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Please can someone tell me of a really good series that has a strong female lead?

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Lighthousekeeping Wed 20-Mar-13 23:41:58

And not some self absorbed whining woman. I'm looking at you Carrie Bradshaw and you Hannah from Girls and, especially you bloody Meredith Grey.

MrsRochestersCat Wed 20-Mar-13 23:43:21

Spiral?

nemno Wed 20-Mar-13 23:44:51

Damages

NotAnotherPackedLunch Wed 20-Mar-13 23:45:31

Borgen?

ubik Wed 20-Mar-13 23:45:55

The Killing.

Watch it.

First series of Homeland.

The Killing (Danish original or US remake).

OohShinyChocolateHollowBunnies Wed 20-Mar-13 23:46:38

Buffy the vampire slayer!

Spiral.

Watching it now. Fucking fantastic.

ubik Wed 20-Mar-13 23:46:55

Friend really liked Nurse Jackie

theliverpoolone Wed 20-Mar-13 23:47:17

Scott and Bailey.

montmartre Wed 20-Mar-13 23:47:18

The Bridge, Borgen, The Killing, Six Feet Under

NotAnotherPackedLunch Wed 20-Mar-13 23:48:28

Getting On.

onedev Wed 20-Mar-13 23:50:09

The Closer & now the spin off Major Crimes (but I've only seen 1 episode of that so far - looked promising though!).

Sinkingfeeling Wed 20-Mar-13 23:51:06

Prime Suspect

Lighthousekeeping Wed 20-Mar-13 23:51:11

Oh, I'm liking this list. Loved Damages and am still waiting for the last Season. When is that coming?

Homeland was great.

Haven't seen any of the others yet.

P.S. I couldn't even make it through the pilot of Greys thanks to Meredith Grey's simpering, lisping, needy, whiney, man-obsessed idiocy.

How is that show a thing??

Eurgh.

Seconding packedlunch with Getting On.

Best UK comedy of recent years. Bloody ace.

VenetiaLanyon Wed 20-Mar-13 23:52:46

The Good Wife is excellent.

EggyFucker Wed 20-Mar-13 23:53:57

I was going to suggest Homeland but you have seen it.

Lighthousekeeping Wed 20-Mar-13 23:54:21

I'm on the finale of season three of Greys and really can't take anymore.

I loved The Sopranos do will investigate Nurse Jackie.

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 20-Mar-13 23:55:35

Another for The Good Wife

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Mar-13 23:55:36

second buffy - she absolutely kicks arse!

the x files.
yes to homeland
and the killing (danish one)

and the excellent Fringe. olivia rocks.

Nurse Jackie is fantastic. As a Sopranos addict I didn't think I'd like Edie Falco in anything else. I was wrong. She's amazing.

A confusing and conflicting lead character. Thought provoking and heartbreaking.

Lighthousekeeping Thu 21-Mar-13 00:01:58

Oh I must see if I can get in on Net Flix. She's an amazing actress.

Six Feet Under - Brenda, Clare and Ruth all complicated and fascinating characters.

Also loved Nurse Jackie.

Kima a strong female character in The Wire also.

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