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A Month of TV Commentary: A Meme in 30 Parts: Day 15

Day 15 – Favorite female character

Wow. This one is hard. (“That’s what SHE said…” “Shut up.”)

Even if I limit this to favourite female character in a show I’m currently watching, it’s a hard choice. Alyson Hannigan’s sweetly sexy Lily on How I Met Your Mother, Kaley Cuoco’s down-to-earth Penny on The Big Bang Theory. Jayma Mays’s neurotic Emma on Glee, Tiffani Thiessen’s sensible Elizabeth on White Collar…There’s a lot to choose from.

In the end, though, I’m going to pick Stana Katic’s Detective Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle. Katic’s Beckett is smart, tough, and drop-dead gorgeous. The chemistry between her and Nathan Fillion’s Richard Castle is incredible, and she’s capable of saying more with a look than anyone on television. I’ve seen Beckett and Castle have entire conversations without speaking a word, which is really awesome.

I considered who I might pick if I opened this up to female characters from any show ever, but I don’t think I could begin to narrow it down to a top 10, let alone a single favourite. So I’ll stick with my self-imposed limitation of choosing from things I’m currently watching. Because it’s my journal, and I’m allowed to do that. 🙂

Day 01 – A show that should have never been cancelled
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever
Day 05 – A show you hate
Day 06 – Favourite episode of your favourite t.v show
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch
day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you
Day 12 – An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
Day 13 – Favourite childhood show
Day 14 – Favorite male character

Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 – Favorite mini series
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence
Day 19 – Best t.v show cast
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite ship
Day 22 – Favorite series finale
Day 23 – Most annoying character
Day 24 – Best quote
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 – Best pilot episode
Day 28 – First t.v show obsession
Day 29 – Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death

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6 Comments

  1. You chose well. Beckitt is made of win.

  2. Of course, the correct answer to this one is: Emma Peel, who, if she had really existed, would be the most perfect woman who ever lived.

  3. Yeah, of current characters, Katic/Beckett is a great choice, and Cuoco/Penny belongs on the list. I’d add Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan.

    All time, though, isn’t as hard for me. That’s Allison Janney as Claudia Jean Cregg. I wrote yesterday that President Bartlett was the soul of The West Wing C.J. was its heart. A rich, fully developed character in every way.

    I also want to mention S. Epatha Merkerson’s fine work as Lt. Anita Van Buren, whose recently-completed 17 years is the longest run of any character on any Law and Order series. Which also, I believe, makes her the longest running African American character on any prime time series, and one of the longest running female characters. (The only ones I can think of who’ve been in more episodes are Marge Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson, and Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke.)

    • “All time, though, isn’t as hard for me. That’s Allison Janney as Claudia Jean Cregg. I wrote yesterday that President Bartlett was the soul of The West Wing C.J. was its heart. A rich, fully developed character in every way.”

      I was just coming to say something along those lines. CJ is made of pure win.

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