Starting off our list is one of the best German tech series on Netflix right now. Biohackers first debuted in 2020 and follows the life of “Mia Akerlund”, a medical student studying at the University of Freiburg. The series shows both what biotechnology is capable of and what can happen if it falls into the wrong hands. With a thrilling plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat and strong female leads, Biohackers is a must-see.
You can find Biohackers streaming on Netflix.
2. Orphan Black
Orphan Black has one of the strongest female leads we have ever seen. Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany’s incredible talent is in large part to thank for the success of this sci-fi thriller. Maslany takes on not just one, but a multitude of complex characters as the series explores the science behind human cloning. The series will have you questioning the ethical and moral implications of a hotly debated topic and what effects cloning could have on one’s identity.
Orphan Black streams on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and iTunes depending on your location.
3. Halt and Catch Fire
This tech series will transport you back to the early 1980s, right before the advent of the personal computer and the World Wide Web. The series not only has an incredible plot but is also led by a dynamic female duo. “Cameron”, a programming genius, and “Donna”, a businesswoman and computer engineer, navigate one of the most intense times to be a woman in tech. Despite running for four seasons, Halt and Catch Fire has gone largely unrecognized; Therefore, it is a series you must watch.
Halt and Catch Fire is available on Netflix or available to rent on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.
4. For All Mankind
Apple TV+ has created a hit with the release of its sci-fi series For All Mankind. Currently in its second season, the show explores a what-if alternative historical approach with the space race between the US and Soviet Union having never ended. What makes this series even better is its star-studded lineup and heavily female dominated cast. Episode three is where the show really takes off and changes history, with more women being taken into NASA as astronauts. For All Mankind takes on gender roles with a blunt honesty that we applaud.
You will find For All Mankind on Apple TV+.
5. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
“Zoey Clarke” is not your typical girl next door female lead. She is an extremely gifted computer coder, who begins to hear everyone’s most inner thoughts in the form of music. While this ability is at first a curse, “Zoey” learns how to live with it, and each episode will have audiences in an upbeat mood. Singing and dancing, high tech, and a strong female-lead? What more could we ask for in a show?
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist airs on NBC or you can rent it on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.
Interested in fringe science? Then Fringe is the perfect show to binge. Starring Anna Torv as FBI agent “Olivia Dunham”, the series explores various themes including alternate timelines and parallel universes. “Olivia’s” partners, a mad scientist and his son, only add to the entertainment value of this supernatural drama. With five seasons of intriguing storylines, Fringe will keep you glued to your sofa.
You can watch Fringe on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, or iTunes.
X-Files’s “Dana Scully”, played by Gillian Anderson, has become one of STEM’s biggest TV female role models. The series, which has been running since 1993, showed a whole generation of girls that women can also excel at professions usually reserved for men. In the 1990s, very few shows starred women in STEM positions, let alone in a leading role, making X-Files ground-breaking for its time. The fact that it is still airing today is a testament to the impact the series has had.
Catch X-Files streaming on Hulu.
Do you like robots and artificial intelligence? Then this series is for you. Humans follows the life of married couple “Joe” and “Laura” as they navigate a new addition to their household—a synth. The sci-fi series explores the impacts—social, cultural, and psychological—of andromorphic robots in society. And at the same time is tastefully woman-driven with a plethora of developed and inspirational female characters. There’s lots to love about this sci-fi series!
Humans can be watched on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, or Britbox.
9. The IT Crowd
If you are in the mood for some good British comedy, then look no further. A staple of the early 2000s, The IT Crowd will have you laughing out loud as you follow new IT support team member “Jen” and her nerdy co-workers’ adventures in the corporate world. The only thing we wish they would have done differently is make more seasons of the show!
The IT Crowd is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Channel 4 on Demand.
10. Grey’s Anatomy
Written and produced by one of the coolest female television producers around, Grey’s Anatomy has become a staple of primetime American television. Shonda Rhimes not only created a hit medical drama, but also produced some pretty amazing female characters. “Dr. Meredith Grey”, played by Ellen Pompeo, has become an inspiration for young women interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Currently in its 18th season, Grey’s Anatomy is a classic that viewers just can’t get enough of.
Grey’s Anatomy can be found on Hulu or Netflix.