The Italian series ‘The Law According to Lilda Poët’ is about the first qualified lawyer Lidia Poët as she investigates a murder while struggling with the ban imposed on women to practice law. Italian actress Matilda De Angelis has played Lidia Poët in the series. It premiered on February 15, 2023, in Netflix.
The following is a list of a number of other television series that revolve around one or more women trying to establish their identity and alter in a hostile society.
Must Watch 10 Television Series Like ‘The Law According to Lilda Poët’:
Queen’s Gambit – Number of Seasons: 1
ScottFrank and Allan Scott created the coming-of-age period drama miniseries ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ which takes the magic of a fictional chase from the 1960’s – Beth Harmon at its center and her rise to the top while struggling with her psychological problems and drug addiction.
Anya Taylor-Joy played Beth Harmon in the series released in Netflix on October 23, 2020.
It received a number of Primetime Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy nominations amongst other awards with Joy being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Film or Anthology.
Mrs. America – Number of Seasons: 1
This historical drama series chronicles the details and intricacies of the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and the clashes between 1970s American feminists and conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly including the main patriarchal head who drove the clashes.
Cate Blanchett portrayed Phyllis Schlafly in the series with Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Margo Martindale, and Tracey Ullman as a prominent real-life feminist and political figure.
Series American lady ran from April 15 to May 27, 2020. It was nominated for ten Primetime Emmy awards and a Creative Arts Emmy with Uzo Aduba winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Awesome – Number of Seasons: 1
This is a real crime tv miniseries that chronicles the rape sequences in Washington State and Colorado from 2008 to 2011 and is based on T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong’s 2015 news article entitled “An Hard to believe Story of Rape’ and their 2008 book based on the same research entitled “A False Report”.
The plot follows teenage Marie who is indicted for falsely reporting having been raped and two detectives take a detour to find the reality.
The series premiered on September 13, 2019, on Netflix. The series earned four Primetime Emmy nominations and a Creative Arts Emmy.
Homemade – Number of Seasons: 1
This limited series is based on A’Lelia Bundles’ biography ‘On Her Own Ground’ and tells the story of America’s first black woman self-made millionaire – Madam CJ Walker as she becomes a black hair care mogul while overcoming every kind of adversaries.
Academy Award-winning American actress Octavia Spencer portrayed Madam CJ Walker in the series for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Cable Girls – Number of Seasons: 5
This Spanish period drama series is set in the late 1920s and is about four young women who start working at a modern telecommunication company in Madrid in search of decent pay and independence.
The series runs from April 28, 2017 to July 3, 2020 Netflix.
Leader – Number of Seasons: 1
This comedy drama series is about Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim who joins the English Department of a prestigious university as the first woman of color to sit in that position while facing high expectations and extreme demands.
‘Grey’s Anatomy acclaimed and thirteen-time Primetime Emmy nominated Canadian-American actress Sandra Oh plays the protagonist Ji-Yoon Kim in the series. It was released on August 20, 2021, in Netflix.
Good Girl Rebellion – Season Count: 1
The plot of this period drama series is set in late 1960s New York when the free world is undergoing a cultural revolution. At that time Patti Robinson and her female researcher in a newsroom asked for equal treatment which brought big changes in their lives and society.
The series is inspired by the 2013 book of the same name by Lynn Povich which is based on a real incident.
American actress Genevieve Angelson played Robinson in the series that ran from November 5, 2015 to October 28, 2016, in Amazon Prime Video.
Mare of Easttown – Number of Seasons: 1
Amet’s crime drama miniseries revolves around a detective sergeant named Marianne Sheehan or Mare who is investigating the murder of a young girl and the disappearance of another young girl in Easttown of Pennsylvania.
‘Giant‘ famous Kate Winslet portrayed the titular Mare in the series. The series runs from April 18 to May 30, 2021 HBO. It received sixteen Primetime Emmy nominations with Winslet winning one for Outstanding Lead Actress.
The Undoing – Number of Seasons: 1
This mystery psychological thriller miniseries is a couple of therapist named Grace who is in the process of publishing her first novel. Nicole Kidman played Grace in the wildly successful series that ran from October 25 to November 29, 2020.
Girlboss – Number of Seasons: 1
This comedy series is about the rise of America’s multi-million dollar women’s fashion empire. It premiered on April 21, 2017, on Netflix.