HomeTVAll My ChildrenTop 5 Bad-Ass Women of Summer TV Luke Kerr July 18, 2013 All My Children, Burn Notice, Countdowns, Covert Affairs, Days of Our Lives, Game of Thrones, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Pop Confidential, Pretty Little Liars, Rookie Blue, Suits, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless, TV 23 Comments No. 5: Angie Hubbard, All My Children Debbi Morgan’s return to Pine Valley as Angie, with the relaunch of All My Children, has nearly erased all memory of the YoHarmony debacle on The Young and the Restless. This summer we watched as Angie searched for answers in her daughter’s kidnapping. We saw her grapple with the awful truth of Cassandra’s (Saleisha Stowers) rape and drugging when her beloved daughter was returned to her arms. However, it was this week’s episodes—where Angie poured out her soul over the swirl of conflicting emotions regarding Cassandra’s desire to end the pregnancy—that gripped me most of all. It was easily one of the most emotional, bad-ass performances of the summer. Angie broke it down. No. 4: Fiona Glenanne, Burn Notice Burn Notice’s Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) has been through a lot over the years as she helped the man she loved, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan). No one since Peta Wilson's Nikita on La Femme Nikita has made kicking ass, blowing things up and killing bad guys look so sultry. Fiona’s love for Michael was only able to survive so much. When he disappeared yet again without a word—to work for the CIA in order to keep her, his mother, Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) from going to prison—Fiona moved on with her new bounty hunter boyfriend, Carlos (Stephen Martines), only to have Michael land back in Miami in need of her help. The tension between Fiona and Michael has been palpable. Burn Notice cannot end without Fiona and Michael reuniting. It just wouldn’t be right. 23 Responses cheesehead91182 July 18, 2013 Would add the following: 1. Joseline Hernandez- Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta 2. K. Michelle- Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta 3. Rasheeda’s Mom- Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta for running over Kirk’s bike with her car! 4. Tika Sumpter- The Haves and Have Nots And for those who don’t know I suggest watching Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta its like a hood soap opera. It has earned the online nick name “As the Hood Turns” Log in to Reply bishbay July 18, 2013 Even with the Lucy stuff from the end of AMC, this turn is completely out of character. Even if Angie did have these feelings, she wouldn’t dream of sharing them with her raped daughter like she is on the show–she’d call in the OB/GYN the first time Cassandra verbalized that she wanted to terminate. The whole thing is just really off and I find it difficult to watch. The poor actress playing Cassandra seems to be struggling, too, probably because she’s burnt-out after acting in this nightmare of a story for six months. I don’t blame her. I’m pretty burnt out myself and I’m just a viewer! I think Morgan’s performance is suffering, too, because of how out of character this writing has taken her character. Her scenes with Jessie, dealing with his deceptions, are quite good however. Log in to Reply fmat55 July 18, 2013 [quote=bishbay] The whole thing is just really off and I find it difficult to watch. The poor actress playing Cassandra seems to be struggling, too, probably because she’s burnt-out after acting in this nightmare of a story for six months. [/quote] Just to keep things accurate, it’s been less than 3 months (AMC started April 29) Log in to Reply bobbyew July 18, 2013 I must agree with that list as well as the honorable mentions. Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. July 18, 2013 Jill Farren Phelps Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon July 18, 2013 I love the list, but why are the women of Game of Thrones included if it’s the women of summer TV? Log in to Reply Luke Kerr July 18, 2013 Game of Thrones aired eps in June, which was after the regular September – May TV season ended on May 22. Log in to Reply bishbay July 18, 2013 fmat, how long has the actress been filming this story (which started in the first episode)? Six months. Thanks for playing, though! Log in to Reply liason4real July 18, 2013 Fiona! Jessica! Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott July 18, 2013 I would say JFP is bad….not bad ass. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott July 18, 2013 And hell yeah to Tika Sumpter on The Haves and The Have Nots! :beer: :beer: :beer: Log in to Reply Yoryla July 18, 2013 Kristen DiMera should have been ON this list. Not just as an honorable mention. Log in to Reply pferrando July 18, 2013 Ryan-Scott…Phelps comment… :beer: :beer: :beer: Log in to Reply tmac July 19, 2013 [quote=bishbay]fmat, how long has the actress been filming this story (which started in the first episode)? Six months. Thanks for playing, though![/quote] bishbay, AMC started taping in late February and went on hiatus in early June…that’s just a little over 3 months…you lose! Log in to Reply luverica July 19, 2013 Luke, you know I love your number one pick. You also know how I would love to hear you all’s discussion about this great show but I already beat that horse to death. Log in to Reply bishbay July 19, 2013 Nonetheless, the story’s a bad one and it’s not doing Debbie Morgan or the actress playing Cassandra any favors. Log in to Reply LaDivaYR July 19, 2013 Here ya go! 1 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 2 – Heather Tom (Katie, B&B) 3 – Sharon Case (Sharon, Y&R) 4 – Maura West (Ava, GH) 5 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 6 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 7 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 8 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) … … … Log in to Reply mecasey July 19, 2013 Ava Jerome is not a badass. She’s a pathetic leech who is willing to sellout her daughter to a rapist, serial killer – all for a buck. There is nothing badass about MW’s performances either. She slithers and slouches and makes a ton of Fireman Bill faces, instead of delivering a natural, nuanced performance. She’s terrible. Kristen DiMeara isn’t badass either. She’s a spineless rapist. So she was rejected by a man. Her only recourse was to drug and rape another. There’s nothing badass about her. She doesn’t own her actions. All she does is blame others for her crap. Nothing about either woman qualifies. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 July 19, 2013 [quote=LaDivaYR]Here ya go! 1 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 2 – Heather Tom (Katie, B&B) 3 – Sharon Case (Sharon, Y&R) 4 – Maura West (Ava, GH) 5 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 6 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 7 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) 8 – Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DOOL) … … …[/quote] I couldn’t agree more. Eileen Davidson, Sharon Case, Heather Tom and Maura West are each rocking their soap right now. Log in to Reply ChrisGa July 19, 2013 [quote=Yoryla]Kristen DiMera should have been ON this list. Not just as an honorable mention.[/quote] Yeah, I probably would’ve slotted her at numero uno–nothing against the GoT ladies, who I enjoy(especially Michelle Fairley’s Catelyn). But Eileen Davidson has lit that canvas afire for the last few months and luckily for us there’s not a fireman in sight to put out the flames . And yes to PLL’s Spencer Hastings, played with impressive range by Troian Bellisario. Her work during the second cycle of Season 3 was award-caliber from start to finish in my book. Love all those girls but Spencer’s in a league all her own and by far my fave. Log in to Reply Thankulord13 July 19, 2013 No Debbie Morgan was the right pick and she is a true soap icon. Give the sista her due people. Log in to Reply brettyboy July 19, 2013 [quote=Thankulord13]No Debbie Morgan was the right pick and she is a true soap icon. Give the sista her due people.[/quote] Debbi is one of the best soap actresses ever, I think she is the most important character on AMC, more important than Erica ever was. Log in to Reply LindaTNo1 August 6, 2013 [quote=Thankulord13]No Debbie Morgan was the right pick and she is a true soap icon. Give the sista her due people.[/quote] Yes, Debbi is fine. I know that viewers complain about too much crying, etc. but hopefully soon Angie and Jesse will have some happy joyful family time and she can catch a quick break with the crying/tears soon. Darnell and Debbi with Sal are doing fantastic work. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.