The Best Shows On Netflix For Women In Their 30s

When it comes to streaming, it's safe to say that Netflix well and truly delivers the goods. From House of Cards to 13 Reasons WhyStranger Things, Black Mirror, and more recently Love Is Blind, it has a knack for picking up shows that we all can't help but binge (even if we think it's kind of ridiculous) — for some reason, we just can't stop watching. 

But that doesn't mean it's easy to choose what to watch. With such a vast collection of movies, TV shows, and everything else in between, decision-making has never been harder and there's nothing worse than choosing a dud. So if you're stuck trying to decide what to watch next on Netflix, you've come to the right place. Because we've done the hard work for you and rounded up some of the best shows on Netflix for women in their 30s. You can thank us later.


Based on the book of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, You is a stalker thriller that follows a young, obsessive, bookstore manager named Joe (played by Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl fame) as he becomes completely transfixed with aspiring author Beck. There are so many twists and turns that you'll be on the edge of your seat for most of the series, from the very first episode of Season 1 to the finale of Season 2. 

But don't worry, it's not all thriller. There's also a huge focus on modern dating that you'll find very easy to relate to. Try not to binge it all in one night!

Queer Eye

Based on Bravo's series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy from the noughties, Queer Eye is the perfect show to watch when you don't know what you feel like watching — you'll laugh, cry, and get totally addicted. Heart-warming in every way, each episode sees the fab five (Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness) transform the lives, style, house, diet, and more of everyday Americans, all while shining a light on LGBTQ culture. 

As France told the New York Times, "The original show was about fighting for tolerance. Our fight is for acceptance." 

Russian Doll

At first, Russian Doll seems slightly odd as lead Nadia (played by Natasha Lyonne of Orange is the New Black) keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. But despite the chaos, episode by episode, it all starts to make more sense as it becomes apparent she is battling with addiction. 

There's not too much more we can say without giving the plot away, but as Caroline Framke of Variety wrote, "The less you know about "Russian Doll" going into it, the better. But once you're out, good luck fighting the temptation to dive right back into its calculated chaos all over again."

New Girl

If you've never watched New Girl, it's time to get to know the quirky-but-lovable Jess (played by Zooey Deschanel). And if you have watched it, it's time to watch it all over again. The series begins as Jess and her long-time boyfriend break up. She moves in with three 30-something male roommates and their dynamic as a group becomes the premise of the show. 

As the New York Times put it, there's one central theme to New Girl: "There's no right way to be an adult, and the best way to get through it is by laughing." The perfect series to binge over days, weeks, or months, it's just the right amount of funny, smart, and silly.