There’s always a series that stays on our minds even if it has ended. The show Maids is one such series. The TV show is a limited series created for Netflix. It premiered on Netflix on October 1 2021.

What is Maids about?

Maid is an American drama starring Margaret Qualley and Nick Robinson. The story is about a working mother (Alex-Margaret Qualley), who leaves her abusive boyfriend to protect her child. Moreover, she has to deal with her dysfunctional family as well. But more importantly, the show talks about the beautiful relationship between a mother and daughter.

Poster for Maids on Netflix
Poster for Maids

So if you are looking for something similar here’s 10 shows you can watch:


Nine Perfect Strangers is an American drama thriller series based on a novel of the same name. The story is about nine strangers from the city, who gather for a 10-day retreat at Tranquillum House. The resort promises to heal and transform the guests who stay there. The resort is run by Masha (Nicole Kidman). As the series unfolds we realize that the resort is her way to reconnect with her daughter who died in a fatal car accident.

IMDB Rating: 7/10

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Big Little Lies is n American drama series based on the same novel. The show stars some of the famous actors including Reese Witherspoon as Madeline, Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright and Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman. The story revolves around the three friends whose lives change after a sudden tragic event. Moms of first graders have to handle their falling lives all the while looking after their children This series beautifully expresses a mother and child relationship. If you love the Maids, you should definitely watch this.

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

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Ginny and Georgia is an American comedy-drama series. After its release, the show had a positive response. Hence the show has been renewed for season 2. The show is about a single mother who moves to a new town with he teenage daughter and her younger son. Starring Brianne Howey as Georgia Miller, 30-year-old single mother of Ginny and Austin. And Antonia Gentry as Ginny Miller. The series shows the strain on the mother-daughter relationship when Ginny finds out about her mother’s past.

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

A still from Ginny and Georgia


Dopesick is an American drama series based on a non-fiction book. The series addresses a very important issue in America which is the drug industry. The show relates to Maids on this level. As in Maids which talks about the American social system. Dopesick focuses on “the epicentre of America’s struggle with opioid addiction”.

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10


Orange is the new black is an American comedy-drama series made for Netflix. The series had a huge fanbase since its release. Moreover, the series brought to attention the plight of America’s population. The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) who spends her days in a women’s prison. Both the series are based upon a memoir.

IMDB Rating: 8/10


Unorthodox is a german American drama series created for Netflix. It is based on the autobiography by the same name. It is about a Esty a 19 year old Jewish woman who is unhappily married in an arranged marriage. Her life takes turn when she runs off to Berlin to her mother leaving behind everything and everyone she knows. However her husband finds her when he gets to know that Esty is pregnant. The connecting link between Maid and Unorthodox is the struggle.

IMDB Rating: 8/10

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One Day At A Time is an American comedy-drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name. The series unfolds how exactly it is to live a modern American life. Although it is a sitcom it takes up many urgent issues like PTSD, alcoholism and open sexual rights. The beauty of the series lies in how comedy and humour are used to convey important messages.

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

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Jane The Virgin is an American romantic comedy-drama on Netflix. The series addresses similar issues as that in maid but with a simpler tone.  It stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane Gloriana Villanueva. The 23-year-old Latina becomes pregnant after artificial insemination from her gynaecologist. The story revolves around jane when she has to overcome her family’s doubts and answer various questions.

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

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SMILF is an American sitcom on Netflix. It is based on the short film of the same title. It follows the ordeals of a single mother Bridgette, who wants the best life for her son. Although her personal and work life are not at all shining on her. The two series are quite similar on a basic level. The main difference between the two would be the harshness of the series. Maids shows the circumstances in a harsh way while SMILF has a much simpler tone.

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

A still from SMILF


Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker, Self Made is an American drama series on Netflix. It is based on the biography On Her Own Ground. She started out as a lowly washerwoman, but the show goes on to document her rise to the top as the first self-made female millionaire in America. And all of that with just beautiful hair!

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

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Last Update: May 10, 2022