Each day in Advent I will be celebrating one of the TV heroines 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!
Heroine: Caroline Penvenen
Caroline could so easily have been yet another bimbo fashion-plate heiress, dancing through life believing that love and politics were ugly words. Instead she scorned the fiancé who wanted her to decorate his arm (and his bank balance), for love of the true Poldark hero – Doctor Enys. Caroline is both stylish and bright, able to enter into verbal sparring bouts with Cornish men whilst wearing the best selection of coats known to womankind. Does she mope when her heart is broken? Does she bananas. She picks up the adorable Horace and relocates. And let’s not forget her loan to the eponymous Poldark cad who was ready to drag his whole family to rags and ruin through piracy, adultery and sheer stupidity. What a woman.
Top 3 Caroline moments of 2016
- “And now, no doubt, you hate me”
2. Caroline’s gift
3. Caroline’s Choice