Seeking SFH: Myka Bering and the Women of Warehouse 13

From its inception, Syfy channel’s Warehouse 13 has been a fangirl-friendly series with a gender-balanced, diverse cast and character arcs focused on friendships, teamwork, and even some romance. With Warehouse 13 beginning its fourth season, the time is fitting to delve a bit deeper into the Strong Female Heroines – and occasionally more ominous strong female characters – who give the show its heart.

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Surviving Through Teamwork

I’ve been a fan of Survivor since the beginning. The locations are amazing, but the interpersonal dynamics that drive the show are what really draws me. People say and do the darnedest things when loneliness, extreme weather, and hunger set in. And then there’s the matter of that million dollars… Survivor, at least for me, is a fantastic way to observe the behavior of humans when they are trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast their opponents.

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Seeking SFH: The Women of The Good Wife

Based on the initial premise set out in its earliest episodes, The Good Wife might not have seemed a likely source for multiple strong female heroines. But few shows on television have as many strong female characters as The Good Wife, especially not characters who serve others like the women of Lockhart Gardner.

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Korra Kicks Animated Butt

Following yesterday’s post about the new animated series with a strong female heroine, Nickelodeon’s press release (spotted on FutonCritic.com) highlights some of the key reasons this series found success straight out of the gate.

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Seeking SFH: Kate Beckett

When seeking strong female heroines, a comedy-drama police-procedural television series like ABC’s Castle probably wouldn’t be at the top of most people’s list of places to start. Yet the show’s female lead – homicide detective Kate Beckett, played by Stana Katic – is a great example of a well-designed, successful character who also fits the bill as strong, female, and heroic.

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