We’ve already got quite an impressive list of nominees for the First Annual Persephone Bracket That Needs A Good Name, honoring the baddest bad asses on television, past or present. To make sure we get everyone in the running that needs to be, we’ll be running a couple of nomination threads early this week, then we’ll start narrowing the field on Thursday and Friday.
To recap: Much like our very successful Middlemarch Madness, the fall bracket will determine Persephone’s favorite lady TV character by creating a bracket of 64 contenders. These 64 will be divided into four groups of 16, leading lady characters in drama, leading lady characters in comedy/variety, supporting lady characters in drama and supporting lady characters in comedy/variety.
We’ve got a pretty good list of leading ladies (you’ll get a chance to add to that list on Wednesday) so today and tomorrow we’re going to nominate supporting ladies, with drama today and comedy/variety tomorrow. I know some of you already included your supporting lady votes, so I’ll list the ladies already mentioned below.
River Tam (Firefly)
Cordelia Chase (BTVS and Angel)
Lisa Cuddy (House)
Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei (Game of Thrones)
Kira Nerys (DS9)
Pam (True Blood)
River Song (Doctor Who)
Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Dr. Beverly Crusher (ST:TNG)
Willow Rosenberg (BTVS)
I’ve put Doctor Who companions in supporting and we’re making Zoe (Firefly) and CJ Cregg (The West Wing) in lead, because it just seems right.
So wow me with your noms for Baddest Badass Supporting Lady TV Character in Drama (save your funny/musical/variety ladies for tomorrow.)