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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, and 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 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.

Some of Lucia’s Favorite Shows

  • Alias
  • Angel
  • Arrow
  • Awkward
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Better of Ted
  • Beverly Hills 90210
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Bunheads
  • Cougar Town
  • Dallas
  • Dance Academy
  • Dawson’s Creek
  • Deadwood
  • Dexter
  • Dollhouse
  • Downton Abbey
  • ER
  • Everwood
  • Felicity
  • Firefly
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Friends
  • Game of Thrones
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Girls
  • Greek
  • Happy Endings
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Homeland
  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Jericho
  • Justified
  • Life
  • Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman
  • Lost
  • Lost Girl
  • Mad Men
  • My So-Called Life
  • Nashville
  • Nikita
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Orphan Black
  • Parenthood
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Party of Five
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Reign
  • Revenge
  • Roswell
  • Sex & the City
  • Shameless
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Smallville
  • Suburgatory
  • Suits
  • Supernatural
  • Switched at Birth
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • The Americans
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Fosters
  • The Good Wife
  • The L.A. Complex
  • The O.C.
  • The Originals 
  • The Sopranos
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead
  • The West Wing
  • The Wire
  • Twin Peaks
  • Veronica Mars
  • White Collar
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