5 Binge Worthy Female Lead Netflix Shows


Jessica Jones.  

Based on the Marvel graphic novel, a tragedy puts an end to Jessica’s career as a superhero which then leads her to settle in New York City where she opens her own detective agency. The agency, Alias Investigations, begins to get cases involving people with special abilities. Jessica is battling with PTSD whilst wanting to do good. But it is clear her interests aren’t in saving the world, they are in saving her apartment and making it through the day.

Jessica Jones isn’t your everyday superhero, but she sure kicks ass!


13 Reasons Why. 

13 Reasons Why is based on the YA novel by Jay Asher. Hannah, who the story centres on, has committed suicide. Two weeks later, a mystery box appears on one of her classmates porch. Clay, who had a huge crush on Hannah, opens the box to find tapes recording 13 reasons why she decided to take her own life. The show goes between the present day and the events leading up to Hannah’s death, sharing a truly heartbreaking story.

Not the easiest thing to watch but a show that will just suck you in and have you feel all the feelings!


Jane the Virgin.

Currently in it’s 4th season, Jane the Virgin follows Jane Villanueva as her life is flipped upside down. She was the daughter of a teen mother and is determined not to repeat the mistakes her mum made. As a young girl Jane vowed to remain a virgin until marriage, until a routine visit to the doctors changes everything. She is accidentally inseminated by a specimen meant for the patient that is in the next room. As her meticulously planned life gets more like the telenovelas she loves, Jane faces a lot of complicated decisions about the future.

If you love a lighthearted comedy series that doesn’t need much brain power, then this is the one for you!


Girls Incarcerated.

This docu-series follows a group of young girls who are incarcerated at a juvenile correctional facility in Indiana, USA and documents their lives behind bars and what got them there in the first place. Relationships with fellow inmates are key because making a wrong move can lead to trouble. Among the day to day life, while in the facility the girls celebrate birthdays and a high school graduation and even romance blossoms for the inmates.

This one is a little bit different, but equally as brilliant. I feel so invested in their lives and know you all will too!


Alias Grace.

Alias Grace comes from the same writer of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood. The show tells the story of Grace Marks, who is a poor Irish immigrant living as a domestic servant in Canada. In 1843 she is accused and then convicted of the murder of her employer and his housekeeper, alongside the Stablehand, James McDermott. He was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life prison, becoming one of the most notorious women in Canada and that time. The story is based around true events.

If you loved the Handmaid’s Tale (and who didn’t??) this should be next on your binge list!




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