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


Flea Bag

Frankie and Grace

Jane the Virgin


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend



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


Seeing Allread

TURN: Washington’s Spies


British Period Shows:

The Crown

Call the Midwife

Foyle’s War

Lark Rise to Candleford



The Terror

Viceroy’s House

Diary of a Chambermaid


Midsomer Murders


Best Foreign TV Shows:


Call My Agent!

Babylon Berlin



Welcome to Sweden





My So Called Life

Queer Eye

Arrested Development


Mindless, but Oddly Satisfying

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes


Chef’s Table

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Gilmore Girls

Great British Baking Show

The Detectorists


The Woolfer Newsletter Team
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?" Hillary Richard is also a lawyer and co-host of the Raging Gracefully podcast. Sidney Morss is a recent NYU grad and the youngest member of our team.

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