Shows like Emily in Paris: the best TV series to watch after you finish season one

These shows like Emily in Paris will keep you occupied until season two of the Netflix hit drops

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We're all waiting for Emily in Paris season 2, but if you want shows like Emily in Paris to keep you occupied until season two drops, then we've got you covered. 

If like us, you binged the entire first season in one weekend and have been yearning for more ever since, then we're here to help fill that empty hole in your TV-loving heart with some incredible shows that'll tie you over until that much-anticipated sophomore season hits Netflix—or at least for the next few months. You can thank us later!

Shows like Emily in Paris to add to your watch list

1. Bridgerton


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Duh. The scandalous period drama has been the talk of the town since it premiered on Netflix this past Christmas.

In case you've been living under a rock, Bridgerton is the anticipated adaptation of Julia Quinn's eight-part book series of the same name, and counts Shonda Rhimes (the TV queen responsible for equally as hook-worthy shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal) as one of its producers so you knows it's TV gold. 

Described as a hybrid of Downton Abbey and cult teen dramas such as Gossip Girl and Netflix's Elite, it will provide just as much intrigue as shows like Emily in Paris—but with a 19th century twist, of course. Catch up on season one—and be ready to fall in love with Regé-Jean Page whilst you do it—before Bridgerton season 2 rolls around. 

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2. Love Life 

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In this drama from HBO Max and the BBC, Anna Kendrick plays Darby Carter, a young woman in New York City who tries to navigate the turbulent nature of millennial dating  in her 20s and 30s, often looking in all the wrong places.

With everyone she meets leaving a lasting impression on her, even her high school crush, she yearns for "the one" but finds that life works in unexpected ways. 

3. The Bold Type

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Three young women juggle the ups and downs of love and friendship, all whilst working at global women's magazine Scarlet—a job that comes with a glamorous lifestyle but demanding duties, tight deadlines and constant pressure.

Inspired by the life of longtime magazine editor Joanna Coles, who serves as an executive producer on the Freeform series, The Bold Type sees protagonists Jane, Kat and Sutton juggle their social lives, work lives and dating lives whilst trying to find their own identity.

4. Good Trouble 

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A spin-off from the Freeform drama The Fosters, Good Trouble—which is currently streaming on Hulu in the U.S. and BBC iPlayer for U.K. viewers—follows adopted sisters Callie and Mariana as they start their new lives in Los Angeles. Callie faces the harsh realities of the American legal system as the new clerk for a federal judge, whilst Mariana tackles the male-dominated tech world.

The girls live in a commune in downtown LA where they form a new friendship group, as well as complicated love lives, all whilst trying to find their feet as young adults. You have two full seasons to binge, and episodes of Good Trouble season 3 is currently airing. That should definitely you distract you until the next of Emily Cooper's Parisian adventures, no?

5. Valeria


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Based on the novels by author Elísabet Benavent, the Netflix series Valeria has been described as a "Spanish Sex and the City." It follows a writer who turns to her three best friends when her marriage falls apart. She soon develops an exciting new love life that gets complicated when two men are involved. Sounds caliente!

6. Younger

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Set in New York, Younger follows 40-year-old divorced mother Liza Miller, who lies about her age to appear, well, younger in order to land a job in her dream industry. We see Liza navigate her new single life with her teenage daughter as well as her new career. 

There are a whopping seven seasons of the TV Land show, with Younger season 7 dropping on April 15th on Paramount Plus. Check out the Younger season 7 trailer before you dive in on all of Liza & co.'s antics!

7. Sex and the City 

Actresses Kristin Davis as "Charlotte," Sarah Jessica Parker as "Carrie Bradshaw," Cynthia Nixon as "Miranda," and Kim Cattrall as "Samantha" on location for "Sex and the City: The Movie" on September 21, 2007, in New York City.

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Not that this needs much of an introduction but for those who aren't familiar, Sex and the City follows the fabulous lives of writer Carrie Bradshaw and her three friends Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte in New York City.

Despite their different personal and professional lives, the girls stick together through thick and thin, supporting one another through relationship dramas, work struggles, motherhood and, of course, their ever-changing sex lives. Created by Darren Star, who is also behind shows like Emily In Paris and Younger, it's save to say that Carrie Bradshaw walked so Emily Cooper could run!

And yes, along with six seasons and two movie spin-offs of the series, Sex and the City will be back with an HBO Max reboot, titled And Just Like That...