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HAPPY BLOGMAS -TV HEROINE OF THE DAY – DAY 4 – KIMMY SCHMIDT

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!

4th December

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

  1. Kimmy’s perfect come-backs
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       2. Kimmy’s feminist roar

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       3. Kimmy’s words of wisdom

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HAPPY BLOGMAS – TV HEROINE OF THE DAY – DAY 3 – DSI STELLA GIBSON

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!
3rd December

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

HAPPY BLOGMAS – TV HEROINE OF THE DAY -DAY 2- CAROLINE PENVENEN

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!
2nd December

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

  1. “And now, no doubt, you hate me”

      2. Caroline’s gift

        3. Caroline’s Choice

HAPPY BLOGMAS – TV HEROINE OF THE DAY – DAY 1 – SANSA STARK

Each day in Advent I will be celebrating one of the TV heroins 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!

1st December

Heroine: Sansa Stark

Sansa starts off the every-girl, all about finding her prince charming, having mini princes and princesses, and generally living up to her archetype. Of course her prince charmings tend to be left wanting – first Joffrey, then Ramsay. Rather than wail and moan at her misfortune, the least scrappy stark grabs a backbone and begins to fight back. Who said girl power was dead?

Top 3 Sansa moments of 2016

  1. Sansa speaks her mind

2. Sansa fights for a seat at the table

3. Sansa’s revenge