7 Must-See Shows Similar to Fishbowl Wives

‘Fishbowl Wives,’ written by Miyako Koshikawa, Tomomi Matoba, and Fumi Tsubota based on Ryo Kurosawa’s title manga series, is a Japanese-original romance drama series containing a lot of adultery and nudity. Six wives live in a tower apartment, all of whom are committed to marital partnerships. However, all of them try to liven up their lives and get away from their mundane routines by participating in extramarital affairs. In the end, some find fresh romance, while others rediscover old affections for their partners. Some, on the other hand, choose adultery as the easiest way out.

The female-centric series explores issues such as infidelity, empowerment, and family, while the goldfish allegory keeps the drama going. If you want to see more concerts like this one, we have a few suggestions. Most of these shows related to ‘Fishbowl Wives’ are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

7. Dark Desire (2019-2022)

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‘Dark Desire’ (Spanish: ‘Oscuro Deseo’) is an erotic thriller telenovela with slow-burning romance created by Leticia López Margalli. The series follows psychology professor Alma Solares, who becomes involved in a plot after meeting heartthrob Dario Guerra. Alma falls in love with him, only to uncover his dark background and current dissatisfactions. When it comes to crafting episodes about adultery and stolen identities, telenovelas’ tried-and-true formula is often unbeatable. If you’re seeking for shows with nudity and scandal after ‘Fishbowl Wives,’ this raunchy series is the place to go.

6. True Blood (2008 – 2014)

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Alan Ball created HBO’s enthralling fantasy horror series ‘True Blood.’ It’s no secret that HBO productions hide a lot of nudity, especially after the success of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Based on Charlaine Harris’ series ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries,’ this show ups the ante by resurrecting vampires from their coffins. Sookie Stackhouse lives in the little town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. While working as a barmaid, she possesses the extraordinary ability to read people’s minds. When civil-war vampires Bill and Eric resurrect, her life is irrevocably altered. This series is a wonderful choice if you want to continue the idea of forbidden romance established by ‘Fishbowl Wives,’ but wish to venture into the otherworldly realm.

5. Sex and The City (1998-2004)

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‘Sex and the City,’ created by Darren Star for HBO, is a romantic comedy-drama series with many sexual escapades and misadventures to captivate spectators. Candace Bushnell’s newspaper column of the same name inspired the narrative. In turn, it follows Carrie Bradshaw, a fictional columnist, on her work-related experiences.

It is her job as a relationship-advice writer to have a spiced-up sex and love life. The sitcom achieves its dynamic power, however, by highlighting the close friendship between the four key characters – Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. If you’re searching for another cougar programme to watch after ‘Fishbowl Wives,’ this is a classic series you should definitely check out.

4. Skins (2011)

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The daring and persistent teen romantic comedy-drama ‘Skins,’ created by Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain and based on the original British series of the same name, reinvented the genre in many ways. The plot revolves around a group of youngsters from Baltimore. These rambunctious kids romp their way through the last two years of high school. Much to its predecessor in the United Kingdom, the writing team and cast ensemble are comprised of newcomers.

Unfortunately, the show sparked debate regarding child pornography, while hitting the sweet spot as a guilty pleasure series due to its visceral fantasy components. If you’re seeking for a series with a similar tone of promiscuity to ‘Fishbowl Wives’ but want something more Generation Alpha friendly, this is a must-watch.

3. Bodyguard (2018-)


‘Bodyguard,’ created by Jed Mercurio, is a political thriller series that combines the best of both worlds. Terrorism, political unrest, a shady primary character, some previous trauma, and an unexpected love-hate narrative are all part of the mix. David Budd, a war veteran, returns from Afghanistan in search of a position in the police force. He eventually ends up in the Royalty and Specialist Protection branch, where he is tasked with protecting the home secretary, Julia Montague.

Julia’s assistants refer to her as “the sociopath,” and she wishes to invest in invasive surveillance techniques. David recalls his experience in Afghanistan, divided between duty and belief. If you like sexual shows like ‘Fishbowl Wives,’ but want to boost the ante with a plot of political intrigue, this is the show for you.

2. GLOW (2017-2019)

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‘GLOW,’ a sports comedy-drama series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, punches a joyous punch in the face of blazing patriarchy. The period piece transports viewers to 1980s Los Angeles. The plot follows the wrestlers’ intertwined personal and professional lives in an all-female wrestling organisation. In stark contrast to previous shows in this genre section, this series aims to give its strong female characters a voice and agency. This show is a good pick if you’re seeking for another series with a strong female presence after ‘Fishbowl Wives.’

1. Scenes from a Marriage (2021)

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It’s not every day that Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain collaborate to produce an HBO drama. And for that reason alone, ‘Scenes from a Marriage’ is worth seeing. Hagai Levi developed and authored the series based on Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 classic miniseries. If you’ve seen the previous limited series, you’ll know it’s a complicated watch.

A marriage is disintegrating. People, on the other hand, fall in and out of love, setting the stage for a bittersweet drama. If ‘Fishbowl Wives’ themes of adultery and committed relationships piqued your interest,’ this elegant remake of a classic miniseries is worth a closer look.