This year was hard, wasn’t it? We needed to take solace where we could. And for many of us here at POPSUGAR, that meant escaping the endlessly depressing, gut-wrenching, ever-harrowing news headlines by getting lost in some seriously great movies and TV shows, even just for a few moments. There’s only so much a face mask can fix, you know? (Even a really, really good face mask.)
Fortunately 2018 had no shortage of diverse, hilarious, heartbreaking, and brilliantly written female characters to inspire us to keep pushing through the bullsh*t (of which there was a lot, thanks to the current political climate). Whether you sought comfort in the arms of Midge Maisel’s arsenal of raunchy stand-up sets, or preferred to watch Shuri kick ass with her brains and fists, there’s a good chance your favorite character is on our list ahead.