It’s hard to imagine life after Big Little Lies, but this might help.
Big Little Lies might have been a fleeting part of our lives with only seven episodes, but it’s certainly left its mark. If you’re looking for something to fill the void, we’ve got your backs. Whether you’re yearning for more complex stories of friendships among women, for further contemplations of trauma, for a little bit of mystery, or for all of the above, here are some films and TV series you might want to dive into next.
9 to 5
Starring three legends (Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin), 9 to 5 can best be described as a second-wave feminist revenge romp against the patriarchy. And honestly, how fun is that? —Alanna Bennett
20th Century Fox
Long before Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley was responsible for this series about a lawyer with a complicated personal life — well, not quite as complicated as Celeste’s. But Ally McBeal is also similar in the way it blended genres and used dream sequences and heightened reality to contrast its more grounded storytelling. —Louis Peitzman
Boys on the Side
The relationship between the three women at the center of Boys on the Side is only strengthened by the trauma they endure. Fans of Big Little Lies will notice a pretty significant plot similarity between the series and this film; it’s a major spoiler for both, so just watch. —LP