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Besides Quantico, Five TV Shows With Female Leads To Binge

Updated on April 15, 2018
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The gender diversity on the television is still a big issue in the entertainment industry due to which it has been facing the constant backlash from time to time. If you go by the reports, in last two decades there has been only four percent rise of women in the entertainment industry. The plethora of men taking over Tv shows as lead protagonists make ladies swoon and that's absolutely perfect. But the question arises, where are the female lead, actors?

After researching a little, a nice and distinct selection of women-led series cropped like really famous Quantico. However, for those looking for more female-driven shows, there is a good news. There are many female lead tv shows available easily on various accessible platforms likes Netflix. Here's our pick of five tv shows with female leads to binge watch.

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel | Source

1. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

This popular American drama-comedy tv series, Gilmore Girls is critically acclaimed for being a genuine female-centric show without any political or cultural bent. The show explored all the humanly emotions related to friendship, love, family between Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter, Rory. It's a story of a single mother at 16, who decides to run away from her uptight parents to start her own life as independent women. Her journey from being a maid in an Inn to Inn's General manager. It gives you a complete admiration for a dedicated single mother and hard-working daughter, and their intelligence and witty remarks about everything around makes Gilmore Girls an intelligent choice.

Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper | Source

2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-Present)

If you enjoy crazy good humor, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a must watch. The tv show takes you on a journey of lead character Kimmy Schmidt who goes to New York City and experience lots of adventure, self-invention, new friendships and strange love. The series is full of Grade-A humor and available for streaming on Netflix. Seeing a girl make through the in and out of life and its experience in a humorous way sounds perfect for those weekends.

Mindy Kaling with an actor
Mindy Kaling with an actor | Source

3. The Mindy Project (2012-2017)

When we talk about romantic sitcoms we picture mixed diversity of the actors. But, "The Mindy Project" steal the deal with a smart, funny and sassy leading lady with all the colorful reflections. The creator, writer, and producer of this comedy series, Mindy Kaling also starred in a lead role. The show reflects the confidence of Mindy who tackles difficult topics on being successful in a male-dominated industry making it more layered and strong. If you want to see an unapologetic confident lead character, "The Mindy Project" should be a must watch show.

Gina Rodriguez
Gina Rodriguez | Source

4. Jane The Virgin (2014-Present)

Gina Rodriguez working her charm as a leading lady of the show alongside the amazing diverse cast makes it a winner at first place. The show revolves around the story of a hard-working young girl who gets pregnant after an unexpected situation at one of the doctor's office. Over the course of episodes, Jane's story gets more complex and difficult to predict. The show is based on Latin American tv show called "Juana la Virgen" and keep viewers inquisitive and interested in the plot every minute.

Krysten Ritter
Krysten Ritter | Source

5. Jessica Jones (2015- Present)

In 2015, Marvel's Jessica Jones turned into an instant hit, and the major part of its hype was Jessica Jones herself, played by Krysten Ritter. It's an absolute "Go Girl Power" show.

The Tv shows come with 13 drama episodes with Jessica; a former super-hero turned into a private investigator. No, you won't see her in superhero costume but just like normal young women dealing with stress, abuse, and flaws. The only difference is that she can control other's mind and can stop a moving vehicle. The series was created by one of the Hollywood's most influential screenwriter Melissa Rosenburg who has also worked on The O.C, Step Up movie, Dexter and all the screening of Twilight series. The character Jessica Jones has become a famous female lead tv show in today's time.

All these television shows have one thing in common: the female lead characters. Perhaps by recognizing such shows and supporting the work is a good idea to tackle the diversity issue firsthand.

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