on 2012-03-25 05:54 pm (UTC)
klia: (!)
Posted by [personal profile] klia
I don't watch Fringe, but... BLEARGH.

WTH is with writers these days? I've been watching classic TV like The Mod Squad, and have been shocked by how much better they were 40 years ago with stuff like race and gender (like, they don't have the female lead hook up with either of her male partners or the boss, which they can't seem to resist doing today). It's really messed up how much backsliding has happened.

on 2012-03-25 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] thedivinegoat
One thing I've always loved Diane Farr for, was that when she joined Numb3rs, there was an idea from the writers that she'd hook up with either Dan or Charlie (ie the Leads). She persuaded them not to, but in fact have Megan start a relationship with the non-typical Larry.

Megan/Larry will always one of my favourite ships.

on 2012-03-25 08:50 pm (UTC)
klia: (!)
Posted by [personal profile] klia
I loved Megan and Larry, too. And I thought Diane Farr's other non-typical role as a female firefighter on Rescue Me was excellent, too.

on 2012-03-26 12:09 am (UTC)
klia: (!)
Posted by [personal profile] klia
I've been really naive (or just plain dumb), but I guess I expected that sort of crap from certain factions, like the political right, but not from supposedly-liberal Hollywood types. It's been a sad and rage-inducing realization.

on 2012-03-26 06:49 pm (UTC)
klia: (!)
Posted by [personal profile] klia
I'm beginning to think it's me, and I'm part of a small faction of viewers who don't see this sort of stuff as romantic or appealing, or satisfying in any way. Because I've come to realize a lot of the female stereotypes we see portrayed in the media are actually true, which was a complete shock.

Like, a few weeks ago, the local paper had a piece about imagining movie versions of current TV shows that mentioned my current favorite network show, Person of Interest. And what did the female writer want to do with Taraji P. Henson's character, Det. Carter, who's awesome in her own right, and totally her own person? Shoehorn her into a romance with one of the two lead guys. And all I could think was, that's the best you can envision for Carter? Really? WTH?

It's especially sad for me when women buy into and perpetuate this crap.


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