It’s 2020, women are bada**es, and boy, do we love to see it. If you’re all about that high key feminine power, then these 6 Netflix shows featuring power women will surely tickle your fancy. To quote MP Raeesah Khan, we have no choice but to stan.
Intrepid teen Enola uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brothers Sherlock and Mycroft to find her missing mother in Enola Holmes, astronaut Emma Green prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars in Away, school nurse Eun-young takes on supernatural jellies in The School Nurse Files, and more.
1. Away – Emma Green and Lu
Away is a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way. American astronaut Emma Green prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, but she must reconcile her decision to leave her husband and teenage daughter behind, when they need her the most.
As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex. Away shows that sometimes to reach for the stars, we must leave home behind.
Who should watch it: Anyone currently slammed in the face with decision paralysis.
2. The School Nurse Files – Ahn Eun‑young
Eun-young might seem like an ordinary school nurse, but behind her mundane appearance is her supernatural ability to see monsters as jelly figures. When she’s appointed to a new high school, she quickly discovers mysterious secrets that threaten the students and fights alongside her fellow teacher In-pyo, the handsome heir to the school.
Who should watch it: The one who’s already had an irrational fear of the school nurse—here’s just another reason to stay out of her way.
3. Julie And The Phantoms – Julie
High schooler Julie lost her passion for music after her mother died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken, and she’s inspired to start singing and writing songs again. As their friendship with Julie grows, the boys convince her to create a new band together—no prizes for guessing what it’s called.
Who should watch it: Anyone who needs that little phantom push of inspiration.
4. Record of Youth – An Jeong-ha
Sa Hye-jun and Won Hae-hyo are childhood friends who are both models breaking into acting. While working, they meet budding makeup artist An Jeong-ha. Coming from different backgrounds, each of them have contrasting ordeals and family situations. Join their discovery of what youth holds for them, brimming with love, trials, and friendship.
Who should watch it: The one who can’t resist a good coming-of-age story.
5. Ratched – Nurse Ratched
From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.
What appears to be the perfect image of a dedicated nurse eventually bares its ugly head as a deep-seated darkness within Mildred slowly but surely reveals itself.
Who should watch it: Again, anyone who doesn’t already fears nurses for no reason at all.
6. Enola Holmes – Enola
England, 1884–a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes wakes to find that her mother has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. With her free-spirited childhood coming to a sudden halt, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft, both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies.
But, Enola has other plans. She soon escapes to search for her mother in London, but finds herself entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord. Along the way, Enola gains super-sleuth status, solving mysteries while relying on her wit and outsmarting her brothers.
Who should watch it: The one who sick and tired of Sherlock stealing all the limelight, all the time.
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