7 Best Journalism Shows Like ‘Tokyo Vice’ To Watch After Finishing the Thrilling Series

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Tokyo Vice is the latest HBO Max series about an American journalist Jake Adelstein, who moves to Japan to study Japanese literature and later started working for a reputable newspaper in Tokyo, where he came in contact with the underground criminal organizations running in the city. He tries to report on them while being constantly threatened by the criminals and slowed down by some police officers. The HBO Max series is a thrilling ride in the deep and dangerous underbelly of Tokyo with Jake played by Ansel Elgort, but sadly it’s only a miniseries that is coming to an end soon. So, today we are making a list of the 7 best journalism shows like Tokyo Vice you can watch after watching the series. While the series is in no way similar to Tokyo Vice, they are about journalism which is a core part of the HBO Max series.

Sharp Objects

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Synopsis: For Camille Preaker, it’s a dark path down memory lane. Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) and directed by Emmy(R) winner Jean-Marc Vallee (HBO’s “Big Little Lies”), this thrilling limited series stars five-time Oscar(R) nominee Amy Adams as a city journalist with a history of psychiatric issues who returns to her rural hometown to cover the apparent murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself clashing with her overbearing mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson), falling back into a dangerous series of self-destructive habits, and identifying with the young murder victims a bit too closely. The supporting cast includes Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven and Miguel Sandoval.

Inventing Anna

Shows Like Inventing Anna
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Synopsis: In Inventing Anna, a journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well. But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream? Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey? The series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler.

The Newsroom

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Synopsis: From Oscar® and Emmy® winner Aaron Sorkin (‘The Social Network’, ‘The West Wing’), ‘The Newsroom®’ takes a behind-the-scenes look at the high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff and their boss. ‘The Newsroom’ team sets out on a mission to “do the news well” in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their own personal entanglements.


Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Synopsis: Set in the world of newspapers in London – its past riven by hacking scandals, its present at the mercy of the digital age and the 24-hour news cycle, its future uncertain – this razor sharp and observant drama explores the current, turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas that journalists and editors face each day. Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) and Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard) star, alongside Priyanga Burford (King Charles III) and David Suchet (Poirot).

The Wire

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Synopsis: In the city of Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. This highly realistic and totally unvarnished drama series chronicles the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, politics, education and media in Baltimore as it follows a team of cops and the criminals they are after.

The Journalist

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
Credit – Netflix

Synopsis: An adaptation of the 2019 hit theatrical feature film of the same name, The Journalist, which proved buzzworthy for its confrontation of Japanese political crimes and scandals of recent years. With its shocking tackling of societal taboos, thrilling developments, and stylish visuals, the film won awards in three major categories at the 43rd Japan Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, as well as many other film awards. In this new series, The Journalist stars Ryoko Yonekura (Doctor X, Legal V) playing the protagonist Anna Matsuda, a Toto Newspaper reporter known as the ‘maverick of news media,’ who strives to expose issues in modern Japanese society. The film is directed by Michihito Fuji who also directed the movie.

The Hour

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Synopsis: The Hour takes us behind the scenes of the launch of a new current events news program at the Lime Grove Studios in London during the mid 50s, with a highly competitive, sharp witted and passionate love triangle at its core. A controversial breaking story, entangles the news team in an intense interplay of politics, ambition and romance, ignited by a mysterious murder and chilling conspiracy.

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