There used to be a time when all the lead roles in TV shows were given to men. Thankfully we now live in a time where that’s not the case anymore. Sure, the world is far from perfect and same goes for Hollywood, but things are changing. Every year there are more and more shows made about women, for women. So in case you’re in the mood to binge watch a TV show, here are a couple of pretty awesome ones you should take a look at.
This is a show about four 20-something girls who live in New York. They go through some interesting relationships, a couple of breakups, encounter some problems on their way and find ways of solving them. It’s a very sincere show about growing up. It’s about a whole generation that finds it difficult to find their place in life, but they still persevere.
2. Orange Is The New Black
The best thing about this show is that it’s on Netflix and you can binge on whole seasons whenever you wish. The main heroine of the series – Piper Chapman – is an ordinary young woman from a happy family. Due to a mistake she made in the past, she ends up in jail for 15 months. Now, Piper’s mission is simply to survive. The series breaks all stereotypes about women and what their life is like in prison, but at the same time it’s also full of subtle irony and humor.
A science fiction series about a laboratory the residents of which get various tasks assigned to them, but as soon as they’re completed, their memory gets erased. These residents, or dolls, can fulfill any whims, they speak all the languages of the world and have all kinds of skills. Beauty Eco is one of them, she lives in a mysterious “Doll House”. One day her memories come back to her and she starts to remember everything.
4. 2 Broke Girls
A hilarious sitcom about two girls who work as waitresses in order to save up money and full-fill their dream of opening their own successful business. To do this, Max and Caroline need to accumulate $ 250 thousand. If you’re looking for a light and funny series, then this is an excellent choice. After all, the main characters end up in a ridiculous amount of hilarious situations and often approach all of their troubles with a witty sense of humor.
Eliza can’t put down her smartphone even for a minute, she just can’t live without it. She has 263k followers on Instagram, but no friends in real life. The girl decides to change the situation and asks Henry, the marketing guru, for help. It now his responsibility to teach Eliza how to communicate in the real world. A very relevant, funny and kind show that’s definitely worth seeing. It’s a shame there’s only 1 season.
6. You’re The Worst
An unusual love story of two of the worst kind of people. A self-centered writer Jimmy and a daring PR Gretchen weren’t made for relationships, but they choose to give it a go. This show is incredibly funny and unpredictable. It’s definitely a must watch for those who are tired of watching tearful dramas.
7. Madam Secretary
Elizabeth McCord, who used to work for the CIA, becomes the Secretary of State. Her ability to think outside the box helps her to achieve success in this difficult job. The woman constantly has to balance between her career and her family. As it turns out being a wife and a mother can be more difficult than any political games.
8. Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce is the story of a housewife whose husband left her, but the woman doesn’t give up easily. Left with her two children, she tries to build her life from scratch in the difficult years of the Great Depression. This series, starring Kate Winslet, is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by James Kane.
9. Devious Maids
This show is kind of like a Latin American version of “Desperate Housewives”. It’s a story of 4 ambitious maids, who are united not only by friendship, but also by a shocking mystery. It’s emotional, it’s passionate, it’s everything you need to relax on a weeknight.
10. The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle is a tense British detective series that sucks you in from the first episode. There’s a serial murderer in the city and Susan wants to help the police find him. She has the skills to help but the police just don’t take her seriously. That’s when she decides to get together a team of friends who served as decipherers with her during the war decoding stuff, and together they take up the dangerous business of finding the serial killer.