TV series. The Good Wife and other strong feminine characters

TV series. The Good Wife and other strong feminine characters
Isabel del Rio

Top TV series! Some days ago, on March 13 2014, CBS renewed The Good Wife TV series for a sixth season. A great success!

Today, I’d like to understand the reasons of this tremendous success and in fact, if I think about my favorite TV series, lots of them are starring by tough actresses starring the roles as strong women.

The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the wife of Peter, a discredited State’s Attorney. For him and for her children, Zach and Grace, she has to return to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner, trying to manage home and professional life with the ongoing scandal surrounding her husband. She is smart, independent, and fiercely protective of her family… In the following seasons, she will have different affairs and personal crisis, but she is always tough and knows what she is going to say, choosing her words for maximum impact… Yes, incredible woman! Everybody is in love with her!


The Good Wife TV series starring Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Do you remember Falcon Crest and Gioberti-Channing family in the Californian wine industry? What a TV series! But the Top#1 was Angela Channing (Jane Wyman), a powerful woman in the Tuscany Valley, and the tough tyrannical matriarch of Falcon Crest (always with a funny point, I’d say.)

Yes, I like tough woman. How about The X-Files? Gillian Anderson portrayed Dana Scully for the entire nine seasons of the series. Top character and top real actress since in 2000, she made The X-Files history by becoming the first female writer and director of an episode. I love her!


The Good Wife TV series starring Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick. Season 3

Recently, other tough feminine characters have caught my attention. How about Madeleine Stowe starring as Victoria Grayson in Revenge TV series? Superb, no doubt. And what to say about Glenn Close and Rose Byrne starring as Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons in Damages? Don’t forget Game of Thrones, where the only sweet character is Sansa Stark and in fact, in spite of Sophie Turner’s beauty is not my favorite character… I prefer her sister Arya, for example.

Yes, strong women are trend. That is good because we are speaking about a new model of woman, where they are brave and active without forgetting their familiar duties.

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends!

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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