Mini Firefly. Tiny versions of Captain Malcolm and Kaylee. <3
To launch the high quality TV channel TNT in Belgium we placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text “Push to add drama” invited people to use the button. And then we waited… Discover here what happened or visit http://www.tnt-tv.be for more info.
TNT. We know drama.
Honestly the show is doing really well in terms of egalitarianism. It has approached homosexual relationships with maturity, had no problems with different racial matches, and well, is just open minded.
So they took another step by adding an Indian man as a romantic interest to a white woman.
With such small steps in mainstream television, we move forward.
Yeah yeah yeah. I hate his character though. Now he just comes off as a fool and manipulator who crosses the line by dating his former patient.
What’s your opinion on Raj on Big Bang Theory? I really hate that show, most of all because of their treatment of that character.
It’s fun on BBT, in a way, because it’s Indian people making fun of Indians. You instinctively feel like “it’s okay if they’re doing it.”
There are times when other characters make Indian jokes… some are funny, some are awkward. Sometimes I cringe. I am, however, rather delighted with the fact that Raj eats beef and Howard eats pork, both at every opportunity.
Regarding the character as a whole… the not-speaking-to-women thing is… I let it slide because it provides good laughs, but it bothered me in the beginning because it was such a stereotype in America of the shy Asian boy who’s racially inclined to be too nerdy for girls.
BBT doesn’t try too hard to be serious, though. And at least it puts an attractive Indian man on TV. I’m still waiting for any mainstream American sitcom with at least one strong east Asian character which doesn’t involve any martial arts. I’m serious.
I’d like to see more fleshing out of Kevin’s character. Right now he’s just “The dude that Robin left Barney for” and I’d like to find out why he felt comfortable telling Robin he loves her before they’d even slept together. :P
I agree on the therapist thing, but it was cute how they resolved it. One way or another, I’d just like to find out more before passing early judgment.
|—||Eric Michael Mazur, Encyclopedia of Religion and Film (ABC-CLIO, 2011)|
There are people who dislike “How I Met Your Mother.” I wonder why, sometimes. Not everything will ever be to everyone’s taste and that’s fine.
I get the feeling that some of that is because it’s successful. That was some of the animosity regarding “Friends.”
The difference between HIMYM and “Friends” though, is that Friends came upon its success by accident. Its ten seasons were done season by season. It constantly had to figure out what to do next.
HIMYM has the gift of good writing with the long term in mind. It has the opportunity to tell sad stories as well as fun ones. It’s not a simple show just done for laughs.
But for those who enjoy it, enjoy it however you want to. I rather like it, for its inspired writing.
Sex. Muscle. Humour. Thuggery.
|—||Adam Baldwin, about his character “Jayne Cobb” on Firefly, from DVD Special Features.|