The 12 Most Feminist TV Shows Of 2014: Because We All Deserve A Dose of Girl Power at Its Finest

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With a brand new year almost upon us, it’s time for TV-obsessed fans such as ourselves to look back and reflect on all that has happened in the television industry throughout the passing year. And boy-oh-boy, what a year it has been, especially for the vast array of equally dynamic and diverse female characters. That’s right, folks, 2014 has produced some of the best TV shows for women the world has ever seen before — highlighting strong, independent ladies we’ve all come to admire and respect. Basically, what I’m trying to say here is that there are a ton of shows out there more than worthy of your time.

So if you have yet to see any of these series — whether they’ve been on the air for years or only a few months — trust me when I tell you they are must-see gems that deserve top priority on your New Year’s binge-watching list. Because as much as 2014 in general was a pretty great year, it was made even greater because of these incredible shows and the phenomenal leading ladies who made it that much more compelling (in no particular order, because these ladies aren't in competition with each other — they're all awesome).

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