ByCharlotte, writer at
Period Drama and Foreign Language Film Enthusiast. Community Girl at Moviepilot and Creatorsdotco.

She's the queen bee of the office, Harvey's Girl Friday and the glue that holds everyone together. Okay sure, Donna uses and abuses her power here and there but she'll always help a brother out when needed - (no) questions asked. You just can't help but love Donna, and those who aren't quite there yet will learn to love her for the goddess she truly is. Get on her bad side and prepare to be brutally crushed (we're looking at you, Stephen Huntley) because nobody puts Donna Paulsen in the corner! Here's why she's ah-mazing:

1. She tells it like it is

She has no filter and we just can't help but love her for it. She speaks her mind to the point where even Harvey can't stop her, let alone try to. Stupidity won't get you far with Donna, neither will lying, cheating or scamming - unless she's in on it of course. Poor Louis is often at the receiving end of her brutal honesty but let's face it, he's become a better person for it. You're welcome world.

2. The world is her runway

It's hard not to notice the way she struts across that office floor. She's fierce *finger snaps* and confident, and she's got one hell of a wardrobe. Jason Wu, Christian Dior, Lanvin - you name it, she's worn it. Remember Donna's epic return to the firm after being re-hired? That's because no one makes an entrance like she does. Donna's all about "giving the moment some dramatic flair", so move over ladies and gents because this woman is here to stay!

3. Her relationship with Harvey

Let's talk about Harvey and Donna. Secretly most of us are probably hoping that they're madly in love with one another. We know about their one-time hookup and their secret little ritual, we know Harvey can't be himself without her and that she'd follow him to the ends of the earth. But when will their professional relationship turn into a steamy private one? Who knows. In the meantime we'll have to make do without any grand romantic gestures or passionate kisses. It's fine, we'll just re-watch the kiss that we almost saw.

4. She's fearless and loyal to a fault

Rule number one: don't mess with Donna. Rule number two: don't mess with those she cares about. She will haunt you down and make you beg for mercy. When Donna wants something, better be sure she'll go to great lengths to get it, and she will not take no for an answer. Remember the case of the missing button? Exactly. That's some serious dedication right there. Her wit, endless devotion and extensive know-how make her far more than just a pretty face. I mean, look at how incredibly loyal she is to Harvey (okay, so she's a little bias) and how she's helped to keep Mike's secret. That's right, Donna is kick ass, one hell of an ally and a force to be reckoned with.

5. Her knack for epic one-liners

  • "And the Donna of today is a genius. Well, the genius of Donna is everyday."
  • "I know you meant that as a compliment, but I don't appreciate limitations being placed on my beauty."
  • "I prefer to appear at the exact moment I am needed."
  • "I'm too busy being a badass... and worrying about my hair."

Last but not least... this genius scene:

Need I say more?


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