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Monday, May 16, 2005

Just watched the first season finale for The L Word last night. Yikes. Those are some crazy, crazy girls.

SPOILERS

Jenny, possibly the craziest core character on TV, winds up with two current lovers in her bedroom and won't choose which one should stay. After Bette gets caught cheating, she rapes her girlfriend Tina, and that turns into hot sex. I guess it's okay for rape to turn into hot sex if they're both women? 'Cause it sure wouldn't be okay on TV with a guy involved. Ivan the drag king tries to woo a straight girl by lip synching in a car park. Okay, that was sort of cute. Cheri tells Shane she loves her back but doesn't want to lose her houses in "Bel Air and East Hampton." And after Dana announces her engagement at her cat's funeral, Alice's response later is to kiss her -- and Dana's sort of into it.

On a straight show, we would lose soooooo much sympathy for characters who behaved this way. Don't these girls have the slightest idea what they want? Don't they have anything on their minds but sex? Any sense of responsibility? Yes, on The L Word the girls are so much slimmer than real dykes, and that's fine, 'cause most people on TV are better looking than real people. But these girls behave like teenagers -- impulsive, reckless, self-destructive, irresponsible, selfish. And self-pitying.

Is that part of the attractive fantasy?

1 Comments:

alex

what are you saying? that a tv series should be more realistic, mature, less titillating, not titillating at all, not appeal to the masses, not do whatever it takes to get ratings? it's tv.

well, i have to admit, i don't watch the tube. just can't anymore. but, it seems like most of the hooey on tv is on for only one reason - to pull down the numbers needed to get highest possible advertising $$. how? by any means available/allowable/legal.

and, content? who cares? value? take a flying leap. lesbo rape that turns to hot sex, irresponsible immature girls chasing sex - just the ticket.

if, in fact, this would fail if not for the L factor, so what? what's your point? is that criticism? that 'formula would fail under different conditions'? well, it isn't different conditions. in other words, the porducers of this show have hit upon a formula that works (for now) - and that's all that matters (today) (and, tomorrow does not exist)

show (i'm presuming) is a big hit. why? cause the show is not realistic or mature, is as titillating as possible, does appeal to the masses, does do whatever it takes to get ratings

there will come a day when live broadcasts of executions will have high ratings. hopefully, i'll be gone by then, but, it's still a valid point: tv, in general, corrupts the mind.

i think, by definition, what is hot on tv part of the 'attractive fantasy'. and, who is at fault when such a show is a success? the network or society?

zilla

By Blogger kojled, at 5:00 PM  

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