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Best Female TV Characters of 2010

What TV Character Makes You Proud to Be a Woman?

This year there were quite a few strong female characters in television, offering words of wisdom about life and marriage, showing us how to get through impossible situations, and even shaking it like Britney Spears. Many of them have also been recognized with award nominations and wins this past year. There are tough leading ladies like Alicia Florrick from The Good Wife, Jackie Peyton from Nurse Jackie, Tara Gregson from United States of Tara, and Cathy Jamison from The Big C. From cheating husbands to psychological disease to cancer, these women have gone through hell and back, and yet they still manage to keep their sanity (mostly) and sense of humor.

And then there are the characters paving the way for us with their attempts at balancing work and relationships, like Mad Men's Joan, who chose marriage over career; relationship-phobic Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother, who had her heart broken; and 30 Rock's Liz Lemon, who we learned so much from this year, from dating dealbreakers to how fate relates to spray tanning.

And don't forget last year's winner, Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, who has continued to woo us with her wardrobe while dreaming in classic movies and reading French novels.

So all said, which small-screen star this year makes you the proudest to be a woman?

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fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
BETTY WHITE!!! :bananana:
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 6 years
Agree with soulight- this wasn't meant to be taken so seriously, it's just for fun. How depressing to read these comments! I picked Robin because she's strong (so much that she comes off as kind of manly sometimes) and she has goals that she's always trying to achieve, and she takes it step by step.
soulight soulight 6 years
You have to love all the people that can't take a joke. Seriously ladies, it's a fun little survey, take it as such. Any who I picked Robin, just because she seems like the most fun. But Olivia is one kick butt lady.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I voted for Robin, too, rhodes. I think I like her so much because I really identify with her.
rhodes rhodes 6 years
I'm proud to be a woman not because of fictional characters but because I am a real one, etc etc etc. I like Robin Scherbatsky the most out of the list. Sure she has commitment issues but she has achieved a lot of what she wanted to in her fictional life.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I am in general agreement with the comments. I don't need a fictional character to be proud to be a woman. (And I hate that I had to vote to see the results.) I also would have voted for Olivia Benson were she on here. (Because, well, I had to vote for someone to see the results.) And, I agree that some of these choices are seriously questionable. I, too, love Joan, but don't find her behavior of late something to be proud of. And Kate, I, too, cannot believe that Blair won last year. Sure, she's fun to watch, but really? People strive to be like her?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Weird choices. Next: Who makes you more proud to be an American: Don Draper's new secretary-wife, Dexter Morgan, or Sookie Stackhouse?
kismekate kismekate 6 years
I can't believe any woman/girl even voted for Blair Waldorf! She's a total money grubbing, conniving girl with seriously questionable morals! How should anyone strive to be like her? Or to look up to her?
weffie weffie 6 years
Joan is my favourite character of them all, but I don't think her behaviour this season was really anything to be proud of. Faking an abortion then lying about it to the father and to your husband seems like such a scared-little-girl move... I think she makes me feel more pity than pride.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Yeah, none. I like a lot of these characters, but they're characters. I don't really relate much to any of them.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
Agree, Vanonymous--Olivia Benson is better than any of these characters.
amber512 amber512 6 years
lol, same here snarky
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
oddly enough i am proud to be a woman without being influenced by fictional characters.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
How about none?
Vanonymous Vanonymous 6 years
I would add Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) from Law and Order SVU. She's awesome!
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