Recently, dragon_fall showed me a few episodes of the television series "Supernatural." It was good, and I really liked the "early X-Files" feel of it. However, I wasn't really able to get into it and it took me a few days to figure out why. Finally, I realized that in the episodes I saw, all the women on this series were either evil, or weak and in need of being saved by a man.
I just can't get into that. For me, a strong, real female character is essential to a good plot, whether it's a movie, a T.V. series, novel, short story, comic, etc. I tend to look up to and admire such female characters and without one, I simply can't connect with the story line.
Yesterday, xenokattz linked to a post by cidercupcakes called the Home Team: The 2009 Match where people nominate their favourite female characters. There are some amazing female characters on the list and there has been so much response, that cidercupcakes had to make a second post. I perused through both Part I and Part II and found lots of female character that I just had to show my support for. Peruse through the list yourself and show your support for your favourite female character!
But even as great as the list already was, there were still a few essential female characters that were mysteriously absent. So of course, I just had to nominate the following:
Ana Lucia Cortez (LOST)
The Unicorn/Lady Amalthea (The Last Unicorn)
Detective Olivia Benson (Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit)
ADA Alexandra Cabot (Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit)
Morgaine of the Fairies (The Mists of Avalon)
Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan-O'Connor (The Mummy Movies)
Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)
Joan Girardi (Joan of Arcadia)
Elaine Benes (Seinfeld)
cross-posted to alex_liv_lovers, ana_lucia_fans, for_ana_lucia, isleofmists, last_unicorn_, , the_last & missy42