Have you finished streaming High Seas? Wondering what to watch next?
Well, fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle of having to try and find something similar 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 High Seas.
Similarities – Character Drama
“So…tell me what you don’t like about yourself?” Nip/Tuck is a series revolving around 2 plastic surgeons – Sean McNamara and Christian Troy. The latter is a modern-day Playboy living the high life and using his lucrative position to bed a number of different women.
By comparison, Sean is stuck in an unfulfilling relationship with his wife Julia. To make matters worse, his son Matt approaches the treacherous teenage years.
This episodic ensemble combines a soapy character-driven melodrama with case-of-the-week surgeries.
The series really hits its stride around seasons 2 and 3 – with the latter going full-on slasher for bouts of the show. As the seasons tick by, the writing does suffer but there’s enough to enjoy across this expansive series.
The Last Ship
Similarities – Viral Outbreak & A Ship
The Last Ship is a surprisingly underrated hit. It’s a show that tackles an outbreak that decimates most of the world’s population but from the confines of a naval destroyer out at sea. While the crew do dock at various different locations, there’s an intriguing main premise at work here.
Running for five seasons, the show does feel like it runs out of steam after season 3. Still, if you’re looking for a continuation of that season 3 story in High Seas, this may just be up your alley.
Similarities – Murder Mystery
Split across six episodes, La Mante (The Mantis in English) is a French crime thriller boasting a well written script and decent acting. The violence is brutally depicted and some of the scenes are genuinely cringe-inducing.
Set in France, a series of brutal murders lead to a notorious serial killer known as The Mantis captured and jailed for life. When a copycat killer surfaces years later and continues the reign of terror she started, the police are at a loss for leads.
This is a simple series in truth but one that holds a decent mystery at the heart of it.
Similarities – Murder Mystery
Fast paced and extravagantly presented, Netflix Original Safe is a crime thriller with a slowly unravelling mystery at its core.
Presented with a mixture of flashbacks and fast paced present-day investigatory work, Safe does a good job keeping the show fresh and enthralling, reinventing itself with numerous well placed plot twists and teasing flashback pieces.
In true Harlan Coben form, this one has a few plot holes along the way but ultimately does a great job wrapping everything up at the end.
Similarities – Characters, Romance & Mystery
If you haven’t watched Desperate Housewives you’re missing out. On the surface, this looks like a simple, trashy soap opera with little in the way of redeeming features.
Only, under the hood is an absorbing and engrossing show that weaves numerous secrets and truths through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood.
The mysterious suicide of a neighbor is the catalyst for all this gossip but it soon materializes in surprisingly compelling ways.
Similarities – Characters & Romance
Set in Madrid during the roaring 20’s, Cable Girls is an absorbing Spanish period drama that balances romance, humour and tension to great effect.
The first season mainly focuses on Alba (later known as Lidia under a new alias), but as the series grows and the plot thickens, there’s a shared focus between the four women.
Given this one has run for multiple seasons, there’s a lot of story to get through but one certainly worth the plunge if you’re a fan of High Seas.
Morocco: Love In Times Of War
Similarities – Romance
Split across 13 episodes clocking in at around 75 minutes or so, Morocco: Love In The Times Of War is exactly what it says on the tin. Set during the Rif War of the 1920’s, Spanish volunteer nurses with no experience adapt to their new lives.
This one interweaves some pretty dramatic moments with a decent amount of romance. It’s a solid choice for those after something more romantic but do be aware there’s not much mystery here. It’s a pretty straight forward, soapy Spanish drama.
Similarities – Romance
Gran Hotel is a story revolving around a family-owned hotel set in the fictional coastal Spanish town of Cantaloa. The costume and production design oozes that 1900’s period and balances that with a good dollop of romance, drama, comedy and surprise.
The story centers on Julio, who arrives as a waiter at the hotel and engages in a steamy affair with the owner’s daughter. All the while, he’s out to investigate the disappearance of his sister. This one is certainly worth a 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.
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 – Romance, Characters & Mystery
Korean drama Graceful Friends is a mature, surprisingly gripping murder mystery. The story revolves around loving husband Goong-Cheol who shows up at an apartment late one night enraged. We then cut to the dead body of a man named Kang-San.
With his friends all covering for him and the real killer unknown for now, a game of “guess who” begins as the events of that night slowly unravel over time.
Despite a lacklustre finale, Graceful Friends serves up a pretty good murder mystery and definitely keeps you guessing until the end. It’s not perfect but it’s definitely worth watching if you fancy something a little more mature and edgy.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show picks to keep you busy in the wake of season 4 for High Seas.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!