Angela Kosmo: Da Vinci’s Inquest

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 by BetaCandy

I’m writing articles lately on female characters who actually work, so brace yourself for multiple Da Vinci’s Inquest posts.
Detective Angela Kosmo is ambitious, hot-headed and occasionally lazy. She wants to get ahead, and is quick to jump on opportunities (as is every other cop on DI). Though she’s generally a very good detective, […]

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Helen on Da Vinci’s Inquest

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 by BetaCandy

I’ve complained a lot on this site about female assistants and second-in-commands who fall for their bosses, lack leadership skills, screw up but get patted on the head for it… in short, act as live demonstrations for the myth that women just can’t hack it in a man’s world.
Meet an exception: Helen, the assistant to […]

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The missing prostitutes: DaVinci’s Inquest

Friday, July 14th, 2006 by BetaCandy

I wrote a few weeks ago about the brilliant Canadian series that airs on WGN in the US: DaVinci’s Inquest. My post focused on the fact that gender just isn’t an issue in this show. Characters are defined by their jobs, by what they do; rather than by the body they do it […]

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More on Da Vinci’s Inquest

Saturday, May 6th, 2006 by BetaCandy

I wrote a while back about an episode of Da Vinci’s Inquest I watched, and how every single role could have been gender-flipped and the story still would have worked, because there were simply no unecessary gender distinctions being made. Since then, I’ve seen a lot more of this show, and it’s still exceeding […]

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He, She, Whatever - DaVinci’s Inquest

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 by BetaCandy

I saw my first couple of episodes of DaVinci’s Inquest recently, and something jumped out at me: in those two episodes, you could have switched the gender on any or every character in the show, and the story would have been the same. Gender was irrelevant.
I didn’t get the sense the writers were trying […]

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