Here They Come to Save the Day!
February 09, 2016
My Ten on Tuesday is brought to you by Girl Power! There are a few TV shows in rotation around here, but not on regular schedule. We often record episodes we never get around to watching. We're slowly making our way through Netflix episodes of Jessica Jones, which I find very dark, but fascinating. Marvel Comic characters have not been on my radar, but I see why people are drawn to the whole idea of heroes who can save the world from the bad guys.
I also decided to only go with women, as I think TV could do a better job of showing women in stronger roles and not only as dim-witted, one-liner characters who need a man to save them.
"You've been kidnapped! List the 10 TV show characters you would want to help you."
Jessica Jones - She has super-human strength and withering, angry looks on her side. (We'll not talk about her drinking problem.)
Lady Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey - Lady Mary has come into her own and she's learning how to get things done.
Amy Farah Fowler from Big Bang Theory - She's funny, extremely intelligent and slightly odd. I think she would give the kidnapper a run for his money. She is a neurobiologist, after all. (In the meantime, I hope she'll save me.)
Olivia Pope from Scandal - She's got a team behind her, just as long as she can hold off the President.
The women from The Bletchley Circle - Four women who saved the world during WWII could certainly get me away from a kidnapper.
Agent Carter - She knows how to get things done behind the scenes and can take down any man with a well placed punch.
Hetty from NCIS - She lived through the cold war as a special agent and knows more than any spy on earth. She'd have no trouble finding me and killing my kidnapper.
Trouble from Grimm- She's another woman with super-human strength and she sees trouble coming. I know she could find me and take my kidnapper down.
So, tell me who would save you!