The Whirling Girlish 2013 Best of TV List

Here is a list (in no particular order) of shows available on Netflix and Hulu Plus that consumed my soul and distracted me too much in 2013. This year (and every year) is about those funny ladies, epic storylines, and female empowerment! Hands up for the good stuff.

Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Orange is the new black alex and piper

The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend. (via IMDB)

Lost Girl (Netflix)

Lost Girl Image Bo Lauren Kenzi Doccubus

Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins. (via IMDB)

Once Upon a Time (Hulu)


A woman with a troubled past is drawn to a New England town where fairy tales are to be believed. (via IMDB)

Portlandia (Netflix)

Portlandia Carrie Brownstein Fred Armisen

Portlandia is a satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in (and near) Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein (lead guitarist/singer for Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney) and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen.[1] The show is produced by Andrew Singer and Jonathan Krisel for Broadway Video Television and IFC Original Productions. (via Wikipedia)

30 Rock (Netflix)

30 rock liz lemon tina fey tracy morgan alec baldwin

Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show “TGS with Tracy Jordan”, must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (via IMDB)

Parks and Recreation (Hulu)

Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler

The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (via IMDB)

Daria (Hulu)

Daria and Jane

A smart & cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic teens and condescending adults. (via IMDB)


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