10 Best TV Dramas for Women
We are living in an age where most of the things we do, or get inspired from, are media-driven. Therefore, the audio-visual medium plays a very pivotal role in our life. Women especially have an essential part to play when it comes to television viewing on the whole. As a bigger number of television-viewing percentages lie with the fairer sex, it has become a challenging task for the makers of television programs to produce something that matches the sensibility of their TRP gaining viewers, i.e. women.
Drama works the most in television. Thus, in the whole scenario of television programming, we have seen some of the best drama series targeting not only women, but also men lately. As the number of drama series and their extended seasons are becoming a huge rage amongst the women, we will see a rapid growth in this industry along with some really good quality work. Below is a list of some of the best TV drama series that no woman can miss!
1. Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives was an extremely successful American drama series that involved a fictional street in an American town. The show started off with a woman committing suicide in the very first episode, and the audience is actually seeing the lives of a group of women in the neighborhood through that dead woman’s eyes. The show dealt with the ups and downs of those women in the vicinity, and their daily domestic struggles, secrets, mysteries, and crimes they indulged in. This show showcased all this in eight seasons, and it became a huge rage amongst women all over the globe.
2. Sex and The City
Sex and the City is also one of the most popular American comedy-drama series that hit a chord with the female audiences instantly. This series is set in the New York City and shows the lives of four women in particular, who are in their mid-thirties and early forties. All the women are of different natures, and the characters come together and share their happiness, sorrows, grief and most importantly, their ever-changing sex lives! This show was again a huge success and ran up to six seasons. Undoubtedly, many women could easily relate with this show. Movies were also made with the same name, with interesting plots.
3. The Good Wife
It is not always that women prefer watching rom-coms. As times are changing, television programming has also been altered as per audience choices and sentiments. The Good Wife is one such American drama series that caters to this change, and deals with the legal profession. The plot of this show focuses on the ‘The Good Wife’ Alicia Florrick, who returns to her profession as a litigator after a gap of 13 years. This show deals with her profession and personal turmoil, as her husband is accused of a sex scandal. This racy and full of suspense drama series completed its fourth season, and is going to come back with season five. It is a must watch for all women who love watching serious drama.
4. Grey’s Anatomy
Nothing can beat the excitement of a medical drama, and Grey’s Anatomy is one such show that does not fail to surprise you with every season. This American medical drama is about Meredith Grey, the protagonist of the show as well as the narrator, and how she manages her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer, as well as her own medical profession. This show is set in a fictional hospital and has an ensemble of various fictional characters that play an important part in Meredith Grey’s life. It is a beautiful show that deals with high intensity emotions, love, despair, separation and friendship.
5. Mad Men
Though the name of the show is Mad Men, women will also enjoy this amazing American period drama series. The show received huge critical acclaim for its historical authenticity, costumes, visual treat and story line. Set in the 1960s, this show deals with a fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City and the various complexities the characters in the show go through. This show has been highly appreciated by the critics and the audience. You cannot miss this epic drama series!
Here comes again a legal drama series called Damages, that deals with a ruthless lawyer and her protégé centring a law firm Hewes & Associates. In the course of five seasons, these two female lawyers go through a lot of mayhem with amazing twists and turns that will leave you spellbound. The series focuses on these two lawyers’ relationship with each other, personally as well as professionally.
7. Downtown Abbey
This amazing period drama comes from the land of Britain, and is set in the Yorkshire County Estate of Downtown Abbey. The show portrays a lie of an aristocratic family, the Crawleys, and their servants of the post-Edwardian era. This historical political drama is quite hard hitting and has won many accolades for amazing story and performances.
8. Big Love
Big Love is a successful American drama series about a fundamentalist called Mormon, who lives in Utah and exercises polygamy. This series was showcased for five seasons that dealt with love, relationships, politics and intense emotions. You will love watching this series, as it is filled with thrill and drama in every episode.
Who says women do not like watching war-drama series? Homeland is one of the most successful American war based drama series, which focuses on U.S Marine Nicholas Brody, who was subjected to confinement by the Al-Qaeda for eight years, and he comes back as a prisoner of war. It doesn’t end here; Carrie Mathison an ex-CIA agent, who is also suffering from bipolar mental disorder, believes that Brody is working for the Al-Qaeda against his own country. From here the story picks up pace and reveals some stark secrets of Brody that will keep you glued to your television sets. This show is the real definition of drama.
10. The L Word
Now here comes one American drama series that is based on a group of lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and revolves around their family and friends. This show was one-of-its-kind and dealt with the recurring issues, conflict, relationships and love between the personal groups of these people. It was accepted by many around the globe and ran for six seasons in total.