She is strong, talented, self-assured, and absolutely real with flaws and imperfections; and yet she is Badass. It is all about women empowerment now. Like the rest of the world, our television industry understands the immense impact that strong female roles have had on their impressionable viewers and are giving us a number of role models to cherish and idolize.
Below is a list of 10 such TV shows that truly portray the successful and confident woman of modern times.
Marvel’s Agent Carter
The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, as she must balance life as a secret agent with that of a single woman in 1940s America. She is a strong woman who has a tremendous amount of determination to carry on despite the obstacles that she comes across.
This is an American political drama television series. Madam Secretary explores her life as the shrewd, calculating, and extremely determined newly appointed United States Secretary of State. In this series we see the protagonist as she tries her best to balance both her businesses at the White House and at home.
Rizzoli & Isles
This is a show about friendship and honor which is based on a series of novels by the same name by Tess Gerritsen. We meet Jane Rizzoli, a police detective in Boston who is tough and Maura Isles, a blunt medical examiner. Both are bonded by their dedication to work and their strong friendship.
Superhero show to begin with, this one shows the daily struggle of a young woman (Kara Danvers) while she tries to balance her true nature (being Supergirl), her professional life and her love life. Very real struggles of can a woman have it all?
Scandal is an American political thriller television series. The lead character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer. The protagonist demonstrates what it means to balance a high-powered career, complicated relationships and the occasional breakdown.
HTGAWM is an American drama television series that follows a Law professor/Defense Attorney Annalise Keating and her interns. She is everything you would hope your Criminal Law professor would be- brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic, sexy, glamorous, unpredictable and dangerous. From the initial looks of it, Annalise seems like she has it all; a successful career and a loving husband. But is it all that meets the eye!!!
The talented Mindy Kaling has created and acted in this show. It targets all modern women who are trying to mediate between relationships and careers, a question that is becoming more and more relevant! The show also tells us that it is alright to have doubts about what we want in life, but encourages us to be positive in every situation.
This acclaimed legal drama series features Alicia Florrick, a complex and fierce character whose formidable courtroom skills has taken her places. She is equally invested in her personal life and will go to lengths to look out for them.
Jane the Virgin is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama television series loosely based on the the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. The story follows Jane, an epitome of a good girl: smart, sweet, naive, friendly and hard-working, she is very loyal to her friends and much attached to her family. She’s very religious, and her devotion can often leave her feeling conflicted.
Quantico is an American television thriller series premiered in 2015. The lead character is Alex Parrish, a top FBI recruit, who is intelligent, street smart and compelling. The character of Alex has been well received & James Poniewozik of The New York Times described Chopra as “immediately charismatic and commanding”.
These shows are not currently on-air, but they deserve a mention in this category as they have proven to be helluva shows embodying women power!!!
Buffy is the embodiment of the oxymoron perfectly imperfect. She is strong, determined, clever, over analytical, sometimes cold & unforgiving and yet very loving. A character so complex and perfect that women from different age group can look up to her
Sex and the City
This is the tale of four sassy New York-based women in search of long-lasting relationships. The series received both acclaim and criticism for its subjects and characters alike.
The series follows her journey from being inexperienced and naive to a smart and witty professional. In a world where physical image is the focus of most young women’s minds, Ugly Betty provides a refreshing perspective on how to be confident in your body and your aims in life.
- February 16, 2016
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