Remember when I made that post about The Get Down being a good show with diverse characters and a good plot, and Stranger Things being the least representative show ever (I didn’t even say it was bad, I just pointed out basic flaws)
3 different people tried to say because the show was set in the 80’s, and that that was a valid reason as to why we only have 1 black character with a background and more than a few lines, and no lgbt characters. Believe me when I say I don’t dislike the show, it’s amazing. But this is valid criticism, and, wow, get this: POC and lgbt people existed in the 80’s, what a shocker?
Like all I’m saying is that The Get Down is underrated, even though it’s interesting, full of amazing diverse characters with believable perks and flaws, and over all just a *good* show, and that I can’t understand why it doesn’t have the audience it deserves.
And then I remember that it’s show about lgbt POC kids (mainly black kids!) in the projects trying to make their dreams come true, and that makes certain people uncomfortable I guess.