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20 best shows like Mildred Pierce (2011)


List of the best shows and series like Mildred Pierce (2011): Desperate Housewives, Big Little Lies, The Unit, Patrick Melrose, Mr. Robot, ER, The Slap, Raising Dion, EastSiders, The Haunting of Hill House.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersFriends, Friends, Housewives, Gardeners
PlotLove, Life, Investigation, Relationship, Mystery
StylePopular

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw. The main setting of the show was Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional American town of 'Fairview' in the fictional 'Eagle State'. The show followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbor who committed suicide in the very first episode. The storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017. They worked through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their — at the surface — beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood. The show featured an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. Brenda Strong narrated the show as the deceased Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives, Single mothers, Parents
PlotTreason, Investigation, Death, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleFor girls, Twisted plot, Unexpected ending

Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Housewives, Soldier, Parents
PlotSelf-sacrifice
StyleSpectacular, Patriotic

A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StyleShort, For men, Fascinating, Philosophical

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHackers, Hackers, Criminals, Introverts
PlotDrug addict, Split personality, Friendship, Revolution, FBI
PlaceMetro, Parallel worlds
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
StyleTouching

Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersFriends
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Action, By books, Fascinating

A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core values of all who are pulled into it.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Single mothers
PlotSuperpowers, Relationship, Adventures, Mystery
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleAtmospheric

A widowed mom sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her young son's emerging superpowers while keeping his extraordinary gifts under wraps.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersGays, Friends
PlaceUSA
StyleDark, Touching

What happens after the world ends? This show explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silver Lake, CA.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Lesbians, Brothers, Sisters, Parents
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Depression, Wedding
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:59
CharactersFamily, Teachers, Mathematicians, Parents, Mothers
PlotDeath
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeenagers
PlotSurvival, Death, Relationship
PlaceSmall towns
StyleWorth watching, Twisted plot, Fascinating

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFamily, Rich, Childrens, Businessmen
PlacePrison, Hospitals, USA
StyleFascinating

The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersHeroes
PlotLove, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleRomantic, Spectacular

The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Rescue, Friends
PlaceUSA, Summer camp
StyleTo cry

Off the grid and miles from civilization, Little Otter Family Camp has summer fun for everyone. Parents decompress over gin and tonics while their kids run wild, and teenage counselors fall in and out of love.Mackenzie Granger is the camp owner and director. Still reeling from her recent divorce, Mackenzie is ready for a fresh start. She is running things on her own for the first time and scrambling to keep the cash-strapped Little Otter from going under.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily, Rich, Actors, Celebrities
PlotDeath, Depression, Divorce, Cancer
StyleFor men, Fancy, Soulful, To cry, Philosophical

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's TV. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersSingle mothers, Parents, Actors, Poor
PlotLove, Basketball
PlaceUSA
StyleLovely

A raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Dark

An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons, Poor
PlotMedicine
PlaceVillage, Hospitals, Small towns
StyleTouching

La Ciudad de las Estrellas, a tiny town in the South American jungle, is home to an understaffed, understocked medical clinic where three idealistic doctors come looking for change.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersWidows, Friends
PlotRelationship, Depression
StyleFor girls, Fascinating

A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotLove, Fate, Family life
StyleBy books, To cry, Fascinating

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the Book of Genesis. Told through Dinah's eloquent voice, this sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her marriage to Shechem and it's bloody consequences.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Monsters, Ghosts
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Death, Adventures, Depression
PlaceSchool
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

Horror stories told from the perspectives of multiple characters whose lives are affected by the Birch, a bloodthirsty monster deep in the woods. Once you summon her protection, you never escape.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersLesbians, Firefighters, Rescue
StyleSpectacular, Action, Dark

An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Relationship, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSuperhero, Killers, Criminals, Losers, Celebrities
PlotSuperpowers, Revenge, Supernatural, Investigation
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By comics

A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Travel, Adventures
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Twisted plot

Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:38
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Death, Relationship
StyleTo cry, Touching, Makes me think

A group of friends from Boston who feel stuck in life experience an unexpected wake-up call after one of their friend dies unexpectedly.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotLove, Treason, betrayal, Divorce
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Fascinating

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown talent - one that will take her all the way from the comedy clubs of Greenwich Village to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women
PlotJustice, Women's rights
StyleTouching

The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotDivorce
PlaceCourt
StyleMakes me think

Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore at the legal firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.





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