5 Shondaland shows that are a must-watch

Inventing Anna

Shonda Rhimes and her production house Shondaland is connected to a number of extremely followed Television series for years. And she comes again into the spotlight with her deal with Netflix and the release of Bridgerton. Be it a hospital drama like Grey’s Anatomy or a story set in regency-era London like Bridgerton, Shondaland never fails to amaze us with the diversity in its content and the thought process behind it. Impeccably written characters, the dialogues, the backdrops, everything is on the point with Shonda Rhimes.

Here’s a list of must-watch Shondaland shows that have left an everlasting impact:

Grey’s Anatomy

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Directed by: Ellen Pompeo, Kevin McKidd, and more

Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Who doesn’t like a good hospital drama with lots of surgical attendants and emergency situations that can make you come to the edge of your seat and bite your nails? If you are one of those who root for this trope, Grey’s Anatomy is the right pick for you.  

The story follows the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians at Seattle Grace Hospital, who will grow to become seasoned doctors while going through the process of learning and unlearning through the course of time at the hospital while juggling between professional and personal lives. 


Directed by: Tom Verica, Julie Ann Robinson, Sheree Folkson, Tricia Brock, and more.

Cast: Jonathan Bailey, Luke Thompson, Claudia Jessie, Phoebe Dynevor, Ruth Gemmell 

When we think about Regency Era England, all that come to mind are elaborate social gatherings, a major focus on marriage alliances, the increasing importance of fashion, and social manners. And all these elements can be found in Shondaland’s latest television series, Bridgerton.

Bridgerton gives a vivid and profound insight into the way the English society worked back in Regency Era, though it’s not based on pure facts, it makes a perfect binge with the elaborate storyline, ball gowns, elite games, and yes, romance. The story follows eight Bridgerton siblings – Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth, as they play a part in London society while love finds them one way or the other. 

How to Get Away with Murder

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Directed by: Bill D’Elia, Stephen Cragg, Laura Innes, Michael Smith, and more

Cast: Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, and Karla Souza 

The series follows Annalise Keating, a criminal defense attorney who also gives lectures at the prestigious Middleton University in Philadelphia. Keating doesn’t teach the theories of law but how to practice them in the real world. She has the ability to get away with crimes that have capital punishments by law and that’s what she teaches to the chosen 5, the students who she handpicks to intern at her firm. 

But how would it be when a criminal attorney of such caliber will find herself entwined in a murder plot? Will she be able to save herself the way she did for the countless who came before her? Or this time things won’t go as she planned?

Inventing Anna

Inventing Anna | Official Trailer | Netflix

Directed by: David Frankei, Tom Verica, Ellen Kuras, Nzingha Stewart, and more

Cast: Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Lowes, Arian Moayed, Alexis Floyd

There is something about the shows on con artists that grips the viewers’ attention more than anything else. Perhaps the thrill, constant fear of getting caught yet pulling off heists that normal folks like us can’t even think of. Netflix has made a huge fanbase with such shows and one of them is Inventing Anna.

Inventing Anna follows Russian-born Anna Sorokin, who, like each of us, works really hard to become something in her life. But her aim is not to be a regular doctor, engineer, business owner, etc like everyone else. She becomes a con artist to support her dream of opening an art-themed club. She leverages the image of a German heiress and uses it to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, goods, and services. 

Station 19

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Directed by: Paris Barclay, Stacey K. Black, Tessa Blake, Daryn Okada

Cast: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden

There have always been shows about doctors, lawyers, business firms, scientists, and even the jobless, however, those who get ignored from the spotlight are the firefighters. So, Shondaland came up with Station 19 which follows the lives of men and women working at Seattle Fire Station 19. It covers everyone from the Captain of the team to the temporary interns at the station.