Girls and young people from all over the world want to see themselves on television screens, and for a long time they saw themselves represented in supporting, submissive and/or stereotyped roles. Tired of this lack of representation, many women fought to not only star in series and films, but to integrate behind the scenes, as directors, producers, writers, screenwriters and so on.
The result: an ever-increasing range of productions featuring characters of strong, powerful and intelligent women, with more empowerment and less female objectification. One of the most acclaimed series today, for example, Grey’s Anatomy represents this presence well: in addition to strong female characters, the production is written by filmmaker Shonda Rhimes – showing the importance of women also being behind the camera, leading to more egalitarian productions.
But Grey’s Anatomy is just one example in a growing sea of shows that showcase female power. In the list below, we separate 10 productions (including the story of Meredith Grey, because it couldn’t be different) that have strong and determined female characters, all available in the Globoplay. The works have the most different scripts, with historical, detective, action and adventure series – there is even Brazilian production on the list!
Globoplay: 10 series with strong women
With the list at hand, just prepare the marathon (don’t forget the snacks). Good series to you!
1 – Reign
The narrative describes the story of Mary Stuart of Scotland and her path to power, beginning with her arrival in France at the age of 15 and her engagement to Prince Francis. Accompanied by her three best friends, Mary must survive the intrigue, enemies and dark forces that take over the French court. The series has all of its 78 episodes available on the platform.
2 – Wynonna Earp: Curse of the Reborn
Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano), Wyatt Earp’s great-great-great-great-granddaughter, is a weapons expert and possessor of special powers who lives to bring justice to the paranormal world, always with the help of weird friends. Back in Purgatory, her hometown, she must stop the resurrected souls of already defeated criminals from taking over the city and, later, the world.
» Wynonna Earp: Curse of the Reborn
3 – Law & Order: SVU
The life and challenges of the New York Police Department’s Elite Special Team. The “Special Victims Unit” investigates crimes of a sexual nature, following in the footsteps of detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). Wisely, they must at the same time balance the effects of investigations on their personal lives.
Law & Order: SVU
4 – FBI
The series explores the work of a team of highly skilled agents in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and more. So far, globoplay has only one season, but the series already has 3 and the second has just entered the catalog.
5 – Grey’s Anatomy
The first season of Grey’s Anatomy focuses on five interns and their early days at a major Seattle hospital, Seattle Grace. Meredith, Cristina, Alex, George and Izzie discover the difficulties of professional medical life, while navigating romantic conflicts and personal dramas. There are 16 seasons of many emotions in this series, and all are now available to marathon.
» Grey’s Anatomy
6 – The Handmaid’s Tale – O Conto da Aia
After a terrorist attack claims the lives of the President of the United States and most of the other elected politicians, a Catholic faction takes power with the declared intention of restoring peace. The group transforms the country into the Republic of Gilead, establishing a totalitarian regime based on the laws of the Old Testament, taking away the rights of minorities and women in particular. In the midst of it all, Offred is a “handmaid”, that is, a woman whose only purpose is to procreate to maintain the demographic levels of the population. In her third assignment, she is handed over to the Commander, a high-ranking official in the regime, and the relationship goes out of the way planned by the system. The series has 3 seasons available.
» The Handmaid’s Tale – O Conto da Aia
7 – Homeland: National Security
Eight years after the disappearance of two US soldiers in Iraq, one of them manages to return home with the help of the US army. Repatriated, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) is welcomed as a hero by his family, friends and even the government. Against all who extol him, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who spent several years in Afghanistan, believes that the former combatant is, in fact, a spy sent by the enemy to prepare the next terrorist attack in the USA.
» Homeland: Homeland Security
8 – Killing Eve – Double Obsession
Eve (Sandra Oh) works as a security guard at a company, but her stable, indoors job doesn’t succumb to her desire to become a spy. That’s why when the first opportunity arises, the young woman doesn’t think twice and plunges into a relentless hunt against an assassin. The series has 3 seasons available.
» Killing Eve – Double Obsession
9 – Nancy Drew
The series that has one season available and tells the story of Nancy Drew, who is an 18-year-old girl who is prevented from going to college because of a family tragedy. While spending the summer at home after graduating from high school, Nancy stumbles upon a mysterious crime and decides to investigate on her own.
» Nancy Drew
10 – Aruanas
Journalist Natalie (Débora Falabella), activist Luiza (Leandra Leal) and lawyer Verônica (Taís Araujo) are three friends who work at Aruana, an NGO dedicated to environmental protection. Together with intern Clara (Thainá Duarte), they team up to investigate a series of crimes against the environment committed in the Amazon region.