I watch a lot of TV. We all know this about me.
If a show doesn’t have at least one (though of course ideally, many) awesome female protagonists, however, I’m just not interested.
So, for anyone looking for something new to watch, or suffering from a lack of amazing women in their TV staples (a common problem), I present you with a list of a few of my favourite ladies. A fantasy bachlorette party, if you will.
She lives to kick rapist butt and show Marvel everything they’ve been doing wrong. I really can’t stress enough how much you should watch this show. Especially if superheroes ‘aren’t your thing’.
Balancing being a teenage girl with being The Slayer is hard.
Leslie Knope – Parks and Rec.
She’s a feminist with a to do list.
Olivia Pope – Scandal
Scandal is my new love. It’s pretty much entirely because of Olivia. Olivia Pope solves problems. She always knows what to do, how to think on her feet. When she wants to make people listen to her, that’s exactly what they do.
My only issue with Olivia is her choice of men. I hate Fitz. I have tried not to but every time he makes this face I want to tear my own eyeballs out.
Olivia Dunham – Fringe
She’s the only secret agent I can imagine building a pillow fort with. After we had dealt with all the alternate universe monsters, obviously.
Killing it with her 1950s fashion choices? Yep. Fighting misogyny? Yep. Generally an awesome lady? Absolutely.
Gina Linetti – Brooklyn Nine Nine
Someone once told me that I have exactly the right amount apathy (which, lol. But anyway…). That’s because they hadn’t met this woman. She does apathy like no one else. It comes from knowing in your heart and nobody in your life is as great as you.
She’s totally right by the way.
Cookie – Empire
You want this lady on your side.
(We haven’t had season 2 in the UK yet. No spoilers, please.)
Helena – Orphan Black
Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will know, I have kind of a soft spot for a crazy murderer (fictionally speaking). Helena is the most loyal, sweetest crazy murderer of the lot.
Caroline Forbes – The Vampire Diaries
Despite some unfortunate storyline choices*, Caroline remains the heart of TVD as far as I am concerned. The whole place would fall apart without her. Caroline is a woman who knows what she wants, and will not hesitate in yelling until you give it to her.
*I really can’t stress enough how much I hate Caroline’s pregnancy. I get that Candice had a baby, but Jake and Amy aren’t having a baby on Brooklyn Nine Nine just because Melissa Fumero is pregnant. Caroline could have carried around a weirdly gigantic bag, or stood behind strategically placed objects the whole season! We wouldn’t have minded!