TV series with female lead characters are highly common now. And why not? They make fantastic characters and top-rated shows. Take Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), How to Get Away with Murder’s Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), Scandal’s Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) or Quantico’s Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra). Sure, most of these credits go to Shonda Rhimes, but these women are some of the most loved, adored, feared and inspiring characters on television today. They are nothing like the female leads on the Indian television; rather they are strong, independent and ruthless.
One such fantastic character is Selina Meyer on Veep, played by birthday girl Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Veep, which is short for Vice President, is a political satire that stars the actress as the VP of the United States of America, and later, as President. Julia’s character is foul, potty-mouthed, and thus, highly entertaining. Here are some of her best quotes from the show:
This great analogy
You can’t deny this
When you’re running out of patience
Lady Vice President
When you’re out of insults
Men in politics
Women in politics
Happy Birthday, Julia. Selina for President!
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