Friday, 4 April 2014

Powerful Female Characters in TV

We’re in television series limbo at the moment, waiting for the new series of addictive shows like Mad Men and Game of Thrones to air is so hard when we just have to know: Will Daenerys Targaryen take back the iron throne? Is Bob Benson really Don’s secret son? In anticipation of this year’s best television shows, let’s take a look at some of television’s most powerful female characters.

Joan Holloway in Mad Men

Christina Hendricks is so fierce in Mad Men that she was voted “Sexiest Woman in the World” by female readers of Esquire magazine for her role as Joan Holloway. The Mad Men series focuses on a male dominated advertising agency set in 1960’s America.

We are introduced to Joan in Series 1 where she plays the assertive office manager taking control of client communication and overseeing the agencies operational tasks.

Throughout the show Joan is torn between settling as a typical 1960’s housewife or pursuing her real ambition as a successful business woman. By series 6 Joan has followed her dreams and become an official business partner at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency- an impressive job title for a female given the era.
With Series 7 around the corner, we can’t wait to see what the oh-so stylish Joan Holloway will do next.

Most memorable quote: “It’s a very brave person who does something anonymously.”

Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

Despite Game of Thrones being set in a medieval fantasy era, Daenerys Targaryen manages to look flawless in every episode. Played by English actress Emilia Clarke, Daenerys has long-flowing blonde curls, porcelain skin and can often be spotted wearing ethereal Grecian dresses. However, despite her innocent looks, Daenerys is no wallflower.

The last surviving Targaryen in the fictional seven kingdoms, Daenerys is on a mission to take back the iron throne and become queen. Armed with 3 fire-breathing pet dragons and a fleet of loyal servants, Daenerys’ bravery throughout the show makes her one of the most powerful female characters in TV.
And she’s something of a style icon too; high end fashion designers have even inspired their collections around Daenerys creating plunging neckline swimsuits, bold leggings and sassy skirts.

Most memorable quote: “He was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon.”

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in Breaking Bad

Strong female TV characters don’t come tougher than Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. On the surface Lydia appears to be nervous and shy, but under the surface she is calculated and quick-witted in a way that none of the other BB female characters even come close to.

The show which has been voted as the “Highest Rated Television Series of All Time” by IMDB, is an edge of the seat affair which will keep you guessing from start to finish as you try to figure out who is good and who is evil. We don’t want to give too much away about Lydia just in case you haven’t caught Breaking Bad fever yet, but she is definitely one to watch.

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Style: Sporting superstar sunglasses, tight little black dresses and designer handbags, we love Lydia’s style in Breaking Bad. Channel Lydia’s all-black-everything approach to fashion with a statement handbag like the Fiorelli Bronte Tote - you’ll want to take it everywhere. 

There are so many strong female characters in TV shows that we found it hard to pick just three. Who is your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment, or tweet us @Fiorelli_Bags!

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