More here. But, predictably, this is as butch as they get...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
First impressions and assumptions (from here):
The family picture is on his desk
Ah, a solid, responsible man
The family picture is on her desk
Um, her family will come before her career
His desk is cluttered
He's obviously a hard worker and a busy man
Her desk is cluttered
She's obviously a disorganised scatterbrain
He is talking with his co-workers
He must be discussing the latest deal
She is talking to her co-workers
She must be gossiping
Read the rest here
Why do they cancel good shows?
No, seriously, why? What's the politics of this?
Let's take a show about a perpetually single guy wizard and his ghost-in-the-skull assistant who gets to help out these distressed-but-oh-so-not-weak, usually very kewl, romantically inclined female characters, throw in a tough female police lieutenant who he can work with and have lots of sexual tension with, and then....
Let's do that, because, you know, too many good characters here, too many roles for Women Who Don't Completely Suck (no, it doesn't bother me that they're often hot on the geeky male lead - that's the genre. If it was a woman wizard [omg the kewlness!] I'd expect the same sort of men [and possibly ladies!] being romantically inclined toward her thing), too much fun and world building.
I mean, for fuck's sake, Buffy got seven seasons.
Granted, OK, I've only see the first disc of shows. But COME ON people.
This is why I don't fucking watch TV, because people keep canceling Firefly, Carnivale, and shows like The Dresden Files.
The politics of these decisions are just baffling.