One particular thing I’m excited for upon finishing studying: finally getting the time to sit and watch TV. My current boxset knowledge is suffering due to multiple reports and dissertation work due. What’s more, the ability to immerse yourself in your favourite shows and films is changing – perfect for unwinding after those stressful end-of-year deadlines and exams!
Panasonic’s OLED TVs are bringing a new viewing experience to our homes. While my grade D in Physics in school means the term “organic light-emitting diode” isn’t exactly in my vocabulary, what I do know is that this results in dynamic pictures with an overall increase in quality. Better contrast, improved display brightness and described as having the ability to “represent the filmmaker’s vision” accurately – surely the best way to experience your favourite shows and films in the comfort of your own home!?
Speaking of cinematic experiences, I thought I’d go over a few of my film/TV idols – in the form of my favourite female characters!
Clueless is my all-time favourite film. I’ll happily admit it. In fact, I’ve ensured that people are well-aware of that fact by actually starting to dress like Cher – fluffy backpack, checked skirt and all. Beyond her amazing 90s wardrobe, I just think she’s amazing. I want to be her. Please.
Perhaps a very common choice when discussing iconic females characters – who doesn’t love the idea of self-belief leading to proving yourself (and showing up your ex in the process)? Anyone who knows me well will know that quite often (in fact, maybe far too often), upon being upset at something/someone I will pick myself up and make an OTT attempt to try and prove myself… so naturally, Elle is my self-belief idol. Although admittedly, even I wouldn’t have it in me to go as far as getting myself into Harvard. Fair play.
Merida from Brave
Beyond being a Disney Princess who defied the need for marriage and to fulfil expectations – important independent female themes, of course – CAN I JUST SAY HOW AMAZING IT IS TO HEAR A SCOTTISH ACCENT COME FROM A DISNEY PRINCESS? I’m not overlooking everything else that Merida stands for, but having a character with mad untamed hair and a similar accent to mine is a personal highlight.
Yeah, I know, she’s not exactly a role model. Frolicking with your teacher behind everyone’s backs is not a smart move, kids. But I liked her outfits the entire series. Yep, that’s it.
My idolisation of Bridget Jones has gone through a funny little journey. There was once a time where I didn’t quite understand how other women were relating to her – but as I touched on in my “Don’t Know What You’re Doing?” post, I seem to have found myself in my 20s suddenly mirroring Bridget’s life and all its misfortunes. Provides entertaining stories for friends, at least.
I debated a few times about including Robin in this list. She was my favourite character in How I Met Your Mother practically the whole time during the original run; she’s a journalist (actual dream), she drinks whisky (me too) and I just thought she was really cool. That is, until THAT finale. Still not over it, but I’ve included her anyway for the aforementioned reasons.
Let me know if you admire any female characters! They’ll most likely be a little bit more justified than some of my choices… I still want Aria’s wardrobe though.
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