Screencap showcasing the cast of Orange is the New Black, March 8, 2018 – Netflix/Youtube Screencap showcasing the cast of Orange is the New Black, March 8, 2018 – Netflix/Youtube

Women-led shows to stream this International Women’s Day

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018
CAIRO – 8 March 2018: It's International Women's Day, making it a good idea to celebrate the occasion by taking a look at some of the best Netflix has to offer in regards to programming featuring strong female characters. With a range of genres from goofy comedy, prison drama and politics, there's something for everyone to enjoy here.

Here's a list of Netflix's nine best women-led shows to stream:

House of Cards

This acclaimed political drama series originally followed the machinations of U.S. Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), who would stop at nothing to rise to the top and seek revenge against those who hurt him, no matter what. Joining him is his equally vicious wife, Claire (Robin Wright).

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

From the co-creators of “30 Rock”, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, comes this quirky oddball comedy series about the titular Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper), a woman who is rescued from an underground doomsday cult and decides to make the best of her newfound life above ground by moving to New York City, where she gets involved in all sorts of mishaps.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

This Marvel original series follows the titular Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), a former superhero now working as a private detective in New York, where she deals with cases involving those with superhuman abilities.

Orange is the New Black

One of Netflix's most critically-acclaimed original shows, “Orange is the New Black” follows a recent addition to a New York women's prison, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who struggles to adjust to life behind bars while getting to know her fellow inmates as well.


“GLOW” is a fictional homage and recreation of the GLOW female wrestling network, and follows a group of misfits in 1980's Los Angeles who join forces to become powerful and glamorous lady wrestlers.


A Brazilian sci-fi dystopian series that marks the streaming service's second non-English language production, 3% explores a society divided into two halves: those who live inland, a utopian paradise, and the majority stuck at the off-shore, a desolate wasteland where survival is a daily struggle. The only hope for a better life comes through The Process, a gruesome trial that sees only 3 percent of its contestants make it.

Grace and Frankie

An oddball comedy-drama that follows just what happens when two rivals, the titular Grace and Frankie (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), discover in great shock that both of their husbands have had secret affairs; with each other! The two men set out to finally be true to themselves and live together, though that means divorcing their wives, leading to an outrageously awkward situation.

Alias Grace

Based on a novel by acclaimed Canadian writer Margret Atwood, “Alias Grace” follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gordon), a poor Irish immigrant in 19th century Canada who is convicted for murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Grace's involvement in the crime sparks much debate as to whether she was an unwilling accomplice, an active mastermind or simply out of her mind.


A wild western show with a twist, centered on an all-female town called La Belle in New Mexico that must defend itself when Frank Griffin, an outlaw, hunts for his former partner Roy Goode, who's hidden himself not far from La Belle.

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