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: Stella Gibson
DSI Stella Gibson is the ultimate threat to misogynists everywhere; She is brainy, beautiful, and brave. In her quest to bring the serial killer Paul Spector to justice she tramples the patriarchy in heels, exposes prejudices, schools ignorant abusers, whilst still allowing herself to feel.
Top 3 Stella moments of 2016
1. Stella’s class on consent
2. Stella vs the Patriarchy
3. Stella on justice