Are you still reeling from that April Fools’ Day prank pulled by a Happy Endings writer toying with our emotions about a possible reunion? Is it that you just miss the sage advice and exhuberance of Penny Hartz? This week in ladymags we look at the ladymag queen herself, Oprah, through the eyes of our favorite failed hipster.
What follows is a highly subjective, woefully incomplete list of some of the coolest ladies on TV in 2011. Despite my best efforts, I can’t watch everything, and so I’m 100% positive I’m overlooking an unfortunately high number of badasses. Don’t view this as an authoritative list (what constitutes boob tube authority anyway?), but rather as a start to a list that can only get longer, better, and more diverse.
This is a collection of characters that are eminently watchable (and not in the Jersey Shore train-wrecktastic kind of way). They are independent, outspoken, and complex. They are flawed and hesitant and uncertain, but simultaneously bold, ambitious, and brash. They are the characters I identify with if only for that delicate and truly human combination.