NY Daily News List of Most Memorable TV Characters for 2011
7. Sasha Alexander, "Rizzoli and Isles," TNT.
Alexander plays Isles, who's buddies with Angie Harmon's Rizzoli, and the show keeps the two parts well balanced.
Without taking anything away from the well-established Harmon, though, Alexander has in many ways become the more intriguing.
She seems to be this, yet there's still a little of that. She uses big words, not a gun. She seems to be just plain nice, then sometimes she isn't. She makes Isles more than she seems.