So clearly, artistic photo editing is not an area in which I am possessed of an overabundance of Skillz, but guys, guys, you GUYS, the ladies of Da Vinci’s Inquest are AMAZING and I want you to BEHOLD THEM.*
Top row, left to right: Detective Angela Kosmo (Venus Terzo), Detective Rose Williams (Kim Hawthorne), Helen [no last name given] (Sarah Strange).
Middle row, left to right: Doctor Sunita “Sunny” Ramen (Suleka Mathew), Sergeant Sheila Kurtz (Sarah-Jane Redmond), Doctor Maria Donato (Alisen Down).
Bottom row, left to right: Detective Marla [no last name given] (Kandyse McClure), Detective Suki Taylor (Camille Sullivan), Sue Lewis (Emily Perkins).
Each of them is intelligent, competent, driven, savvy, and successful. (That last one’s kind of relative with Sue, who is, after all, a junkie hooker. But when she sets out to do something, she does it, often with exceptionally brazen amounts of follow-through.) Almost all of them have steely moral centres (Kurtz will bend hers on occasion to facilitate her own necessities, and Sue’s tends to be…fluid), and almost all of them are compassionate without falling prey to sentimentality. (Angie gets tripped up that way only when it comes to Sue. And Sue is just a few steps shy of a sociopath, so she tends not to be particularly compassionate at all.) Every one of them is a fully-formed person with distinct personalities, goals, lives, histories, friends, enemies.
Watching them is an absolute pleasure.
*(Although I wanted to include all the major lead and recurring ladies, Patricia, Gabriella, Gina and Claire do not appear because even Google has its limits when it comes to finding images for a Canadian procedural from the CBC that’s been off the air for seven years, apparently. I barely managed to find something vaguely useable for Sunny and Suki, as you can probably tell.)