10 Shows With Female Leads To Give You All The Girl Power Feels
And now for a list of shows for the leading lady in all of us...
1. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
If you're into flappers, jazz clubs, mystery, and insanely gorgeous period clothes, it doesn't get any better than Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Set in Australia in the 1920's, the show chronicles the adventures of a sharp-witted spinster who goes around solving murders and battling crime with her pearl studded handgun.
2. Orphan Black
This sci-fi thriller from BBC America follows the life of a streetwise orphan who gets caught up in a web of conspiracy after realizing she's actually one of several clones who look just like her. If you're looking to watch a ridiculously talented actress, look no further than Tatiana Maslany, the star of the show who plays not only the lead character but all of her clones as well.
3. The Paradise
Travel back in time to the romance and intrigue of the 1870's with this gorgeously shot story of Denise, a girl who finds work in England's very first department store. Who knew life behind the register could be so moving and suspenseful?
4. The Bletchley Circle
Set in the 1950's, the show tells the story of four women who have returned to their civilian lives after working as cryptographers in Bletchley Park, a British site dedicated to breaking the German army's "enigma cypher." The women reunite in order to investigate a string of murders to which there appears to a pattern that the police have been ignoring.
5. Angie Tribeca
In the unlikely event that you aren't instantly hooked by the fact that the lead character is played by Rashida Jones, read on. The "Naked Gun" style comedy features her in the title role as she leads a squad of LAPD detectives who investigate cases such as a string of baker murders and an influx of illegal ferrets being smuggled into California.
6. Jane the Virgin
Shot in the style of a telanova, Jane the Virgin is the hilarious saga of Jane, played by Gina Rodriguez, who has always played it extra safe to avoid the mistakes of her mom who got pregnant at a young age. Things go haywire however, when she's accidentally inseminated during a routine check up at her geno and ends up pregnant despite the fact that she's still a virgin.
7. Grace and Frankie
The star studded cast of this Netflix original gem is led by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin who star as Frankie and Gracie, two women who have been rivals for years. Everything changes however, when the two women discover that their husbands are actually lovers and quickly learn that the only people they can depend on are each other.
8. Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black is based on the true story of an everyday girl in her mid-30's who finds herself sentenced to spend time in a minimum security prison for a crime she committed years earlier. The show chronicles her adventures on the inside and showcases an exceptionally talented cast of actresses that make this ensemble dramedy impossible not to binge watch.
9. The Crown
This beautifully shot Netflix original is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from when she first took the thrown in the 1940's up to the present. The series gives viewers a peek at the life of the Queen and the romances, rivalries, and intrigue that have shaped her reign.
10. Z: The Beginning of Everything
Take a trip back to the jazz age with Christina Ricci who portrays a young Zelda Fitzgerald in her early days as a flapper, free spirit, and Southern belle. When Zelda meets a then young and unpublished writer named F. Scott Fitzgerald, her life explodes into a passionate, sometimes tumultuous, love affair.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Bletchley Circle
Jane the Virgin
Grace and Frankie
Orange is the New Black
Z: The Beginning of Everything
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