Right now, I'm grooving on Gloria Verrano (whose name I just learnt) from Haven. She isn't riding the tough as nails old lady cliche, she's owning it. For some reason, Medical Examiner is a role in many shows where bit players get a lot of freedom to stand out in ways other procedural recurring characters don't.
She's sassy, she's snappy, she doesn't take emo shit from the fashion show tragic hero leads, but when get gets a little extra thread to play with, she doubles down admirably and seamlessly.
Make your case! Gimme a pic!