5. “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon)
Starring: Anna Camp, Grace Gummer, Chris Diamantopoulos, Genevieve Angelson, Hunter Parrish, Jim Belushi, Joy Bryant, Erin Darke
Synopsis: Based on a true story about a small group of female employees working for an American news magazine during a revolutionary era in the 1960s and their legal battle for workplace equality.
Why you should watch: The series, created by Dana Calvo (“Narcos”), is based on a book based on real events. “The good girls revolt: how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace,” by Lynn Povich, an award-winning journalist, chronicles Povich’s experience suing the magazine for sex discrimination. The lawsuit, filed by 60 Newsweek female employees, stated that women were not allowed to be reporters. One of those women was legendary filmmaker Nora Ephron, played in the series by Gummer. The women ultimately won, and Povich eventually went on to become the magazine’s first female Senior Editor.
Premiere Date: Oct. 28