Saturday, July 3, 2010
5 Best Woman TV Characters, 5 Best Kid Characters on TV, and 5 Trailblazing Female Sci-Fi Characters
I always like to point out the best of TV when I get a chance, particularly when it comes to strong and complex woman characters. The last couple of years have given us plenty of female leads to admire, and I've written up a list of five of my favorites. You can read all about The Good Wife and more in my AC write-up "5 Best Woman TV Characters".
Kids can be a great part of any genre of TV show, adding humor or poignancy or just plain adorableness. The sad fact is, though, that many kid characters on TV are annoying or inappropriate--or often completely forgotten about. So it's a joy when a show gets it right and has kid characters we like spending time with. You can see a list of my favorite kids here: "5 Best Kid Characters on Primetime TV"
The first time I saw the series Firefly, I was overwhelmed at how interesting, complicated, and enchanting all of the characters were. Even more overwhelming was that half the cast in a sci-fi show were women, and these women were just as awesome as the guys. The female roles also offered us some character types we hadn't seen before, and I've put Kaylee on my list of "5 Trailblazing Female Sci-Fi Characters".
Do you agree with my choices? Who are your favorites?
PHOTOS: Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife, c2009 Scott Free Prod., CBS; Patricia Arquette, Miranda Carabello, Sofia Vassilieva, and Maria Lark as Allison, Marie, Ariel, and Bridgette Dubois on Medium, c2009 Picturemaker Prod., NBC, CBS; Jewel Staite as Kaylee Frye in Firefly, c2002 Mutant Enemy, Fox.