Television and the art of making women important to each other:
- Are you watching a show with two or more female leads with completely different personalities that are equally valid?
- Due to these different personalities, do they discuss their views on politics, society, religion, empowerment and whatnot?
- Is it a rare thing when an episode does NOT have a scene with just them?
- Is their relationship integral to the plot and the character arcs for both women?
- Is at least one of them in a sexual relationship with another woman? (Shut up, Gabrielle and Xena were!)
- Is there a female antagonist for a female protagonist?
If the answer to all of this is yes - congratulations! Chances are you’re watching a Sam Raimi/Robert Tapert tv-production.
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from beginning to end.
Viva Bianca: There is this incredible codependency between these characters. And there’s so many layers to explore, every episode.
Steven DeKnight: Yeah, they’re connected – as strongly as Batiatus and Lucretia were, or Ilithyia and Glaber.
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