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Ladies, Binge-Watch These 11 Uplifting Netflix Shows To Feel Good While On Your Period

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1. How to Get Away with Murder

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Synopsis:

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, this American thriller series stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a brilliant law professor at Philadelphia University. A true female boss, Annalise, together with a group of five ambitious law students, become involved in a twisted murder plot. 

Throughout all six seasons, they commit various crimes and defend criminals in court, making the show amongst the most addictive on Netflix. If you enjoy mystery and suspense, you'll be so absorbed in this show that you won't even feel your cramps!

Main Cast: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

2. Bridgerton

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Synopsis:

Inspired by Julia Quinn's bestselling novels, Bridgerton has already taken the Internet by storm, and it's not hard to guess why! Set in the Regency Era in England, season one follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of a powerful family, as she makes her debut into the London marriage market. 

Unfortunately, her search for true love is met with gossip, scandal, and turbulence, which are reported by an anonymous Lady Whistledown. Shockingly entertaining and escapist, this show will leave you hooked from the very beginning.

Main Cast: Regé-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Jonathan Bailey, Julie Andrews

3. Dead to Me

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Synopsis:

Dead to Me is an American dark comedy series featuring two grieving women who bond during therapy. Recently widowed Jen meets and befriends Judy, who is hiding many shocking secrets concerning the death of Jen's husband.

This riveting show will definitely help you unwind at the end of a long and exhausting day.

Main cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Sam McCarthy, Sadie Stanley

4. Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Synopsis:

If you love shows with empowering female leads, then Self Made will inspire and uplift you. This series chronicles the life of Madam CJ Walker, who went from being a widowed laundress to a haircare entrepreneur, emerging as America's first female self-made millionaire. 

Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground, written by Walker's great-great-granddaughter A'Lelia Bundles, this show also depicts the struggles of African-American women in the early 1900s to overcome post-slavery racial and gender biases. 

Main Cast: Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Blair Underwood

5. To All The Boys I've Loved Before trilogy

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Synopsis:

If you're looking for a cute rom-com with lots of teenage drama and feels, then you must binge-watch all three To All The Boys movies! Based on Jenny Han's novels, this trilogy's plot revolves around Lara Jean Song Covey's highschool romances, which all begin when her secret love letters are exposed.

You don't have to be a teen to enjoy this show, as it has many relatable moments that'll make you nostalgic for your high school life.

Main cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Ross Butler

6. The Baby-Sitters Club

Synopsis:

Adapted from a beloved book series by Ann M Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club is about a gaggle of girls who set up their own babysitting business. Although the show is updated for modern audiences, it remains faithful to the books and deals with important current-day issues such as racism. 

This is a light and refreshing series that's a delight for audiences of all ages, and will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling throughout. An easy binge if you want something to relax your overworked mind!

Main cast: Momona Tamada, Sophie Grace, Shay Rudolph, Malia Baker, Xochitl Gomez

7. Enola Holmes

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Synopsis:

Starring Millie Bobby Brown as Enola, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, this show knows just how to intrigue and captivate its audience. When Enola embarks on a search for her missing mother, she meets a runaway lord whose life is in danger. 

Throughout the show, spunky and resourceful Enola uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart Sherlock and uncover the mystery. All in all, you should add this to your list for a fun, light-hearted watch when you're feeling blue.

Main cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Louis Partridge, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter

8. Anne With An E

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Synopsis:

A reimagining of an endearing book series titled Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery, this Netflix adaptation is a coming-of-age show that features an adopted orphan girl who seeks love, acceptance, and friendship. It is another period drama (no pun intended!) that dives into deep, modern issues such as racism and feminism.

Incredibly imaginative and exuberant, Anne will enchant you straight into her world filled with joy, wonder, heartbreak, and purpose. You'll want to keep a pack of tissues at hand, for you'll be bawling at every moving scene! 

Main cast: Amybeth McNulty, Lucas Jade Zumann, Dalila Bera, Geraldine James

9. Little Women

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Synopsis:

Directed by Greta Gerwig and based on the books by Louisa May Alcott, this movie will take you on a heart-warming journey with the four spirited March sisters. Share many tender moments with each of the girls in this coming-of-age drama as they blossom into mature 'little women' filled with the hopes and dreams of life.

A must-watch if you are into romance and need a little pick-me-up when your period is giving you a bad day.

Main cast: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep

10. Alias Grace

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Synopsis:

Alias Grace is a true crime drama from a couple of years ago that's totally worth checking out. It is an adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel, and follows a young female protagonist who tries to understand why she committed a murder of which she has no memory.

This show isn't a straightforward mystery with easily deductible answers, and that's what makes it all the more intriguing.

Main cast: Sarah Gadon, Anna Paquin, Edward Holcroft, Zachary Levi

11. Lovesick

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Synopsis:

Lovesick is an easy, enjoyable watch that has many embarrassingly relatable moments. In his quest for true love, Dylan discovers he has chlamydia, and has to track down an alphabetical list of exes to inform them that they might have it too. 

The story is mainly told in a flashback narrative that shows us Dylan's encounters with numerous women. Things get especially interesting when Dylan and his best friend, Evie, begin to develop feelings for each other. 

Main cast: Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings, Joshua McGuire

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