Over the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of television shows that have a professional woman as the star character. If you turn on any of the popular channels such as TNT or USA networks then you will see commercial after commercial advertising television series that focus on a woman and her high level career. I thought I would highlight a few that I believe to be important in showing off the real super powers of today’s women.
The Closer (TNT):
Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson is a Georgia police detective that gets promoted to the head of the Priority Homicide Division in Los Angles. She shows off her prime investigation skills and interrogation tactics in the process of locking up brutal killers. Deputy Johnson has a special ability to read people and draw out confessions from the most hardened criminals. She gains respect from her team by using her unique case closing techniques to get results. In this position of power, Deputy Johnson maintains her style and stays true to herself even in the face of opposition.
In Plain Sight (USA):
Dr. Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who has a unique ability to solve crimes by finding evidence from the victim’s bones. Law enforcement calls upon the brilliant Dr. Brennan when the clues in the remains are too difficult for the FBI forensic team to extract. The rotting dead bodies that she is required to work with on a daily basis never faze her. Dr. Brennan is an extremely intelligent woman who remains focused and dedicated to her career.
These television series portray modern day women in a positive light and show the vast strength of the 21st century woman. We get to see women demonstrating leadership and holding positions of power. They are capable of fighting crime and solving problems without magical superpowers and revealing costumes. Are there any others that you feel are important and need to be added to this list?