10 Shows Like Let’s Get Divorced | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Japanese Dramas end up touching on sensitive and bold issues and Netflix’s Let’s Get Divorced is one such addition to the list. The original drama follows the story of a couple, Shoji and Yui, who have to remain married to keep their public reputation. With their marriage in shambles, the couple decides to get a divorce but in the process end up discovering what they truly want with their lives.

If you are someone who enjoyed watching the 10-episode drama, you may be looking for alternative dramas that you can watch. Well, we have you covered. Here are 10 alternative TV Shows you will enjoy.

Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 

Similarities: Second-chance Romance, Politics

The show follows the lives of three women who suddenly face misfortune in their lives as they try to endure their turbulent relationships with their significant others. The show narrates the journey of self-discovery of women in three different stages of their lives as they try to find themselves.


Similarities: Second-chance Romance

Uncoupled follows the story of a newly single gay man who tries navigating the dating scene for the first time in 17 years after getting abruptly dumped by his long-term partner. As he adjusts to being single in his late 40s, he discovers that the gay dating environment has changed while he was in a relationship. He realizes that in order to not be single forever, he must take action.

The World of the Married

Similarities: Marriage, Cheating

The K-drama narrates the story of Ji Sun-woo a doctor who is married to Lee Tae-oh. Together they have a son and live a pretty normal life on the outside. Sun-woo has everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she soon learns that her husband is cheating on her.

Big Little Lies

Similarities: Self-discovery, Marriage

The American dark comedy narrates a tale of murder and marriage as it explores society’s myths regarding perfection and its romanticisation of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. The show follows the life as well as the lies of three doting moms and their successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning homes in a community that runs on rumours.

Grace and Frankie

Similarities: Divorce, Self-discovery

The show follows Grace Hanson, a sharp-tongued, retired cosmetics mogul, and Frankie Bergstein, a quirky artist and hippie. Both women’s husbands, Robert and Sol, are successful divorce lawyers in San Diego, California. Grace and Frankie’s lives are turned upside down when Robert and Sol announce they are in love with each other and are leaving their wives.

Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce

Similarities: Self-discovery, Divorce

The show follows the life of the author of a self-help book series who tries to keep her separation from her husband a secret. She then starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles as she sides with and takes advice from her divorced friends.

Fishbowl Wives

Similarities: Second-chance Romance, Self-discovery

The J-drama follows the story of Sakura Hiraga, a woman who gave up on her dream after an accident. She is now married to a man who runs a hair salon and lives in a luxurious penthouse apartment. Her life seems glamorous and she is envied by everyone. What happens behind closed doors, however, is a secret she keeps well. Sakura Hiraga is abused physically and verbally by her husband and she is unable to leave this situation.

Perfect Crime

Similarities: Cheating, Second-chance Romance

Perfect Crime follows the life of Kaori, who works as a design planner for a housing manufacturer. She has been having a secret affair with her married boss Fuyuki for years. Although Kaori can’t see a future with Fuyuki, she still loves him and continues their relationship.

One day Haruto, the newly-transferred young and hot interior designer from New York finds them in a compromising position. Subsequently, Kaori and Haruto are put together in the same team for a design project. Working together, Kaori starts getting to know Haruto better and her fate begins to change.

Splitting Up Together

Similarities: Divorce, Second-chance Romance

The show chronicles the journey of a married couple whose romance is re-ignited after their divorce. After spending years of the marriage as a platonic couple, the two decide to split up but still live together. Their arrangement is tricky as they decide to co-parent their children – one parent lives with the kids in the upstairs apartment for a week and the other parent lives in the basement alternatively.

The New Adventures of Old Christine

Similarities: Divorce, Self-discovery

The show follows the story of Christine Campbell, a neurotic mother and owner of a women’s gym who is in a constant struggle to keep pace with those around her. A fixture in her life is her ex-husband Richard whose new girlfriend is also named Christine, hence the nickname “Old Christine”.

There we have it, our list of the 10 TV show alternatives to the Japanese drama Let’s Get Divorced!

What do you think about our picks? Did your favourite make the list? Were there any honourable omissions? Let us know in the comments below.

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