March 8 is recognized worldwide as International Women's Day. There are many female-centric shows out there that showcase women, their lives, their struggles, their wants and desires. As we gear up to celebrate International Women's Day here are 10 women centric web shows everyone irrespective of their gender should watch.
The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian tragedy based on a novel of the same name written by Margaret Atwood. The premise of the show follows a dystopia where fertility rates are dropped and society brutally enslaves fertile women 'Handmaidens' in childbearing slavery. The first season of the show won eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 13 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
2. Big Little Lies
Big Little Lie is an American drama based on the novel of the same name written by Liane Moriarty. The story of the show revolves around five women as they get involved in a murder investigation. The show covers everything from motherhood, rape, domestic violence and various other problems that women face. The show also had an ensemble of female star cast which includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep and Zoë Kravitz. The show for its first season received 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won eight, including Outstanding Limited Series. It also won Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film
3. Agent Carter
The show is based on the Marvel Comics character of Peggy Carter. Carter leads the way as the only female agent in a secret spy agency right after World War II. The series shows how a woman balances her personal and professional life in 1940's America.
4. Chewing Gum
Chewing Gum is a perfect example of a one-woman show. The show is based on the play written by Michaela Coel who is the creator of the show and is also the main lead of the show. The show revolves around a young girl as she desperately tries to free herself of sexual restraint as a result of living in a hyper-religious household.
5. The Undoing
The Undoing is an American crime-mystery show. The series follows Grace Fraser played by Nicole Kidman who is a wealthy therapist who gets involved in a murder investigation and tries to find her missing husband. As the show progresses, the dark revelations of her husband unfold and she then tries to create a new life for her son.
6. Orange Is The New Black
Orange Is The New Black is an American drama series based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. The show revolves around the lives of various women from all walks of lives as they try to adjust their lives in prison. The show has received many major accolades during its run.
Churails is a Pakistani web drama. The show revolves around four women who open an agency to uncover all the cheating husbands in the city. When one of them goes missing, their investigation leads them to something dangerous which involves Karachi's most powerful.
Outlander is a historical drama based on a novel of the same name written by Diana Gabaldon. The series is set during World War II and is about a married nurse in 1945 who gets transported to Scotland in 1743.
9. Orphan Black
Orphan Black is a Canadian Sci-Fi series. The series features a group of clones all played by Tatiana Maslany. One day Sarah Manning a street smart woman witnesses a suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah decides to take the identity of that woman for monetary benefits and falls into a mess
10. Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series. The show focuses on the relationship of single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory. The show covers various issues of family, romance, education, disappointment and ambition along with the generation gap and social class.
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