Maid: 3 TV series to watch if you liked it

A single mother on the run from an abusive partner: the TV series Maid is a hit on Netflix. Here are the three similar TV series to watch

A TV series based on a true story about a single mother on the run from an abusive partner. That's Maid, the TV series streaming on Netflix, which has captivated viewers with the stories of Alex and her daughter Maddy.

The TV series is based on Stephanie Land's memoir, titled Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive. In Maid, the main character is Alex: a woman who runs away from her abusive partner Sean in the middle of the night and starts a new life with only $18 in her pocket so she can give her daughter Maddy a better future. The series has been a huge success, so much so that fans are hoping that a second season may be coming. Netflix has not yet confirmed the possibility of a new chapter, which might not focus on Alex, but on the story of another single, struggling mother. In the meantime, if you enjoyed Maid, these are the three similar TV series to watch.


The series Unorthodox is of the drama genre and takes place between the United States and Germany, inspired by the true story of Deborah Feldman. Young Esther Shapiro is part of a community of Orthodox Jews whose strict rules she is forced to follow.

A year after being forced into an arranged marriage, Esther makes a drastic decision: she runs away from the community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to join a friend in Berlin, Germany, where she tries to rebuild her life. There she also finds her mother Leah, who had also fled the community years before.

Husband Yanky Shapiro, after discovering that his wife is pregnant, travels to Berlin to try to find her and bring her home with his cousin Moishe on the orders of the rabbi. Unorthodox is a tough story where the issues of dealing with one's roots are addressed. This series is also streaming on Netflix.


The main character of Shameless is a man, but still struggling with a poor and dysfunctional family. Frank Gallagher is the single father of six children - Fiona, Phillip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam. As Frank struggles with drug addiction and alcoholism, the children are forced to fend for themselves and find their own way.

This comedy-drama series streaming on Netflix takes a humorous look at the events of this dysfunctional family. Each of the 11 seasons focuses on one of the characters trying to find his or her place in the world.

Jane the Virgin

Being a Single Mother and Virgin. Jane the Virgin is the story of Jane Villanueva, a virgin girl who is by a medical error artificially inseminated during a routine visit to the gynecologist and becomes pregnant. The young girl lives with her mother and grandmother in a very religious family, engaged to Michael, but she will find out that the child she is expecting is Rafael's, a high school crush of hers. A story about unexpected motherhood and self-discovery with irony. Jane the Virgin is also available to stream on Netflix.