Underrated TV Ladies (and fella)
So I wrote about my favorite unlikely pop culture role models before. Role models that weren’t a Kardashian or Taylor Swift. I’ve derived a lot from characters from different shows, movies, books, etc. The anxious smart girl, the annoying nerd, the fat friend; people I didn’t appreciate till I was older and realized that all those characters indirectly influenced me into being a marble cake of blogger fuck. Mmm marble cake.
- Ren Stevens, Even Stevens. Let me start out right away by saying as the younger sibling I was much more like Louis Stevens. However, Ren Stevens was a female icon of what it meant to be smart and get cute boys. Not to mention her teeth were gorgeous even though she rejected the small circles teeth brushing method (I hope I’m not the only one who remembers that episode). Ren Stevens had ambition, gusto, and the brains to back it up. She only failed one project, but she failed with flare. I demand a regrade. I sure as hell didn’t learn about the moon landing in school. Also she said “69” on the Disney channel.
- Gordo, Lizzie McGuire. Let’s stay on this Disney track for one more character. Gordo was the original friend-zoned lover boy, but guess what? He didn’t fucking complain about it. I know most guys are scared now that women aren’t afraid of shutting them down and telling them why they suck, but it’s nice to hammer it home. Gordo was a good guy and he initially won Lizzie’s heart. I love Gordo.
- Paris Geller, Gilmore Girls. Admittedly, I didn’t watch the Gilmore Girls. It was more of my mom and sister’s thing. I just couldn’t get into it and would roll my eyes and roll over to watch something like Smallville or the Simpsons. But Paris Geller was always the main reason I did not watch that show. Why? Because she’s annoying, a pest, an uptight asshole. Sure Rory is sweet and smart and has Dean, but Paris was an overachieving asshole. Not to mention she ended up dating an older professor. Chicccccccccccccccccccc.
- Elizabeth, Master Chef. Including a reality personality like always. Elizabeth is a bitch – Babe in total control of herself. She has a cute husband, she can cook very well and she knows how to play it cool. When her rivals tried to aim for her, just showed no fear and did her best. Also looked like Drew Barrymore. She. Should. Have. Won.
- Skylar, Breaking Bad. The most unpopular opinion yet. I’m sorry, but if your partner was going through some shit, not talking to you about it, and then you found out they have a meth lab wouldn’t you be pissed and bitchy all the time too? The funny thing is Skylar and Walt are the same person, that’s why they’re married, but people skip the big fact and details on how their marriage works and why she is the way she is. She was complex and dynamic. People disliked her because they liked Walt when in reality you’re not suppose to like Walt either.
- Princess Carolyn, BoJack Horseman. Okay, watched the whole first season in one sitting because my boyfriend may or may have not been working on a Friday night. Princess Carolyn is a mixture of Estelle from Friends (Joey’s agent), Miranda Hobbes, and a wardrobe I’d imagine an animated Zooey Deschanel to have. She stops at nothing to book her dream client Andrew Garfield as she’s upfront about her business, well business. She’s single and career oriented not very likable, but she’s humanize her when she loses a client to an agent rival who also is a mother. She was in love with BoJack, but knows he’ll never feel the same and even rejects him when her career is falling apart – the optimal emotional conditions. She stays strong and carries on.
- Lisa Cuddy, House. A complex love story between Dr. House and Cuddy. Cuddy is a ball buster with a soft spot for the fouled man. She understands good doctors from bad and does fieldwork in her own hospital. Not to mention the office clothes. She’s hot. She doesn’t play his games even though she’s been in love with him. That also doesn’t stop her from adopting a baby and striving to have it all. It’s not easy and they make it apparent. Lisa Cuddy, I feel you.