It’s been a pretty rough tv season for female characters so far. I have Cuddy on House but with 30 Rock still not back and The Dollhouse not starting until later I’m starving for badass women until I started watching Dexter.
Deb is Dexter’s sister and a police officer and I officially want her to be my new best friend. I have just started watching the third season so I do not know what her character development has been through the other two. She won me over with her response to Dexter having a child: “A mother-fucking, rolly-polly chubby-cheeked shit machine” which is pretty much awesome.
Deb is a problematic character in many ways and is far from the feminist icon status that we give characters like Lisa Simpson. She is desperate for respect and lives in the shadow of her father so there are aspects of her achieving to please a man. However, she takes her work seriously and does not back down from a confrontation. She is currently dealing with Internal Affairs wanting her to report on a fellow officer and promising a desired promotion in exchange. She does not play the politics role well and was kicked off a case for discovering the brother of the DA was a drug addict and announcing it loudly in his company. Her journey seems like it will be an interesting one and I am excited to see it unfold.
Who are everyone else’s favorite female characters on TV right now?