Women with power: 3 shows to binge on Netflix this week

Photo: Luna Nera.. Image Courtesy Emanuela Scarpa/Netflix
Photo: Luna Nera.. Image Courtesy Emanuela Scarpa/Netflix /
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Queen Sono

If you’re looking for a piece of media to tide you over until Lashana Lynch makes her mark as 007, then Queen Sono is the series to tune into. The South African show created by Kagiso Lediga follows its eponymous character’s quest to uncover the truth about her mother’s death.

Queen is described as fierce, defiant, and deadly. She’s reckless, but she’s the kind of spy that gets the job done no matter how messy it gets. If the mission calls for glam, then she can clean up with the best of them and rub elbows to get information. If the mission calls for it, she can also throw those elbows and leave her victims wishing they’d have just done what she asked. Queen has the range even if she doesn’t always have the finesse her handlers at the Special Operations Group wishes she did.

But finesse is the least of Queen’s worries. Her investigation into her mother’s death gets her entangled in a web of business and politics. Safiya was an apartheid revolutionary leader and a freedom fighter who was assassinated when Queen was a child. The deeper Queen digs into the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death, the more dangerous her situation becomes, but Queen isn’t going to stop, not until she knows the truth.

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Luna Nera, I Am Not Okay With This, and Queen Sono are streaming on Netflix now.