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Wow I got behind! Yesterday was exhausting and I couldn't make myself type anything. But now is the time for catching up.Day Five: Favorite female character on a male-driven show
I don't watch "male-driven" shows. I don't really know what the term means. To even find a show that qualifies I have to go all the way back to the original Law & Order
and the character of Lieutenant Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkeson). She's a force of female authority and sensibility that never gets turned into a mother figure, which is difficult to pull off. Merkeson's dry delivery of her lines really helps. She has a distinctive voice and line delivery method that speaks volumes about the character as a person despite the fact that, in true Law & Order
fashion, revelations about her background and personal life are few and far between.Day Six: Favorite female-driven show
Buffy! Xena! Nah, just kidding. That would be too easy, although I do love those shows and think they're huge milestones for the depiction of women on television. But I'm actually going to go with Judging Amy
, which if you don't remember it was a drama series from the early 2000's about a family court judge and her mother, a social worker. Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly played the respective leads and were just awesome onscreen together portraying a very believable mother-daughter relationship. It was a drama that dealt with serious issues, yet I found it a great show to unwind and relax to. It's great rainy day, wrapped in a warm blanket and drinking cocoa viewing. Of course a lot of people say the same thing about Buffy and Xena but I get psyched watching those shows. Amy just puts me in a good mood.