One of the latest shows to hit Netflix is called When They See Us. It's a true crime series, which depicts the tragic story of the Central Park Five - five young black men who were wrongly convicted of beating and raping a woman in 1989. Throughout everything, the men maintain their innocence and spent years fighting their convictions. If this sounds like your kind of show, here are 6 shows like When They See Us on Netflix Canada.

Many of the shows on this list aren't quite as heavy and heartbreaking as When They See Us, but they all have their similarities and are equally as captivating. You can check out the trailers for the Central Park Five series, and our other recommendations below:


Rating: 7.1/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: If you've ever wondered what it's like behind the doors of prison, Jailbirds is the show for you. The series takes place at the Sacramento County Jail, where hundreds of men and women are locked up, but somehow still find love and make the best of life.

Designated Survivor

Rating: 7.7/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: Designated Survivor is a political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland. The series tells the story of a catastrophic attack, which kills the President of the United States and everyone in succession, leaving a low-level cabinet member to take over leadership of the country.

Bad Blood

Rating: 7.4/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: Bad Blood tells the story of the legendary mob boss, Vito Rizzuto. Rizzuto was based in Montreal and strived to bring peace to the disparate wings of Montreal's crime world. When he finds himself put behind bars, the empire he built begins to crumble.

Queen of the South

Rating: 7.9/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: Traditionally, men are the leaders of major drug cartels, but in Queen of the South, women become the bosses. After her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered, Teresa flees Mexico and finds herself in Dallas, constantly on the run to escape the cartel. She realizes the only way to beat her enemies is by conquering them and goes on to become the country's reigning drug smuggler.


Rating: 6.4/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: What/If is another new hit series on Netflix, starring Renee Zellweger. It tells the story of venture capitalist, Anne Montgomery, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if that thing happens to be happily married.

Good Girls

Rating: 7.9/10 on IMDb

Why you need to watch it: If you're looking for something that's sure to make you laugh, Good Girls is a great option. The show is about three suburban moms who find themselves strapped for cash and decide to go on a dangerous crime spree to get the money they need.