18 March 2015

10 TV Shows featuring strong, independent women


Dear readers,

I grew up as a TV-obsessed child and many, many, MANY moons later I'm still hooked to the TV albeit in a modern version, as I tend to watch everything on my iMac nowadays.

This past year I've been rewatching TV shows like a madwoman and I wanted to share them with you. While I was running the titles in my head I realized they all have one thing in common: their women characters are all intelligent, brave, independent and strong.


Kerry Washington plays the character of the impeccably dressed Olivia Pope, head of her own crisis management firm that specializes in covering up many private and even state scandals.


Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere both star in this TV show as Rayna James and Juliette Barnes: two huge country music divas that are fighting their way up or just trying to maintain their ground.


Julianna Margulies makes an awesome interpretation of a wife and mother of two (Alicia Florrick) who needs to get back in the game as a litigator in a successful firm after her husband is arrested for corruption.


Even though it seems that only men run this show don't be fooled. Donna Paulsen, played by Sarah Rafferty steals the show with her no-bullshit approach, her compassion and her excellent skills for reading people's minds and personalities like they are an open book.


Nikki Heat or Kate Beckett? They are one and the same, Stana Katic interprets a NYPD detective that is trying to find her mother's killer in between cases. The writer is just allowed to tad along and play the Watson to her Holmes.


My favorite character from Friends rocks on her own. In Cougar Town, Courtney Cox plays Jules Cobb a 40 something recently divorced but successful real estate agent that is surrounded by the most peculiar characters. Warning: wine is needed to fully enjoy this show.


You'll never feel alone at the top if your BFF's are only a phone call away. Nico, Wendy and Victory may be extremely successful but that doesn't mean they don't have problems like the rest of us. With Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price.


Although I can't categorize Ronnie/Veronica (Taylor Schilling) as being an independent woman (she rolls back and forth between her husband, her lover and her parents) but she's a kickass nurse that doesn't bite her tongue and goes out of her way to help her patients. 


For a more fun and laid down TV show I have to recommend Chuck. He would be nothing without the help of the gorgeous and deathly Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). A hilarious spin to the commonly exploited secret agent plot.

*credits: all images are taken from imdb.com

And I've left the best for last: Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham needs no introduction, her spicy remarks are worth to remember for later use. Thank you for your talented script writing, Mr. Julian Fellowes.


What TV-shows are you watching lately? Any recommendations?