Saturday, June 15, 2013

Women in Television

So today I watched the end of the season of Elementary.  Have you ever seen it?  I don't want to spoil it if you haven't seen it yet so SPOILER ALERT!  If you haven't seen it and had no desire then feel free to keep reading.  It is a Sherlock Holmes drama.  Sherlock Holmes moves to New York after getting out of rehab, and is assigned a live-in sober companion--Joan Watson.  It finally makes sense to me why Watson hangs out around Sherlock.  But the cool things is that it is a female Watson! The show goes through as Holmes consultants with the NYPD.  He eventually comes across his arch-nemesis...Moriarty.  This show then turns around a reveals that Moriarty is a female character too!! In the books and movies, Moriarty has always been a male character.  I am way excited that this show decided to write and create strong female character roles.

We have so much in the media in which women are the stupid, emotional, irrational people.  We can't make decisions without a man's help in a lot of situations.  There are shows that do not follow this, and I love how Elementary doesn't!

Yay Lucy Liu as Joan Watson!

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