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!

Dolores started out as Westworld’s damsel in perpetual distress, raped over and over by men playing at villains in their very own cowboy fantasy. But Dolores is older, wiser and tougher than she appears, and these violent delights have violent ends…

6th December

Heroine: Dolores

Top 3 Dolores moments of 2016

1.Dolores and the fly


2.Dolores gets a gun


3.Dolores solves the maze

Exit pursued by a robot


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