Top 5 Bad-Ass Women of Summer TV



No. 3: Jessica Pearson, Suits

I can only imagine one woman with the iron spine, impeccable fashion and a set of brass balls big enough to keep super lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) in check. Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) has proven to be that woman over and over again on Suits.  Unfortunately, the trust between Harvey and Jessica was broken last season and now she will need her cojones, as this summer Harvey is already plotting to bring her down. You know it's going to be good when the show is using #GameofSuits as a hashtag.


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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"

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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.

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bishbay wrote:

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.

Just to keep things accurate, it's been less than 3 months (AMC started April 29)

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I must agree with that list as well as the honorable mentions.

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Jill Farren Phelps

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I love the list, but why are the women of Game of Thrones included if it's the women of summer TV? Smile

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Game of Thrones aired eps in June, which was after the regular September - May TV season ended on May 22.

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fmat, how long has the actress been filming this story (which started in the first episode)? Six months. Thanks for playing, though!

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Fiona! Jessica!

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I would say JFP is bad....not bad ass.

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And hell yeah to Tika Sumpter on The Haves and The Have Nots!

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Kristen DiMera should have been ON this list. Not just as an honorable mention.

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Ryan-Scott...Phelps comment... Beer Beer Beer

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bishbay wrote:
fmat, how long has the actress been filming this story (which started in the first episode)? Six months. Thanks for playing, though!

bishbay, AMC started taping in late February and went on hiatus in early June...that's just a little over 3 months...you lose!

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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. Wink

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Nonetheless, the story's a bad one and it's not doing Debbie Morgan or the actress playing Cassandra any favors.

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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)
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Yoryla wrote:
Kristen DiMera should have been ON this list. Not just as an honorable mention.

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 Wink .

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.

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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.

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LaDivaYR wrote:
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)
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I couldn't agree more. Eileen Davidson, Sharon Case, Heather Tom and Maura West are each rocking their soap right now.

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No Debbie Morgan was the right pick and she is a true soap icon. Give the sista her due people.

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Thankulord13 wrote:
No Debbie Morgan was the right pick and she is a true soap icon. Give the sista her due people.

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.

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Thankulord13 wrote:
No Debbie Morgan was the right pick and she is a true soap icon. Give the sista her due people.

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.