Sometimes we will play a little game where some of our favorite TV girl crushes are our pretend BFFs. Before you accuse us of being totally mental, let us explain.
You get emotionally invested in a show and one of your favorite characters does something awesome/stupid/extraordinary and you are all like – you go girl/why (WHY!) would you do that/have you gone completely mad? We do love our BFFs dearly (we are obliged to say that otherwise we can expect a barrage of emails/IMs/phone calls along the lines – what you mean, your pretend BFF?), but damn it, we wouldn’t mind having any of these women as our BFFs.
Olivia Pope is our number one girl crush! How can you not love her? Fixer for the DC’s powerful, rich, ultra mega rich and famous, Olivia Pope is frighteningly smart, sickeningly capable, ball busting, kind and loyal.Her personal life however might need an intervention. Yes, she might have amaaaahzing chemistry with the POTUS but (feel free to clutch your pearls and shout at us) we think he can be a bit of a douche. It doesn’t mean we like her less for it, heavens know we all made mistakes. But yes, the dude can be douchey.
When we first heard of Veronica Mars we were a bit baffled by the concept – a noir series about a teenage PI? Hm what the what? But it took all of one episode to get us hooked. Veronica Mars is everything we wanted to be when we were teenagers – cool, sassy and snarky (although that one we sort of got covered). We got the major case of the sadz when the series got cancelled, but a bunch of awesome fans and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, stay tuned for Veronica Mars movie in 2014.
Cristina Yang might not be everyone’s cup of tea. She is brash, annoying and you know she will cut a bish if s/he gets in her way to the operating room. But you have got to admire her focus, determination and loyalty to friends. And just when you start to think she might indeed be a robot, she’ll cry. And when Cristina Yang cries, everyone cries with her.
Ah our favorite CIA spy! What we admire the most about Carrie Mathison is her gumption. Think about it – sure, she is a brilliant operative. But she also managed to function in the high pressure environment of the CIA and stay alive in the field while living with bi-polar. AND she kept it a secret from her superiors for years. We don’t know how she managed to fib the CIA background check, but we are glad that she did.
Elka is sassy, snarky and witty. Elka is also 90 years old (and with a collection of leisure suits to die for). If we are half as colorful as Elka when we get to her age, we will consider it a life well lived.
Did you honestly think we would leave Khaleesi off the list? Never. She is the Mother of the freaking Dragons, hello! For her transformation alone she deserves a spot on our list – she went from being pushed around by her douche of a brother who used her as he saw fit to a woman who rules armies, frees the slaves and has dragons as pets.
At the time when men in suits ruled the boardrooms, drinking and smoking was actively encouraged in the work place and glass ceiling was an unknown term, Peggy Olson was a trailblazer. You have got to admire her patience and determination, not to mention single bloody mindedness that allowed her to deal with sh*t thrown her way on the daily basis. For that alone she deserves a medal. But to come out on top like she did, well…you go girl!