Welcome to Eden is a Spanish thriller web television series released on May 6, 2022, created by Joaquín Górriz and Guillermo López for Netflix. It is starred by a choral cast made up of Amaia Aberasturi, Amaia Salamanca, Belinda, and Albert Baró, among others. In February 2022, three months before its premiere, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. While we’re waiting for the second season of Welcome to Eden, we are going to give you a list of the 10 best TV shows like Welcome to Eden you can enjoy while you’re waiting.
Release Date: September 22, 2004 – May 23, 2010
Number of Episodes: 121
Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, from Sydney to Los Angeles, explodes in mid-air over an uncharted Pacific island. The cockpit, the front, and the tail of the aircraft fall in different places on the island, where the survivors will learn to live together and survive.
From the first days, they realize that they are not alone on this piece of land, which is the scene of strange events: intense magnetic activity, polar bears prowling in the jungle, appearances of ghosts, an unknown monster wandering in the jungle or hostile natives nicknamed The Others, who act under the influence of a certain Jacob, a mystical leader.
The survivors also discover the abandoned buildings of the Dharma Project, an organization that conducted scientific research on the island in the 1970s and 1980s. Members of the Dharma Project were studying time travel.
In 1977, an incident led the Dharma Project to subdue a large buildup of electromagnetic energy in a bunker where, every hundred and eight minutes, a series of numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42) must be entered into a computer terminal to prevent this energy from escaping. Soon, through a series of ordeals in which many will lose their lives, the passengers of Flight 815 will discover that the plane did not crash by chance and that they are just pawns on a chessboard on a human scale.
2. E L I T Ǝ
Release Date: October 5, 2018 – present
Number of Episodes: 40
After their San Esteban High School collapses, three working-class students, Samuel, Nadia, and Christian, are admitted to Las Encinas International School, a prestigious, upscale high school that caters to elite youth. But class differences and the confrontation of the students lead to a homicide, that of Marina, one of the students.
The police then suspect Nano, Samuel’s brother who has already been in prison for crimes. Marina and Samuel grow closer, but the girl was actually in love with Nano, and planned to run away with him. Another plot revolves around Nadia, a Palestinian of origin who grew up in Spain and who lives in a family of Muslim faith, with a father who is very demanding on traditions and very strict.
While Guzmán, Marina’s brother, is in a relationship with Lucrecia, he begins to take an interest in Nadia, first on Lucrecia’s orders, with the aim of belittling her, but he quickly falls in love with her. This love ends up being reciprocated, despite Nadia’s initial wish to remain an exemplary daughter in the eyes of her parents.
This union is indeed impossible since Nadia’s parents consider Guzmán not very popular and ask Nadia to leave Las Encinas the coming year. However, Guzmán manages to convince them not to sacrifice their daughter’s education, promising to get away from her.
3. Midnight Mass
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Number of Episodes: 7
After spending four years in prison for drunk driving, which claimed the life of a young girl, Riley Flynn returns to the family home in her island of Crockett Island. His mother, who is very pious and has forgiven him, is waiting for him at the port. He himself lost his faith during his incarceration and struggles to reintegrate into the devout Catholic community on the island.
Her father, Ed, struggles to take her in, and her younger brother, Warren, spends his time with his friends. Her arrival is followed by the attentive gaze of Erin, her childhood sweetheart turned teacher, from the window of the office of Dr. Sarah Gunning, a close friend of Erin, who is expecting a child. Meanwhile, in front of the ferry, Bev Keane, an enterprising and authoritative parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church, awaits the priest, Bishop John Pruitt who, following the ship’s captain’s announcement, will not arrive until after noon.
Later, in a school class, Erin, Bev, Mayor Wade Scarborough, his wife Dolly, and Muslim Sheriff Hassan gather to talk about the storm looming at sea. full, Riley seems to see a figure resembling Pruitt from his bedroom window. The next morning, the Flynn family leaves their house and Riley discovers, all along the beach, lifeless cats.
Intrigued, the sheriff evacuates the curious from the beach; Mayor Wade tells him that this is not the first time this has happened on the island. Everyone, especially the Christians, gathers in the church and is surprised at the appearance of the new priest. He introduces himself as Father Paul Hill, a temporary replacement for John Pruitt who would be ill and stranded on the Continent until he recovers.
4. The Wilds
Release Date: December 11, 2020 – present
Number of Episodes: 18
A group of teenage girls from diverse family backgrounds crash on a plane en route to an empowerment camp in Hawaii. They survive the crash and find themselves on a deserted island. As the girls work to survive being stranded and learn from each other, little do they know they are the subject of a social experiment.
The plane crash was staged to explore the social fabric of female communities as part of the Dawn of Eve program. The girls’ adventures on the island are punctuated by flashback scenes of their lives before the crash and flashforward scenes in which two men claiming to be agents of the FBI interview the survivors after their supposed rescue.
Release Date: June 14, 2016 – October 2, 2018
Number of Episodes: 30
The series tells the story of a plane that crashed on a desert island on its way to Thailand. The survivors quarrel, as they have different opinions on how to stay alive and how to leave the island. The series is a parody of the most famous TV series Lost, of which it incorporates many features and traces some cult scenes.
