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: Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy Schmidt was kidnapped by a fanatical cult leader and held in a bunker for 15 years, but on her release charges into the world determined to seek out all possible joy. Stubbornly optimistic in the face of cynical New York City she explores her unsolved psychological issues with a childish comedic naivety that lifts even the gloomiest of hearts.
Plus she eats candy for breakfast – what a woman.
Top Kimmy moments of 2016
- Kimmy’s perfect come-backs
2. Kimmy’s feminist roar
3. Kimmy’s words of wisdom