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17 July 2008 @ 14:25
my version of meta involves lists.  
NOTE: Please note the "What I Love" in the titles of the lists below. And please refrain from passing judgement on my taste in occasionally cheesy genre television, as that is very much not the point of this exercise.

This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of shows from the last 20 years with female leads. The point for me was to point out the female leads in stories I personally have loved. Even if I didn't love them all the way through (Buffy, for example). Even if the material itself is not Shakespeare (one more person bad mouths Special Unit 2 to me, and I Will Cut You. I Mean it).

If you are convinced I have missed a vital character/show, please go back to the "What I [Personally] Have Loved" and feel free to point out characters in stories you have loved. But remember--this list is very personal to me. I may well have forgot someone I meant to include (Vicki Nelson, from Blood Ties for example got added when someone made a meep? noise). Or it may not have made my list for a good reason (i.e. Alias. I did not love it. Nikita OTOH, was an entirely different story. Until it started To Suck. See Buffy).

Vaguely Recent (i.e. Last 10 Years) Fictional Things What I Love With Female Leads Who Are Actually Leads and Not Solely Sidekicks/Wives/Girlfriends/Supporting CastCollapse )

Not At All Recent (i.e. Before 1998) Fictional Things What I Love With Female Leads Who Are Actually Leads and Not Solely Sidekicks/Wives/Girlfriends/Supporting CastCollapse )


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Allan Rosewarnetaras_wizard on 18th July 2008 23:49 (UTC)
More from above.
"Special Unit 2" is not a very good series at all, it belongs in the not so good group.

Victoria Nelson (Victory Nelson a mere mistype).

ONe can make a very cogent, intelligent and to the point argument that Temperance Brennen is the lead on "Bones" (points on this would include the arguments that the books are written by Kathy Reichs, Ph.D, her team of lab grunts (the squints) are the ones who actually solve the cases, etc.) and Boothe is her sidekick. OTOH, I might be full of crap.
ljc: further than you thinktaraljc on 19th July 2008 01:15 (UTC)
Re: More from above.
Vicki Nelson's nickname in the novels on which teh series is based (which i read as they came out) is "Victory". So I have always referred to Vicki as "Voctory".

And I happen to love SU2, and you'll note, the heading of each list specifically mentions things I've loved. So please, do not tell me what deos or does not belong in my lists.
Merlin Missy: Mandy bitchmtgat on 19th July 2008 03:13 (UTC)
Re: More from above.
There is a special level of hell reserved for people who drop into squee posts and say that the object of squee is unworthy. Trufax.