5 Kickass Female Characters on Television Right Now

The reasons why you should watch these shows now!
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  May 25, 2017
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It's easy to believe nowadays that we're going backwards as a society. What with all the catcalling on national television (!!!) and even that "na-ano" lang remark from a senator during a formal hearing (!!!!!).

But whenever we hear what you girls are watching and getting into, we can't help but feel hopeful because we know there's a good reason why you love your favorite shows. Nope, we know it's definitely just not because it's popular. It's about the characters, too.

Below, we studied (or marathon-ed, hee hee!) the shows you mentioned and found one thing in common: These shows all involve kickass women who prove that nothing and no one can stop them from doing what they're meant to do. Happy watching, Candy Girls!

  1. Good Girls Revolt's Patti Robinson (Genevieve Angelson)

We're heartbroken that Amazon didn't renew Good Girls Revolt for a second season. Boo! But we're glad we got a peek at the lives of women in the '60s, while they were working for a magazine that didn't credit what they did and how hard they worked. If you're taking your freedom of self-expression for granted, then let this show remind you of what the women before us have fought for.

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P.S. We hope other networks and video-streaming apps take this TV series on and give it the second season it so deserves.

  1. GLOW's Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie)

Who says wrestling (or any sport for that matter) is for boys alone? GLOW, led by the brilliant and hilarious Alison Brie, will remind you that there is nothing we can't do. The best part, it's a comedy based on the '80s all-female wrestling group, Glorious Women of Wrestling. P.S. It's coming soon on Netflix, but it's been on our feed for daaays!

  1. The Handmaid's Tale's Offred (Elisabeth Moss)

There's a reason why we're obsessed with this take on Margaret Wood's classic dystopian novel. While we love the cinematography and the overall feel of this TV series, we're also invested in Offred's story and how she, together with the other girls from the twisted nation of Gilead, tries to bring down a society that treats women as second-class citizens who have no right to speak and take responsibility for their bodies.

  1. Stranger Things' Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)

How could we ever forget the cute but powerful Eleven of Stranger Things? People might easily ignore Eleven because of her size and her age, but when she decides to put her mind into doing things (literally!), she proves that anything is possible. We just couldn't wait to see her and more of what she can do in the second season!

  1. A Series of Unfortunate Events' Violet Baudelaire (Malina Weissman)

Never look at orphan Violet as just some kid who should be cared for. She may be young, but with her resilience and resourcefulness, she shows us that even young ones are able to do what adults do during difficult times—like when they have to do everything to protect the people they truly love.

What shows are you watching these days, Candy Girls? Share them with us in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom.

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Ayessa De La Peña
Candymag.com Assistant Section Editor
I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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