Missing The White Lotus? Here are the best TV shows to binge

After an epic season finale that was the talk of social media, check-out time has officially arrived at The White Lotus.

Season 2 of HBO's anthology series The White Lotus has come to an end. But there are plenty of other TV shows to fill its absence.
Season 2 of HBO's anthology series The White Lotus has come to an end. But there are plenty of other TV shows to fill its absence.  © collage: IMAGO / Picturelux

The hit HBO show follows the exploits of several guests staying at a luxury resort, but the visit has come to an end.

After a critically acclaimed debut season, The White Lotus has evolved into an anthology series, with the recent season 2 moving from the first season's Hawaiian location to Sicily, Italy. Both seasons open with the revelation of a murder at the hotel before flipping back to the beginning of the guests' stays.

Featuring Jennifer Coolidge, Aubrey Plaza, and Theo James, the second season was filled with riveting and unexpected twists and turns until the very end.

Lizzo shares mullet and mopey musings on TikTok
Lizzo Lizzo shares mullet and mopey musings on TikTok

With our Sunday nights now significantly lacking in excitement after its conclusion, it's time to find the next great TV drama to fill the void.

If you couldn't get enough of The White Lotus, these shows will help pass the time until next season comes around.

Succession

Succession received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020 and 2022.
Succession received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020 and 2022.  © IMAGO / Everett Collection

If The White Lotus has left you craving more stories of rich people being messy, look no further than Succession.

This highly acclaimed black comedy follows the Roy family, who own a massive media conglomerate.

The series follows the Roy siblings' fight for control within the company after their father's health declines. It received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020 and 2022.

Meghan Markle's cousin makes surprising admissions about their childhood
Meghan Markle Meghan Markle's cousin makes surprising admissions about their childhood

While both shows employ incredibly well-written dialogue, Succession's deft balance of witty comedy and gripping drama is perhaps even stronger than The White Lotus'.

With an impressively talented cast and unforgettable characters, Succession will have you absolutely hooked from the first episode.

Revenge

Revenge is set in The Hamptons, a wealthy beachside area of Long Island.
Revenge is set in The Hamptons, a wealthy beachside area of Long Island.  © IMAGO / Mary Evans

The ABC drama Revenge similarly centers around rich people's chaos, this time among uber-wealthy social circles in The Hamptons.

This criminally underrated series is led by Emily VanCamp starring as Emily Thorne, who moves to the area to embark on a mysterious mission of vengeance.

Greed, passion, and fury converge as Emily becomes increasingly connected with the powerful Grayson family. The many dark secrets that soon come to light will have you absolutely addicted to this series.

If you're looking for a new binge-watch with a flair for the dramatic, look no further than Revenge.

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies is based on the book by the same name by Liane Moriarty.
Big Little Lies is based on the book by the same name by Liane Moriarty.  © IMAGO / Everett Collection

Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman ... need we say more?

The iconic trio and ensemble cast of Big Little Lies carries a compelling drama with a gripping central mystery, much like The White Lotus.

The show deals with issues of class and gender as five women who are all mothers of young children in the same school become unexpectedly intertwined.

Though based on a stand-alone novel – which is definitely worth the read – Big Little Lies managed to pull off an impressive second season that carried the narrative in new and even more compelling directions.

Oh, and did we mention Meryl Streep joined the cast in season two? Say no more.

The Undoing

Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman lead HBO's The Undoing.
Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman lead HBO's The Undoing.  © IMAGO / Cinema Publishers Collection

Hollywood powerhouses Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant lead this addictively dramatic miniseries from HBO.

The stars play a wealthy married couple, Grace and Jonathan, living in Manhattan with their son, Henry.

After the mother of Henry's classmate is found dead, Grace struggles to get in touch with Jonathan while he's supposedly traveling for a conference, leading to rising suspicion surrounding his involvement in the crime.

The Undoing is perfect for fans of The White Lotus who are looking for a show that dives deeper into the darker side of the story.

A chilling and unexpected ride of emotions, this miniseries can't be missed.

The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco leads HBO Max's The Flight Attendant.
Kaley Cuoco leads HBO Max's The Flight Attendant.  © IMAGO / Cinema Publishers Collection

You may know Kaley Cuoco best for her iconic role as Penny on The Big Bang Theory, but she's at her very best in this dramatically different lead role in The Flight Attendant.

The dark comedy follows Cuoco's character, Cassandra, who is a rather chaotic flight attendant.

When Cassandra wakes up in a Bangkok hotel, she finds herself thrown into a chilling mystery as she discovers a dead body lying next to her.

Struggling to piece together her memory of the events, viewers follow Cassandra on a wildly entertaining ride to figure out what really happened that fateful night.

Now go get binge-watching before it's time for our next stay at The White Lotus!

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