Many embarked on their Monday morning journey this week with a Game of Thrones–shaped hole in their hearts, but admittedly, we will most miss the star-studded cast of leading ladies. So while we await the imminent return of Arya, Sansa, and Daenerys in season seven, we'll be filling our Netflix and chill queue with shows featuring other strong female characters. Below are our top six picks.
The Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black is a game changer, both in terms of Jenji Kohan's intricate storylines and the show's diverse and mainly female cast. Now on season five, the series unites characters of different ages, ethnicities, economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations within Litchfield. Get caught up on the new season on Netflix.
If you loved Trainwreck, then you'll adore the hit Comedy Central series from the Long Island comedienne. Inside Amy Schumer features a mix of sketches, stand-up comedy, and woman-on-the-street interviews that are both perfectly inappropriate and culturally relevant. Binge-watch season three and jump into season four on Comedy Central's website.
This hilarious comedy from HBO follows former senator Selina Meyer (Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as she navigates the rocky waters of holding office as vice president of the United States. Although season five wrapped up last night, you can binge-watch seasons one through five on HBO Go ahead of the April 2017 premiere of season six.
This drama from the mind of Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes doesn't disappoint. Starring Kerry Washington as the fearless Olivia Pope, the series sets the bar in terms of presenting a strong-willed, complex female lead. Watch the last nine episodes of season five on ABC.com in anticipation of the season six premiere in 2017.
Lifetime's original drama series stars Shiri Appleby as a successful reality TV show producer and Constance Zimmer as her cutthroat boss. Fortunately for our viewing pleasure, the award-winning show's second season debuted on June 6, 2016. Catch up on seasons one and two on Lifetime's website.
Sarah Jessica Parker will return to HBO a decade after the Sex and the City finale in her new series, Divorce. Co-starring alongside Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam, Parker serves as the lead and executive producer of the new series, which is set to debut on HBO later this year. Watch the newly released trailer on YouTube.
What female-led show would you add to this list?