Looking for Shows like ‘Sweet Magnolias’? These 8 Are Just as Binge-worthy

Ever since we finished watching season one of Sweet Magnolias, we’ve been on the lookout for an equally binge-worthy TV show.

Sweet Magnolias hit Netflix back in May and tells the story of three childhood best friends—Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley) and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott)—who never left their hometown of Serenity, South Carolina. In an attempt to forget about Maddie’s unsettling divorce (looking at you, Jamie Lynn Spears), the trio team up to turn an old beloved landmark into a wellness center slash spa.

While the show has an ideal mix of feel-good vibes and mystery, we already binge-watched all ten episodes (multiple times). So, we compiled a list of TV series that are just as addictive.

From Virgin River to Hart of Dixie, read on for eight shows like Sweet Magnolias.

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1. 'virgin River'

Who’s in it? Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson

What’s it about? Melinda “Mel” Monroe, a midwife and nurse practitioner who moves to a remote California town for a fresh start. Although she tries to leave her painful memories behind, she soon learns that her past secrets can only stay buried for so long.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

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2. 'looking For Alaska'

Who’s in it? Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Timothy Simons

What’s it about? Meet Miles “Pudge” Halter, a new student at Culver Creek Preparatory High School. While there, he meets a complicated girl named Alaska, who helps him achieve his life-long dream of chasing the “Great Perhaps” (Renaissance writer François Rabelais’s famous last words).

How can I watch? Available on Hulu

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3. 'gilmore Girls'

Who’s in it? Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy

What’s it about? Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother-daughter duo living in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. The multi-generational story follows the pair as they navigate their ever-changing relationship through new jobs, boyfriends and experiences.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix


4. 'greenleaf'

Who’s in it? Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Desiree Ross

What’s it about? The Greenleaf family. Not only do they run a successful megachurch in Memphis, but they’re also not as innocent as they seem.

How can I watch? Available on OWN and Netflix

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5. 'hart Of Dixie'

Who’s in it? Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams

What’s it about? A New York doctor named Zoe Hart, who takes over her dad’s medical practice after he passes away. The problem? It’s located in Alabama, which forces Zoe to adjust to the community’s uptight Southern lifestyle.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

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6. 'dead To Me'

Who’s in it? Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden

What’s it about? A widow named Jen, who accidentally befriends a woman who’s partially responsible for killing her husband. Yes, you read that right.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

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7. 'this Is Us'

Who’s in it? Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown

What’s it about? The Pearson family, who instantly captured America’s heart. The series tells their story across several decades, highlighting how the family deals with the tragic loss of their patriarch, Jack, at different chapters in their lives.

How can I watch? Available on NBC

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8. 'soundtrack'

Who’s in it? Paul James, Callie Hernandez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

What’s it about? An eclectic group of musicians living in Los Angeles. Through a series of flashbacks (and musical numbers), the show details how each person found their way to each other.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix