A Bit of Me: Favorite Female Character
A Bit of Me is a weekly meme from 1stdaugher at There’s A Book, where the book blogging community can get to know each other outside of books. It’s a fun way to expand our horizons, as well as find out what else we have in common!
This weeks question: Who is your favorite female character, in a book or on a TV show/movie? Why?
This was a big toss up for me. And true to form, I can’t just pick one. In fact, I spent the entire week trying to figure out how I could choose one of these lucky gals to be my favorite. I decided that I owe it to all of them to give them credit where they are due.
So, number one is…Buffy Summers.
For those of you who don’t know, Buffy Summers is the lead character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And if you’ve been reading much of this blog, you’ll know that BTVS is my favorite TV show ever.
I had a hard time picking between Buffy and Willow. Honestly, character wise, I think I like Willow better than Buffy. But what I really like about Buffy is what Joss Whedon created her as – the seemingly dumb blonde girl who you think is going to die in the first scene of the movie. Who changes your expectations and kicks ass. She’s the chosen one!
Second, Kate Beckett.
She deserves a bigger picture, but this is the one I liked best, and Google refused to cooperate.
As you probably know, I started watching Castle because of Nathan Fillion, because I adore him. And I keep watching for him. But I also keep watching because I think it’s a great show, and I really really like the character opposite him, Kate Beckett.
Kate is a detective, with a complicated past, but a headstrong, brilliant, beautiful woman. I’ve got a thing for strong female characters. And don’t you just love that hair?
And third, Jo March.
No discussion of favorite female characters in my world would be complete without her. To me, Jo embodies a woman unwilling to settle for what her role *should* be in society, a woman who strives to find something more for herself, who refuses to just sit back and take it. I love that in a character, whether their story be real or completely fiction. Any character willing to buck the trends is tops in my book.
Next week’s question: Who is your favorite male character, in a book or on a TV show/movie? Why?