TBT: a journey
About two months ago I was hate-watching the finale of Pretty Little Liars because I started watching it as a joke and got roped in by gays and murder and Troian Bellisario’s voice. Anyway there was this preview for this show and these 3 chicks were screaming at a subway. And I wasn’t sure what was going on…Cosmo? That chick from Faking It? Cute black girl? Some white chick with a bougie name like Sutton? No thanks.
And then there was a preview during the PLL finale where they were talking with the chick from Faking It about orgasms. And the other white girl and her black friend were being funny and the white girl had this line “Loving the can-do spirit!” And it made me chuckle. So then when PLL ended I was like “eh…what the hell”.
And then I realized wait, these 3 chicks are super supportive of each other? And feel like real friends?
Oh and bougie Sutton is actually super relatable and hilarious, but also just really hardworking.
Oh and there was this boss, who is the chick from The Office, and when you think she’s just going to be a Devil Wears Prada rip off she’s actually really supportive of her staff and inspiring?
And all of a sudden I’m just…What the hell am I watching? Why does this feel so rare and why am I smiling?
Oh wait…and then there was a LESBIAN MUSLIM RABBIT HOLE.
And this character Adena, and Kat, and Kat doesn’t know if she likes girls.
And all of a sudden I’m crying because this hits so close to home. And then she has a revelation at a gosh dang SOUL CYCLE class and it’s so absurd yet feels the most real any scene I’ve ever seen and it’s paired with Sutton negotiating a salary?! And I’m watching this nonsense and screaming: WHAT IS THIS GEM OF A SHOW!!!
And then some drama happened and Tiny Jany (because that’s what we call her because she’s tiny) might have a BRCA gene and she just sobs and I am sobbing with her. And they all get in a bathtub together and it’s the cutest goddamn scene ever.
Oh and then Kadena (because that’s what they’re called now because I just dove right into the trash of shipping this shit so hard) have the type of angst and slow burn that normally the straight whites have. And they have this drawn out ROMANCE. That usually only happens in movies!
And they have the epic airport goodbyes, and the slow sex scene (in an airport).
And now I’m this grown ass woman in her 20s with like a grown up job going…WHAT TYPE OF DARK MAGIC IS THIS SHOW AND WHY AM I SO SHOCKED THAT THIS IS ON TV BECAUSE IT’S LITERALLY SO NORMAL AND BEAUTIFUL AND I FEEL SO UNDERSTOOD.
Because Kat not knowing how to label herself is real. And Kat being terrified of relationships is real. And Tiny Jane living the dream but still wanting more for herself and to take risks is real. And Sutton Brady is just the realest character out there.
I regret nothing from that random decision a few months ago.