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  • Welcome back to the Weekly Watch List.

  • The show where we count down the best movies and TV to stream right now on Prime Video.

  • Now it's already March, which means it's women's freaking History Month and joining me to break down this week's list is a longtime friend of the show and a movie expert in her own right.

  • Annie Brennan.

  • Thank you, Nate.

  • I am a movie expert.

  • These are the most badass and awesome female characters to watch right now on Amazon Prime Video.

  • First on our list, we have to tar Borat's 15 year old daughter from Borat.

  • Subsequent movie film played by the amazing Bulgarian actress Maria Baklava.

  • We have to be kind of weak, but I'm strong.

  • I can open a beer with my small hole.

  • I can't I Look, we gotta be appropriate and lady like, Okay, this is what you're not supposed to do.

  • Okay, you did do it Now.

  • The Borat sequel obviously centers around Sasha Baron Cohen's hilarious, iconic character, but I think it's actually two tars emotional journey that carries the movie.

  • Tudor starts off the film as a feral child being kept in a cage by her uncaring family who fully buys into all four ATS distorted ideas about womanhood, as seen in the weird manual, full of unhelpful advice on how to raise a girl.

  • Technical technical technical.

  • My job.

  • Tudor inadvertently traffics herself to United States, where Boris is tasked with giving her away as a sexual slave to GOP big shots like Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani was actually on my Penis.

  • My anus.

  • I brought the girl for you.

  • She proceeds to get a nicer cage, a make over and learns more about American culture and how to present herself as the ideal child bride.

  • Then, if you like.

  • What I would suggest is that maybe we'll play some breast implants and what the mental breast the strong tea did He did.

  • He did.

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  • He did.

  • He kitty, kitty or British.

  • But her time in the U.

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  • Is transformative for both to tar and Bora as to tar, learns to say no to her father and even comes to love herself.

  • So, Annie, what about to tar is badass to you?

  • Well, I think that's pretty self evident.

  • She is a young woman who is coming of age.

  • And she is just met with misogyny from both people in Kazakhstan and America.

  • And she handles it with absolute grace.

  • She comes into her own and she manages to keep up with all the antics from Borat the entire time.

  • I don't think I could do that.

  • Good for you, Maria.

  • Be out there just killing it in your twenties with Borat and to keep a straight face the whole time.

  • Please, I wouldn't be able to do it.

  • You could never.

  • Well, maybe next up.

  • What do you do when all the female characters in the show are also the main characters?

  • Well, this is why we have no choice but to include all eight of the lead cast of the wilds.

  • You've all been given me shit about my toothbrush.

  • It's the jump.

  • This was obviously a targeted attack.

  • Better hope it still works.

  • It's gonna work.

  • Mhm.

  • I don't know.

  • It's dying.

  • I've never related so much to a toothbrush.

  • Eight girls get on a plane for an exclusive Hawaiian retreat slash women's empowerment camp called Dawn of Ive.

  • Only the plane goes down and they all mysteriously wash up on a seemingly desolate, deserted island.

  • There's fat in a promiscuous, hilarious cellist from Berkeley.

  • Leah, an obsessive girl with a dark romantic past.

  • Dot a tough loner who's watched a ton of survivalist shows.

  • Shelby, a closeted beauty queen from a conservative Christian family.

  • Tony, an aggressive, openly lesbian girl who is fiercely protective of her best friend.

  • Martha kind animal lover from the Ojibwe reservation.

  • Then there's Rachel, super intense competitive diver and her fraternal twin, Nora.

  • A quiet, sensitive artistic savant, The eight girls have to band together to survive and slowly unravel the mysterious circumstances behind the island.

  • Each episode reveals the girls increasingly tragic backstories one by one, but it's really their relationships with each other that define them.

  • Okay, Mhm Sony.

  • This was your pick.

  • Can you tell me what it is about these eight women that you find so badass?

  • Okay, well, first of all, falling out of the sky and surviving pretty badass.

  • Um, they're also like shucking shellfish and just, like hanging out and are alive on this barren island.

  • Also badass, I wouldn't be able to do that.

  • Second of all the way that they're all able to just, like, develop their characters so much and really vibe off of each other in such a short amount of time is also pretty bad ass.

  • I mean, I've been doing this show for 11 episodes, and I haven't developed any character coming up next.

  • You know, we have to talk about Robin, the professionally unflappable but personally self sabotaging PR agent from Flak.

  • What about a sex tape?

  • There hasn't been a good one of those in a while.

  • Okay, hang on just a second.

  • Really classy.

  • But it's classy, really.

  • What we're going for you.

  • Ooh, Lesbians, Lesbians, Perfect on trend and much less safe than straight.

  • Certainly wouldn't look like a little girl anymore.

  • It's well shot intended for private use.

  • Grown up, sophisticated.

  • Think Madonna.

  • Old Madonna.

  • Not old Madonna.

  • Then it gets leaked from your cloud.

