5 Female-Centric Shows On Amazon Prime We Can't Stop Watching
In this time of staying home and social distancing, we are all binge watching TV and are constantly looking for something new to watch. Lucky for us, our favorite streaming platforms are giving us exactly what we want as they release new shows and movies to keep us entertained whilst we protect one another by staying home. Some of the best shows on Amazon Prime at the moment are fierce and female focused and we couldn’t be more addicted, so if you haven’t caught these already, find a comfy spot, grab some popcorn and catch up…
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
This kitsch and sidesplitting series is set in 1958, New York, and follows the life of perfect housewife, Midge Maisel. She has it all, the husband, children, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment – but everything changes when her life takes a dramatic turn one night, pushing her to figure out what she’s good at: standup comedy. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is hilarious, touching on gender roles, female empowerment whilst also exploring relationships. You won’t be able to stop watching.
4 More Shots Please!
4 More Shots Please follows the lives of four unapologetically flawed women – their love lives, careers, family relationships, co-parenting, empowerment and most of all, friendship, as they figure it out in Mumbai. A take on a modern Indian version of Sex and the City, the show is funny, relatable and heartwarming. A must watch for girls who just want to have fun!
The Good Wife
Played by Emmy Award winner, Julianna Margulies, Alicia is a wife and mother who fully undertakes responsibility for her family and household as she goes back to work as an attorney following her husband’s very public political corruption scandal which lands him in jail. There are 5 seasons of scandal, drama and some highly intense criminal cases – you won’t be disappointed.
Fleabag is a hilarious yet moving insight into the life of a dry-witted, angry, grieving woman as she tries to cope with life in London. The award winning playwright, Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag who is the unfiltered woman trying to heal from her grief; the death of a friend and a failing business, all whilst rejecting anyone that wants to help her and keeping up her bravado in the most comical, yet gritty and real way possible.
Z: The Beginning Of Everything
Z: The Beginning of Everything is a depiction of the life of Zelda Fitzgerald – the wife of the author of “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story explores their relationship, but is also about Zelda’s character and who she truly was: a fiercely independent woman in a sexist world. Not only was Zelda rumored to be the talented writer behind her husband’s novels, as he was accused of having stolen her work and published it under his own name, but she was also the “original flapper” and icon of the wild and flamboyant Jazz Age.