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Heroine TV is a blog devoted to high quality and addictive television, featuring strong female characters. It often involves vampire slayers, killer robots, spies, superheroes, spaceships, red-headed secretaries, and bitchy brunette teen queens. Find recaps, reviews, podcasts, video clips, interviews, and my take on the latest TV news.

Who runs this blog?

My name is Lucia (loo-CHEE-a), and I am addicted to television. Like, a lot. I love to watch it, think about it, talk about it, write about it, and then talk about it some more. I have a point of view, and I love to share it. I started Heroine TV on September 23rd, 2008, as a way to express my thoughts on my favorite shows, and to share interesting TV news with my sisters. That way, I wouldn’t have to call them all the time to speechify, and instead they could check in with my blog for the latest updates. (I’m selfless, really. A saint.)

On July 28th, 2009, I moved the site from to, where I learned that people read my blog who weren’t even related to me. Shocking! Never satisfied, I decided to go self-hosted six weeks later, using and Things have continued to grow from there, and I am very thankful to my readers for sticking around and making so many cool opportunities possible. I’ve also been lucky enough to contribute to other awesome websites that you should check out: Buffyfest, The Televixen, and

Who else writes for this blog? 

I have recently taken on contributing writers. Emily is studying journalism in Washington, DC. She spends much of her time watching TV and becoming emotionally invested in fictional characters. You can follow her on Twitter @EmilyGuilfoil. She recapped Revenge for the site for a time. She has also co-hosted the Heroine TV Podcast, where we discussed shows like Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Nashville, Homeland, Revolution, and many more.

Johnni is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She is an aspiring journalist with a passion for television and an unhealthy obsession with fictional characters. She may or may not be planning to marry Tim Riggins or live in an apartment with a purple door and yellow frame with her gal pal Rachel Green. You can follow her on Twitter @Johnnimacke. Last year, she recapped Once Upon A Time for us, and also composed a character study piece on Caroline Forbes of The Vampire Diaries. This season, she has been writing weekly recaps of Nashville. Describing the perfection of Connie Britton’s hair every week is a hard job, but somebody has to do it.

Gabby is a human woman working on her Masters degree in Social Work in Ottawa, Canada. Her studies come secondary to the amount of time she spends watching TV and tweeting about it (@GloryisBen). She is also a contributor for Fantastic Fangirls, where she geeks out about comics and pop culture through a female perspective with a plethora of talented writers. You can find her on tumblr. She reviews Parenthood for Heroine TV, and has also written us a thoughtful postmortem on Fringe‘s Etta Bishop. Recapping through tears requires a special skill set, and we applaud her for it.

Crissy Calhoun is based in Toronto, in the magical land of Canadia. She has written a number of books about TV shows, including Rosewood Confidential on Pretty Little Liars (co-authored under the pseudonym Liv Spencer), and she’s currently working on the fifth volume in the Love You to Death series ( on The Vampire Diaries with the awesome Heather Vee. She tweets @CrissyCalhoun and sometimes blogs at She co-hosts the Heroine TV Podcast periodically, and has now started writing weekly reaction posts on Pretty Little Liars for us. You should also read her weekly reviews of The Vampire Diaries over at Yes, that’s a lot. It is very possible that she is not one person, but rather a charming group of hard-working clones. Story developing.

Lucia’s Favorite Shows (Still on the Air)

  • Arrow
  • Awkward
  • Continuum
  • Cougar Town
  • Dance Academy
  • Downton Abbey
  • Falling Skies
  • Game of Thrones
  • Girls
  • Happy Endings
  • Hell on Wheels
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Homeland
  • Justified
  • Lost Girl
  • Mad Men
  • Nashville
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Orphan Black
  • Parenthood
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Ravenswood
  • Reign
  • Revenge
  • Shameless
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Suburgatory
  • Suits
  • Supernatural
  • Switched at Birth
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Americans
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Fosters
  • The Good Wife
  • The Originals
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead
  • White Collar

Lucia’s Favorite Shows (Still Alive Online or on DVD)

  • Alias
  • Angel
  • Battlestar Galactica (the re-imagined series)
  • Better Off Ted
  • Beverly Hills 90210 (the original)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
  • Bunheads
  • Dallas (the classic series)
  • Dawson’s Creek
  • Deadwood 
  • Dexter
  • Dollhouse
  • Everwood
  • Felicity
  • Firefly
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Greek
  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Jericho
  • Life
  • Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Lost
  • My So-Called Life
  • Nikita
  • Party of Five
  • Roswell
  • Sex and the City
  • Smallville
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • The L.A. Complex
  • The O.C.
  • The Sopranos
  • The West Wing
  • Twin Peaks
  • United States of Tara
  • Veronica Mars

I want to write "my mom also have this name" - had a mistake, sorry.


Hello Lucia (my name also have this name, are you italian or from parents?) Anyway, I love your recaps are just amazing.... so funny! Thank you.


Thank you! Yes, my grandparents were Italian. I was named after my grandmother.

Ximena (The Serial Box)
Ximena (The Serial Box)

Your list is probably the closest to my own personal tastes that I've ran into. I was sold on "Everwood"... so underrated! Blogrolling you... will return :)


Oh, good! I will check out your site too. Thanks!


Lucia, Hi there I am your 1st grade teachers husband and Sara's friend...Sara told me about your site.....I just watched Battlestar Galectica, the whole series in about 2 months and absolutely loved it and I want to read your blog on do I find it? Thanks David


Thanks for checking out my site, David. I have a tag cloud, labeled Heroine TV topics, in the right sidebar of the site. There is also a search bar, so you can search for whatever you like. Here is a link to all the posts that I've written about Battlestar Galactica: Unfortunately, I didn't write regular recaps, but I do have some links to great video and interviews, and my live commentary of the series finale.

Pae Pae
Pae Pae

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For some reason I have never seen this page before.


I'm glad that you like it. You should read my FAQ page too. Also, let me know if you have any ideas to improve this section, or any other.


Great blog Looch. I am clueless about these shows but your blog has a great look. Good job! Must be challenging to keep the blog up while you're in a PhD program!


Thanks! Yes, you may reprint my article! Can you link back to this site as well, at the bottom of the article (or something to that effect)? I've been blogging for almost a year now, but it wasn't until I moved my site from LiveJournal to WordPress that I started getting traffic beyond my family :) I would love to contribute to your site in the future, and plan on writing up a recap/ review for the Mad Men premiere, if that's something you'd be interested in. Lucia

(Best Show)watch
(Best Show)watch

Hi Lucia Two things 1) I’d like your permission to (re)print your article on Mad Men for our website. 2) I was hoping we could use your ‘scribing’ talent for our website. The best shows youre not watching . com Mad Men is one of our featured shows. We’re hoping to round up a few people who can occasionally contribute perspective (via an article/blog) on the shows – maybe a recent episode, future direction, plot shortcomings etc What’s in it for you? Primarily a larger audience back channeled to your blog. We don’t pay but the site has a lot of promise and we're pretty excited about getting it off the ground. Let me know what you think. Thanks T. BTW, we LOVE your selections. J Whedon is amazing!


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