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What Woolfers Are Watching: Our Roundup of Binge-Worthy TV Shows

A recent WWVWD thread on our best TV-watching in recent months resulted in almost 1000 comments.

Here’s our condensed list of faves:

Shows Featuring Badass Women Over 40:

Ozark (Laura Linney)

Here and Now (Holly Hunter)

The Durrells in Corfu (Keely Hawes) 

Better Things (Pamela Adlon)

Santa Clara Diet (Drew Barrymore)

Catastrophe (Sharon Horgan)

Divorce (SJP) 

Killing Eve (Sandra Oh)



Shows Featuring Hot Guys:

Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber)

Luther (Idris Elba)

Poldark (Aidan Turner)

Peaky Blinders (Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy)

Mozart in the Jungle (Gael Garcia Bernal)

Jessica Jones (Eka Darville, Mike Colter)

Mr. Robot (Rami Malek)

Mindhunter (Jonathan Groff)

The Night Manager (Tom Hiddleston)

The Chi (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine)


Shows Based on Books:

Big Little Lies

Alias Grace

Handmaid’s Tale 

Anne with an E

Man in the High Castle


Shows Featuring Hilarious Women:

Lady Dynamite 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Insecure

Flea Bag

Frankie and Grace

Jane the Virgin

Grownish

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Younger

 

Shows Featuring a Lead Female Detective:

Top of the Lake

7 Seconds

The Fall

Jessica Jones

 

Enlightening Documentaries:

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Franca: Chaos and Creation

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Wild Wild Country

Narcos

Seeing Allread

TURN: Washington’s Spies

 

British Period Shows:

The Crown

Call the Midwife

Foyle’s War

Lark Rise to Candleford

Sherlock

Victoria

The Terror

Viceroy’s House

Diary of a Chambermaid

Taboo

Midsomer Murders

 

Best Foreign TV Shows:

Rita

Call My Agent!

Babylon Berlin

Borgen 

Bosch

Welcome to Sweden

Lilyhammer

Dark

 

Throwbacks:

My So Called Life

Queer Eye

Arrested Development

 

Mindless, but Oddly Satisfying

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

UNReal

Chef’s Table

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Gilmore Girls

Great British Baking Show

The Detectorists

Bunheads

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About the Author

Stephanie Staal and Nina Collins have worked together and adored each other since 1994 when they were both babies in the world of book publishing. Stephanie is a lawyer, journalist, & author of READING WOMEN, and Nina is the founder of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?"