What are the best TV shows with female leads?

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    Created by and starring Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Girls is a comedy-drama following the lives of four women in their early 20s living in New York City.

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    Liliana Cervantes
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "As someone who is 20+ female I find this show raw as I myself is experiencing all the female lead characters' dilemma from what i want in my life, who i want it from and more. Let's be honest everyone do not know where is their path though. "
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    Friends is a comedy TV show released in the year 1995 by NBC. It starred Jennifer Aniston, Courney Cox, Matthew Perry, and Lisa Kudrow. The story is about the exploits of a friend group as they live in the same apartment in New York City.

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    Doris Perkins
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "By far the best sitcom in my opinion well come to think of it it lasted for 10 years eh. Learned so much things from this show and made me laugh a lot of time whenever i watch this. Until now i try to binge watch Friends as it gives me nostalgic feelings during my high school days. "
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    #3The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is an original Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The story is set in the near future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. 

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    Beatriz Calderón
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Amazing show that has so many strong narrative points that i think might happen in the future wherein fertile women might be forced into being pregnant for servitude. The characters here are incredible and depicted the right emotions especially actress Elizabeth Moss. "
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    #4Top of the Lake

    Top of the Lake

    Top of the Lake is a mystery drama TV series directed by Jane Campion and Garth Davis which aired in 2013 on BBC. The second season of this is titled Top of the Lake: China Girl.

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    Crystal Hudson
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Am an Elizabeth Moss fan so basically ive watched all of her movies and series. I did not expect though that this series will tackle a lot about feminism. Moss who portrays the character Robin who i love/hate sometimes because of her actions like for instance when she got raped but was unable to have a rape kit done although she is a detective. "
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    Divorce is a comedy-drama TV series which premiered on HBO starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. This has also been renewed for the second season that already premiered in January 2018. 

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    Susan Rose
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I love Sarah Jessica Parker in this show. She's a great lead and she plays well next to Thomas Haden Church. The first season was better than the second, but still good!"
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    #6Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series produced by the HBO cable network. It is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin. The show has 38 Emmy wins and 110 Emmy nominations. 

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    Vicky Ma
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Havent read the book but i found myself enjoying this series so far and i couldn't wait anymore on the new season. Too bad though that one of the female lead characters Emilia Clarke who portrays Daenerys Targaryen will soon leave the show. i am going to miss her"
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    #7Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful is an American-British TV series created by John Logan for Showtime. It features classic horror literary figures like Dorian Gray, Dracula, Van Helsing, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The series stars Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green. 

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    Kathy Robertson
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I am not a fan of anything horror, but i think this is the only exception since i was able to watch this XD I love all the characters on the series which are based on fictional caharcters in the late 1800s particulalry Vanessa Ives who i think is a strong female lead "
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    Vikings is a historical drama television by the History channel that tells the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Viking and the first to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history. 

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    Jordan Oliver
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Let me just say this that Vikings would never be the new Game of Thrones although this has an interesting mix od drama and history and shows differences between the ancient pagans and warriors. Its plot is nothing radical eh. But the female lead Lagertha is superb that i am a fan of her already. P.s I admit i am somehow misogynist but Lagertha acts superior that i think i am having a crush on the fictional character hahaha"
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    #9Jessica Jones

    Jessica Jones
    Jessica Jones is a series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name that stars Jessica Jones, a private eye-former superhero that will try to trap its former abuser, a supervillain before he could hurt more people.
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    Craig Barnes
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I love this show. Me and my daughter watch it together all the time. I like showing her how strong a female can be."
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    #10Sex and the City

    Sex and the City

    Sex and the City is a comedy-drama TV series produced and aired by HBO from 1998 to 2004, which is based on the 1997 novel of the same name written by Candace Bushnell.

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    Benjamin Black
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Sex and the city is highly regarded for all it that it is. However I was not a big fan of the show simply because I was not a big Sarah Jessica Parker fan. I'm a fan of all the other girls, but she was the lead so it was a step back for me. Lots of sex and some hot scenes were great for this show but as a Male in his late 30's this was not the show for me."


Best What are the best TV shows with female leads
1GirlsTV Shows 23 Paid
2FriendsTV Shows 18 Paid
3The Handmaid's TaleTV Shows 16 Paid
4Top of the LakeTV Shows 13 Paid
5DivorceTV Shows 12 Paid
6Game of ThronesTV Shows 9 Paid
7Penny DreadfulTV Shows 7 Paid
8VikingsTV Shows 5 Paid
9Jessica JonesTV Shows 4 Paid
10Sex and the CityTV Shows 2 Paid

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