Monday, June 28, 2010

TV Meme: Day 15 - Favorite Female Character

Again, there have been so many great female characters in the history of television - how do you pick just one?

In fact, I couldn't. I had to select two, but only because I feel as a pair they make a great team, and make the show better. Apart I feel the show might be missing something.

So, my two favorite female characters are Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Annie (Alison Brie) from Community.

Britta is the feminist movement, always has a snappy comment, sex symbol type for the main star Jeff (Joel McHale). Annie is the cute as a button, but can also push the right buttons girl that holds the group together - but is also a little neurotic.

The two together play such an important role on the show. Separated I don't feel the show would be as great as it has become. And the sexual tension that has been part of the show between Jeff and Britta has been great, but there is also a little hidden sexual tension that pops up every so often between Annie and Jeff, despite the huge (albeit only on the show) age difference.

This almost feels like a throwback to Gilligan's Island where there are the two types of women, but whoever you choose is great. Ginger was the movie star with the good looks; however, Maryanne was the girl next door-type. Annie is the new Maryanne where Britta (despite not a true movie star) would resemble the new Ginger.

So, who do you pick?

That question comes to a head in the finale for Jeff - where he is to choose between Britta and his former flame Professor Slater (Lauren Stamile). But hidden in the shadows is that elephant in the room that is Annie, a fourth wheel in this little love-rectangle.

Just great casting all around for these two. Two actresses I had never really heard of until this show got started, and both do a fantastic job on the series. Together they are amazing, so I could not choose just one. Sorry.

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