10 of the Best-Written Female Characters in TV Shows

Television shows have the power to captivate us with their compelling storylines, complex characters, and nuanced portrayals. Recently on an online platform, people have shared several well-written female characters who break stereotypes and challenge societal norms.

These characters, ranging from sci-fi heroines to determined lawyers, have made an unforgettable impression on our hearts and minds.

Dana Scully, The X-Files (1993)

Gillian Anderson's portrayal of the sharp-witted Dana Scully has secured her spot as one of the most legendary leading ladies to grace our TV screens.


Colonel Samantha Carter, Stargate SG-1 (1997)

A brilliant astrophysicist and engineer, Samantha Carter (played by Amanda Tapping) is a key member of the Stargate SG-1 team.


Ruth, Ozark (2017)

Despite her rough upbringing and involvement in criminal activity, Ruth is an incredibly smart and resourceful young woman who is always one step ahead of those around her.


Kim Wexler, Better Call Saul (2015)

Fans of Breaking Bad's spin-off series, ‘Better Call Saul,' know that Rhea Seehorn's portrayal of the quick-witted Kim Wexler is essential to the show's success.


Shohreh Aghdashloo's depiction of Avasarala in The Expanse has cemented the character's prominence in the series.

Avasarala, The Expanse (2015)