Good afternoon world, I have been watching a ridiculous amount of hulu on my tiny little phone. I didn’t go to work on Friday due to some stomach issues I have no desire to go into–but that gave me tons of time to watch. Then on Saturday I had to wait for my propane delivery–window of 07:00 to 17:00. He didn’t show up until 15:30; needless to say I am about television-ed out.
However, I now have opinions. So–here we go. My weirdo review of a metric crap-ton of television:
- once upon a time – gosh darn it, this is a pretty fun story. You have to start from the beginning but then it becomes a fun dramatic fairy tale which sucked me in for all of the episodes and a new recording set on my dvr.
- grim – darker than once upon a time, but still gripping. each episode tends to stand on it’s own which makes it easier to bop around.
- prime suspect – and here are my thoughts on my favorite “strong female lead”. While not my favorite of shows, this show truly represents what I feel a strong female is and should be in this messed up world. In one episode evil gangster character is all threatening to her family and she breaks his arm. This actress is portrayed as both flawed and feminine, working in a male-dominated profession (something I can relate to very well), with a boyfriend who comes with a kid and an ex-wife. She is not innately motherly just because she is female (something else I can relate to); but she cares deep down. This is a believable character supported by both great writing and acting. Something I saw in an episode today which made me even more of a fan was her difficulty in supporting another female detective to join her department–unless that female detective was very good at her job. This is something of a struggle for women working in a male-dominated field; knowing when to fight for someone’s inclusion into the group which took so very long to be considered a member. If the person you choose to fight for is a failure, you lose credibility. This character is portrayed as being very strong about this…much stronger than I have ever been. I love to try to include everyone – something that has bitten me in the ass more than once and something I am becoming wiser about as I age.