Whilst our collections are inspired by wanderlust, with travel plans put on hold we wanted to take some time out to give you the tools to make the most of your downtime!
This week, we’re sharing our top five female driven shows to binge on Netflix. The perfect fusion of feminism and fun that will have your laughing and feeling empowered to take on the world in equal measure!
Here’s our top picks…
The ultimate anti-hero, Krysten Ritter is iconic as a sarcastic and reluctant superhero. As a private investigator with hidden powers, Jessica goes so far beyond being a one-dimensional character as she teaches us that it’s okay to be both strong and weak, collected and traumatized, angry and joyful. The physical embodiment of the challenges and hardships women endure daily, like harassment, feeling unsafe, discrimination, violence and emotional manipulation. The perfect show to watch when you want to laugh, cry and feel ready to take on the world all in one session!
Dear White People
The show is based on Justin Simien’s celebrated film of the same name and follows the story of Samantha White as she finds her way at her predominantly white Ivy League college. As the host of Dear White People, a politically charged radio show that covers Black identity in response to racism on campus, we see Samantha’s character grapple with bullying and prejudice. Entertaining of course but thought provoking throughout.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has fast become a feminist icon and her writing for Killing Eve further cements her status! Adapted from the Luke Jennings' Codename Villanelle novels, this series is funny, dark and filled with twists and turns. Telling the story of Sandra Oh’s Eve - a low-ranked MI5 analyst who becomes more than a little obsessed with Jodie Comer’s psychopathic assassin portrayal of Villanelle, this cat and mouse spy game is unlike anything else. The chemistry between Sandra and Jodie is palpable, not to mention Villanelle’s wardrobe is a star in its own right. We can’t wait for the next series!
Inspired by a true story, Merritt Wever and Toni Colette portray two badass detectives that eventually connect the dots found in various rape cases to figure out the attacker's identity. Kaitlyn Dever fearlessly plays a young rape victim named Marie, who no one believes after she comes forward. Heart-breaking and triumphant in equal measure, it’s a story of our time that will leave you wanting to change how victims of assault are treated forever.
Throwing back to the 1980s, GLOW tells the story of the ‘Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’ – a syndicated women’s pro-wrestling show. With an ensemble cast of incredible female characters it shows the best and worst of their dynamics, with a wealth of laughs along the way. Expect a lot of big hair and lycra with some kick-ass women who fight to achieve more for themselves and you’ve got yourself an epic programme you won’t be able to switch off.
With women assuming more producer, lead and writer roles in TV than ever, there’s never been a better time to discover content that changes the game for us all!
Now where did the remote go…