Apple TV+‘s newest drama series, Lessons in Chemistry, is set in the 1950s and follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Academy Award winner Brie Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is hindered in a patriarchal academic world. Based on the novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry premiered on October 13th with 2 episodes.

It also stars Lewis Pullman (The Starling Girl), Stephanie Koenig (The Flight Attendant), Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder), Patrick Walker (Gaslit), and Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory), with Derek Cecil (House of Cards), Thomas Mann (About Fate), Andy Daly (Review), Tate Ellington (Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector), Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Jake Short (Sex Appeal), Marc Evan Jackson (The Good Place), and Ashley Monique Clark (The Hughleys).

A new episode drops weekly with the eighth episode launching on November 24th. If you’re looking for similar series to watch while you wait for new episodes, here are 10 shows like Lessons in Chemistry to check out.

Cable Girls (2017-2020)

Cast: Blanca Suárez, Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Maggie Civantos, Martiñ Rivas, Concha Velasco, Ángela Cremonte, Yon González, Ana Polvorosa, Nico Romero, Valentina Zenere, Denisse Peña, Borja Luna

Synopsis: “In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Dickinson (2019-2021)

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Toby Huss, Adrian Enscoe, Ella Hunt, Anna Baryshnikov, Amanda Warren, Chinaza Uche, Jane Krakowski

Synopsis: “Dickinson audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.”

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017)

Cast: Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé, Toby Huss, Kathryn Newton, Morgan Hinkleman, August Emerson, Cooper Andrews, Annette O’Toole, David Wilson Barnes, Mark O’Brien, Annabeth Gish

Synopsis: “Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Apple TV

The Law According to Lidia Poët (2023 – )

Cast: Matilda De Angelis, Eduardo Scarpetta, Pier Luigi Pasino, Dario Aita, Sara Lazzaro, Sinead Thornhill,

Synopsis: “In this gripping period drama, Lidia Poët investigates murders while fighting to practice law. Inspired by the true story of Italy’s first female lawyer.”

Where to watch: Netflix

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-2023)

Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron, Luke Kirby

Synopsis: “In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track- husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at – and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Masters of Sex (2013-2016)

Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Nicholas D’Agosto, Beau Bridges, Annaleigh Ashford, Allison Janney, Rose McIver, Kevin Christy, Ann Dowd, Mather Zickel

Synopsis: “Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Vudu

Minx (2022 – )

Cast: Ophelia Lovibond, Jake Johnson, Jessica Lowe, Idara Victor, Lennon Parham, Oscar Montoya, Michael Angarano, Rich Sommer

Synopsis: “In 1970s Los Angeles, an earnest young feminist joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.”

Where to watch: Prime Video, Starz

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012-2015)

Cast: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Ashleigh Cummings, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Richard Bligh, Travis McMahon, Anthony Sharpe, Tammy MacIntosh, Miriam Margolyes, Ruby Rees-Wemyss

Synopsis: “A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.”

Where to watch: Acorn TV, Hoopla, Spectrum

The Queen’s Gambit (2020 miniseries)

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Harry Melling, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram, Marcin Dorocinski

Synopsis: “Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker (2020 miniseries)

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Garrett Morris, Kevin Carroll, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Blair Underwood, Bill Bellamy, Cornelius Smith Jr., Roger Guenveur Smith

Synopsis: “The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America’s first female self-made millionaire.”

Where to watch: Netflix


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