verushka70: Veronica gives the finger to an asshole (lipstick flip-off)
[personal profile] verushka70
I should've gone to bed like half an hour ago. I have to be at work at 6:30am. But I thought I'd catch Elementary.

Which continues to disappoint. I haven't even been keeping up with it this season. I watched the premiere of S5 and then it was catch as catch can -- if I caught it, I watched it; if not, oh well.

The introduction of yet another sidekick this season was pretty meh; it's become a show formula now. Whatevs. (I was glad to see Nelsan Ellis as Shinwell because I hadn't seen him since True Blood. Crossover with Lucifer so he can be together again with Kevin Alejandro/Det. Douchebag (as Lucifer calls him)? Heh, I haven't even looked for that fic, but I bet it exists!)

ANYHOO... my disappointment tonight boils down to the inevitable biological destiny writers can't seem to help imposing on the most kickass female characters.

(So help me deity/ies, if they do that to Jessica Jones, I WILL FUCKING SCREAM AND THROW THINGS)

SPOILERS FOR ELEMENTARY 5X15

So you bring back arguably the most kickass female character (well, after Joan Watson and Irene Adler/Moriarty, LOL) who you unceremoniously got rid of and cut off her narrative at the knees two seasons ago...

You bring her back with a baby. Of course.

Am I the only one who's like: Really, Elementary? REALLY?!

I'm not saying a woman can't be kickass AND a mom. That is NOT what I'm saying, at ALL. I was present when two of my nephews were born, I know how much childbearing kicks ass -- both of the laboring mom, and the mom of the kickass amazing process of birthing another human into the world. It's not something I would ever do myself for a variety of reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, but -- RESPECT!

And if we'd ever gotten a character hint, a narrative hint, that this was a future possibility for Kitty, then I'd probably be less disappointed. I'd still argue it was completely unnecessary, but at least I would agree there had been some foreshadowing.

BUT THERE WASN'T!!

I'm just openly wondering WHY kickass female characters are so frequently "softened" into motherhood by writers. Jesus, wasn't there ANOTHER reason you could've come up with why she was gone for x amount of time and super-secretive when she came back? Something more suitably... KICKASS, perhaps??

It was bad enough with Bezzerides on True Detective S2.

smh.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User (will be screened if not on Access List)
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

verushka70: S4E1 Walt alone silhouette wearing hat and holding shotgun (Default)
verushka70

Most Popular Tags

September 2017

S M T W T F S
     12
34567 89
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 10:24 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios