Nancy Reagan once said a woman is like a tea bag — that you can never tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
When it comes to ladies on this list, we say bring it on.
Premiering Aug. 28 on Investigation Discovery, “Surviving Evil” tells the real-life stories of victims who fought back against their attackers and survived against all odds. Hosted by Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), herself the victim of a brutal attack, “Surviving Evil” features inspiring stories told by the survivors in their own words.
And because we can never have enough female empowerment on television — fictional or otherwise — we’re taking a look at some of the most complex, well-written, and formidable femmes on the tube.
Without further ado, here are — in no particular order — our favorite women warriors kicking ass on television.
Did your contender make our cut? Sound off on your own favorites in the comments below, and be sure to tune into “Surviving Evil” Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.