Nothing can compete with the comfort and satisfaction of settling down for a good TV show. If you are going to have a marathon this weekend then why not watch a show that projects the idea that no matter what the circumstances; Women Can Do! Mostly, the characters such as wonder woman are referred to as strong women. But these shows demonstrate that the idea of strength is not only associated with being physically strong. Strong women are present in all walks of life and all kinds of roles.
Thankfully Netflix has a lot of stories to tell which revolve around strong women who make difficult choices. There are so many Netflix movies and series of this genre, however, you must have missed a few of the best ones and which is why we are here to guide you. It is never too late to start a good series. Get into your comfy PJs, grab a coffee and start popping your popcorns as these wonder-women are going to leave you awestruck.
Sunday celebrates women with a list of top 6 binge-worthy Netflix shows that you don’t want to miss out on.
The Queen’s Gambit
The series Queen’s Gambit created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott is about the story of an orphan chess prodigy. The plot revolves around the life of Elizabeth Harmon played by Anya Taylor, how she becomes a world-class chess champion while struggling with emotional and mental health issues. The story is based on Walter Tevis’ novel. Even if you don’t play chess trust us, you’ll still get hooked on the story of Elizabeth Harmon.
The Bold Type
Putting together a magazine is not an easy task, we surely know that! But The Bold Type produced by Sarah Watson will take you through the whole process of how it is done. The story is centered on the trio of millennial women Jane Sloan, Kate Edison, and Sutton Brady who work for a women’s magazine. The three best friends navigate their lives in New York City, including their career trajectories and relationships. You are sure to fall in love with all the characters in the series.
If you are someone who does not like sci-fiction or serial killer-type drama then this one is for you. Maid is a limited series based on a true story of a young mother trying to escape an abusive relationship. Homeless and with no job Alex is trying to make the ends meet to give her daughter food and shelter. Being all alone and facing the harsh realities of life, she never gives up and keeps on moving. Qualley’s incredible performance makes the audience go through her experiences with her. This show is going to take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. How Alex despite all the hardship stands up for herself and her daughter and makes hard choices is an eye-opener.
If you are all in for an inspiring yet emotional series then stop browsing and start watching Self-Made. It is based on a true story inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker. Aspiring to be more than a washerwoman Sarah rises from poverty to establish her own beauty empire. She with her determination becomes the first African-American self-made millionaire. Octavia Spencer flawlessly takes us through her life journey and made us fall in love with her.
In our society we tend to avoid discussing such an important topic of educating youngsters about sex education, however, this show portrays it so aptly, centering on the strong leadership role of women as well as women standing beside other women in the time of need. The show created by Laurie Nun revolves around the lives of the students, teachers, and parents of the Moordale Secondary School as they fight with various personal dilemmas. Series show that women can be both badass and vulnerable. We don’t want to give you all any spoilers but when other girls stood up for Aimee and traveled with her on the bus so that she doesn’t feel alone has to be our favorite scene. We absolutely love when women support other women!
Emily in Paris
Bonjour! If you are in a mood to watch something less intense and feel good then this show should be on your list. Emily in Paris revolves around the story of an ambitious young girl, Lily Collins who experiences culture shock when she was transferred to France from Chicago for a job opportunity. She juggles with her career, friendships, and relationship while trying to adjust to the challenges she faces in Paris. We love how a series depicts the two cultures in terms of fashion and lifestyle. Emily being American wears such vibrant and trendy dresses, whereas, the French prefer elegance and sophistication more. Each episode is as sweet and airy as a macaroon. In Emily’s world, no challenge is so hard to complete.
So, what are you waiting for? Log in to your Netflix screens and start adding these shows to your list. Happy Binge Watching!