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15 Female Led Must Watch Shows On Netflix

Considering our Netflix consumption is at an all-time high since the start of the COVID-9 pandemic, we may as well continue on the streak as the streaming platform continues to introduce us to shows and films, old and new across a plethora of genres. Not only is Netflix a place for escapism, it's also a place for us to be inspired as there are some strong female leads we can’t get enough of. If you haven’t managed to watch these female led shows just yet, you might want to grab some snacks, a blanket. and take to your comfiest seat for this marathon… 

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Starring Anna Friel, Marcella is about a woman, who, despite marriage woes, a tragic loss, memory blackouts and her struggles as a mother, is a London detective who excels at what she does best: catching killers. Currently in its 3rd season, Marcella is not for the faint of heart and will have you at the edge of your seat. 

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Enola Holmes

Scheduled for release on 23rd September 2020 by Netflix, Enola Holmes is an upcoming mystery film based on author Nancy Springer’s book series of the same name. The film, which stars Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill is centered on the teenage sister of the infamous Sherlock Holmes, Enola as she embarks on a quest to find her missing mother.  

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How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder is about a brilliant female criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, as they become involved in a twisted murder case. Trouble and murder follow Keating around, and she’s all about how to get away with it. There are 6 seasons to catch up on…! 

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The Fall

The Fall is a British-Irish crime drama television series filmed and set in Northern Ireland. The series, stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector in this thrilling cat and mouse game. 

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Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black is a TV adaptation of Piper Kerman's memoir, “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison” (2010), about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison in America. Starring Taylor Schilling as Piper, the show is dedicated to telling the stories of all of the women that surround her in the prison – some with a harrowing backstory. Each episode evokes an emotional roller-coaster – funny, political, socially aware, heart wrenching and powerful – this show has it all.  

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Good Girls

Three suburban mothers orchestrate a local grocery store heist to escape financial ruin and establish independence – together, but what ensues leaves them in a rather sticky mess with a local gangster who knows no boundaries. Funny and gripping – you’ll be in stitches one minute and on the edge of your seat the next. 

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Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones is a super-powered woman who had a brief career as a superhero, until an incident in which the villainous Kilgrave caused her to kill someone. After that incident, she became a private investigator. When Kilgrave resurfaces, Jessica must rise up to stop him. 

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Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

If you grew up on Sabrina The Teenage Witch, you’ll be thrilled to catch a darker version of the infamous comic book series and previous Nickelodeon show. In the Netflix show, Sabrina Spellman (played by Kiernan Shipka) is juggling life as half witch, half human, trying to save her family from evil forces and trying to fit in at school! Highly entertaining and full of mischievous magic… 

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New Girl

A laugh a minute with New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, who plays quirky Jess, a fun loving woman who moves into an apartment with three single men after a terrible break up. Heartwarming and hilarious, New Girl is the cool girl show to watch… 

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Girl Boss

If you’re an avid online fashion consumer, you would have heard of Nasty Gal. Well, Girl Boss tells the story of Sophia Amoruso, the founder of the now, fast fashion label. From her very beginnings, her dreams and goals to become a well-known fashion designer, to her struggles living in a city, dating and the challenges she faced as a business woman. A one season wonder, if this doesn’t inspire that business you always wanted to launch, we’re not sure what will! 

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The Crown

The Crown is based on the reign of the current monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II. The drama series traces the life of the queen from her wedding in 1947, to Philip Mountbatten, until the early 21st century. So basically, you’ll get a rather real feeling picture of the intimate lives of the most famous royal family in the world.

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WE love a good girl gang, and who would have ever thought that we’d take an interest in female wrestling? GLOW is all about girl power and set in the 1980s in Los Angeles, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the “Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling” in this sporting comedy written by the team who bought you Orange Is The New Black.  

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Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum is a clever, awkward and extremely witty show created by Michaela Coel, who also plays the lead character, Tracey, who is a 24-year-old living in an East London housing estate. She worships Beyonce and her shenanigans will have you in stitches!

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Grace And Frankie

Grace and Frankie is an American comedy television series that is heartwarming, funny, inspiring and a pleasure to watch. 

The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles of Grace and Frankie who are two unlikely friends brought together after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. These are the women we aspire to be when we reach our 70s! 

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A powerful team of Washington, D.C. lawyers make scandals disappear while handling government crises and coping with problems of their own. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn sizzle in this over-the-top drama with twists, turns and fan favorite OMG moments. 

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