reply to post by arrus75
I've been wary of sitcoms 'programming' for a while. Specifically it's portrayal of men and womens 'roles' - men are often portrayed as bumbling
insensitive idiots, while the women are strong and intelligent.
Amen. I turned off the tv several years ago (ok, I confess, I watch Dr. Who and Game of Thrones though I hate to admit it.) I've been saying for
the past 15 years that tv teaches us two different sets of things, depending on if they are "comedy" (or so-called "reality show") or
Comedy/reality shows---and also adult cartoons--- teach:
1) It's cool to be stupid
2) It's cool to put other people down
3) It's cool to be selfish
4) Men are stupid
5) Men are incompetent
6) Women are smarter than men
7) Men need women's help and guidance in order to function
I'm a woman and these kind of shows piss me off.
1) The world is a big scary place where terrible things happen constantly
2) There's a serial killer/rapist/child molester behind every tree, hiding in ever bush, lurking in every shadow just waiting to get you
3) If by some strange happenstance you avoid all the serial killers/rapists/pedophiles then you're surely going to get some horrific disease that
will kill you in the most awful way possible
4) Oh and btw your spouse/lover is probably cheating on you or breaking up with you even if the serial killer hasn't gotten you yet
5) You should BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID. Fear everything and everyone, never let your guard down for a moment cuz the bogeyman will get you if you
do, and if you're NOT afraid every second of every day then you're simply a fool.
6) If none of the aforementioned things happen to you (yet) then you're very, VERY lucky, but don't get too confident because the undoubtedly will
some day, so BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID...