Mokibobolink’s Top 5 TV Girl Crushes

top 5 tv girl crushes

According to the Urban Dictionary a “girl crush” is defined as:

Feelings of admiration and adoration which a girl has for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl.

That describes my feelings for these ladies perfectly, though if you would have asked me a few years ago I might have scoffed at the idea of having a list of girl crushes on TV. Not too long ago I thought that the only characters on TV I would ever like would be men. I think that had to do with the fact that, for a while anyway, there weren’t a lot of great TV roles for women.

When I was a kid I almost always cringed when a new female was introduced on to one of my favorite shows. Since I really enjoyed all the macho action stuff with strong male leads (like Magnum P.I. and The A-Team), those female characters were usually nothing more than a piece of eye candy to be paraded around the episode, get into trouble so that they could be saved, and then maybe bang one of the leading men. They weren’t exactly great role models in my young eyes.

There began my own personal prejudice against my own sex and unfortunately it stayed with me for a long time. For years, I continued to watch only shows that had strong male characters that I could feel good about admiring (and yes, crushing on). Soon though, I began noticing more strong female roles making their way on to my TV screen. Now I’m happy to say that many of the shows I watch feature a female character that I admire and yes, have totally got girl-crushes on.

These are just some of my favorites, from current TV and from past shows. I kept this list to only five because I purposely wanted to give myself the challenge of picking from all of my favorites (of which there were many) and choosing only a few.

Eliza Dushku as Faith on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Eliza Dushku as Faith

I know, I know, the first thing you are probably thinking right now is: “what?? Not Buffy??”. Okay don’t get me wrong, I love Buffy and I love Sarah Michelle Gellar. But I got into Buffy well after it was off the air and when I started watching it on DVD there was just something about Faith that got to me.

Not only that, but because of this show and this role, Eliza was the first woman to make it on to my list of people who I will watch anything they are in. Up until then, only men had been on it, so that was a big step for me.

Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye on NCIS: Los Angeles


Kensi is one of those characters that I like to think is a lot like me. Okay well maybe at least like the me I’d like to be. Kensi Blye plays her so well, putting in all of the kick- ass toughness that the character needs, but tempering that with plenty of humor and naivety that makes her totally endearing.

Juliana Margulies as Alicia Florrick on THE GOOD WIFE


When a friend encouraged me to watch The Good Wife right after the first season ended, I remember telling her I had no interest in it as I just assumed it was a show about a woman who decided to stand by her cheating husband.

Luckily my friend was able to convince me that my impression was completely wrong and I started watching it over the summer as CBS re-aired the first season. All it took was one episode and Juliana’s stunning performance to get me hooked not only on the show but on Alicia’s character.

Piper Perabo as Annie Walker on COVERT AFFAIRS

Piper Parabo in Covert Affairs

When the ads for Covert Affairs started running last year, I remember having a very good feeling about the show and about the lead character. After watching the pilot, I was very happy to see how right I was and soon added it to my list of favorite summer shows. Piper as Annie is the perfect combination of sexy, funny, tough, witty and intelligent, with just the right touch of vulnerability.

Emily Deschanel as Temperance Brennan on BONES

BONES The Doctor in the Photo

What I love about Bones is the thing that sometimes can drive me (and the people she works with) crazy, which is her ability to tell the truth to anyone. She comes off as both innocent and worldly at the same time; completely clueless about pop cultural references one minute and spouting off complicated scientific formulas the next. I think the fun of Bones is the fact that you never know what is going to come out of her mouth. Plus, the energy that Emily puts into the character shows in every scene she is in.


Now that I’ve shared a list of some of my girl-crushes, I’d like to know who yours are. Are there any female characters or maybe particular actresses that you will follow to any show that they are in? Is there a particular character on a show that makes you happy the moment she appears on screen? You don’t even have to necessarily be a girl to answer; I’d still love to hear from you!

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