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The 10 best TV shows so far this year have a common theme: Women rule

The 10 best TV shows so far this year have a common theme: Women rule

Just over halfway through 2017, one powerful TV theme has already emerged: Women rule.

It is not just that the best series of the year feature women in rich and empowering roles. Many of the performances and some of the series themselves are questioning and challenging the core assumptions of male power and patriarchy.

When you have that kind of consistent messaging in a medium that permeates society the way TV and streamed video do in ours, it is a safe bet that cultural change is in the wind.

But let’s not overdose on sociology, because the 10 best series so far this year are also a lot of fun and consistently engaging.

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