Day 15: Favorite female character
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking this is easy peasy and I'm going to say Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Instead I'm choosing a strong petite woman who stands by her convictions, finds the cold hard facts, and tries to believe what she can't see... she works the case and tries not to invest too much of herself into it so she can be objective, but normally loses that battle... because she's a marshmallow.
My favorite female character is Veronica Mars. If you thought I was going to say Dana Scully instead you were really close, but Veronica as played by Kristen Bell feels a bit more 'real' and by real I mean that I believe young girls like her exist. Smart and snarky girls who are displaced from a niche or group and are treading water trying to find who they are without what they know defines them. Hm. Seems I like characters that move from defining themselves by others and connections to defining themselves through THEMSELVES.
If there actually is a perfect season of television it is the first season of Veronica Mars and that is because of the characterization of our heroine. (Yes perfect, I'll arm wrestle you because I believe it that strongly). She's a fallen angel from the world of the privileged 09-er zip code in Neptune, California. She also happens to help her father with his private investigation business in her spare time.
Also she's completely awesome.
I could care less about the romantic story lines running through this show and I'll get to it later on in the challenge why. This was smart TV and should be feasted on over and over again.
If you've ever watched the show, start over and watch it again. If you haven't get ready to fall in love so deeply that you perhaps like me don't watch the final two episodes for two years because you can't bare for it to be finished.