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Girl Power: 5 Empowering Female TV Shows You Should Be Watching

Girl Power: 5 Empowering Female TV Shows You Should Be Watching

Looking for tv shows with strong female leads? There are many to choose from, so here are 5 of our favorite empowering female tv shows you need to be watching.

Although Women’s History Month has already passed this year, the time is always right to enjoy female TV shows featuring leading women portraying strong, badass characters.

If you’re looking for some new shows to binge-watch this weekend, this list will get you started. Keep reading for 5 of the best female TV shows out there right now.

1. Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies is based on a book by Liane Moriarty and follows the lives of a group of women living in Monterey, CA. Season one of the show tackled topics like domestic violence, rape, motherhood, and marital problems. While the women are often competing with each other, they come together when they need it.

Lucky for you, you have about 2 weeks to binge watch season one before season 2 begins on June 9th! Check out the new season on a new IPTV player.


GLOW is a revival of the now-defunct Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) league of the 1980s. The original show features comedy sketches and actual wrestling matches, interspersed with the lives of the women.

The show features strong female characters (literally and figuratively) coming together to show how the GLOW league can empower women rather than exploit them.

The pink leotards, leg warmers, and big hair will have you reminiscing about the 80s! There are 3 seasons on Netflix, so start binge-watching tonight!

3. Orphan Black

Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi thriller about a group of clones, all played by one actress. The show tackles questions about the morals and ethics associated with cloning and also explores women’s’ issues, like the right to make choices about their bodies.

4. Bomb Girls

Bomb Girls is another Canadian series, this one following the lives of women working in a munitions factory during WWII, manufacturing bombs. Because so many men were overseas serving in the war, women had to take on factory jobs.

This show focused on the freedom these women find while working in the factory and also explores issues like abortion, failing marriages, abusive fathers, and secret same-sex relationships at a time when being gay was not socially acceptable.

5. Killing Eve

Killing Eve stars Sandra Oh, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, as a British spy hunting down a killer who becomes obsessed with her. Ultimately they become obsessed with each other, and the show has witty lines, love interests, and strong female characters in leadership positions.

Bonus: Scandal

Because we can’t just stop at 5, a bonus TV show with female characters who take no crap is Scandal.

From a political consultant turned Washington DC fixer turned leader of a secret spy agency to a female president to a female chief of staff, Scandal brings together current issues, take-charge women, and fabulous clothes and bags on Kerry Washington!

Final Thoughts on the Best Female TV Shows

If you’re looking for strong women and female TV shows, this list should get you started on your binge-watching. For even more girl-power media, take a look at some of our other blog posts and sections on health, lifestyle, and relationship.


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