12 TV Series for Women That Can Inspire You to Completely Change Your Life

In 2017, women played 24 percent of leading roles in movies. Just for comparison, in 2009, this number was only 15 percent. Television series show this positive trend too. Recently, more and more interesting projects have been released about bright female characters. Some of them build a successful career, others find their love and calling, and some discover some unexpected talent. But all of them teach millions of female viewers to be brave, confident, and never agree to be a supporting role in someone’s life.

Bright Side decided to highlight some amazing TV series about women that we think you should see right now.

Gypsy, 2017

Starring: Naomi Watts, Sophie Cookson, Billy Crudup, Karl Glusman

Therapist from New York Jean Holloway is ready to do anything to help her patients. In fact, her methods (intruding into her patients’ lives and stalking them) violate medical ethics and do more harm than good. Jean’s life is far from okay, too, she’s also searching for a solution to her own problems.

IMDb score — 7

Girlboss, 2017

Starring: Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons, Alphonso McAuley

This series is based on the popular book #Girlboss, where Sophia Amoruso, the founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal, tells her success story. In just 12 months, this woman managed to build an empire that earns $100 million a year. And the story itself started with her crazy love for vintage things and her bravery in pursuing her goals.

IMDb score — 7.1

The Bold Type, 2017-present

Starring: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Matt Ward

This is a sitcom about three friends who work for a fashion magazine. The girls live bright and interesting lives, they fall in love, and try to find themselves. Even though the show seems to be light, it also touches very important topics like sexual equality and beauty diversity.

IMDb score — 8.1

The New Girl, 2011-present

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Jessica is an elementary school teacher who is an optimist, despite having bad luck in her personal life. After she breaks up with her boyfriend, she moves into a new apartment with three guys live. This is how the simple and funny story about love and friendship starts.

IMDb score — 7.7

She’s Gotta Have It, 2017-present

Starring: DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent, Cleo Anthony

Artist Nola from Brooklyn is torn apart among three lovers: the shallow male model Greer, the polite and well-meaning Jamie, and the immature, motor-mouthed Mars. Who she chooses, is the most entertaining part of this new Netflix series.

IMDb score — 7

The Mindy Project, 2012-2017

Starring: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp

Mindy, a 31-year-old obstetrician, dreams of finding a guy, but her attitude doesn’t help her much in building relationships with the opposite sex. Nevertheless, she still has hope and does everything she can to build her personal and professional life.

IMDb score — 7.4

Casual, 2015-present

Starring: Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Nyasha Hatendi

A sitcom about the life of a brother and sister. He is a bachelor and founder of a dating website who has never been in a serious relationship. She is recently divorced and has a teenage daughter. So, the siblings decide to help each other find partners.

IMDb score — 7.6

Las chicas del cable, 2017-present

Starring: Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Blanca Suárez, Maggie Civantos

A telecommunications company is opened in Madrid in 1928. Four women move to the Spanish capital to get a job there and start a new life. This dramatic series not only tells you the unique story of each girl, but you also observe the difficulties they have at their jobs.

IMDb score — 7.8

Queen Sugar, 2016-present

Starring: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey

This show tells the story of the Bordelon sisters: Charlie, a successful manager and Nove, a strong journalist. Their father dies and they inherit his non-profit sugar-cane plantation business. Charlie and Nova must not just save the family business, but also resolve the conflicts between themselves.

IMDb score — 7.6

Insecure, 2016-present

Starring: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce

This show is often called an African-American version of Sex in the City. The story is about two friends. One of them built a successful career, but has trouble in her personal life, the other one lives with a boyfriend, but has a hard time at work. The girls have to solve their problems in order to save their friendship.

IMDb score — 7.8

Better Things, 2016-present

Starring: Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward

Sam is a middle-aged woman who has too much on her plate. She has three daughters and is a single mother. She is trying to build her career and fix her relationship with her own mother who lives nearby. Despite all this, Sam has a very good sense of humor and is always an optimist.

IMDb score — 7.7

Good Girls Revolt, 2015-2016

Starring: Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Hunter Parrish

A historical drama set in 1969 about three young women who work at a New York magazine called News of the Week and who often have to deal with discrimination. They get tired of this and decide to fight for their rights.

IMDb score — 8.2

Have you already chosen which show to watch this weekend? Tell us about your choice in the comment section below!

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