Day Against Violence Against Women: 3 series to watch today November 25

The Day Against Violence Against Women is celebrated on November 25: here are the 3 television series to watch just today

The World Day Against Violence Against Women is celebrated on November 25 and every year becomes an opportunity for discussion and analysis of the issue. Even television series offer an opportunity to reflect on such a sensitive issue, from gender violence to sick relationships and equal conditions for men and women.

The UN has established the World Day against Violence Against Women and although the issue is increasingly discussed, current events show that there is still a long way to go to achieve the cultural change for which feminist movements have been fighting since 1968. The Big Little Lies series allows us to reflect on toxic relationships and the effects that bullying, sexual abuse and domestic violence have on women, showing the background of seemingly perfect lives of the wealthy class. The Handmaid's Tale offers a powerful narrative, making itself a metaphor for the sexism and misogyny that is still rampant in our society. Unbelievable, on the other hand, tackles the theme of victim blaming, which is the blaming of victims who question the violence they have suffered. Here are three TV series to watch today to reflect.

Big Little Lies

The television series Big Little Lies is based on the novel Little Big Lies by Liane Moriarty. The main characters are Celeste, Jane and Madeline, three wealthy women with seemingly perfect families and lives in Monterey, in sunny, laughing California.

The three women, friends and mothers must deal with the problems of everyday life and show how violence against women has no social stratification. Madeline, mother of Chloe and Abigail, must deal with her relationship with her oldest daughter, who is growing up with her ex-husband Nathan's new partner.

Celeste is a victim of her unsuspecting husband's abuse and violence, while Jane is a single mother with a trauma behind her to overcome. The turning point comes during a charity party for parents at the school their children attend, which becomes the scene of a murder.

The HBO miniseries was broadcast in Italy by Sky and is available to stream on NOW.

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale is based on the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.

The television series depicts a society in which infertility has affected the female gender, leading women to be divided into three categories. The Wives are those who rule the home, the Marthas support them in their daily lives, while the Handmaids have the sole task of reproducing and carrying on humanity. All in a misogynistic and sexist context, where women are thus classified on their ability to procreate, seeing their rights annihilated.

The television series The Handmaid's Tale is available for streaming on TIMvision.


Unbelievable instead is a miniseries based on a true story and for this reason even more powerful. Marie is a teenager who denounces the sexual assault suffered by a stranger who broke into her home.

The girl, however, is accused of lying, no one seems to believe her, so much so that the detective who follows the case even pushes her to recant, forcing her to confess that she has not suffered violence.

The story takes a new turn after two female detectives, who are part of different police districts, discover that both follow two cases of sexual assault that has similarities with that of the other. This triggers new investigations that will lead the detectives after much difficulty to uncover the truth and find the culprit.

The television series Unbelievable is available to stream on Netflix.