Despite the copious amount of whiny and weak female characters that clog up the television, there are quite a few bad*ss ladies on the tube, as well.
These days, there are more heroic girls on TV than ever before. We’ve been given a whole slew of ladies to “look up to.” Of course, we want more — that’s part of being a girl, right? But, here are our current favorites.
Fi: Burn Notice
Amanda (Emily VanCamp) will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Not only would the show be nonexistent without her, but she’s the one thing that keeps it moving (and not just because the plot centers on her). We also like that she’s complicated without being high maintenance.
Here’s what we love about Laurel (Katie Cassidy): She hasn’t let Oliver back into her life. Yes, he can do the salmon ladder better than any ninja warrior, but he still hurt her badly. She’s bound and determined not to let it happen again. Plus, she’s a lawyer… that’s hard work. Will she turn out to be a superhero, too?
Elizabeth: The Americans
Max and Caroline:
2 Broke Girls
Our love for Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) is simple: They’re such great friends to each other. They’ve both hit tough times, and yet they’ve worked together to survive, and now they’re business owners. Would they succeed without each other? Probably. But why?
But what about…
Jess: New Girl
Amy & Bernadette:
The Big Bang Theory
Game of Thrones
Is Cersei (Lena Headey) a strong character? She’s not exactly the toughest, but she is rather cunning. When she couldn’t have the children she wanted/needed with her husband, she turned to her brother. And she’s rather evil when it comes to keeping her family on the throne. Admirable?
Did we get it right? Who’d we leave off? What do you want out of the girls on screen? Tell us everything.
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