Obsessed With Baby Reindeer RN? Here Are 7 Shows to Feed Your Addiction


Content warning: This article deals with claims of sexual assault and emotional abuse.

Hopefully you’ve never encountered anything quite like the gripping and unhinged tale spun in Netflix’s Baby Reindeer. Following the journey of a comedian plagued by harassment and stalking, the series weaves an unsettling but compelling story. So, naturally, we’re going to want to watch more shows like Baby Reindeer, right?

Now, this particular series has taken over Netflix and we’ve all been caught up in the Baby Reindeer frenzy. Just look at those online detectives going all out to find the real people who inspired the characters in the series.

Created by comedian Richard Gadd, this limited series is based on Gadd’s own experiences, and follows Donny (played by Gadd) as he is stalked and harrassed by Martha (brilliantly portrayed by Jessica Gunning) while also confronting his past experiences with sexual assault and grooming.


Baby Reindeer had instant success and is on track to become one of Netflix’s most-watched shows ever, pulling in a whopping 56.5 million views in its first 26 days of streaming.

By now, you’ve probably binge-watched this groundbreaking series, what’s next on your watch list? If Baby Reindeer left you hungering for more impactful dramas, stories that linger in your mind even after the screen goes dark, we’ve got you sorted. Below, we’ve rounded up a list of seven shows like Baby Reindeer to watch next.


Much like Baby Reindeer, Fleabag began its journey as a stage performance by Phoebe Waller-Bridge before evolving into a two-season series. This show follows a woman navigating the complexities of life in London while grappling with a recent loss. With a strong emphasis on sexuality and mental health, Fleabag offers a raw and introspective exploration of the human experience.

Where to watch: Prime Video

The Act


Have you checked out The Act? It’s another one of those true stories that’s been turned into a binge-worthy series. Centred around Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s (Joey King) desperate bid to break free from her suffocating relationship with her overbearing mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette), the series culminates in a tragic act of violence. And of course, it’s even more relevant now, because the real Gypsy Rose Blanchard was recently released from prison.

Where to watch: BINGE, AppleTV+

What Jennifer Did

What Jennifer Did is a true crime documentary that delves into the case of Jennifer Pan, a Canadian woman convicted of conspiring to kill her parents in 2010.

It looks into the investigation surrounding the case, as well as delving into Jennifer’s challenging upbringing. Much like Baby Reindeer, this true story offers a unique perspective on a female perpetrator and the complexities of her circumstances.

Where to watch: Netflix

I May Destroy You

Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You echoes similar themes explored in Baby Reindeer. This critically acclaimed show confronts various forms of sexual assault and the profound toll it takes on its victims. Arabella’s (played by Coel) experience of being drugged and raped on a night out propels the narrative forward as she grapples with the aftermath and endeavours to rebuild her life.

Where to watch: BINGE


Swarm, though fictional, shares themes of stalking and obsession akin to Baby Reindeer. It’s a satirical comedy/horror series that promises a wild ride of emotions for viewers.

In Baby Reindeer, Richard Gadd’s character acknowledges Martha’s need for help, despite her untreated mental illness. Swarm hints at the extent to which obsessions, like Martha’s for Donny, can escalate if left unchecked. At its heart is Dre (Dominique Fishback), who is fixated on a pop star. Her obsession takes a dark turn, culminating in murder as Dre believes she’s fulfilling a twisted destiny.

Where to watch: Prime Video



While Beef isn’t based on true events, the Netflix dramedy quickly escalates from a minor incident to a violent outburst. Starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, it tracks two strangers as they descend into a perilous cycle of road rage.

Where to watch: Netflix

The End of the F***ing World

Hailing from the creators of Baby Reindeer, The End of the F***ing World is another dark comedy that delves into unsettling themes. Seventeen-year-old James harbours a chilling belief that he’s a psychopath. In a bid to test his theory, he embarks on a journey with his classmate Alyssa. Their escape from troubled lives thrusts them into a perilous adventure, where danger lurks at every turn.

Where to watch: Netflix

If this article brings up any issues for you or anyone you know, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) the National Sexual Assault, domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service.

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