Netflix is known for its great selection of TV shows and movies, but did you know that it has some great shows specifically for women? Whether you’re looking for a comedy to watch or something more suspenseful, Netflix has something perfect for you. Here are some of our favorite shows that every woman should watch on Netflix.
One Day at a Time.
This show focuses on Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado), a newly separated mother raising two children with the help of her mother (Rita Moreno) and building manager Schneider.
The show gets its name from the struggles Penelope faces after her husband leaves her. It follows Penelope as she raises a family on her own in a completely different backdrop.
The show follows a young woman who is set up by her grandmother to find love. It takes place in San Francisco and follows the dating life of Luz, and it brings up some interesting points on what it means to be a Latin woman trying to find love in this day and age.
Women typically face challenges when it comes to dating that men don’t have to deal with. Between cultural differences and the stigma surrounding them, dating can be a challenge. This show manages to bring up some good points while making you laugh simultaneously!
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
An upbeat show that centers around Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper), a young woman who has just been rescued from being held captive in an underground bunker for 15 years. With the help of her new friends Titus and Lillian, she tries to get back on her feet while still looking for the bright side of life.
The show manages to incorporate Kimmy’s cheery demeanor with the terrible things she has been through, making it a fun watch for any woman.
This show is not your typical drama, and it has its moments that will make you laugh out loud. It’s a great show for any woman trying to get through life and looking for some laughs along the way. It’s also great for anyone interested in learning more about cults and those who like upbeat shows that will make you laugh.
Grace and Frankie.
Netflix’s original show centers around two women, played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who find out their husbands are not only in love with each other but that they are leaving them for each other. This show follows these women’s lives as they try to come to terms with their new lives and what this means for them.
The show is a good one for any woman, especially those going through a similar situation who need a little advice on handling things in a similar way. The show has some great comedic moments that you’ll love, and it keeps you wanting more.
Orange Is the New Black.
Based on the book by Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman (who is engaged to a man) who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend years before.
The show takes you on Piper’s journey through prison as she learns to adjust to the life of an inmate while getting advice from some of the other inmates. Takes place in a women’s federal prison and shows the lives of numerous women, all trying to find their way. The show has drama, comedy, and everything in between that you’ll love watching.
The show is excellent for anyone who enjoys prison-based shows and wants to learn more about the various aspects of prison life.
This is another one of those upbeat Netflix original shows that will keep you laughing, but this show focuses on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who is trying to find financial independence. The show follows Sophia’s life as she starts her own business and creates a career.
Girlboss is perfect for any woman who needs some advice or is just looking for a laugh. The show is about women trying to create their own financial independence and doing what it takes to get there, which a lot of women can relate to.
Women typically struggle with getting on their own financially, and this show is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about that topic.
Another Netflix original show, Love, follows the lives of Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they try to figure out their lives. The two have been platonic friends for ten years and struggle to figure out how to take their relationship to the next level without ruining their friendship.
The show is great for any woman looking to find their own Mr. Right and who needs some advice on what that situation may look like. It’s also great for anyone looking to get into the “deeper” side of love and what that may look like.
The show has drama and comedy, but it keeps you wanting more with each episode. It’s perfect for anyone who wants an unpredictable show with great characters.
Love has everything you’d expect from an entertaining TV show and is perfect for anyone looking for a funny drama.
This show is perfect for any woman who is a mother or wants to be one. It follows the lives of single mother Lorelei Gilmore and her daughter Rory. As the series progresses, you get to see their relationship change and grow. The show is filled with laughs and gives great advice for any woman.
Mother and daughter navigate life together in their quirky little town Star Hollow, Connecticut. Together they deal with the ups and downs of life while having some great banter back and forth.
This show has everything, from drama to comedy and every episode leaves you wanting more. In 2016 Netflix released a revival made of 4 episodes called Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which let us take a look at where Rory and Lorelai were 10 years after the original series ended.
The Queen’s Gambit.
Another one of those unique shows that you don’t see very often, The Queen’s Gambit, is about a young chess prodigy who needs to find her place in life.
The show follows this girl as she tries to navigate her way through life and get the most out of it. If you enjoy shows like Girlboss, where women go after what they want, you’ll love the Queen’s Gambit because it follows a woman who does just that.
The show is perfect for any woman who needs advice on getting through life and seeing what it has to offer them. It has some great twists and turns that will keep your interest throughout all of the episodes.
The Queen’s Gambit is perfect for any woman who wants to find their own way in life and enjoy some interesting twists along the way.
While this show is not technically about women in general, it focuses on women trying to make their way into the wrestling world. The show is about a group of women in the ’80s who put together a wrestling show and started making their way to the top.
This Netflix original series is a comedy based on the real-life women’s wrestling promotion from the 1980s. With a great cast and characters, this show is perfect for any woman who grew up watching wrestling or just wants to have some laughs.
GLOW is an entertaining show that keeps you wanting more with each episode, and it’s great for anyone who loves anything related to wrestling.
This show follows The Queen (Claire Foy) as she tries to navigate her life in the public eye. Follows the Queen’s life as she deals with her family, politics, and more.
The Crown is perfect as the show gives viewers a more “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to be Queen and how she has made it to where she is today.
The show is well-written and will keep you hooked, and is perfect for anyone interested in the royal family who wants to learn more about what it might be like for The Queen as she tries to protect her family and herself.
The show has drama and comedy but will also give you a glimpse of what it might be like to live life in the public eye. Great for anyone who loves politics or knows anything about the royal family and wants to learn more.
If you haven’t watched any of these shows yet, now is a great time to watch them, and if you have already seen them, now is a great time to re-watch them! Netflix has some great shows for women. These shows will keep you entertained, and there is a little bit of everything in each show, no matter what you like.
Which Netflix show is your favorite? Comment below!
Brenda Tillman is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a dedicated mom blogger, and a life enthusiast. She also has completed courses on Parenting Skills, Learning, and Education. She is married and is the proud mother of a boy and two girls. She loves being with her family and pets. She has been blogging for over five years now and enjoys sharing her thoughts on parenting, relationships, health & fitness as well as other topics that come up in life.