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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.

trikken Thu 21-Mar-13 13:28:29


Dinosaurhunter Thu 21-Mar-13 13:33:02

True blood ......

LadyFlumpalot Thu 21-Mar-13 13:35:39

Buffy! Also, Firefly by the same chap. Very strong female characters in that.

pompompom Thu 21-Mar-13 13:41:08

Fringe is good (on to season 4 now I think) but the first series took a lot of getting through, IMO. Worth it though, as the story develops a lot and it gets much more involved and interesting straight from the start of series 2. The opening sequences get considerably less gory as well.

Zookiemay Thu 21-Mar-13 13:44:01

Definitely agree with Fringe and so sad that it is no more sad

MaybeOrnot Thu 21-Mar-13 13:47:44

Getting On
Nurse Jackie
The Big C

DeadWomanWalking Thu 21-Mar-13 13:48:41

Continuum is very good.

SignoraStronza Thu 21-Mar-13 13:49:17


JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Thu 21-Mar-13 13:53:49

Hit and Miss. Although technically the lead character is transgender.

ThingummyBob Thu 21-Mar-13 13:55:54

Another fan of Weeds here, plus Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, Scott & Bailey are all bloody brilliant. Yy to the new Major Crimes, loved the first episode.

I must watch Getting On, name sounds familiar and I'm playing catch up on Law & Order too atm. Lots of feisty famale roles in both UK and US versions from what I've seen so far!

Dinosaurhunter Thu 21-Mar-13 13:56:10

Another vote for hit and miss .

motherofallmuddles Thu 21-Mar-13 13:58:17

One Word - Borgen

ivegotaniphone Thu 21-Mar-13 14:02:02

Yes to Buffy! Anything by Joss Whedon has really good female characters.

Dinosaurhunter Thu 21-Mar-13 14:15:11

Oh just thought of another one - revenge

OhSheesh Thu 21-Mar-13 14:17:46

What ivegotaniphone said. Dollhouse is his other series, featuring Eliza Dushku, though it takes some work (I think we'd have given up if it wasn't by Joss). Also voting for Veronica Mars, BSG - not only for Starbuck but also President Rosslyn (sp?) - and Castle.

MrsMangoBiscuit Thu 21-Mar-13 14:18:37

How did I forget Castle! I'm reading the books as well at the moment. Very funny, and Beckett is kick ass. grin

I second Hex as well, even though it was a little weird.

ScarletLady02 Thu 21-Mar-13 14:39:41

Dollhouse is brilliant. Something new starting called Defiance has Darla from Buffy in it and I like to think she wouldn't be in something terrible!

Oh and indeed you are never too old for Buffy.

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 21-Mar-13 14:44:52

Once upon a time

notyummy Thu 21-Mar-13 14:45:12

Def Starbuck and the Pres in BSG. Both awesome. And not at all glamorous.

megandraper Thu 21-Mar-13 14:49:56

rather old, but available on DVD. You can't beat the Prime Suspect series with Helen Mirren.

musickeepsmesane Thu 21-Mar-13 15:00:38

Rizzoli and Isles, Body of Proof, Bones, Harry's Law, Once upon a time and blush Gilmore Girls

comeonbishbosh Thu 21-Mar-13 15:03:23

Just to take the list into lightweight territory: Gilmore Girls smile

comeonbishbosh Thu 21-Mar-13 15:03:56

Ooh snap cross post!

ThwartedbyMum Thu 21-Mar-13 15:16:12

Another Rizzoli &Isles recommendation here.

musickeepsmesane Thu 21-Mar-13 15:22:56

comeonbishbosh grin

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