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Shows you should be watching if you like strong female characters

To get us all in the Women’s History Month spirit, here are some shows about women and girls, who are funny, smart, complicated, flawed, interesting, and can occasionally kick demons in the face, that you should be watching.

If you love magic and or are missing the grungy and prosperous 1990s, head over to Netflix and watch “Charmed.” The power of three can set you free if you want to watch an eccentric and dark show about three sisters who discover they are witches with a sacred destiny to protect the innocent from demons. You will laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll despise the Elders (watch the show).


Or if vampires are more your style, check out “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” High school can really suck, but it can be especially bad if your high school happens to be on top of the mouth of Hell. It is for sixteen-year-old vampire slayer Buffy Summers, who, with the help of a few friends, must protect the citizens of Sunnydale from ghosts, monsters, demons, witches, and a variety of other fun and exciting beasts. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” tackles a variety of issues from divorce to depression to addiction to grief all the way to destiny.


Imagine you’re picking flowers one day and you find yourself thrust 200 years into the past. Claire Beachamp does not have to simply imagine. The feisty, funny, wine-loving, World War II nurse Claire finds herself–after having just survived one war–thrown into eighteenth century Scotland when another war is actively being fought. Our well-educated and opinionated heroine refuses to be silent when she finds herself against all logic, trapped in a time where women are supposed to be seen and not heard. Check out “Outlander” on Starz.


Or if the real world is more your style check out “Gilmore Girls.” This TV series is known for shattering the Bechdel Test. Mother and daughter team Lorelai and Rory Gilmore’s close but unconventional relationship will provide laughter and some great literary recommendations. The Gilmore Girls’ adventures from the quirky small town Stars Hollow to higher education and small business ownership will make you laugh and cry.


Muriel Rukeyser said, “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” To celebrate Women’s History–or Herstory–Month indulge in some of these stories.

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