Weekends are a gift especially for busy women like us. Though many prefer going out and being social butterflies, there are also those who prefer curling up on the couch, wine in hand, watching their favorite shows. We know the struggles of looking for the next best thing to obsess over, so we compiled five Netflix Original series to add to your watch list.
1. Marvel's Jessica Jones
If you want something that spells girl power, this is the show for you. Jessica Jones had a short-lived career as a superhero before her life fell apart. Instead of moping around, she rebuilt her identity as a private detective while trying to battle her own personal demons. What makes this show so interesting is lead character Jones’ out-of-the-box persona. She is sardonic, hot-tempered, and stubborn which proves that you don’t need to be perfect to be a hero.
2. The Crown
One of Netflix’s most expensive series to date tells the story of a young Queen Elizabeth as she ascends the throne and takes on the mantle of Britain’s leading monarch. The show offers a lot to feast on, from the rich sets to the wonderful performances of the actors. It shows a different side to Britain’s most powerful woman, and what else do you need to watch after a long, tiring work week than someone who knows how to properly handle a modern kingdom?
3. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
From the minds of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the kind of show that every viewer can find something to relate to. The story revolves around Kimmy as she adjusts to her life in New York City after she was held hostage by a doomsday cult for 15 years. Determined to lead a life outside the label of being a victim, Kimmy, armed with her positive attitude starts to rebuild herself by moving to a new city and making unlikely friendships that make her life crazy interesting.
4. House of Cards
If you love plots that revolve around power, politics, schemes, and mind games, House of Cards can give you your fill. It tells the story of politician Frank Underwood who sets himself on a quest to gain greater power and influence. Though he is the protagonist of the show, we especially love it because of Claire Underwood, Frank’s wife and master of power games. She’s the ultimate peg if you’ve been feeling down and need a good dose of inspiration.
Who doesn’t want a good crime series? Marcella is a British crime noir show revolving around a lady detective who has been trying to keep her marriage from falling apart while trying to solve criminal cases. It is a breath of fresh air for crime drama fans because of its realistic lead played by Anna Friel who makes a wonderful performance of a struggling wife trying to balance her emotions with the demands of her job.