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Fierce-O-Meter: This Week's Most Fearless Females on TV

Flat screen, flat screen on the wall, who was the fiercest of them all? We rank the week in television on a scale of 1 to 5 Beyoncés

For years, our small screens were awash in angsty male antiheros. Dark and tortured Don Draper types who wouldn’t know fierce if it kicked them in the cojones. Lately though, the TV tide seems to be shifting with a surplus of super fly females from surgeons to sorority queen bees. To mark the moment in Grrrrrrl Power, we’re rounding up the most butt-kicking women on the boob tube each week.

Rebecca Bunch, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

(Photo: Courtesy of CW)

(Photo: Courtesy of CW)

This brand new musical comedy earns a place on the Fierce-o-Meter fresh out of the gate, not because of what’s going on on the (so far excellent) show, but because through its hilarious female lead, the CEG seeks to reclaim the whole “bitches be crazy” label from the insensitive bros who gave it to us.
Fierce factor: 3/5 Beyoncés

Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife

(Photo: Courtesy CBS)

(Photo: Courtesy of CBS)

Note to all aspiring legal lionesses: when the most badass woman in the biz offers to be your mentor, do not ask her if this will conflict with your dating schedule. “You do realize this is an honour,” says Diane to her boy-crazy intern with the kind of subtle revulsion that one can only pull off while sporting a teal two-piece power suit…in leather.
Fierce factor: 3/5 Beyoncés

Carrie Mathison, Homeland

(Photo: Courtesy of Showtime)

(Photo: Courtesy of Showtime)

Going off your meds so that you can have access to the full powers of your brain in order to catch the person who tried to blow you up is certainly a risky move. But on the upside, as Carrie tells her kind (but kind of clueless) beau, “the sex is way better.” Doing it on the floor in a room surrounded by photographs of the many people who want to see you dead is something every woman should do at least once.
Fierce factor: 4/5 Beyoncés

More FLARE Fierce-O-Meter:
The Most Fearless Women on TV: September 21-27
The Most Fearless Women on TV: September 28-October 4
The Most Fearless Women on TV: October 5-11

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