What do you think of when you hear the word J? You might be thinking of a letter or even someone’s name. For Netflix, it is all about women! From dramas to comedies and thrillers, these are 15 shows that showcase female names starting with J.
Jane the Virgin: Season One (2009)
Jessica Jones: Season One and Two; The Defenders (2015, 2016, 2017)
Jane the Virgin is a comedy drama about a virgin who becomes pregnant and decides to keep her baby.
Jagged Little Pill: A musical documentary based on Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking album of the same name, exploring love in its many complexities through 12 tracks that are interconnected with an original storyline.
Jessica Jones: The Marvel superhero private investigator takes so much abuse from men (and women) throughout this 13 episode series but never gives up – she also has super powers! She’s part spy, part detective agency owner and all determined survivor for good reason.
Jaywalking With John Oliver: Season four of his Emmy Award winning show tackles topics like sexism, poverty, racism and more by simply letting John Oliver talk.
Jane the Virgin: A 23 year old woman has just been accidentally artificially inseminated by her gynecologist’s sperm sample and is now facing what would be an average 24th year of life, if not for this unexpected twist.
A Blog Post About Netflix Shows on Female Names That Start With J.
15 Can’t Miss Series to Watch Now On Netflix!
Netflix continues to grow with its original series that speak directly to a target audience – which happens to be women who are over age 18 and have names starting with J (and anyone else interested). More than any other network or streaming service, Netflix chooses projects from talented female artists, writers and directors as well as male artists. This list of 15 can’t-miss shows is a good place to start if you’re looking for something new and different!
The top Netflix show on this list, Jane the Virgin, follows Jane Villanueva who was accidentally artificially inseminated by her gynecologist’s sperm sample – an event that would be shocking enough under normal circumstances but all the more so because she had been trying to have a baby with her longtime boyfriend Michael over two years without success. Now 24 years old, unmarried and pregnant with no idea how it will turn out (she could even end up raising the child alone), these events make for real drama as well as comedy from time to time. The show has won awards such as “Outstanding Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.”
The second show on this list, Jessica Jones, is about private investigator Jessica Jones who was once one of the most popular people in her city as she helped costumed heroes fight crime. The popularity made it difficult for her to have a personal life but all that changed when someone close to her died unexpectedly. Now completely alone with no friends or family except for daughter Hope (and you know what they say about raising kids), she’s now left wondering how much more damage can be inflicted onto herself before there’s nothing left – if only because she doesn’t think anyone else would care otherwise. As an added twist, since being resurrected by Kilgrave (a villain from another Marvel series), Jessica’s acquired the power of super strength.
The show itself is a gritty, honest look at what it means to be vulnerable and human in our post-modern age – even if you’re superhuman. It also features an ensemble cast that includes Krysten Ritter as Jones, David Tennant as Kilgrave (Jessica’s nemesis), Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Carrie Anne Moss as Harper/Jeryn Hogarth (Jones’ lawyer) and so on. And with all 13 episodes available for streaming now, this makes one bingeable place to start off your Netflix viewing experience!
Netflix has done quite well when it comes to their original shows – especially since they’ve been getting more diverse recently from different perspectives
Jenna’s Pick: Jenna Fisher (Pamela Adlon) is a no-nonsense mom who also works as an executive producer on her wildly successful TV series, “Married with Children.” Her comedy revolves around the hilarity of family life.
Jaime Pressly stars in this sitcom about Roxanne Simpson, a smart and sassy single mother dealing with raising two kids while keeping up appearance – all without so much as lifting one finger! It takes place in Texan suburbs just outside Dallas. Keyword? Football. Get ready for an abundance of game scenes and cheerleading outfits galore!
Wanda Sykes plays Kima Greggs–from The Wire to your screens!–in this Netflix original series. She’s a single mom trying to balance her personal and professional lives as she tackles homicide cases in Philadelphia with her partner, Detective Thomas “Herc” Hauk (Dominic West).
The series features an ensemble cast of 12-year-old girls who are dealing with life, love, the social media age and everything that comes their way. They’re always there for each other through thick or thin.
Jennifer Lopez stars in this gritty drama about Harlee Santos (JLo), a former undercover FBI agent turned cop whose career has landed her deep inside the Los Angeles Police Department where she is now on assignment working as part of its gang task force team from Manhattan Beach: The unit specializes in targeting Latino gangs throughout Southern California.
Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, this series follows the life of Molly Carter (Yvonne Orji), a successful black woman who is balancing her career as an obstetrician/gynecologist with her not-so-successful love life.
The show centers around Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) trying to make it as an actress in Hollywood. She won’t let anything stand in her way! It’s about sisters Gigi and Frankie living together for the first time while navigating their own personal lives, both being single mothers from different walk of live. They find strength through one another during difficult times and lean on each other when they need support—which happens more often than you might expect.
The show is about a group of friends – Abbi, Ilana, and Jaimé. It’s not always easy to maintain that level of female friendship after growing up together in New York City. But no matter where life takes them—from their hometowns to the Big Apple–Abbi, Ilana, and Jaimée will still be there for each other through thick or thin! They’re old enough now to know what they want out of relationships with men but also smart enough to figure it doesn’t have to define who they are as women. Girls Night Out is all about staying true to oneself during turbulent times while being surrounded by good girlfriends like these three besties.”
With this series set in Texas (where the show is filmed), we may see a different side to female friendships. The series focuses on three best friends who are at that age where relationships with men can be complicated, but still want their own identities as women. The premise of this Netflix original comedy starring Gina Rodriguez and Patricia Velasquez is about two close-knit co-workers, Mirella (Rodriguez) and Kika (Velásquez). They both share an office in New York City’s Garment District while navigating life, love, family and all that comes along with it.” “Armed with humor and self-confidence these girls will help you survive,” says one female character during the trailer for Friends from College.