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: Rebecca Bunch
The lead character on Crazy Ex-Girlfirend (played by the show’s creator) is unashamedly neurotic and needy, but at the same time wealthy, successful and fiercely intelligent. What makes her happy is not her bank account, her glory in the courtroom or outsmarting lesser mortals, but her encounters with the community of West Covina California, her new home away from the soul-destroying rat-race of New York. All this AND she sings about the female world with hilarity and biting wit. So – Crazy girls unite – we can be icons too!
Top Rebecca moments up to 2016