Each day in Advent I will be celebrating one of the TV heroins of 2016 -as let’s face it, it has been a pretty sucky year, and we could all use some female fictional icons to take our mind off Brexit, Trump, and the general doomsday vibe!

Why a heroine and not a hero? Well one of the reasons I am such a TV fanatic is that the genre seems to be far more ‘equal-opportunities’ than it’s film relation. No longer are the fairer sex subjected to the role of love interest or sister – they are now allowed to be rulers, protagonists, and saviours of mankind. This is both forward-thinking and inspiring, as, let’s face it, a story with twice as many complex characters is twice as interesting!

1st December

Heroine: Sansa Stark

Sansa starts off the every-girl, all about finding her prince charming, having mini princes and princesses, and generally living up to her archetype. Of course her prince charmings tend to be left wanting – first Joffrey, then Ramsay. Rather than wail and moan at her misfortune, the least scrappy stark grabs a backbone and begins to fight back. Who said girl power was dead?

Top 3 Sansa moments of 2016

  1. Sansa speaks her mind

2. Sansa fights for a seat at the table

3. Sansa’s revenge


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