The Best Shows to Watch When You Need to Feel Empowered

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Even the strongest people need a boost of empowerment once in a while. Seeing a well-written woman lead television shows is not only empowering, but comforting. Turning on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in those moments when you're feeling a little less-than-adequate just might be the inspiration you need. Regardless if she's a real person or not, seeing leadership and incredible physical and emotional strength onscreen in someone you can relate to is important.

We know women's stories are important and interesting, and Hollywood has a lot of catching up to do. That's why when a good show with complex female characters comes out, it should be celebrated and treated as something special. These are our absolute favorites.