Archive for the ‘Scripted Shows’ Category
Lifetime – the network for women, has picked up Marc Cherry’s new series, Devious Maids. Centering on the scandalous lives of Latina maids for the wealthy.
So we currently have a show about hookers and maids. Wonderful role models. And on Army Wives, the Latina couple is portrayed as a complete stereotype.
Gloria Cruz is played by Alyssa Diaz. She doubts if she loves her husband, spends all his money, and doesn’t understand why he has to work such long hours.
Why does Lifetime perpetuate these stereotypes? Where are the Latina teachers, engineers, and doctors.
And don’t even get me started about the hookers with hearts of gold on The Client List.
Do women really want to watch these shows? Seems like they are targeting male fantasies – a hooker, a maid, a cocktail waitress.
What do you think?
I used to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show! First season, I waited with bated breath to see each episode. It was like a fabulous smorgasbord of Broadway hits, boy band jams, peppered with the occasional New Jack Swing. I couldn’t get enough.
Those days are over.
All the characters seem to have devolved into pathetic stereotypes – the bitchy diva, the dumb jock, the bitter overweight girl, the dumb blonde, the slutty cheerleader. And who writes this show? I can just see the storyboard. “Okay – this week – Sue will try to sabotage Glee club, Will will save the day, one of the students will cheat on their boyfriend/girlfriend, and then Rachel will sing a big power ballad.
Where is John Stamos? And I need more Darren Criss!
Now, I’m forced to sit through Justin Bieber covers.
There are too many story lines, too many characters, and not enough originality. How about a Little Shop of Horrors episode, with John Stamos as the Dentist, Emma as Audrey, and Will as Seymour. And Mercedes, Rachel, and Tina could be the choir.
Glee started out as a show about outcasts trying to navigate through the treacherous halls of high school. Now its just about a group of unpopular kids with no morals. No wonder they never fit in.
Did anyone watch last night’s season finale of Army Wives? I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with this show. First, I loved the book it was based off – Under the Sabres by Tanya Biank. The book is non fiction and follows the lives of four women who are married to men in the Army. I devoured the book and felt that it read as a novel so I was thrilled when I heard they were making a TV show based on the novel. After viewing the first episode, I was horrified. Lifetime apparently didn’t employ a single military advisor to this program. My Marine husband was astounded at the characters incorrect ribbons and casual greetings to fellow officers. I was horrified that a general’s wife announced at a casual coffee, with the wives of enlisted soldiers, what her husband nicknames her private parts. The show was a mess. But slowly, after four seasons the show has won me over.
In last night’s episode, there were many aspects that rang true for a typical military experience. The quick engagement of specialist Jeremy to Tanya seemed realistic since many in the military rush into marriage since the deployment periods separate loved ones. I understand Pamela’s frustration about the amount of time that Chase devotes to his work. I love that Chase came back to her but I wish he hadn’t offered to leave Delta. I think it shows other military wives whose husbands are in the special forces that their husbands are choosing their job over their families, which is not always the case. Any male in the special forces has to commit to his job fully and its hard for the spouse. There is talk of a spin-off for Pamela’s character – I hope that doesn’t happen and she remains on Army Wives and reunites with Chase. How many cop shows are there? This is the only show about military wives and her character seems real. Despite the constant fraternization between the officers, their wives, the enlisted men and their wives, this show has come along way. Can’t wait until next year.
My favorite new show of the year is Drop Dead Diva. Does anyone else just love this show? Unlike More to Love, where all the plus size women are constantly being goaded into talking about how their weight affects their self esteem and romantic relationships, Drop Dead Diva features a sassy confident woman who is gorgeous, desirable, and not playing the victim. Plus, I know many blogs have already talked about how the ladies on More to Love sizes are featured on the screen. So not appropriate. So if you haven’t found Drop Dead Diva, check it out. It’s a delight, despite the creepy guardian angel.
What is it about Brian Austin Green? He has dated arguably the most beautiful brunettes in Hollywood – Megan Fox, Vanessa Marcil, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. I guess he and Tommy Lee made a deal in the 80′s – heads brunettes, tails blondes. Tommy still has a lock down on the blonde sex symbols. Anyway, if you’re like me, force yourself to watch the new 90210 just for the slim hope of a David Silver update, you will be truly upset to know that Brian is in talks to star in . . . .One Tree Hill?! What! I understand that he dissed 90210 for Terminator or maybe to break into film (loved his cameo with Steve Sanders in Domino) like his superstar girlfriend but if he is going to return to a teen drama why choose One Tree Hill which is on it’s last leg over the BH 90210? OK, BAG, granted 90210 sucks but you alone can revive it. I say have Donna run into Ray Pruit, start an affair since she and David are separated, and then David can swoop in and save their love.
I love me some old school 90210! Have all episodes taped off Soap Net. So I was anxiously anticipating Donna Martin’s return to our favorite zip. When she appeared on Kelly’s door, I had tears in my eyes – seriously – I’m that much of a loser. My husband laughed at me. But Donna can not save this show. It is beyond redemption. From Dixon mugging holding a Dr. Pepper, to the lame fake Peyote scene, to Naomi acting like a kindergartner with a crush it was dreadful. And the Diablo Cody line was beyond lame. Like Donna or Kelly would be starstruck by Diablo – didn’t they have Christina Aguilera perform at the Peach Pit after dark or see a methed out Fergie as a part of Wild Orchid? And Donna is separating from the Notorious BAG (Brian Austin Greene) Come on – David needs a job now that Terminator is going to be cancelled. I will never watch this show again. UNLESS – they bring back Ray Pruit!!!