There are lots of shows filled with women that don’t seem particularly related to the lives of real women, at least not women who aren’t incredibly rich or privileged. Part of this seems to be related to how many women were (or rather, were not) involved behind-the-scenes to tell stories and provide a point of view that seems authentic. This is why writing room gender diversity is so pivotal, an issue that has come up a lot lately.

There used to be a time when all the lead roles in TV shows were given to men. Thankfully we now live in a time where that’s not the case anymore. Sure, the world is far from perfect and same goes for Hollywood, but things are changing. Every year there are more and more shows made about women, for women. So in case you’re in the mood to binge watch a TV show, here are a couple of pretty awesome ones you should take a look at.

Mad Men

There is a lot of ’60s-era sexism on this show, but the emotionally intelligent writing critiques it by showing the discrepancy between the real women on the show and the way they are treated and perceived by the men. Seeing the way the advertising industry has historically looked at gender difference is also fascinating, if not disheartening.

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce is the story of a housewife whose husband left her, but the woman doesn’t give up easily. Left with her two children, she tries to build her life from scratch in the difficult years of the Great Depression. This series, starring Kate Winslet, is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by James Kane.