Like for Like – 10 TV shows like Amazon series Harlem

December 2, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 0

This article discusses 10 TV shows like the Amazon original series Harlem but does not contain spoilers. 

Are you feeling stuck on what to watch now that you’ve finished the first season of Harlem? No worries, we have you covered.

10 TV Shows Like Amazon’s Harlem

Sex and the City

Much like Harlem, Sex and the City follows the lives of four women with a variety of storylines along the way.


The ultimate show about friendship.

First Wives Club

Based on the film of the same name, the comedy series is written by Tracy Oliver. If you enjoyed Harlem, be sure to check this out!

Minority Report

Starring Meagan Good (aka Camille), this mini-series follows three PreCogs as they attempt to focus on living a normal life after the end of precrime. A sci-fi series that some feel was canceled before its time.


Whilst nowhere close to the vibe of Harlem, I’ve chosen this show as it stars Grace Byers (aka Quinn). If you enjoyed watching Quinn in Harlem, make sure to watch her in Empire and keep an eye out for her performance as Anika Calhoun.


It’s not a TV show, and you may not have heard of it. But Running is a short film written by and starring Shoniqua Shandai (Angie). As it was nominated for six major awards, there’s no excuse not to watch.

Mother’s Milk

Starring Jerrie Johnson (aka Tye), Mother’s Milk tells the story of Sparrow who is on a quest to find his true self. Not in line with the comedic feel of Harlem, but if the acting performances from Harlem are what you’re chasing that give Mother’s Milk a watch.

Happy Endings

The show that got away. If you enjoy a show about friends trying to figure themselves out, with plenty of laughs along the way, Happy Endings is the perfect show.

Shameless US

Much different from the other shows on the list, but like Harlem, Shameless places its characters in wacky situations. Through the drama and mixture of comedy, and Shameless may be the perfect show to watch next.


Chances are you already know of this series. While it may not be “funny” like Harlem, it has an ensemble cast that like the four leads in the mentioned series all acted to perfection.

So there you go — 10 TV shows like the Amazon original series Harlem. Any other recommendations? Comment below. 

You can watch Harlem on Amazon Prime.