Rambling TV: Strong Women of Television
While watching ABC's Agent Carter, I couldn't help but be impressed with how good it was. I'm glad Marvel is finally getting behind a female lead franchise, and I think the show has a ton of potential. It got me thinking of other badass women on TV right now. These are just a few from the shows I watch.Tell me who your favorite female character on television is and what makes them strong.
1) Peggy Carter of Agent Carter
Peggy's male co-workers may underestimate her, but we viewers certainly don't. She's not trained in combat like Black Widow or Agent May, but she still manages to kick ass and get things done.
Kick ass moment: Burning some guy on her stove THEN throwing him out a window.
2) Carol Peletier of The Walking Dead
No character on The Walking Dead has seen an evolution like Carol. Starting as a meek, abused woman who found her inner strength and is now able to make some of the toughest decisions. She's my favorite character in all of television right now.
Kick ass moment: Lighting up Terminus like the 4th of July, then finding time to reunite with her group and give Rick and Daryl hugs that gave me feels overload.
3) Brienne of Tarth of Game of Thrones
"All my life men like you’ve sneered at me, and all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.” Lady Brienne is more than just a Lady, she's efficient with her sword and has been gutting dudes for a long time. She also has a strong sense of duty and honor.
Kick ass moment: Beating The Hound in the face with a rock.
4) Melinda May of Agents of SHIELD
She flies a plane, she's trained in martial arts, there really isn't anything Agent May can't do. She's proven time and time again how reliable she is, and I'm sure she'll be beating bitches for a long time to come.
Kick ass moment: Beating down another agent that is wearing a clocking device that makes her look like May. So two Mays in an epic showdown.
5) Amy Brookheimer of Veep.
Amy may not have martial arts skills, knives, or guns like the other ladies on my list do, but her words are what makes her strong. She's smart, quick on her feet, and basically runs everything in the Vice President's office. Plus, she's eaten hummus with a pen cap. don't judge her.
Kick ass moment: Any time she's had to put Jonah or Dan in their place.
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