Friday, August 13, 2010

Top 10 TV Ladies I wish I could be more like

Every week my sister, two of our friends and I play a little top 10 list game. My sister picks the topic, and we all answer with our own top 10 list, usually supplemented by pictures, descriptions, and sometimes videos. I put a little time into it every week, so I thought it might as well share some of the lists with you guys. Yay, right? This week's topic was:

Top 10 TV Ladies I wish I could be a little more like

10. Bailey (Grey’s Anatomy): She’s badass, a strong person, sensitive, and always gives the best advice. If only I could manage my interns as well as Bailey manages her residents-in-training. Plus, she’s totally cool and isn’t afraid to stand up to everyone and tell them the truth, including her boss, colleagues, and even patients. I could stand to be a little more Bailey in my daily life. Need evidence?: Clip

9. Ally McBeal (Ally McBeal): Ally is a complete mess but she’s hilarious and is a tough lawyer woman who has fun friends and a great job and lots of dates and a great overactive imagination and is really really funny. She hangs out at a piano bar every night. And she is the running consciousness of so many single late-20’s women in NY. (That quote in the clip below – “And I am WOMAN.” So great.) Plus, pulling off those mini-skirts AT WORK? I mean, come on. (PS sorry, I HAD to pick a clip with RDJ because I am in love with him, but the clip is actually REALLY perfect, if you watch the entire thing you’ll see it describes exactly what I’m saying… also, I should mention how much I LOVE Renee. I also really like her ‘90s lipstick.) Clip

8. Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Tyler Moore): Come on guys, she can turn the world on with her smile! Even in a really sexist day and age, MTM worked her way up from the “secretary” job she applied for to an important news producer position at a male-centric news office… and she did it looking really really cute. (LOVE this clip.) Clip

7. Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica): She’s Galactica’s best fighter pilot and she drinks and plays cards. Need I really say more? She is a tomboy but also girly and sexy and just totally badass. She hangs out with the boys, she’s pretty deep, she speaks her mind, and she has a troubled past but a bright future. She’s quick and witty and a tough cookie. Love. (PS the clip below – the whole thing is great, but Starbuck comes in at like 1:20… uh can you say BADASS?? And she’s picturing Adama the whole time?! Ugh I love her.) Clip

6. Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy): She’s the entire reason I watch Grey’s Anatomy. Yes she’s a little emotionally stunted, but she’s another tough cookie who means what she says and says what she means. She’s private and sarcastic and so overly capable and super smart and she’s not afraid to bitch-slap someone. But then she has these moments of real emotion, like in the clip below and you can tell that she’s actually a really deep really sensitive person, she just doesn’t show her cards. God I love her. In my opinion, she’s the rock of the show. Clip

5. Dana (Sports Night): She’s the executive producer of a major sports show on a major network. And she is GOOD. Seriously, she’s really really really good at what she does. She also hangs out with the boys but is a total girly girl. She tells people where it’s at and keeps the boys in line. Plus, she’s really funny and sarcastic. Really good writing on Aaron Sorkin’s part, and really great acting on Felicity Huffman’s part. (You can tell what I mean even in the first couple minutes of this clip. How much do you love me?) Clip

4. Lorelai (Gilmore Girls): She’s a tough single mom who’s just totally adorable and hilarious and addicted to caffeine and eats donuts and pancakes and pizza and French toast and doesn’t even care. She’s always quick with a perfect comeback and she hangs out at the local diner and knows everyone in town and has seen every movie ever and knows every pop culture reference in the world and does everything she can for her daughter and is the coolest mom ever. She’s definitely kind of a mess, but in a good way. I seriously want to be her. Minus the teen pregnancy aspect of course, I could live without that. (It was so hard to pick a scene because there are so many good ones, but I love this clip, this scene makes me laugh SO hard! Okay, every scene in the diner makes me laugh so hard…) Clip

3. Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights): In the last few seasons she’s been school counselor, stay at home mom, school principal, volleyball coach, headline news, party host extraordinaire, the coach’s loyal and loving wife, and mom of a teenager and a baby all at the same time… the woman is literally a goddess and can do anything. You have to envy her relationship with Coach Taylor (god they’re so cute, I want my marriage to be like that), and as she says herself, “I am right 100% of the time. You can ask my husband.” Damn she’s good. And she makes the best decisions. And she’s so pretty!! My idol. Clip

2. Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show): …Almost as much as Claire Huxtable. She is a professional powerhouse, raised like an entire neighborhood full of kids, she has the best husband and the most loving marriage relationship in the entire world, she’s GORGEOUS and she is seriously hilarious. All she has to do is give her kids one glance and they shut up immediately. If I could be a mom like Clarie Huxtable (not to mention her professional acumen – way-o!), I think I would be happy forever. (“Let me tell you something Elvin…”) Clip

1. Liz Lemon (30 Rock): Okay well I mean you knew this had to be my number one. I already relate too much to Liz Lemon and her complete neuroses. But I seriously love her and want to be even more like her. She runs the writing staff at 30 Rock, holds her own with Jackie D, contains Tracey and Jenna, she’s hilarious, and let’s be honest, they want to act like she’s a frumpy fran but she looks hella fabulous in her glasses and non-chic outfits. Plus she’s a total geek (like me) but she’s totally glam at the same time (not so much like me). I want to go to there. Clip

1 comment:

Liz said...

OMG! I totally want to be Lorelai Gilmore as well. :)