Are you looking for a list of the best Netflix Original Series for women?
One of the great things about all the new Netflix original series for women is that they seem to have a little something for everyone. Here you'll find some of their original series that may appeal to you as a woman for a wide variety of reasons.
Whether you're looking for a show that features original characters, lady super heroes, or even a great series to watch with your kids, Netflix has got you covered.
Orange Is the New Black
If you want to check out some great acting, then look no further than one of Netflix’s most popular original series, Orange is the New Black. Inspired by a true story, the series follows Piper, an adorable blonde woman whose marriage plans are interrupted when an old crime from her past lands her in a women’s prison. Amid all the hilarious antics and adventures that unfold inside, the show features an outstanding group of actresses who otherwise might never have been brought together to form the stellar cast.
Frankie and Grace
Frankie and Grace features the incredible acting chops of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda who play two old rivals who are horrified to discover that their husbands are in love…with each other. After finding themselves newly divorced, the two form a hilarious and heartwarming bond as they navigate their new found single status, friendship, and the challenges of getting older.
If you’re into superheroes, you’ve gotta checkout Marvel’s original Netflix series Jessica Jones. Beware however, this one is not a story for the kids. It chronicles the life of Jessica Jones, a reluctant superhero whose special abilities did her no favors throughout the course of her dark past. Now attempting to settle in New York City, Jessica opens a detective agency as she attempts to deal with her own demons, PTSD, and the challenges of everyday life.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
If the fact that the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is written and executive produced by Tina Fey wasn’t enough to pull you in, then rest assured it’s adorable lead actress will be. Ellie Kemper plays Kimmy, a young woman who was kidnapped and forced to spend 15 years in a bunker by an insane cult leader. Now back above ground, Kimmy ventures to New York City where she rides an unbreakable wave of optimism into a new life. Joined by her hilarious gay roommate Titus, a wannabe Broadway actor played by Titus Burgess, and her new rich trophy wife boss, played by Jane Krakowski, the show his full of hilarious adventures and over the top comedy in the vein of 40 Rock.
Girlboss, inspired by the best-selling book by Sophia Amoruso, follows the rise of fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Sophia, played by Britt Robertson, starts her journey as a broke anarchist who tries her hand at selling vintage clothes online, only to end up becoming an unexpected businesswoman as her ventures begin to take off. As her success mounts, Sophia finds herself attempting to balance the struggles of being her own boss, both at work and in life.
Anne With an E
If you too grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, then get ready to watch one of your favorite childhood stories come to life on the small screen. Amybeth McNulty stars as the 13-year-old Anne, who after suffering through life as an orphan, is sent to live with siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. Before long her sweet, imaginative spirit wins the hearts of her new family and the people who live in their small town.
Netflix’s Cable Girls follows four female characters who attempt to find independence by working at the National Telephone Company in 1928 Madrid. As the series progresses, the women struggle to move beyond the traditional expectations of marriage, childbearing, and domestication, preferring to become successful in their own right. Though the show may be set back in the 1920’s (with plenty of awesome flapper dressers in tow), the issues the characters face are still surprisingly relevant to women today.
Okay, so Fuller House didn’t exactly make the list because it’s necessarily here to transform anybody’s life or redefine the expectations of web series everywhere. Its success is quite possibly due to the fact as the sequel to the popular late 80’s-early 90’s TV series Full House, it's exactly what you expect it to be. Full of the same actors you grew up with as a kid, the cast returns to resurrect their characters and give you a look at their lives as adults. The show is full of the same cheezy humor and wholesome family fun you remember, making this a great one to watch with kids of your own.
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