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The rise of women in TV drama

Women are taking on more lead roles in TV drama, and that can only be a good thing.

There are two shows that particularly seem to be championing the cause of women at the moment, and the most obvious one is Doctor Who.

With Jodie Whittaker cast as the 13th Doctor, she becomes the first female to take on the iconic role.

There has been a bit of a mixed reaction to the announcement to the fact that the Doctor is now a women, which I think quite frankly is absurd.

The Doctor regenerates when a new actor is cast, so why on Earth couldn’t the character regenerate into a woman?

The Doctor isn’t even meant to be a human being anyway (how many people do you know with two hearts?) so the idea that this character has to stay male all the time is ridiculous.

I felt that Doctor Who had gone off the boil in recent years, so I’m really intrigued to see how a female Doctor will get on, and I applaud the writers and people behind the scenes for making this happen.

Game of Thrones has always had very strong female characters, and the new series of that seems to continue that theme.

Daenerys Targaryen is the mother of dragons, and Cersei Lannister is The Queen, so you can’t really ask for two more powerful characters than that.

The young Lyanna Mormont championing the cause for young girls as well is quite simply inspiring as she puts the male lords in their place by insisting that she will fight to protect the North.

The character arcs of Sansa and Arya Stark have also been mesmerising as you watch them from becoming young girls to strong, beautiful women.

They have come to realise that the world isn’t as wonderful as what was painted for them in their childhood.

However, they have shown incredible resilience and flexibility to adapt to the horrors that have befallen them.

It is great to finally see women on more of a footing with their male counterparts when it comes to big roles in the most iconic TV shows around.

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