Little Fires Everywhere tells a story of identity, privilege, motherhood and the burden of keeping secrets.
Based on the novel by Celeste Ng, single mother Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) is an artist who moves to Shaker Heights with her daughter and they become the tenants of the picture-perfect Richardson family, fronted by matriarch Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon).
With such different views of the world, the two families are put under the microscope when uncomfortable truths come to light and battle lines are drawn.
If you watched the series and have a craving for more drama, here are some of the best TV shows to watch next.
Based on the William Landay novel, Defending Jacob asks the question, how far would you go to protect your child?
Andy Barber (Chris Evans) is forced to answer that question when his 14-year-old son Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is accused of brutally stabbing and killing his classmate.
As the assistant district attorney, Barber will have to compromise everything he stands for in order to try and prove Jacob’s innocence.
Put under the scrutiny of lawyers, the press and the town, the Barber family’s life is thrown into disarray as the evidence against Jacob starts to mount and his own mother Laurie (Michelle Dockery) starts to doubt him.
The rest of the cast includes Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, and J.K. Simmons as Andy’s criminal father.
Big Little Lies
Drama series Big Little Lies features plenty of famous faces, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz.
Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, the people in the idyllic town of Monterey California are rocked by the murder of one of their own.
In Monterey, everyone and everything gives off the air of perfection on the surface, but dig deeper and there are unspoken social hierarchies, domestic disputes and toxic jealousies.
Witherspoon plays the controlling and highly-strung Madeline, Kidman plays retired lawyer Celeste stuck in an abusive relationship, Woodley plays newcomer Jane, a single mum with secrets, and in series two Meryl Streep joins the cast as a mother looking for the truth.
How To Get Away With Murder
Analise Keating (Viola Davis) is an intelligent, charismatic and enigmatic law professor at a prominent college in Philadelphia and is also a distinguished criminal defense attorney.
Keating recruits five first year students, Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), and Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza) to be her interns at her firm, alongside her employee Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) and associate lawyer Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil).
Flashbacks and flash-forwards reveal that the students have been involved in a murder and they must come together to protect each other and cover up their crime.
Despite her tough and polished exterior, Keating is hiding dark memories and trauma from her past and as the secrets, lies and bodies pile up, they are all in danger of losing everything.
This Is Us
The heart-warming and, at times, heartbreaking family drama revolves around the lives of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and their three children Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown).
The story of the family is told through the present when Kevin, Kate and Randall are 36. Through flashbacks to several different times, the series creates a picture of a tight-knit family and the wins and losses they go through.
Kevin and Kate are the surviving twins from Rebecca’s triplet pregnancy, with their brother Kyle stillborn, on the same day Randall was born and abandoned at a fire station. Rebecca and Jack decide to adopt him, believing he was meant to be in their lives.
As adults, Randall has a successful career and loving family but he feels like something is missing as he searches for his black biological parents, Kate is struggling to accept love into her life as she battles with obesity, and Kevin is an actor looking to find more meaning in his life.
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is the person you go to if you need something fixed, from political to personal, she knows how to handle a problem quickly and discreetly.
Pope’s crisis management firm in Washington is comprised of ‘gladiators’: outspoken investigator Abby (Darby Stanchfield), ex-assassin and tech guy Huck (Guillermo Diaz), and loyal and fierce lawyer Quinn (Katie Lowes).
The elite rely on Pope and her associates to hide their secrets, but it may be their own secrets that prove the hardest to keep hidden.
Pope has a complicated and dangerous entanglement with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), the President of the United States, which causes tension with Fitz’s wife Mellie (Bellamy Young), who wants to be more than a trophy wife and have some power for herself.
Created by crime writer Harlan Coben, Safe focuses on the struggles of paediatric surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall), who lives in an affluent gated community and is trying to handle the difficulties of raising two teenage girls as a recently widowed father.
Desperate to try and connect with his daughters who are still grieving the loss of their mother, things take a sinister turn when his eldest daughter, 16-year-old Jenny (Amy James-Kelly), goes missing along with her boyfriend.
Determined to not lose another person he loves, Delaney teams up with his new girlfriend Sophie (Amanda Abbington), a police detective, to uncover what happened to the teens and get them back safely.
Delaney begins to unearth dark secrets about those closest to him and realises that everybody has their own agenda and it may not be good.