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9 Twisted Shows to Watch After Bingeing YOU on Netflix

These will help you keep your own obsession in check

Amanda Bell

If you're just now finding yourself obsessed with YOU thanks to its arrival on Netflix, welcome to the club. You are not alone. The eerie psychological thriller series is exactly the kind of show that invites a break-free binge session, thanks in no small part to Penn Badgley's weirdly intoxicating turn as the super-stalker Joe Goldberg. And if you've already been a YOU enthusiast since its initial bow on Lifetime, congrats. You now have a lot more people to talk about it with, and that's always fun.

We could go on and on about why the show works -- from its alarmingly relevant depiction of how a digital presence makes people vulnerable to the clever character development process that manages to make audiences somehow root for the creep du jour -- but since you're here, chances are you already know why you like YOU, and we won't waste your time.

Instead, let's talk about what to watch next. If you want to continue on to other shows with similarly chilling moods, depraved character sets and captivating atmospheric elements as YOU, here are some streaming options that should do the trick.

Pretty Little Liars

Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars​
Byron Cohen, Freeform

If you haven't already been initiated to the Pretty Little Liars fan brigade, hoo, you're in for a treat. Like YOU, Pretty Little Liars is completely engaging thanks to its enduring air of mystery and the way the characters take themselves so seriously about every single thing that happens. As with YOU, there are real consequences afoot as the leading ladies grapple with their cyberstalker(s), but there's still an innocence and absurdity to it all that makes it more fun that frightening. And bonus! It also stars Shay Mitchell!

Watch it on: Netflix


Emily Van Camp, Revenge
Richard Cartwright/ABC

This suspense series has precisely the right amount of melodrama to make it cozy little thrill. As with YOU, you can't help but become enticed by the bad guy -- er, gal -- as Madeleine Stowe's Victoria can burn a whole Hamptons McMansion down with one cross look. There are some moments that might make you want to quit the series, or even mad you ever started, but there's still a lot to like about Revenge and it certainly offers the same kind of seething intensity from its central cast of characters that you saw on YOU.

Watch it on: Hulu

The Affair

Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Patrick Wymore/SHOWTIME

Showtime's The Affair presents such a unique narrative lens that it's hard to compare it to anything else on television, but hear us out. Those inner monologues that made YOU such a blast pale in comparison to the way this show seizes on the flaws of memory and perspective, and it's completely gripping to watch as the scattered details of every moment of mystery are experienced by each. Plus, there are hot knaves aplenty, a murder mystery and lots of anti-heroes you can't tell if you love or hate!

Watch it on: Hulu with Showtime add-on or Amazon with Showtime add-on

The Sinner

Jessica Biel, The Sinner​
USA Network, Peter Kramer/USA Network

This anthology, crime drama got off to a great start in its first season, with Bill Pullman starring as a detective investigating a young mother (played by Jessica Biel) who can't remember why she stabbed a man on the beach, and it's absolutely bonkers in the best way. The second season features the same detective investigating a young boy's murder of his parents, but that one's not available for streaming just yet.

Watch it on: Netflix


Cole Sprouse, Riverdale​

The landscape of this hit CW series is both dreamy and dreary all at once. The show brings new life to the Archie Comics gang, combining all the hamminess of a simple soap opera with the vigor of a murder-mystery. If you enjoyed yelling at everyone making dumb decisions in YOU, you'll find similar release here.

Watch it on: Netflix

The Fall


This British homicide investigation series will really sit well with YOU fans, as it has a similarly bifurcated character set with its central Irish police superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and a fatally attractive serial killer named Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

Watch it on: Netflix



This Spanish prep school thriller is filled with the same kind of sexiness and savagery that makes YOU such a sour treat. The show features three working class kids who are given scholarships to the most exclusive boarding school in Spain, and of course they clash with all the rich and soon enough, murder-y things start happening.

Watch it on: Netflix


Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes; Bodyguard
Sophie Mutevelian/World Productions/Netflix

This political thriller hits all the right notes with its tense twosome -- the eponymous bodyguard (Richard Madden) and the politician he's charged with protecting (Keeley Hawes). On top of the arching terror plot that's being unraveled throughout the show's brief first season, our hero (?) also grapples with PTSD and gives you more than enough reason to wonder if he's actually part of the plan he's allegedly trying to thwart.

Watch it on: Netflix

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

This psychological thriller centers on an amnesia patient who has to scour the deepest reaches of her mind to clear her name after she becomes ensnared in a missing persons case. It's pulpy and dizzying and completely riveting stuff.

Watch it on: Netflix