Because you like Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
First Lady Melody Grant is conspiring to stay in the White House, but she stays a few steps behind her husband because that’s where she "belongs." See them in Scandal.
Calling Alicia Florrick a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise. See them in The Good Wife.
She got locked up so her husband could make it big, but now Cookie Lyon is coming for what's hers. See them in Empire.
A Washington DC fixer, Olivia Pope can make roadblocks disappear with a single phone call. "It's handled" is her life motto. See them in Scandal.
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress who can read minds and break hearts. See them in True Blood.
Much more than just "Coach Taylor's wife," Tami Taylor is making herself known in town as a caring, persistent guidance counselor. See them in Friday Night Lights (TV).
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Amber Holt is perpetually caught between forging her own path and stumbling around in the dark. See them in Parenthood.
CIA operative Carrie Mathison is on a self-assigned mission to follow a lead, whether it be the truth or just her delusions playing tricks. See them in Homeland.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Part of an elite team of investigators, Abby Sciuto is the happiest Goth to ever work in law enforcement. See them in NCIS.
As the White House Press Secretary, C. J. Cregg is a master of verbal karate and the best damn basketball player in Ohio Valley history. See them in The West Wing.