This past weekend the internet freaked out once it was announced that the 13th Doctor Who is a woman. To commemorate this historic TV moment here are 4 other TV shows you can binge on, all showcasing strong female leads in order to get ready for the show.
This Sci-Fi show brings to our screen Wynonna Earp a complex gunslinger, the show begins with Wynonna coming back to her hometown of Purgatory and having to face a 100-year-old curse. She has to take down revenants: resurrected criminals that her great grandfather Wyatt Earp took down generations earlier. Wynonna Earp is a strong bada** female character and the show itself is filled with a diverse cast making it a great show that everyone should watch.
This historical drama makes its way into the mix for the stunning portrayal of the young Queen Elizabeth as she ascended to power. It showcases her complex character and how she had to navigate the political world, at that point filled with men and how she gets them to treat her as a sovereign and not just a young woman.
A sci-fi masterpiece, orphan black is filled with tons of girl power as we follow this show about Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) who discovers that she has clones each with a unique personality, identity, and accent. This show is overflowing with tons of female characters and explores many topics such as identity and family. It is thrilling and funny. In a world filled with male dominated tv shows, Orphan Black stands out with its female majority filled cast and amazing storytelling.
Game of Thrones
If you haven’t heard of Game of Thrones then you’ve probably been living under a rock. As one of the most popular tv shows, it has more than its fair share of strong female characters. The show has a large cast, yet all the characters are richly developed and fierce in their own right. From Daenerys- Mother of Dragons, to Arya to Lady Mormont to Cersei- these characters are strong yet flawed and even if we don’t agree with their actions, we can admire them for their drive.