“Miss Fisher is that rare fictional example of what life can be like for women who chose not to get married and/or have children — and how that alternative can be just as fulfilling.
This isn’t a story about a spinster finding love later in life and finally getting the traditional family she needs and deserves. This is a story about a sexually-liberated, vibrant, empathetic woman who has a wonderful family and community of her own making.
Phryne is not someone to be pitied. She is one of the most alive characters on TV — a master detective who speaks multiple languages, knows martial arts, and can fly an airplane. Miss Fisher is competency porn at its most addictive, and its main character is a new, much-needed kind of archetype.”
Miss Fisher reading Lady Chatterly’s Lover on the train is a really interesting historical detail bcause I’m 99% sure that book was banned in Australia in the 20s (and indeed didn’t get unbanned worldwide until the ‘60s, if I remember right, Moog?) Anyway the point I’m trying to make is that she’s reading illegal smut on public transport and that tells you everything you need to know about Phyrne Fisher