Like for Like – 10 series like Echoes you must watch

By Adam Lock
Published: August 23, 2022 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)

This article discusses 10 series like the Netflix series Echoes you must watch.

The entire first season of Echoes is now available on Netflix. Here is a list of ten series like the streaming Netflix series that you just have to watch. If you have spent the whole weekend binge-watching this new, addictive miniseries and are now looking for something else to watch, then I am here to help. Here are ten shows that have a similar style or storyline to Echoes, working within and around the mystery thriller genre.

10 series like the Netflix series Echoes you must watch

Sharp Objects (2018)

HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s debut novel is a critically acclaimed, darkly atmospheric masterpiece. The show focuses on a crime reporter (played by Amy Adams), who returns to her hometown and childhood home, much like Gina does in Echoes. The return home sparks traumatic flashbacks and opens up old wounds as she tries to uncover a murder mystery. It was one of the best shows of that year, with many parallels to Echoes.

Pieces of Her (2022)

Also available on Netflix, this trashy thriller starring Toni Collette features revealing flashbacks, an intriguing mystery, numerous secrets to uncover and double identities, just like Echoes. Pieces of Her is filled with many twists and turns along the way, centering on a seemingly respectable mother who kills a gunman with cold-blooded ease. This killing works as a catalyst, leading her daughter to uncover the mother’s murky past in the process. Both shows have elaborate backstories and mysteries you’ll be dying to see resolved.

The Sinner (2017-2021)

This highly underrated crime anthology series from USA Network, which can be found on Netflix in the UK, focuses on a fresh mystery each season. Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates cases that may appear very cut and dry but are actually surprisingly complex. Jessica Biel caught our attention in the first season with a tour-de-force performance as a suspected murderer, while subsequent seasons included Carrie Coon and Echoes’ very own Matt Bomer. It’s deliciously addictive TV that deserves to be more talked about.

True Detective (2014-present)

Our second crime anthology series on the list is the sublime, hit HBO series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Season one felt like a real breath of fresh air in the TV landscape, bringing cinematic drama to the small screen. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey played mismatched homicide detectives investigating a murder case in two distinct timelines. Echoes star Michelle Monaghan was also part of that cast, playing Harrelson’s wife. Both shows include corrupt, immoral characters with seedy pasts.

Surface (2022)

This Apple TV+ miniseries revolves around a woman who loses her recent memory after a botched suicide attempt. As she recovers from this tragic event, she starts to piece together her past and tries to solve her own dormant mysteries. It’s one of those shows where you don’t know who to trust, and there are always two sides to every story. Echoes is scarily similar in this vein, exploring themes of identity, memory, and perspective. Surface is beautifully shot with an intriguing cast of Hollywood stars, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

13 Reasons Why (2017-2020)

The highly controversial drama series about teen suicide was developed by Brian Yorkey, who also worked on Echoes. The comparisons don’t end there though, both Netflix series focus on multiple characters, picturing events from different perspectives. There’s predominant flashbacks and many twists throughout its run. Yorkey clearly has a distinct style, exploring controversial subject matter, trauma and the dark side of suburbia.

Fargo (2014 – present)

You’d think there would be more TV shows involving identical twins, but Fargo is one of the few that springs to mind. Season three of the comedic crime anthology featured two stellar performances from Ewan McGregor. This time around, the identical twins are both very different, with their own distinct personalities and appearances. It’s my favorite season of the show so far, with David Thewlis as one of the most revolting villains yet. Like Echoes, the show has fun with the identical twins angle and is rife with criminal activity and double crossings.

Homecoming (2018 – 2020)

Amazon Prime Video’s psychological thriller series Homecoming is directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) and stars Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale and Janelle Monae to name but a few of its ensemble cast members. The show deals with memory loss, deception and the idea of starting a new life after a traumatic event. Like most on this list, it addresses an elusive mystery, utilizing clever plotting and numerous plot twists. The series is cinematically shot, featuring a unique style and tone that sets it apart from most of the shows in the genre.

Clickbait (2021)

This Netflix miniseries directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), fits perfectly within this list as another binge-worthy thriller. The show stars Zoe Kazan as a woman searching for her missing brother, who is involved in a terrible hostage situation that goes viral online. Expect cliff-hanger endings and plenty of twists and turns from this one-off Australian series.

Nine Perfect Strangers (2020)

Hulu Original, Nine Perfect Strangers is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, working in a similar capacity to her other TV adaptation – Big Little Lies. The show features a killer ensemble of Hollywood stars including Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Luke Evans, with these strangers meeting at a mysterious retreat hosted by an enigmatic woman. Every character has their own secrets and the show eludes to these mysteries via flashbacks and hallucinations. It has a similarly surreal vibe to Echoes, with both shows exploring past trauma and identity issues once more.

And there it is – 10 series like the Netflix series Echoes. Do you have any other recommendations for series like Echoes? Let us know!   

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