We’re in the middle of a daughter renaissance, and it’s time for the Bobby Drapers of the world to MOVE ASIDE. TV shows are focusing on daughters who are are going through some really intense sh*t more than ever before, whether it’s dealing with their parents’ true selves, speaking the truth, or, y’know, having to pretend to be related to the most quietly powerful men in Westeros. These daughters are more interesting than their brothers, but the more troublesome ladies can break a show, too—let’s never mention April from Gilmore Girls again, okay? These daughters below are poised to be, at least, interesting women.
13. Paige Jennings, The Americans
Like Grace Florrick below, Paige is going through a heavy religious experience which her Communist parents just don’t understand (if only she had some Fresh Prince to relate to).
5. Amber Holt, Parenthood
Of everyone in the Braverman clan, Amber is the one that appeals to me the most out of the younger generation of the family clan. She does her own thing, gets messy, lives life, etc. She’s close to her mother, but not too close. She’s like Rory Gilmore with more attitude.
3. Louise & Tina Belcher, Bob’s Burgers
I couldn’t pick between the two, so I lumped them together. Louise is the adventurous one living out my dream of wearing bunny ears all the time, and Tina, oh Tina, she’s every woman’s inner butt-obsessed teen girl with a thing for zombies.
2. Sally Draper, Mad Men
From the lisp-y little girl who made her daddy Tom Collins to a husky-voiced teen who has seen far too much, Sally Draper’s rebellious stage will hopefully not ruin her future.
Come next season, Nadia Chaudhury will add Baby Girl Knope/Wyatt to this list.