  • You're horrified.

  • You make a public admission how betrayed you feel, getting the sympathy vote from the girl whilst turning yourself into a filthy little mix.

  • Nations sweethearts.

  • Dirty secret Flak is set in the unglamorous world of UK celebrity publicity.

  • Enter Anna Paquin is Robin, a PR fixer who swoops in on her clients dirty deeds to cover things up and change the narrative.

  • I'm thinking about which chat show hosts are most amenable to medical book.

  • I'm thinking about what color suit most reflects honesty and innocence, thinking about ghost writers and the fact that I can already name three publishers who would offer you a shed load of money to tell your side of the story.

  • That's what I'm thinking about.

  • Kelvin Robin specializes in challenge management, and with one unpaid intern and zero morals, she spends each episode helping dumb celebrities avoid scandal or, more often, staging new ones.

  • Whether it's contriving a domestic abuse story to cover up a client's facelift, Robin has an answer for everything and a bump of Coke for good measure.

  • So Annie Robin is your pick.

  • Why do you think she's so bad ass?

  • Well, they write off the jump.

  • You know, she pulled somebody out of an overdose without any medical intervention, and that is arguably badass.

  • Also, you know she's super competent at her job.

  • Whether or not her job is, you know, moral is up for debate, but she crashes it nonetheless.

  • And, you know, I keep hearing about Walter White and Don Draper and all these sort of beloved male anti heroes.

  • Well, let your girl resonate with some bad people to write.

  • I want to see ladies doing messed up.

  • Coming in at number four, we have one of the most powerful heroines in TV history.

  • I'm talking my girl guitarra from Avatar.

  • The Last Airbender Our our girl, Our girl.

  • So if you didn't know Avatar The Last Airbender is a series set in a world where people can control the elements called bending In this world group of kids bands together to take down the evil fire nation.

  • Yeah, Uh huh.

  • Oh Mm.

  • Qatar starts the series off as a young girl literally drifting, stuck in an ice floe with her brother Sokka, and ends the series as the strongest Waterbending master and one of the legendary avatars.

  • Greatest allies talk about a character arc.

  • Qatar is like the mom of the group, or sometimes she acts a little bossy and gets on people's nerves, but is ultimately the most compassionate member who's capable of caring for others and even pulling out of the avatar state.

  • When he goes berserk, she goes toe to toe with antagonist firebenders.

  • Azula and Zuko tracks down and confronts her mother's killer and masters.

  • The forbidden art of blood bending.

  • What is it specifically about?

  • Qatar?

  • That makes you think?

  • Whoa, that's about us, woman.

  • Well, first of all, she water bends, which is pretty bad ass.

  • She learns how to blood bend.

  • She pulls water out of plants.

  • I mean, she overcomes centuries of sexist oppression by forcing master pocket to teach her how to water bend.

  • So you decided to show up.

  • Aren't you gonna fight?

  • Go back to the healing huts with the other women where you belong.

  • Mhm five.

  • You want to learn to fight so bad Study closely.

  • Yeah, Yeah, Don't worry.

  • I'm not going to hurt you.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • You can't knock me down, okay?

  • And rounding things out, I would be completely remiss if I did not mention one of the O g badass female characters.

  • That's right.

  • Ladies and gents, I am talking Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek.

  • The original series hailing frequencies are open.

  • Saloon.

  • Give me there.

  • I'll protect you, Fair lady.

  • Sorry, Neither Played by the amazing Michelle Nichols, who broke barriers in the sixties as one of the first black women to be portrayed as both a commanding officer and a scientist.

  • Not only that whore is Kiss With Kirk in Plato's Stepchildren was one of the first interracial kissing scenes in American TV history.

  • Horror is one of the most enduring icons of science fiction and someone who didn't need any man's protection.

  • Now, to be honest, this was still the sixties and Broadway actress triple threat Nischelle.

  • Nichols definitely wasn't given enough to do on the show.

  • She even contemplated walking away from the role until major Trekkie slash civil rights legend Dr Martin Luther King Jr insisted she stay on the show as a rare positive portrayal of black women in a position of authority, an inspiration to black girls everywhere.

  • And we are grateful she did so, Anne, if you don't mind, why don't you break down for us a little bit?

  • Why, Lieutenant, who was such a bad ass?

  • You know, I would actually love to do that for you need.

  • First of all, she's a lieutenant.

  • Okay, so that is somebody in charge in space.

  • She's a woman in stem in the 19 sixties, were forced to stand secondly, anytime somebody steps out of line.

  • She had some of one of these and they are right back in check.

  • Okay, I'm gonna try that.

  • MLK specifically asked Michelle Nichols to keep this role, and I think that she just absolutely blew it out of the park.

  • So she's an icon, majorly bad ass.

  • And there you have it.

  • Five of the most badass women from series available stream right now on prime video and special.

  • Thanks again to Anne for sharing her expertise on this week's list.

  • You're welcome, Nate.