man, and detective Harry Ambrose played by Bill Pullman trying to look into the troubled past of that woman. The Sinner is an anthology series and except for Bill Pullman the whole cast changes, it has four seasons and all of them are equally great. The series also got nominations for Golden Globes and Emmy Awards. The series is quite underrated and is a great show to try at least once.
The world for women is not easy at all, even after so many years, crime against women is prevalent. Unbelievable is a true crime series about a young woman Marie Adler who lives in Washington and is sexually assaulted but the story takes a weird turn when some points suggest that she is lying and two detectives are on the journey to find out the truth and some more. Unbelievable is a true case that happened back in 2008-2011, the series is great and holds an IMDb rating of 8.5 out of 10. The Netflix original series tells an interesting and emotional story about a true crime.
10. The White Lotus
Vacations are for resting but that is not the case with the people who have come to Hawaii for a rest. All of them are entangled in some drama, and all the things become so hilarious yet so dark. There is a murder at the end, and all of them are confused yet scared. The show stars great actors such as Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeny, and Alexandra Daddario, it is not similar to Mare Of Easttown at all but holds the same whodunnit factor, the second season which will be set in Sicily is going to be released very soon and has actors such as Aubrey Plaza and Haley Lu Richardson.
Fargo has a great cast and has received many nominations for many awards. As it is an anthology series it follows a different story in every season, every season the show is set someplace different and takes on an interesting journey of drama, thrill, and also comedy. With a rating of 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, this can be one of your favourite shows because it is definitely ours. The aura of drama and mysteries is just like Mare Of Easttown.
12. Flight Attendant
This Kaley Cuoco starrer show is one of the greatest shows available on any of the OTT, the balance between the drama, mystery, suspense, and comedy is more than perfect. The series is interesting and takes on a fascinating journey of a flight attendant who is living life on the edge, she is an alcoholic and always finds herself in casual relationships with strangers including the passengers. When she wakes up after spending some time with one of the passengers, she sees that the throat of that man is thrashed, and tries to clean the murder area rather than telling the police about it. She moves but that day scares and she starts to hallucinate about it. The show is a flavorful pack and trying this show at least once is a must.
13. The Night Of
Based on Criminal Justice, The Night Of is another great series with drama and mystery about a naive Pakistani man in the USA who is charged with murder, but is he really innocent, and if he is innocent why would someone try to frame him, who is the real culprit and many other questions will come in your mind, while you would watch this show. With an IMDb rating of 8.5 out of 10 and five Primetime Emmy Awards, The Night Of should be on your watchlist if you have enjoyed Mare Of Easttown.
14. Happy Valley
Strong female leads are the perfect addition to shows, it makes the show relatable for us ladies, maybe we are not their solving cases but we can feel that raw feminine emotion. Just like Mare Of Easttown, Happy Valley also stars a female protagonist in the role of a police sergeant. Catherine Cawood played by Sarah Lancashire is in pain in the loss of her teenage daughter Becky even after eight years, she has divorced her husband and lives with her sister Clare who is an alcoholic and drug addict, Catherine takes care of her grandson Ryan with her sister and both her husband and elder son does not want to be related to Ryan, Becky died of suicide because she was raped and then gave birth to Ryan. Catherine gets to know that the man who raped and drove her daughter Becky to suicide Tommy Lee Royce played by James Norton is out of jail after eight years, he was in jail because of drug charges. Catherine is on the way to give justice to her daughter and save other people from the crime of Tommy Lee Royce. In the second season the story gets even more interesting because now Catherine finds herself in a murder case, she is trying to prove her innocence and on the other side, Ryan is beginning a new friendship with a woman who is associated with Tommy and is trying build a relationship so that she can make Catherine pay.
15. The Outsider
Psychological horror is the new horror we all have to accept, it is so scary to watch even if the typical jumpscares and scary faces are not present. The Outsider is a great show to watch, the story will make you feel scared and thrilling moments will make you more interested in the show. It stars Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, and Jason Bateman, based on a novel by Stephen King, The Outsider is a must-see.
16. Seven Seconds
Racial injustice is prevalent in today’s world, and this series throws light on just that, when a police officer accidentally hits a black teenager, he tries to clear the scene with his fellow police officers. They couldn’t swipe the crime under the rug, as the whole town is demanding justice and answers as to why the authorities did not do anything. The show is brave and deep to watch, with a more than average rating of 7.7 on IMDb, the show also managed to win an Emmy Award and got nominated for a Golden Globes.
17. Killing Eve
Everything about Killing Eve is as perfect as it can be, the comedy, thrill, and quite romantic banter between Eve played by Sandra Oh and Villanelle played by Jodie Comer. The story is dramatic, full of black comedy and thrill, every moment will make the viewers bite their tongues with questions as to what will happen next. The series is not as serious as Mare Of Easttown was but definitely has the same vibe to it, the show is light and keeps the viewers on edge with the mystery. Killing Eve is about a serial killer Villanelle who is famous for her neat work and is out there killing high-profile people, and Eve works at British Intelligence but is bored with her desk work after getting fired from her job, she joins a secret department to find Villanelle which is led by Carolyn Martens played by Fiona Shaw.
The relationship between Villanelle and Eve is obsessive even after hating each other they are obsessed with each other. When in the first season they were working against each other, the second season makes them work together. Killing Eve has an IMDb rating of 8.4 out of 10, and the show managed to get critical acclamation and also received many nominations for a lot of prestigious awards such as the Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards.