Posts tagged lewis
Posts tagged lewis
My first attempt at making my own gifs, and a gift for all the Lewis fans out there. There aren’t nearly enough gifs out there of these two.
I get to see Spartacus tonight, Downton and Game of Thrones. If only Lewis was available it would be a perfect non sci-fi night of TV..:)
Why are so many mainstream shows where the main relationship involves two men they have to have misogynistic undertones in an effort to prove the main characters don’t have romantic feelings for each other?
Formula for typical mainstream show with ‘bromance’:
-Men have pretty healthy relationship but of course there has to be the jokes.
-One of both men happen to be in unsatisfying relationships with women or the woman pines endlessly after the man and he might still be sleeping with her/flirting with her but he rarely looks happy around her.
-Women have little to no screen time.
-The women that are liked or popular with fans or those whose main purpose is to endorse the main male relationship or happen to be interested in someone else.-
-Then when this get’s old which is around season three or four, some shows start this up in season two; the two male leads characters get little to no screen time with each other and the relationship grows stagnant.
I would like more male and female relationships without sexual attraction; women who actually have significant relationships with women; more female equivalent of the ‘bromance’, less bromances that last a season for ratings, less het couples resigned to UST hell forever, stop killing/destroying happy couples or any of relationships becaause don’t you know, HAPPINESS IS BORING. Meh….
I happen to watch quite a few shows who do all the above and all I can say is that I would enjoy them more and stick around longer than one season if writers just budged more on their rigid heteronormativity and gender roles. That isn’t too say that the story or characterization can’t justify what I was complaining about I would just like to see it treated properly and not some side-effect of baiting fans for ratings. I think a lot of it stems from lazy writing too.
Who so far is doing a lot right IMO:
Person of Interest
Game of Thrones
**it physically hurts me that I had to remove NCIS LA from my list of shows that treat women awesome until they fix the potential mess that lies in Sam’s family life and Jada. The pattern of women in Sam’s life who are either dependents/people he feels responsible for and lies to, etc… is becoming uncomfortable and the show better fix this shit in season 4 because Sam up until 3x09 was so far removed from fixed gender roles it made my heart soar. Until now:(.**
**I know some people are taking breaks from Sherlock fandom and for the record I still love Sherlock but yeah their women are awesome but the men treat them like after thought and I hate it. Still love a lot about the show though.**
**I know I am missing a lot of shows that are doing a lot right but I have so much on my plate I haven’t had time for them.**
** To catch up on Revenge, Person of Interest, Lost Girl and Haven. **
Vampire Diaries - ignore everything that comes out of Julie Plec’s mouth and hope for logic and good story-telling triumph.
Fringe - That it get’s renewed for a 5th season.
NCIS LA: that I stop fretting over the fact that CBS procedural historically means by season four your prominent black male character is forgotten/given lame domestic story lines that seperate him from the cast/dies,etc…, unique team/family dynamics replaced with stale run of the mill everyone makes babies/tries to anyway and goes their separate ways, bromance becomes the focus for teehee’s instead of a serious dynamic/relationship, main awesome kick-ass female character being in UST hell forever and/or becomes less kick-ass because marriage/established relationship means dullness and death in TV land. It will not happen to NCIS LA as yet if ever. **hopes and chants internally.**
Sanctuary — show needs a miracle to turn things around. I want to love this show again but I can’t….
Sherlock BBC - all my wishes granted and more. **love.**
Warehouse 13 - Jinx please come back….
NCIS - stop with the endless repeat of same themes and UST hell for main characters. These people are too old to be acting like 12 year old kids flirting for the first on the playground and exchanging friendship bracelets or whatever….
Merlin - Gwen will one day have something relevant to do on this and Morgana will get more to do that smirk evilly and have plans that go nowhere. It will happen one day….. Season four was a lot better than season two that’s a start I think.
Hawaii Five 0 - maybe by the end of the season Chin and Kono will have more than 5 lines per ep. It’s a pipe dream I know but it could happen. **stamps down inner cynic.**
Lewis- flawless, I just want all the box-sets for an affordable price so I can finally watch them in HD.