Behind Her Streaming Picks
Behind Her Eyes is a chilling, psychologically charged show that has arguably one of the most polarizing endings of any show seen in quite some time.
If you’ve finished this one and are looking for something similar, we’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.
To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have.
Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.
So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming Behind Her Eyes.
Similarities – Characters & Drama
From the onset, its obvious that there’s something unsettling lurking in the shadows of The Sinner. The first season starts just like a standard mystery thriller; a short build up leads to young mother Cora Tannetti stabbing a man on a beach for seemingly no reason.
With the crime already committed and shown in visceral detail, two key questions drives the show forward – why did she kill him and what drove her to commit this crime? The question hangs over the show like a black cloud and when Investigator Harry Ambrose begins digging deeper, a slowly opening puzzle box of clues sheds more light on the motive.
As truths surface and lies are uncovered, this methodically paced mystery keeps the suspense running right through to its climactic ending, playing as a why-dun-it rather than a who-dun-it.
As the seasons progress, Harry Ambrose is the glue that holds the seasons together as different crimes come to light. The first season is undoubtedly the strongest of the three though.
Similarities – Characters & Mystery
Losing Alice is an Israeli slow-burn erotic thriller. With an intriguing cast of characters at its core, the show does tend to meander a little in the middle but undoubtedly has a lot of similarities to Behind Her Eyes. The story here revolves around a woman named Alice, who finds her life turned upside down when she agrees to shoot a movie for a femme-fatale screenwriter Sophie.
As the series progresses, Alice realizes she’s stuck in a nightmare of her own making, unsure who to trust and who’s telling the truth. With some gorgeous shots and a pretty consistent tone, the beginning and end of this series is enough to recommend soldiering through the middle chapters.
Similarities – Dark Drama
In terms of what you’d want from a crime thriller, Mindhunter ticks all the right boxes. Smartly written, brilliantly acted and technically sound, Mindhunter is a rare breed of TV show and certainly a must-watch.
The concept here is simple. Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases. This unique concept helps pave way for some unnerving dialogue and a really gripping story across the show’s two seasons. With a third season still unknown right now, Mindhunter has enough to enjoy with its two seasons to make it essential viewing for anyone who enjoyed Behind Her Eyes.
Similarities – Visuals & Story
Legion is a challenging sci-fi series that exists somewhere within the weird space of the X-Men universe. It’s also one of the more unusual and visually stunning shows you’re likely to see in quite some time. When you’ve watched Legion, you’ll know why this is on the list, especially given some of the twists during the latter periods of the show.
The story here revolves around a super mutant named David Haller. This troubled young man spends his time institutionalized after being diagnosed as schizophrenic.
What follows is an unforgettable journey as David tries to make sense of what’s happening and why he’s there. The show has three seasons and ends conclusively too, making for a solid watch that’s very much recommended.
Similarities – Slow-Burn Thriller
Based on the Swedish novel ‘Störst av allt’ by Malin Persson Giolito, Quicksand is a surprisingly well written, absorbing series, one that does an excellent job adapting the novel into one of the best dramas of 2020. With two timelines separated through Maja’s flashbacks and one school shooting anchoring everything into place, Quicksand is an easy show to binge and a tough one to put down.
Blood spattered across school tables and the ground set the tone for the series, opening with the aftermath of a shooting and the shell-shocked, 18 year old Maja sitting with the murder weapon by her side.
As police grab her and take her into custody, across the 6 episodes we learn of the events leading up to that day involving Maja’s mentally unstable boyfriend Sebastian and all the drama that transpired between the victims inside the classroom. The slow build around all of this paves way for a really satisfying conclusion where Maja’s fate is revealed.
Big Little Lies
Similarities – Characters Keeping Secrets
While the needless second season does dampen the experience somewhat, the first season of Big Little Lies is damn near perfect storytelling. With incredible acting, a slow burn mystery and some great reveals across the 7 episodes, Big Little Lies is arguably one of the best miniseries in recent memory.
The story predominantly follows three Mums and their families. Boisterous Madeline struggles with her children growing up and not needing her anymore whilst simultaneously dealing with conflicted emotions toward current husband Ed.
There’s also some ensuing tension between Nathan and his new wife Bonnie, while Jane struggles after moving to town and finding her son Ziggy accused of biting Renata’s daughter at school. Their feud is the glue that holds everything together but there’s a much darker central mystery at work here.
That comes in form of Celeste who appears to have the perfect life with her twin sons and good looking husband Perry. Unfortunately under this sickly veil of smiles and laughter is a volatile relationship built on violence and fear. This one is a must watch.
Similarities – Visuals & Character Relations
What do you get when you mix A Space Odyssey, Brazil, The Twilight Zone and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind? Probably something close to Netflix’s latest genre defying series, Maniac.
While the opening few episodes plunge us head-first into this alternate 80’s world, introducing us to our two protagonists and their personal lives, the rest of the episodes constantly reinvent itself as the series takes a hedonistic trip into a fantastical dream world. It’s at this point where Maniac really shines, setting it apart from other shows out there and solidifying itself as one of Netflix’s best originals of 2018.
It won’t be for everyone but the trippy visuals and interesting premise make it a solid watch nonetheless.
Similarities – Characters & Mystery
Japanese drama Switched is an interesting, psychologically charged series that’s as enthralling as it is unique.
The story moves along quickly, with the opening 10 minutes or so setting the tone and pace for what’s to follow. With the sky bleached crimson under a red moon, depressed high-school student Zenko Umine commits suicide while fellow student Ayumi watches this transpire in horror.
After passing out herself, Ayumi awakens to find herself trapped in Umine’s body. What transpires from here is a journey that sees both girls trying to adjust to their newfound fortunes with fellow classmate Kaga offering a much needed empathetic anchor for Ayumi.
Much like Behind Her Eyes, this series excels when it focuses on its three person ensemble, exploring dark themes and ideas. It won’t be for everyone but it’s certainly one of the more unique entries to check out.
Similarities – Drama
Chilling, intriguing and thought provoking, Hulu’s Original series The Act is another must-watch gem. The hard hitting ideas surrounding Munchausen by Proxy are really well written and are embedded beautifully into the main story.
Split across 10 episodes, The Act centers on Dee Dee Blanchard, who’s overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy. Gypsy however, is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. As she starts to crack her Mother’s protective shell and search for independence, this opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets and surprises, ultimately leading to murder.
Given this is based on a true story, The Act has a raw energy to it that builds up to a really dramatic conclusion. You’ll almost certainly come away from this one with big opinions about the case.
Similarities – Slow Burn Mystery
If you’re in the mood for slow burn thrillers, look no further than Belgium’s Tabula Rasa. With an intriguing premise, some solid characters and an itching mystery that compels you to see it through to its conclusion, this crime drama is certainly worth your time.
The psychological thriller revolves around an amnesia-stricken young woman called Mie, who’s locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. When she receives a visit from Detective Wolkers, he claims to be the last person seen with Thomas Spectre, who has vanished.
As a witness and prime suspect in the case, Mie is forced to remember what happened that night before she can even think about being released. In order to fight for the truth, Mie is forced into reconstructing her lost memories. The more she remembers though, the more Mie starts to distrust those around her.
Moody, ambitious and really well written, Tabula Rasa is a solid series to check out.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Behind Her Eyes on Netflix.
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