My addiction to TV shows runs deep. When I get in to a show, I am in. it. So it’s not hard to imagine that, before I was obsessing over GIRLS, Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones, I had the Disney Channel, ABC Family, and Noggin (or “The N” during the nighttime hours, obviously) on lock. My TV shows of choice ranged from cartoons (Rocket Power and Hey Arnold!) to “reality” shows, before they were reality shows (Bug Juice and Totally freakin Circus . . . how could you not love?) to plain old dramas filled with teenagers in love (Boy Meets World and Breaker High . . . including a young Ryan Gosling). But my favorite TV shows were the ones who featured dorky but funny, awkward yet smart, female characters who became, basically, my middle school spirit guides.
I guess I have been feeling nostalgic lately . . . but ever since I shared my favorite female TV characters, I knew I couldn’t leave out the ladies who shaped the woman I am today – full of sass, corny jokes and, most importantly, girl power.