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8 New-Age Feminist TV Shows That're Trying To Undo Decades Of Sexist Garbage

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Pooja Mishra 18 Nov 2020

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Aren’t you sick of those boring chick-flicks that show women dressed in bright colours, shopping their woes away, as if that’s all we women are capable of? It’s about time women are shown in roles other than being just a love interest or playing a clueless fool who needs her prince-charming to come and change her life. AND here we have curated a list of TV shows that portray women as strong-headed leaders as well as someone who can kick ass when the occasion arises. So, either assemble your girl gang or watch it by yourself, these series are sure gonna be relatable AF!

1. Four More Shots Please

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The show follows the lives of four female friends who are unapologetic and strong-willed. Their story shows how these four women, each from different walks of life, support one another through thick and thin. It projects how they balance their work-life, romantic relationships and not give a single hoot to the societal expectations of them. So, break-free from the age ol’ patriarchal chains and enjoy the journey of these powerful women.

Watch Online Here | Four More Shots Please

2. Fleabag

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This comedy-drama series is based on a theatrical play written by Pheobe Waller-Bridge who also plays the lead in the series. The series is about a woman figuring out her life in London while trying to overcome the grief of a personal tragedy. Fleabag is a free-spirited woman, who lives life one day at a time, and we promise you’ll fall in love with this character. It is a brilliant piece of art that deserves your attention, we say start streaming?!

Watch Online Here | Fleabag

3. The Handmaid’s Tale

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This dystopian drama is based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. The series is about a society named Gilead that used to be a part of the US but is now under a dictatorship rule, where women are forced to serve one family at a time and bear children for them, and if they oppose they are subjected to brutal torture or even death. The story proceeds to show how these enslaved women fight their way through the system. It’s a must-watch!

Watch Online Here | The Handmaid’s Tale

4. Killing Eve

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This dark comedy-drama thriller series is truly a masterpiece. The series is about an MI5 security officer named Eve, who is tasked with tracking down the psycho-assassin Villanelle and how her life takes a turn as she gets closer to catching Villanelle. The cat and mouse game is captivating and very well executed. Fun fact- Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote the series. So, go watch if you haven’t already!!!

Watch Online Here | Killing Eve

5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

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Set in the late 1950s the series follows the story of Mrs. Maisel- an ordinary woman with a perfect husband, kids, and a beautiful New York apartment, but then one day she discovers a hidden talent of hers, what is it you ask? That she is quite an impressive stand-up comic. We know, unexpected right? Well, she’s here to serve some unexpected brilliant performance, and you’d be a fool to miss it. Start binging, folks!

Watch Online Here | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

6. Big Little Lies

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This dark comedy thriller is about three wealthy women and how their perfect lives take quite a turn when a murder takes place in their quaint beach town and a series of mysterious details starts to reveal themselves. This series is gripping and totally worth your binging hours.

Watch Online Here | Big Little Lies

7. Jessica Jones

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This Netflix Original dives into the life of Jessica Jones whose superhero career comes to an end and tries to come to terms with it. Suffering from PTSD, she tries to rebuild herself by starting her detective agency while also trying to stop her tormentor from causing anyone any further harm. The show is based on Marvel’s comic of the same name, it can’t get better than this!

Watch Online Here | Jessica Jones

8. The Mindy Project

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This comedy-drama starring our very own Mindy Kaling, who has also written and produced this series follows the life of a successful New York-based OB/GYN who struggles with her personality and romantic life and is in need of desperate help from her friends to balance it all out. It is a fun and lighthearted series and the characters will leave you in splits. Watch it now!

Watch Online Here | The Mindy Project

Don’t waste any more of your precious time *coughs* on those cheesy and overdramatic series, and go watch these awesome shows NOW!

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