Shows like 'White Lotus' to watch once you've finished season 2

Yes, we have to check out of the resort, but these shows like 'White Lotus' will keep you distracted until our next TV vacation

Aubrey Plaza HBO The White Lotus Season 2 - Episode 6
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If you can't part ways with Tanya McQuoid and co., shows like White Lotus will keep you entertained once you've checked out of the fictional luxury hotel chain.

Currently, we're embarking on a Sicilian adventure in The White Lotus season 2—meeting new faces (Haley Lu Richardson, Adam DiMarco and Simona Tabasco, to name a few), grappling with ridiculous vacationers and attempting to figure out who dies in White Lotus season 2. (Yes, there's a lot going on.)

The Mike White creation is filled to the brim with dark humor, a tinge of mystery and social commentary on elitism and classism. If you're in search of a show with similar themes, consider your next binge marathon booked!

Shows like 'White Lotus' to watch next: 

1. 'Nine Perfect Strangers'

  • Where to watch: Hulu

In Liane Moriarty's bestseller and small-screen miniseries, nine "perfect" strangers—a.k.a. overworked, stressed-out, high-strung urbanites—are invited to partake in a wellness retreat. Once they arrive at the self-care sanctuary and meet the director, Masha, things take a turn. Soon, they realize they're not going to experience the calm, rejuvenating getaway they had expected.

2. 'The Resort'

  • Where to watch: Peacock

A couple intends to go on an anniversary trip, but fate had other plans in mind. Instead of a getaway, they're soon forced into a crime-solving spree in Yucatán. Will their 10-year relationship be able to handle the mystery coming their way?

3. 'The Flight Attendant'

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

One flight attendant's life isn't going as planned, but imagine how much worse things will get once she wakes up and discovers a dead man next to her. Will Cassie be able to piece it all together, or will she find herself enveloped in a bigger mess?

4. 'Succession'

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

Logan Roy is the wealthy head of Waystar Royco with no plans to retire or hand the reigns over to someone else. His family has other ideas. Will the Roy children be able to figure out who takes over next, or will the rich kids get involved in some drama? (We'll go with the latter.) 

What is Succession based on? Allow us to take you inside the show's real-life inspiration!

5. 'Enlightened'

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

In another Hawaiian-centered dramedy from Mike White—like The White Lotus debut season—Amy is a corporate exec on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Once she succumbs to said nervous breakdown, she finds herself in a treatment facility in Hawaii learning how to lead a calmer, life. But will she be able to keep up with this mindset once she arrives back home? (And given that Laura Dern is officially in The White Lotus season 2, consider it a crossover event!)

6. 'Big Little Lies'

  • Where to watch: HBO Max, Hulu Premium 

Three Monterey moms from very different backgrounds unite in this dark take on the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name. There's a facade masking the perfection that everyone is working so hard to maintain in this beachside town. What happens when it all starts to unravel?

7. 'Search Party'

  • Where to watch: HBO Max, Prime Video

A group of millennials is on the hunt for their missing college friend, Chantal, and everyone brings very unique personalities and backgrounds to the table. Can they come together for the same cause and find their friend?

8. 'Flack'

  • Where to watch: Prime Video

UK-based PR maven Robyn works with A-list clients who seek help with "crisis management." (Scratch that, they don't use that word.) Is working with these unhinged celebs a good idea for someone who needs to get her own life on the proper path?

9. 'Devious Maids'

  • Where to watch: Hulu, Prime Video

Classicism is a big part of this series, as a group of maids in Beverly Hills form an alliance and hope to get their feet wet in the proper careers. But what happens when a murder is thrown into the mix? Who exactly killed Flora?

10. 'Dear White People'

  • Where to watch: Netflix

This comedy-drama hybrid takes a look at biases in a collegiate setting as a small group of people of color head to a nearly all-white Ivy League.

What's next on your list? Happy marathoning!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.