This is the part where I talk about this entry.
To preface this entry: I don't know if this is everything I want to say, or even how I want to say it. This doesn't flow as smoothly as I wish I could make it go. This feels, to me, more like thinking via my fingers than the actual essay someone else might make out of the same ideas.
I also think I should note that I spent much of the morning being teary-eyed about Sarah Connor Chronicles
. Just so you know where I'm coming from.
You should also know there are spoilers in this entry. I've put them behind a cut, but if you've come here via a link that takes you directly to this entry's page, you might not notice the warnings.This is the part where I talk about women.
I've been saying that all my reading about race, racism, and anti-racism has resensitized me to issues of sexism, but that's not really true. My resensitization started before that, with Leverage
's "The Stork Job." ( This part of this entry has Leverage spoilers. )( This part of this entry has Dollhouse spoilers. )norwich36
pointed me to a pair of coffeeandink
's posts about Sarah Connor Chronicles
. ( This part of this entry has Sarah Connor Chronicles spoilers. )
I think it's worth noting that SCC and Dollhouse
are both the brainchildren of men: Dollhouse
is Joss Whedon's and SCC is Josh Friedman's. I skimmed the list of writers on IMDb's full cast and crew pages for each of them, and Dollhouse
has more women writers than SCC, both by numbers and proportion. Extra interesting to me is that the two pieces of SCC fan fic that I've read that were absolutely incredible (I have to admit to not having read much, just most of the things at Yuletide
and a handful of other miscellaneous things, and most of it tends to blend together) were both written by a man: "Cinderella, Made of Steel
" and "Seven Sunday Mother-Daughter Mornings
," both by David Hines. You can't end oppression without involving the oppressors. The Egyptians are God's people too.
For me, in some very real ways, the season finale of SCC marks the end of this TV season. With that done for the season (or possibly forever), there isn't anything I'm going to look forward to in quite the same way. But I've also been busying myself with watching the first episodes of a bunch of midseason shows.This is the part where I talk about lgbt people.
One of the shows I watched the first two episodes of was Cupid
. I have vague memories of seeing the ads for the Jeremy Piven version, but I don't think I ever watched it. I thought I'd watch this version because I really like both Bobby Cannavale and Sarah Paulson. Then the first episode had both Sean Maguire (I had no idea he was actually British) and Marguerite Moreau, both of whom are pretty and I like. ( This part of this entry has Cupid spoilers. )
I've been thinking about characters who are retconned into being straight, both because it's one of the things that happens to the lgbt superheroes on Perry Moore's list and because minkhollow brought it up
's book discussion
. ( This part of this entry has Supernatural spoilers. )( This part of this entry has Kings spoilers. )( This part of this entry has Sarah Connor Chronicles spoilers. )
One of the midseason shows I watched the first ep of this week is The Unusuals
. If I could choose only one midseason ensemble cop show about a rich kid who became a cop, it would be this one (over Southland
, but I'll watch another ep or two of that because Ben McKenzie did sell it at the end and Regina King is hot), although that's not much of a rec. It's not as funny as the ads made it look, and Amber Tamblyn is the kind of cute-pretty that they should be doing something with (in terms of the character) rather than ignoring. ( This part of this entry has The Unusuals spoilers. )