23 Feminist Shows To Watch Out For On Netflix, From 'Fuller House' To 'Grace & Frankie'
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You've been to the marches and rallies, and you've even become more socially aware in your regular life. So, what should budding feminists do during their down time? You should definitely watch some of  the best feminist tv shows on Netflix, that's what. Trust me. It's OK to put down your Audre Lorde book of essays for a second. Speaking from my personal experience, there's just something about watching shows with strong female leads that motivate me beyond measure. And because I'm hoping to get you motivated as well, I've rounded up some of the best feminist shows to watch out for on Netflix.

You may have heard of a few of them, but most of them I'm sure plenty will be new discoveries. And before you ask, I totally didn't include some of the more well-known feminist fare, like Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and Grey's Anatomy' in the list on purpose. While I love me some Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope, these ladies are known far and wide for being amazing forces on TV already. This particular list is to help you fall in love with characters you've never met before, or shows you never expected to watch.  

1'Grace and Frankie'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

Put Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin together, and you have one awesome feminist duo.

2'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

She's weird, but she has a heart of gold and a can-do attitude.

3'Lady Dynamite'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

In this series, Maria is starting over, and learning some very valuable, and hilarious, life lessons along the way.

4'Chewing Gum'

E4 on YouTube

This Michaela Cole creation is not one to be missed.

5'Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce'

VideoByBravo on YouTube

Divorce is definitely tough, but these ladies make it look oh so entertaining.

6'Call The Midwife'

BBC on YouTube

If you want a good cry, and to leave every episode feeling like there's some kind of hope for world peace — Call The Midwife is the show for you.

7'The Crown'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

I'm sure they totally didn't say "you go girl" in the U.K. in the 1940's, but I can't help but let a few of them slip as I watch young Queen Elizabeth II handle her business.

8'One Day At A Time'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

She's a divorcee, single mom, and war vet turned nurse. And she'll inspire you to keep pressing on no matter you're going through.

9'Easy'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

This anthology series is all about navigating relationships, and it has some pretty awesome, strong female leads, too.

10'Garfunkel and Oates'

Garfunkel And Oates on YouTube

I'm praying for the day when this comedy-folk group brings their series back to IFC. But until then, I'll just continue to binge the first season over and over.

11'Cristela'

IGN on YouTube

Cristela's ambition may seem a bit childish to everyone around her, but she knows she's going far.

12'Young & Hungry'

Freeform on YouTube

Gabi is an undeniable hot mess, but I can't help but root for her. And you won't be able to resist, either.

13'Greenleaf'

OWN on YouTube

Two words: Oprah. Winfrey.

And the show itself is amazing, too.

14'Chelsea'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

Chelsea Handler gives "talk show" a whole new meaning with this Netflix creation.

15'Haters Back Off'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

In this comedy, Miranda is on a quest to be the next YouTube sensation. And she's going to make it whether you think she should, or not.

16'Fuller House'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

DJ Tanner is all grown up, and raising her family like a boss — dad, Joey and Uncle Jesse included.

17'Crazy Head'

E4 on YouTube

Follow these demon-fighting baddies on their quest to save the world.

18'Being Mary Jane'

BETNetworks on YouTube

She's a lot to deal with, but there's a piece of Mary Jane Paul in all of us.  

19'Marvel's Jessica Jones'

Netflix US & Canada on YouTube

Because, what's a list of feminist inspirations without Jessica Jones?

20'Inside British Vogue'

BBC on YouTube

Watch in awe as the leading ladies of the magazine industry pull together the coveted Vogue fashion bibles.

21'Celia'

Telemundo Novelas on YouTube

Celia Cruz is everything, and her biographical series will make you just as obsessed with her as I am.

22'Chasing Life'

Freeform on YouTube

Freeform totally needs to bring this inspirational tale back. Like, yesterday.

23'Sensitive Skin'

Shock Entertainment on YouTube

This Kim Cattrall series is giving us a taste of what a mid-life crisis is like.

You'll laugh, you'll cry — but, more importantly, you'll get to know the stories of some really dope women, and observe as they try to overcome relatable obstacles in these feminist TV shows.