Top 10 awesome shows like The Beautiful Lie that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching The Beautiful Lie and you can't get over how good this show was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar shows which are created by the likes of Glendyn Ivin, Sarah Snook and Rodger Corser . Here goes the list -

  1. Holding On
  2. Small Time Gangster
  3. Family
  4. The Ginger Tree
  5. Would Be Kings
  6. Fighting Season
  7. Jake's Progress
  8. All or Nothing at All
  9. Crime and Punishment
  10. Tender Is the Night
  1. Holding On

    Holding On

    A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts as a catalyst of change for a large and diverse group of people seemingly unconnected with this terrible event. As the ripples of change expand this group of people come under increasing pressure to face the harsh realities of their existence and turn away from the cosy fantasies they thought they knew. Some discover an inner strength that inspires them to better their lives and look to the future with hope but for others the overwhelming waves of despair and despondency push them ever nearer to the edge of the abyss. Watching it all with a jaundiced eye and a practiced put down, apparently aloof and untouched by events, is Gary Rickey, born Billy Rickey in the town of the same name, a London broad sheet food critic who doesn't seem to like food or it doesn't like him. However, even he cannot escape the inevitable and must eventually decide to sink or swim in this tide of change as it spreads ever wider.

    This show, created by Adrian Shergold, David Morrissey and Saira Todd, scores 8.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Small Time Gangster

    Small Time Gangster

    Little' Tony Piccolo is a family man and small time, blue collar enforcer who, gripped by a sudden mid-life crisis, decides he wants out of the gangster business.

    This show, created by Jeffrey Walker, Steve Le Marquand and Sacha Horler, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. Family

    Family

    This four-part made-for-TV drama focuses up close on a Dublin couple with four children. Charlo is a hustler, a head-first footballer, a thief, abusive. Paula drinks, objects to Charlie's thievery and adultery without the will to chuck him out. John Paul worships his father who's initiating him into the world of beer and football but recoils at Charlo's treatment of mom; asthma and misbehavior at school follow. Daughter Nicola is a young woman, starting work in a garment factory. When Charlo begins to stare at her, she's frightened and Paula's furious.

    This show, created by Michael Winterbottom, Sean McGinley and Ger Ryan, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. The Ginger Tree

    The Ginger Tree

    In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and bears him a son. She carves out a life for herself in Japanese society, despite the hardships and ostracism she faces as both a Westerner and a woman.

    This show, created by Anthony Garner, Samantha Bond and Daisuke Ryû, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Would Be Kings

    Would Be Kings

    Two drug-squad cops who are both cousins and best friends see their relationships and families threatened by police corruption within their force.

    This show, created by David Wellington, Currie Graham and Ben Bass, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Fighting Season

    Fighting Season

    The story is a six-part event drama that surrounds the invisible men and women who fight for their country (Australia), what they bring home from the war, discovering what of themselves they've left behind, the secrets that must remain hidden; With a compelling mystery regarding a possible cover-up where the lines cross between killer and family man, hero and victim, truth and imagination or fantasy, are constantly changing.

    This show, created by Kate Woods, Jay Ryan and Ewen Leslie, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Jake's Progress

    Jake's Progress

    A couple attempts to deal with big changes in their lives, their son Jake's (Barclay Wright's) increasingly troublesome behavior, and a very worrying palm-reading.

    This show, created by Robin Lefevre, Robert Lindsay and Julie Walters, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. All or Nothing at All

    All or Nothing at All

    In this compelling story of a daring conman, Leo Hopkins (Hugh Laurie) prospers from the greed of others - but his undeniable charm and willingness to take risks plunge him into a mess of troubles and worry. Addicted to gambling, seduced by his secretary and threatened by his corrupt boss, his life spirals downward and Leo must find a way to straighten himself out before he loses everything.

    This show, created by Andrew Grieve, Hugh Laurie and Jessica Turner, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment

    This mini-series is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Rashalnikov is a highly intelligent and striking young student who decides to test his courage and integrity by killing a mean old woman who he is sure nobody will miss. But his crime goes seriously awry and, although there's no clear evidence against him, wily investigator Porfiry sets up a complex series of traps, encounters and conversations which slowly but inexorably allow Rashalnikov to incriminate himself, and eventually confess. Rashalnikov is young, impassioned, lonely, and lost. Despite being a murderer, he is a man possessed by both good and evil who cannot escape his own conscience and his inevitable punishment.

    This show, created by Michael Darlow, John Hurt and Anne Orwin, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Tender Is the Night

    Tender Is the Night

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, and John Heard in the leads.

    This show, created by Robert Knights, Peter Strauss and Mary Steenburgen, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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