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Mads Møller Andersen’s article discusses the representation of female roles in TV dramedy shows by exploring previous dramedies such as the glamorous Sex And The City and comparing them to the more unconventional dramedies of today: HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. The central thesis of the article is that there has been a certain trend during the latest two decades within the dramedy genre where a group of dramedies have focused on female protagonists, female issues, and a female audience. But this trend in the dramedy genre also stands as a testament to a development in female TV characters because recent dramedies seem to dismiss the conventional values of the previous dramedy shows. Girls and Orange Is The New Black choose to push the boundaries and exemplify how women on TV can be chubby, self-destructive and even dangerous.