Women’s Day 2021: series with outstanding protagonists


Many wonder how International Women’s Day came about, as there are many explanations for the creation of the date, as well as the definition of what is officially women’s day. In this sense, several notable events catapulted the celebration, like a wave of protests in the United States for better working conditions.

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1908 in the month of May. But as of the 1st World War, in Russia, March 8 was made official, being recognized by the United Nations Organization only in 1977.

The representativeness of women in the television and streaming series has stood out in recent years, with empowered characters who tell their own stories.

To celebrate the date, we have selected the best current series available on streaming platforms with outstanding characters.


Recently launched by Marvel on Disney +, WandaVision shows the protagonism of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), the Scarlet Witch. Somehow, the production says a lot about the stages of the character’s grief, which tries to overcome the death of her husband. In the series, there are still other important female characters like Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).

Grey’s Anatomy

ABC’s medical series is available with its sixteen seasons on Amazon Prime Video. Starring Ellen Pompeo, throughout the episodes, the audience knows a little more about the nuances and feelings of its protagonist, the doctor Meredith Gray.

The character’s novels are also evident, in addition to her colossal competence as a surgeon and a person who cares strongly about her patients.

How to Get Away with Murder

Like Gray’s Anatomy, the series How to Get Away with Murder was also created by producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes. In the production of ABC, we met Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis), a lawyer who also works as a professor at a respected American university.

Annalize is loved by some and hated by others, precisely because of her temper and persuasion. The six seasons of the production are available on Netflix.


With two super fun seasons, the Fleabag series won over the audience with its protagonist played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The series shows a modern woman having to deal with life conflicts and problems in loving and family relationships, but all in a comical and original way. The production is available on Amazon Prime Video.

I May Destroy You

Launched in 2020 by HBO, the series I May Destroy You was written, produced and starred by Michaela Coel. The production tells the story of the independent young Arabella, who is raped on a certain day.

From this point on, she decides to reconstruct all of her steps to understand what really happened to her.

The Crown

Dramatizing various historical facts, the drama The Crown dives into the construction of figurative power of the British royal family, placing Queen Elizabeth II as its protagonist.

As the seasons are presented, it is remarkable to notice how her influence triggered several situations that many people had no idea about. The series, available on Netflix, is currently headed for its 5th season.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Among the best Prime Video series is The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, which subverts the standards of the time she portrays to narrate the saga of Miriam Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). The character becomes a great comedy star and starts to fight strongly to stand out each time in this career.

The Queen’s Gambit

Netflix sensation in 2020, the miniseries about a chess player full of skills was one of the most watched on the streaming platform. Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) conquers viewers from the first moment, showing her strength and intelligence to win anyone.

The Handmaid’s Tales

Currently spanning three seasons, the series based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood addresses how women are viewed in a dystopian society. Serving only for procreation and submission, the production portrays Offred (Elisabeth Moss) living in this extremely scary regime. Episodes can be watched on Paramount +.


When it comes to LGBTQI + representation, the Pose series can be placed at the top. After all, FX’s production brought to the fore a diverse cast, composed mainly of transsexual women.

In this context, the public knows Blanca (MJ Rodriguez), who houses people from the community who were expelled from their original homes. The series can be seen on Netflix.

Big Little Lies

Among the best HBO series is Big Little Lies, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. Throughout the episodes, viewers learn about the dynamics between Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley), women of personalities who end up getting involved because of their children and a mysterious case.

The Price of Perfection

Finishing the list, another Netflix original series. The production infiltrates the dance world, showing how Neveah Stroyer (Kylie Jefferson) arrives at the Archer School of Ballet after an accident with Cassie (Anna Maiche).

The plot bets on the difficult development of the artistic world, in addition to showing the strength of its characters in the midst of a criminal investigation.


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