The Netflix show that might just be better than Big Little Lies.

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If you’ve finished House of Cards, smashed through Glow and Orange Is The New Black is but a distant memory, chances are you’re on the look out for a new drama to binge.

Gypsy could very well be the show to fill that void.

Dropping today, the psychological thriller stars Naomi Watts as a therapist called Jean Holloway who breaks all the professional rules by developing “dangerous and intimate” relationships with the people her patients come to see her about.

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It’s being hailed as the next Big Little Lies but The Binge hosts Laura Brodnik and Brittany Stewart weren’t so sure.

“The only thing I can see that makes it similar to Big Little Lies is the fact that it’s a white, privileged woman who has a dark underside to her beautiful suburban life,” said Laura.

However that doesn’t mean you should write it off.

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Created by Linda Rubin and partially directed by Sam Taylor Johnson who you might recognise as the woman behind the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie, it’s beautifully shot and almost voyeuristic in its approach, which really helps to draw the audience in and create an intimate feel.

Gypsy Season 1
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We see both sides to Holloway's character - her image-driven suburban mum and professional and her darker, more wild alter ego Diana.

The plot driver is whether Hollaway will get caught out as she becomes more and more intertwined with people she shouldn't - including the ex-girlfriend of one of her patients.

The storyline is a little pervy and unique, if a little slow to kick off.

However not everyone is convinced by it.

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Critics have said the very thing that leads Watts' character to pursue a double life - boredom - is the prevailing feeling as a viewer.

"The series is elegant, sensitively acted and directed — and an utter snooze," wrote New York Times critic James Poniewozik.

With 10 episodes dropping tonight, there's only one way to find out - cancel all your weekend plans and decide for yourself.

Have you watched it? What did you think?

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