4. Shows like The Flight Attendant: The Undoing
The Undoing and The Flight Attendant were bound to draw comparisons because they both aired at the same time, both are twisty murder mysteries with complex female protagonists, both are based on a novel, and both shows come from HBO. But many critics and audiences felt that The Flight Attendant nailed its fun, sudsy, darkly comedic tone, while The Undoing unraveled by the end of Season 1 and delivered a crazy, ridiculous finale.
The best way to decide which show comes out on top (or maybe you’ll love them both!) is to watch both seasons and compare. The Undoing is a mystery series starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in the leading roles. Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the story revolves around Kidman’s character, psychologist Grace Fraser, whose life begins unraveling when she discovers her husband might have facilitated a widespread disaster.
The Undoing is now streaming on HBO Max and HBO Now.
3. Shows like The Flight Attendant: Killing Eve
If you haven’t had the chance to watch Killing Eve yet, finishing The Flight Attendant should be all of the incentive you need. Starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Killing Eve is a British dark-comedy spy thriller with an addictive plot and compelling characters. The story begins with Eve Polastri (Oh), a member of MI5 who has grown bored of her work and is rather fascinated by female assassins and their specific killing methods.
She starts to investigate a witness she is handling and gets fired by MI5, only to be recruited by a secret division within MI6 to hunt an international assassin who calls herself Villanelle (Comer). Eve slowly becomes obsessed with Villanelle, and Villanelle is more than happy to reciprocate that obsession. As Eve and Villanelle become increasingly entangled, they start to lose track of their respective missions.
Killing Eve is now streaming on Hulu.