2013-06-04

Bloody (sexist) shows



The season finale of Orphan Black last weekend marked the end of
2013 spring TV. And what a finale! I can't wait for season 2.
If you haven't checked it out yet I highly recommend that you do.
It's dark, fast paced and has an amazing female lead(s).
 It's also one of the - sadly - very few shows out there that don't employ
gratuitous female nudity, sexism for laughs or an undercurrent of misogyny.

But the end of spring also marks the beginning of summer,
and June gives us two season premieres; True Blood on June 16th,
(which unfortunately had a very lame and sexist last season)
and Dexter on June 30th - which will be the last season ever!




There are also already a few shows to look forward to this coming fall:
The "new" British show Dracula on NBC, Sleepy Hollow on Fox,
and the 3rd season of American Horror Story, titled 'Coven'.
(Though last season left me with a bitter aftertaste because of all the violence
against women. I'm hoping they are taking this season in a different direction.)








What shows are you looking forward to?







17 kommentarer:

  1. Okay, would you recommend checking out Orphan Black if I'm drawn to series like Dexter, Ripper Street, Hannibal, Nip/Tuck, Six Feet Under...etc? And on the other hand, I'm unable to sit through a whole episode of True Blood...:/
    Because I saw the trailer of Orphan Black and it didn't impress me much...

    I'm absolutely crazy about the final season of Dexter, it's my favorite show. I'm also looking forward to the second season of Arrow, Sleepy Hollow, S.H.I.E.L.D. and even The Walking Dead...
    Right now we are watching the first season of Supernatural. It turned out that my boyfriend has never seen any episodes...xD

    SvaraRadera
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    1. The trailer to Orphan Black doesn't do it any justice, for sure. Many of the shows you listed have an overwhelmingly male dominated cast, and since that just bugs me I don't watch them. But I would recommend Orphan Black to anyone :)

      Radera
    2. I prefer male - dominated casts, moreover, female leads mostly annoy me, that's why I couldn't stand Buffy or Charmed...Okay, I liked Xena, but see, I can't even name more recent series with female lead...:P
      Alright, I'm gonna give it a shot and tell you if I liked it or not! ^^

      Radera
    3. I don't want to be judgmental, but I used to be like that, in my 20's. I couldn't, and wouldn't, identify with other women. You might want to give some thought to why you find female casts annoying - Is it because you don't like how women are portrayed, or is it really because you just don't like portrayals of women?

      Radera
    4. Well, women or female characters in movies, or series always portray a certain stereotype, whether it's the sex object, whether it's the rigid Lara Crof type of tough chick or an ingenue motherly figure...but they're hardly ever given any depth to their charachter, so for me, they can't possibly idenfied with and that's what annoys me, mostly.

      I have absolutely no problem with female actors or good female characters, but those are mostly not the leads of a series...I liked all the female characters, that appeared in Dexter, for example, and...let's say, Debra has a pretty imortant role, so she can be considered the female lead of the series, I guess...but her personality and syotyline - even though it's tightly connected with Dexter's - is fine because it has depths. Buffy didn't have any depths.

      Or let's take a look at the Game of Thrones; there are some pretty dominant female characters in that one and I'm fine with them. Not Dany, no...she's, again, a stereotype and so is Arya.
      People always compare Arya to Sansa on forums and tell how much cooler Arya is...I personally prefer Sansa because her character is more complex and deep. :)

      Of course, it's just my opinion, but it hapens way less to male leads, film making seems to be able to handle them more naturally with much less cliche and cheesyness.

      Radera
  2. Sleepy Hollow was one of my favorite childhood stories, and sadly I already have issues with how Ichabod Crane is being portrayed in that preview, but we'll see! I'm going to plan to see it.

    Generally I watch Sci-fi shows, but there hasn't been one that has piqued my interest lately, at all =/

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I agree, but I am approaching Sleepy Hollow as a parody. With such a trailer, how can it be anything but?

      Radera
  3. TV shows come late to Egypt, so I won't see the new ones for another year or so. With all the Horror shows coming on in the last few years, you'd think I'd be really happy, but I haven't liked them. They either have unlikeable characters (AHS & WD), stagnant plots (Vamp Diaries) or became porn (TB). I hope the new ones are better...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I agree, there isn't much originality in shows nowadays. Even horror stories become soap operas.

      Radera
  4. I'm kind of bummed that we'll probably be in a trailer without power when Dexter premieres. Oh well, I guess that'll give us something to do in January - get caught up on all these shows. I'll definitely watch Dracula and Sleepy Hollow. I don't know who the fellow is who plays Ichabod Crane, but I'll watch that one no matter how bad it is! ;o)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. In a trailer without power, wow? Good thing it's summer! I don't know the actor either, but then I don't recognize most of the actors nowadays...

      Radera
  5. I'm always behind when it comes to TV. We watch about one hour of TV every few days, so it takes us a long, long, long time to finish anything. We just finished season two of Game of Thrones, and started Arrested Development. Dexter is next. Like I said, always behind...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I have always been crazy about movies and TV. I wish I could say I fill my time with books and good conversations, but that would be a lie :)

      Radera
  6. Speaking about gratuitous nudity, have you seen Star Trek Into Darkness? There is a scene that left me shaking my head.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. No, I stayed away since it was all men, men, men...

      Radera
  7. Thanks for sharing those trailers! I'm obviously peculiar because I thought the 'Sleepy Hollow' trailer looked awesome! It seems like a cool, quirky, fresh twist on the story and visually it was stunning! Can't wait to see it now! :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I liked the quirkiness too! But I won't get my hopes up because they usually screw things up after the first episode...

      Radera

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