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9 shows like Anatomy of a Scandal: What to watch after the Netflix miniseries

Political scandals are big business on TV — try one of these shows if you're hooked on the streaming drama.
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April 22, 2022
Rupert Friend and Sienna Miller are swarmed by reporters as they exit a car in Anatomy of a Scandal
Netflix

Political drama Anatomy of a Scandal is one of Netflix‘s latest hits, jumping to number one on the streaming site. If you’re won of the many people binging it, you may be looking for something similar. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of shows like Anatomy of a Scandal to watch next.

The miniseries follows the high-profile marriage of a British politician as he admits to his wife that he’s had a soon-to-be-public affair. As the story develops, we learn that he’s the subject of a far more serious investigation.

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Read on for nine recommended shows like Anatomy of a Scandal. And if you haven’t watched it yet, you can follow the link below.

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Netflix
Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

Shows like Anatomy of a Scandal


Impeachment: American Crime Story

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FX

One of the biggest political scandals of the last few decades gets the American Crime Story treatment in Impeachment. While the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal was largely focused on the infidelity of a sitting president at the time, it has since been reexamined as a major abuse of power. The president sleeping with a much younger intern made for a major scandal either way, and this season of the anthology series explores the various angles of that abuse of power and its legal ramifications.

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Hulu
Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid's Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

The Morning Show

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Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus’s flagship series, The Morning Show was among the first TV shows seen as a direct response to the Me Too and Time’s Up movements. In that way, it’s very much a show like Anatomy of a Scandal, which explores the changing ways we approach sexual misconduct. In The Morning Show, the staff of a morning news program grapple with revelations that one of the beloved hosts has a history of abuse.

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Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

A Very British Scandal

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Amazon

Also set in Britain and dealing with political scandal, A Very British Scandal looks back to the 1960s. When the Duke of Argyll files for divorce, the media are ready to pounce. But as they begin to dig, they uncover accusations of adultery, theft, violence, drug use, forgery, and bribery. This historical drama stars Paul Bettany and Claire Foy, and it’s likely to appeal to fans of Anatomy of a Scandal.

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Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.

Trust

Brendan Fraser in Trust
FX

Rich and powerful people have a nasty habit of getting caught up in various scandals. Such was the case with American oil tycoons the Gettys. Beginning in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III by the Italian mafia, the series explores the complex history of the family and the ways it was slowly corrupted by money over generations.


The Crown

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Netflix

No one does British scandals quite like the Royal Family. This Netflix original series earns its spot on this list of shows like Anatomy of a Scandal by going behind the headlines and dramatizing some of the high-profile scandals that have followed the royals over the years. A Sweeping portrait of the British Crown across generations, the series is certainly covering more ground than that, but it does explore stories of infidelity by Prince Phillip and the more publicly scrutinized marital troubles of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.


The Affair

Dominic West and Maura Tierney in The Affair
Showtime

Chronicling the slow dissolution of two marriages due to infidelity, The Affair is a smart and engaging drama from Showtime, with terrific performances by Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Dominic West, and Joshua Jackson. When diner waitress Allison and would-be novelist Noah begin an affair, it takes both of their marriages in unexpected directions. You can watch this one on Showtime, Peacock, or Prime Video, so at least you’ve got a few options. 

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Peacock
NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.

The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience
Starz

In season one of The Girlfriend Experience, loosely based on Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name, a young sex worker’s life is turned upside down by a former client. She has to protect herself when her chosen career becomes public, threatening her budding legal career and her relationships to the people unaware of her work as a high-end escort.

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Starz
Starz offers thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, including acclaimed exclusive original TV series.

Unbelievable

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Netflix

In a lot of ways, Unbelievable is not a show like Anatomy of a Scandal. It’s not about politics or marriage or the media or anything like that. And it’s American. What it does have in common with its fellow Netflix original miniseries is that both tackle allegations of sexual assault and changing social attitudes around believing victims. In Unbelievable, a teen girl’s account of being raped by a home invader is dismissed, and she’s even punished by police for her false claim. When two detectives begin connecting the dots, they slowly realize the girl was revictimized by a horribly broken justice system.


The Good Wife

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CBS

An engrossing legal drama, The Good Wife sees a former defence attorney returning to work when her politician husband is sent to prison following a sex and corruption scandal. Taking control of her life, she rises above the humiliation by earning back her reputation as a lawyer. The Good Wife was partly inspired by the real-life Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards political scandals.

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Paramount Plus
Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.

That’s our list of the best shows like Anatomy of a Scandal for you to check out if you enjoyed the Netflix miniseries. We’ll be sure to add titles if any new appropriate titles come out or make it onto our radar.

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Netflix
Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.