If you're like us, then you've probably already finished the latest season of Good Girls. And now, you're looking for a show that offers the same blend of crime and comedy with a strong, female-driven cast.
7 Shows to Watch if You Loved ‘Good Girls’
1. Cable Girls
Part of the reason Good Girls is so engrossing is because it depicts realistic challenges women confront, such as sexism and economic hardship. In the period drama Cable Girls, creators Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira explore similar themes remarkably well. This Spanish-language Netflix series follows four women who work at a telecommunications company in 1920s Madrid and end up forging a close friendship when their lives get turned upside down.
If you love the NSFW aspect of Good Girls, then you need to watch Netflix’s R-rated show Sex/Life. It follows a suburban mom who’s growing tired of her boring routine—and sex life—with her husband. Things get even more complicated when Billie starts fantasizing about her former fling.
Based on Zoey Dean’s How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls, it tells the story of a young journalist who, after a stroke of bad luck, becomes the live-in tutor for a Palm Beach makeup mogul’s entitled granddaughter. The question is: Is she as desperate as the women in Good Girls?
4. Desperate Housewives
If you’re looking for another series where a collection of suburban mothers see their everyday lives shaken up, then Desperate Housewives should be on your radar. This ABC original follows four women left to deal with the aftermath of a best friend's suicide. Throughout its eight highly successful seasons, stars Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria often make questionable choices that lead to very funny results.
5. Dead to Me
We recently said that this series gives us “total Dead to Me vibes” and we weren’t lying. While Good Girls begins with the three ladies in a tight-knit friendship, Dead to Me follows the random encounter and subsequent close relationship that develops between Jen Harding and Judy Hale, played by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini respectively. We won’t spoil it, but there is more to this friendship than meets the eye, and the twists and turns that ensue are thrilling.
6. Veronica Mars
While the Good Girls end up smuggling drugs after a robbery that goes wrong, Veronica Mars looks at criminality from a totally different perspective. Kristen Bell (in her first major role) plays the titular character, who is a student by day and a private investigator by night. This series was so popular with fans, that a Kickstarter campaign was launched to help fund a film adaptation and it raised over a whopping 5 million dollars.
7. How to Get Away with Murder
If you love the tension in Good Girls, then you will certainly love the excitement of How to Get Away with Murder. Viola Davis gives a powerhouse performance as Annalise Keating, a law professor and defense attorney who becomes entangled in a murder plot involving five of her students.
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