6. The Stranded
Release Date: November 14, 2019
Number of Episodes: 7
It’s the last day at the elite school on Pintu Island, and everyone has to get home by boat before 6 p.m. Some still stay there to celebrate their last year, for the benefit of the eclipse. Comes the night, then accompanied by his father, Kraam (Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote) tries to join the thirty-six comrades as he had promised to one of his friends once finished his work.
The eclipse is visible… but, at the same time, the tsunami is heading towards the coast. The father orders him to get into the car. They drown. A few days later, the island is ransacked. All the students who survived the disaster gathered at the establishment, including Kraam.
7. The A List
Release Date: October 25, 2018 – present
Number of Episodes: 21
Mia lands on Peregrine Island, the island that welcomes campers for the summer, under severe stress. Sent there by two parents who are always too busy, the one in Peregrine is not the summer that Mia had envisioned, but the young woman is sure to immediately obtain the title of queen bee of the field.
The mean girl hasn’t come to terms with the arrival of the mysterious Amber, a new face that leads Mia to unleash her competitive nature in a fight for supremacy. Amber is self-confident, elegant and charming without the slightest effort. Her rivalry with Mia kicks in immediately, and the two will clash on numerous occasions, proving that theirs is not a popularity contest but something far darker.
In fact, Amber is not a normal girl: she is endowed with powers that are becoming stronger and more dangerous. Some findings in the areas of the camp arouse the suspicions of campers, tormented by some presences with masked faces. A far more disturbing scenario soon emerges: the summer camp was closed the previous year following the death of a person.
8. Outer Banks
Release Date: April 15, 2020 – present
Number of Episodes: 20
John B Routledge lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his friends Kiara “Kie” Carrera, Pope Heyward, and JJ Maybank. With the exception of Kiara, they all come from the poorer parts of the island chain and have to work hard for their money. Therefore they call themselves the Pogues and thus form a contrast to the richer Kooks.
Among those is Topper with his girlfriend Sarah Cameron and her brother Rafe. John B works for Sarah’s father, Ward. After a hurricane, the friends come across a sunken ship. After a dive into the wreck, they discover an old compass that John B identifies as his father’s. John B’s father, Big John, mysteriously disappeared while searching for the sunken ship Royal Merchant.
The friends quickly realize that other people are after the wreck and especially the compass. In Big John’s old records, they find more clues that lead them to the Redfield family tree. When they are pursued again by the mysterious men, John B hands over the compass to Sheriff Peterkin. The youngsters head to the Redfield family plot in search of answers.
In the family grave, the friends find an envelope that his father left for John B. It contains the coordinates of the “Royal Merchant”, on board which is said to be gold worth 400 million US dollars. With the help of an underwater drone, they find the ship under the coordinates, but not the gold.
9. Money Heist
Release Date: May 2, 2017 – December 3, 2021
Number of Episodes: 41
A mysterious man, nicknamed the Professor3, plans the best heist ever. To carry out his plan, he recruits eight of the best criminals in Spain who have nothing to lose. The goal is to infiltrate the National Currency and Stamp Factory in order to print 2.4 billion euros, in small denominations of €50, and this in less than eleven days, without victims – despite the presence of 67 hostages, including the daughter of UK Ambassador Alison Parker.
During the second season (composed of parts 3, 4 and 5), the Professor resumes a project imagined by his brother before the first robbery. The goal is to infiltrate the Bank of Spain in order to steal 90 tons of gold.
10. Death in Paradise
Release Date: October 25, 2011 – present
Number of Episodes: 89
This detective series is characterized by a rather frequent change of the team and in particular of its inspector. The rather picky British police inspector Richard Poole is sent to Saint Marie, a fictional Caribbean island, to investigate the death of the local British inspector. Quickly transferred on the spot to replace him, he must carry out his investigations with Camille Bordey, a French detective from Saint Marie.
The duo will have to work together despite their differences in character, while Richard Poole will have to adapt to another lifestyle on this sunny island, with customs different from those he knew until now. From the third season, a new detective, Humphrey Goodman, comes from London to investigate the death of the murdered Richard Poole.
He finally stays on the island of Saint Marie to replace him and continue his work. In the middle of the sixth season, the team having an investigation in London with the local inspector Jack Mooney, Humphrey Goodman decides to stay there with Martha, his old childhood sweetheart, while Jack Mooney leaves with his daughter for ” holidays” in Saint Marie.
This island becomes his new habitat and Jack Mooney becomes the new Chief Inspector. From the ninth season, Chief Inspector Jack Mooney leaves Saint Marie to better take care of his daughter. He was immediately replaced by Neville Parker, originally from Manchester.
In the tenth season, Chief Inspector Neville Parker fails to confess his feelings to Sergeant Florence Cassell, being too shy. In the eleventh season, he is visited by his sister, Izzy Parker. First annoyed by her presence, Neville will be more understanding because she reveals to be pregnant.