Not Quite Gone For Good – Watch These After!
Gone For Good is the latest Harlan Coben adaptation on Netflix. Clocking in at 5 episodes and with an engaging mystery at its heart, there’s certainly a lot to like with this one.
If you’ve finished watching this and are looking for alternatives – fret not! 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.
So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming Gone For Good on Netflix.
Similarities – Mystery & Harlan Coben
What would you do if a stranger told you your whole life was a lie? Harlan Coben’s The Stranger aims to answers this very question.
The story itself revolves around family man Adam. During his son’s football match, a strange woman arrives and tells him his wife Corinne lied about her pregnancy and miscarriage.
Adam is rattled to his core and as secrets are exposed and Corinne goes missing, what follows is a quest for the truth that takes plenty of turns along the way. Only, the truth is far more shocking and ugly than first meets the eye.
With Richard Armitage and Paul Kaye both firing on all cylinders, his thriller delivers a compelling and binge-worthy journey worth taking.
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.
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 the year.
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, as this opening sees the aftermath of a shooting. A shell-shocked 18 year old Maja sits with the murder weapon by her side.
As police grab her and take her into custody, across the six episodes we learn of the events leading up to that day. The slow build around all of this paves way for a really satisfying conclusion where Maja’s fate is revealed.
Big Little Lies
Similarities – Trauma & Relationship Issues
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 one of the best miniseries to release in quite some time.
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 – Mystery
The Missing, unsurprisingly, is a series about a missing child. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare and the way The Missing captures this in its rawest essence is partly why the show works as well as it does.
Our protagonists here are Tony and Emily Hughes, who travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver. Their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
Suspenseful, gripping and split across two seasons, The Missing really hits that character-driven essence of what makes this scenario so frightening. It also makes for quite the engrossing watch that we highly recommend checking out.
Similarities – Mystery & Characters
Psychologically charged murder mystery Sharp Objects is as engaging as it is technically impressive. From the exquisite sound design to the perfect editing, every part of this show has been finely tuned and crafted to create a compelling mystery.
The story follows troubled reporter Camille who begrudgingly finds herself assigned to reporting a violent murder case in her hometown Wind Gap. Haunted by a troubled past mired in violence and depression, Camille feels alienated from the adults, growing closer to the young girls whom the killer in town is targeting.
The show is a must-watch if you’re looking for a compelling character-driven mystery.
Similarities – Mystery & Crime Drama
Broadchurch’s strength lies with its characters. In particular, the bond between Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller who both play detectives.
The story centers on a seemingly friendly and idyllic seaside town. Only, this is a town wrapped in secrets when the death of an 11 year old boy sparks a media frenzy. As the town’s locals open up, it falls to the police to apprehend the killer. This first season sets some strong foundations.
Season 2 and 3 continue the trend, armed with shady characters, solid investigative work and great acting. Broadchurch is crime drama at its best.
Similarities – Pacey thriller
Save Me does takes a while to pick up momentum after a slow start but when it gets going, this thriller is devastatingly impactful.
At the heart of the mystery lies innocent teenager Jody who goes missing after being coerced by someone online pretending to be Jody’s absent father, Nelly.
When the police catch wind and paint Nelly as the prime suspect in the girl’s disappearance, Nelly take matters into his own hands to track down his daughter while clearing his own name from suspicion with the police.
Gripping and well written – this one’s well worth a watch.
The Village: Achiara’s Secret
Similarities – Lots of suspects & atmosphere
The Village: Achiara’s Secret combines elements from Twin Peaks, Midsomer Murders and other mystery series of its kind to produce a small-town horror thriller. In its simplest form, this drama slowly chips away at its own happy façade to showcase something very ugly and shocking at its core.
The centerpiece for this tale is Achiara, a quiet, peaceful village boasting very little crime. The villagers there unfortunately find their world turned upside down when English teacher Han So-Yoon discovers a buried corpse.
With no identity or motive, it’s up to rookie policeman Park Woo-Jae and So-Yoon to find out what’s really going on.
If you’re looking for a compelling whodunit with eerie, unsettling vibes, this Korean drama definitely fits the description.
Similarities – Harlan Coben
Gritty, well-written and incredibly absorbing, this mini-series constantly keeps you guessing until the very end. There are some great twists in here too and when the puzzle pieces do eventually slot together, the ending wraps everything up nicely.
The story here takes place deep in the heart of Spain. A nightclub brawl ends in tragedy when Mat accidentally kills a boy called Dani. After serving four years in prison, Mat leaves and tries to piece together his life. And he does a pretty good job of it too.
However, ghosts of his past soon resurface. New flame Olivia goes missing and Mat is thrown into a whirlwind of lies, distrust and deceit.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Gone For Good on Netflix.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!