Can’t get enough of Dynasty? While waiting for Season 3 to premiere on The CW, check out similarly soapy shows like Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, and more.
There’s only one reason you’re here: You’re impossibly obsessed with Dynasty. We get it because we’re addicted to Dynasty, too — as everyone should be. But if you’re like us, you’ve rewatched the current batch of episodes on Netflix so many times that you could recite all of Elizabeth Gillies’ best lines. That’s where we come in with seven excellent counter-binges.
Each summer, television fans go through the same unfortunate comedown after May sweeps. When our favorite shows take a brief yet seemingly eternal break and leave us to our own devices, we tackle the arduous wait for new episodes with a dozen new series that don’t provide the same comfort as our No. 1. But these series similar to Dynasty will make it feel like the Carringtons never left.
Whether you’re watching Dynasty for the glamorous lifestyle of its characters, the breakneck pacing of its unbelievable plot twists (we still have multiple questions about that season finale), or the various ships, there’s a little something to satisfy every fan. These shows could never replace Dynasty, but they can sure make the wait for Season 3 a lot less agonizing.
From the mix-and-match relationship drama of 90210 to the disastrous occurrences on Wisteria Lane in Desperate Housewives, you’ll be hooked on a new series and forget that there’s still months in between your next Dynasty fix.
In fact, there’s more than enough drama to go around in these fan-favorite shows for those even merely in the mood for something fresh to watch.
To assist you through the Dynasty drought as the summer hiatus continues through October, we’ve compiled a thorough collection of seven shows to fill the void. Find your next binge and share your pick in the comments, as well as your boldest predictions for the upcoming season!