January 29-February 4
“The Painting” | Suits
As another marvelous TV week went by, and while we found ourselves with difficult choices, Suits remained at the top of our list. But to be frank, it was in tough competition with this week’s episode of Timeless and Emerald City.
25 Nearest and Dearest 12/25
Pearson Specter Litt (Suits)
Suits is perhaps the most intriguing series focus on lawyers I’ve ever seen, and it is entirely due to the amazing dynamics within the Pearson Specter Litt law firm. And while the friendships were always fascinating, the incredible turn they’ve taken this season alone are brilliant. In the beginning, it was about what’s best for the firm, and while that’s still a top priority, today, their loyalty to one another has been tested more than a newfound theory. Now there’s absolutely no question that they’d always choose each other. Harvey, Mike, Jessica, Donna, Rachel, and Louis will have each other’s backs to the very end. Whatever it comes down to, they’ve grown to care for one another in unimaginably overpowering ways. Whether the firm is forever or not, their places in each other’s are unalterable.
25 Love Stories 19/25
Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen (Suits)
Suits is without a doubt one of the most captivating series on currently airing television, but for me personally, it’s also the most frustrating. And I will unapologetically admit that while the series itself is brilliant, there have been plenty of times where I’ve been tempted to quit because Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen are two of the most ridiculously stubborn characters on television. There are times where I can understand why the most popular relationship doesn’t prevail, sometimes canon tells a better story than what the majority of fans want, but when it comes to Harvey and Donna’s relationship, I have an extremely difficult time understanding how on earth these characters could possibly give themselves to someone else when their hearts belong to each other.
As the years progress television series and films are bringing to life flawed, strong, enticing, and remarkably amazing women whose journeys effortlessly inspire viewers of all ages. Because there are so many today, this list was incredibly difficult to compile but to the best of our abilities, and because of our own personal beliefs, these women have inspired us in one way or another through their incomparable strength and understandably flawed selves who promote the message that it’s okay not to be perfect.
1. Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time)
Emma Swan is a courageously and relentlessly driven woman whose priorities have always been the happiness of others. Sent away from birth to have her best chance at a happy ending, presumably mistreated by foster families, an abandonment that led to 11 months in prison, and giving away a child she would’ve kept had circumstances been more ideal, deep down Emma’s never once stopped loving despite moments where she’s felt most hopeless. When it comes to Emma Swan, what makes her most inspiring and deserving of all things extraordinary is the fact even when she’s felt compelled to run away from her newfound responsibilities as the savior, an instinctual force stemmed by her unwavering love and remarkably deep empathy towards people and the greater good has pulled her back, and contributed to her growth as an astoundingly strong woman. As Snow White, her mother beautifully states: “you’ve touched the lives of everyone here”, and that’s precisely what makes Emma Swan such a marvelous woman because it isn’t about being inhumanly perfect, it’s about allowing oneself to fight for something bigger than they’d ever imagine in their wildest dreams. And by being herself, the imperfectly brilliant woman, throughout her journey to fit into her savior shoes she’s inspired countless people to become the best versions of themselves possible. Moreover, this amazingly outstanding character wouldn’t be as exceptionally inspiring if it weren’t for Jennifer Morrison’s masterfully commendable acting, and the prodigious passion she constantly brings to Emma’s character. Morrison’s ability to capture every single one of Emma’s distinct temperaments is what makes this character so incredibly superlative to watch. It’s the praiseworthy ability to make Emma Swan look like an actual child when she’s in tears about being a lost girl to her impeccably stunning of way of embodying a warrior when Emma’s taking charge and fighting for something dear to her heart. Any emotion Emma Swan is feeling and whatever story she’s telling, in the moment, Morrison brings her to life in such a meticulously excellent manner that as viewers we’re continuously moved towards relating to Emma and partaking in the journey with her.