With all the trash that airs, beginning with reality TV, it is great to have powerful, intelligent and successful women for role models to help balance the
Bachelor/Bachelorette, Real Housewives, Kardashians, and the long litany of guilty pleasures on television which highlights the worst in most of the women. "Good" television wants fights, trash, and drama. Quality television is giving us strength, heart, and humor.
One of the best "new" roles is "The Good Wife." Julianna Margulies', Alicia Florrick, is smart, educated, funny, gorgeous, and humorous. This season they are adding a whole sex line for her. I am not sure that it is the right path for the character, though funnily enough, the character also has her doubts. It's not that I don't like some fabulous sexy scenes, but I don't want her character to get too caught up in the love story at the expense of her job and her children. I will feel very cheated with the investment I have made in the series. Time will tell. We won't have that problem with Kathy Bates the star of Harry's Law. It's a somewhat absurd premise, but Kathy Bates can read the phone book as far as I am concerned and I would show up to watch. She plays a woman that is strong, smart, and a curmudgeon. Love her.
Sidebar: Detroit Tigers are hanging on by a thread after a crushing 11th inning loss to the Texas Rangers. Come on Detroit! As Yogi Berra once said, "it's not over, 'til it's over." Don't care about the NL race. Clearly, if the SF Giants aren't in it, I am totally an AL girl.