HBO Max’s show The White Lotus has taken the world by storm upon releasing its second season finale. Affluent people flock to the titular luxury resort in Hawaii (season one) and Sicily (season two). Amidst the drama, utter chaos, and murders, Mike White’s show dissects human nature.
The White Lotus has become quite the sensation, and people cannot seem to stop talking about it. While Netflix has no exact parallel, the streamer has plenty to offer in terms of shows that have cocky, rich people lost in their own bubbles. Or psychotic lovers. Or dark dramas that make you think.
There are countless shows with murder and psychological drama on the streaming platform, but the four below hod an extra quality which will make them perfect viewing for any fans of The White Lotus.
Here are a collection of Netflix shows for The White Lotus fans:
Netflix shows for ‘The White Lotus’ fans
Maniac (Cary Joji Fukunaga, Patrick Somerville, 2018)
Perhaps one of the most riveting and audacious shows on the streamer, the episodes teeter between reality and fantasy while focusing on a number of heavyweight themes, including mental health. It is based on the story of two strangers who are assured that a new drug will help rid them of their problems, but things do not go as planned.
Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, the miniseries is a psychological ride worth embarking on. Compelling and bizarre, the show sees Stone at her finest as Annie Landsberg, who is perhaps one of the most badass female characters in the history of Netflix shows.
Russian Doll (Natasha Lyonne, Lesley Headland, Amy Poehler, 2019)
With two riveting seasons, this Emmy-winning stars Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvakov and Charlie Barnett as Alan Zaveri. In the second season which was released this year, the duo were joined by a series of other actors, namely Annie Murphy, Greta Lee, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Ashley etc.
One of the greatest and craziest Netflix Originals ever made, the series focuses on the escapades of the frenzied and reckless Nadia, the self-deprecating lead of the show. Caught in a continuous time loop, Nadia’s cynicism is put to test as she relives the same events, and every decision affects the subsequent outcome.
Schitt’s Creek (Dan and Eugene Levy, 2015)
Created by the dynamic father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, and starring Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy in the lead roles besides the two Levys, the show has an interesting set of quirky, funny, layered characters that add individual flavour and twist to the show.
The final season of Schitt’s Creek won all the seven categories it was nominated for at the Emmys, making history in the process. It follows the hilarious escapades of the once-affluent Rose family as they move into the eponymous small town after getting scammed of their wealth and is undoubtedly one of the best and most binge-worthy shows streaming on Netflix now.
You (Sera Gamble, Greg Berlanti, 2018)
With a fourth season on its way, You will see Penn Badgley return as the psychopathic stalker Joe Goldberg, with the location shifting from the United States to Paris and London. After seemingly killing his equally psychotic wife in a fire, Joe travels to Paris to search for a new person to stalk under the garb of a new identity.
One of the most disarmingly charming yet unsettling creations of Netflix, Joe Goldberg and his notoriety is the beating heart of this show which has become immensely popular on the streamer. Badgley will be joined by Tilly Keeper, Charlotte Ritchie, Stephen Hagan and Amy Leigh Hickman, among others in the fourth season.