One of HBO‘s most fascinating, female-centric, and socially provocative shows came to a dramatic conclusion last night–Big Love. If you were a fan of the life stories of the sister wives (Barb, Nicki, and Margene) and their daily turmoils, we aren’t going to spoil the ending for you.
What we can divulge is that Season Five was wearing away at the thematic threads that have been evident since we got over the shock of televised polygamy and understood the matriarchal storyline of the show. Critics and the creators Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer all say that Big Love “has always been a feminist show.”
Accordingly, we’ve compiled a list of our Top Ten Favorite Female-Empowerment Songs that might have gotten Barb through her quest for independence and equality, Nicki through her struggle with abuse, and Margene’s youthful journey towards feminine identity.
10. “Jar of Hearts”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Christina Perri[/lastfm]
Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” isn’t your typical song above love, consequence, or remorse.
It subtly highlights the co-dependency that women can experience with their masculine counterpart. Perri powerfully replies to the lover on whom she once depended, “I hear you’re asking all around/If I am anywhere to be found/But I have grown too strong/To ever fall back in your arms.”