The Undoing is adapted from Jean Hanff Korelitz‘s novel named You Should Have Known, It was adapted as a mini-series for HBO by David E. Kelly, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in lead roles. The Undoing follows a seemingly perfect couple on the brink of unraveling, as a murder case threatens their lives and status in society. If you like the HBO series we have made a list of top 5 shows like ‘The Undoing’ you have to see, to pass your time in these depressing times. The series on this list are not ranked so you can enjoy all of them without judging them on a number basis.
Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
This HBO series was adapted from the 2014 bestselling novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The official synopsis for Big Little Lies on HBO’s YouTube channel is, “Take a look back at all the secrets, relationships and lies in what critics are calling “gorgeous, sensual and seductive”. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley.”
Sharp Objects (2018)
This mini-series was also based on a novel, it was based on a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. The official synopsis for Sharp Objects on HBO’s YouTube channel is, “Based on the book by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.”
Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
This Hulu Original stars the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and Joshua Jackson. The official synopsis for Little Fires Everywhere on the Hulu YouTube channel is, “Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.”
How To Get Away With Murder (2014-2020)
How to Get Away With Murder is a one of its kind series with its clever writing, brilliant storylines, and outstanding performances from the likes of Viola Davis, and Aja Naomi King. The series follows Annalise Keating (Viola Keating) a criminal defense lawyer and a professor, we also follow some aspiring law students, their lives take a turn for the worse when they are all involves in a murder including Annalise. The twists and turns of the storylines are still engaging to this day even after the show has been airing for six years. How to get away with Murder is coming to an end with its sixth and final season on ABC.
Defending Jacob (2020)
This Apple TV+ Original is based on the popular novel of the same name by William Landay. The official synopsis for Defending Jacob on Apple TV YouTube channel is, “In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.
Based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, this limited drama series stars Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Sakina Jaffrey, Betty Gabriel, and J.K. Simmons.”