Although we are in the 21st century, we still live in a men’s world for the most part. However, that doesn’t mean that women can’t stand on their own two feet and fight for their chance to shine. On television, we have a lot of shows that are led by men. Sometimes tough guys, sometimes jackasses or funny and softies, they all have something in common. Just like the saying goes, behind every great man, there is a great woman. Lately, there seems to be a lot of shows featuring a very strong, kickass leading female, which just proves that women are more and more a powerful voice in our society.
The most recent example of that is the new ABC drama Body of Proof (Tuesdays, 10pm), starring Dana Delaney. She plays Neurosurgeon turned Medical Examiner Megan Hunt, who is a very tough lady and doesn’t take any bull from anyone. Initially, she reminded me of House; but as we get to know her better, we find out that underneath that steel armor, there is a very strong, very broken woman, who dedicated her life to her medical career and lost her child’s custody because of that.
Then in a sick twist of fate, she was in a car accident, which ultimately ended her career as a brilliant neurosurgeon. Now, working as a medical examiner, she seeks out justice for every victim that ends up in her lab, doing her very best to uncover the truth about how they died. What is really interesting is that Dana Delaney scored this job after playing another tough woman — a brilliant FBI agent — on Castle last year.
Dr. Megan Hunt is only the most recent in a long list of kickass women who have been gracing our screens for years. So we put together a list of some of them so we can remember and honor the fact that they are truly amazing and an inspiration to a lot of people.
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