So I’m watching G1, and I have come to realize that Starscream seems to be the only one who has any fucking sense. Everyone please go back and just watch the episodes Dinobot Island, parts one and two. It has the best example of what I’m saying. The whole episode is pretty much:
Starscream: This is a bad idea, we shouldn’t do this. Actually I know for a fact that we absolutely shouldn’t do this. why are we still doing this. let me explainto you the exact science behind why the fuck we shouldn’t be doing this. WE ARE FUCKING UP. MEGATRON CAN WE STOP FUCKING UPPLEASE.
A short, bulleted essay about the effect of media on our thoughts and why Brooklyn 99 is a Very Important Show
Howdy folks. As you all are probably aware of by now, I started watching Brooklyn Nine Nine and it sort of … all spiraled downhill from there. No, kidding, that was a joke to break the tension. But yeah, I started watching and couldn’t stop. And, in trying to figure out why, I noticed something.
It didn’t chafe me. It didn’t set off alarm bells in my head.
Too often, I’ll start a movie or book or show that will be entertaining, enjoyable even - but then, there’s always a line, or scene, or character, or moment that has me doing a double take. That has me cringing internally. Something that’s wrong, something that’s off, something that I don’t think is necessary. It bothers me, it irks me, and it discolours the entertainment experience I’m having. And yet, every time, I push that feeling away because I’ve resigned myself to the fact that these things will appear in the media I consume, and I might as well take what I can get, because it’s either that little irk or a blatant, in-my-face smear of disgusting and (for lack of a better word) problematic attitudes.
But it didn’t happen this time. And I was so refreshed.
While the show itself can be pretty goofy, and at times even childish, I much prefer it to any of the other “more adult” media content I’ve consumed. Why? Because it didn’t have those little irks.
Not only did it not have irks - it had the opposite of irks. It had - has - anti-irks. It actually soothes the irks from the other shows.
That was partially in jest. But no, seriously. A while ago, when I’d first started watching, someone sent me an ask that read “aren’t there so many things to love about Brooklyn 99?”
And so, because you all know my love for lists, I decided to make a list.
Let’s start with the biggest one: its incredibly
diverse cast. We’ve got a cast of seven characters consisting of two black men,
one of whom is gay; three women (not counting secondary characters) two of whom
are Latina; and two white guys, one of whom is Jewish (Hitchcock and Scully are
mostly background, so I’m omitting them from the “main” cast. If their names
don’t appear on the little intro, they’re not major characters). Of the seven main characters, four of them are POC.
Two of those four are female. But here’s the thing – in each and every case,
the audience is aware of the characters’ background without it being a topic
that is either a) made the butt/punchline of a joke, b) blatantly mentioned and
brought up like it’s something unnatural or strange, or, c) completely ignored.
In all of these cases, the race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture of
each individual character is treated as something normal, natural, and respected.
It can be and is part of their motivation as a character, but it isn’t the
be-all, end-all of their personality (in the case of Holt, for example, the
constant discrimination against him as a black gay police officer is a driving
force in his decisions and attitude while not completely encompassing and/or
diminishing his complexity as a character in his own right). It is never seen
as unimportant, and yet simultaneously it’s made known in a gracefully,
bordering-on-subtle way that – and here’s the important thing – normalizes it. This show makes the
harmony and love between a precinct full of people from all different
backgrounds normal and natural and a good thing.
okay if you’ve ever read/watched harry potter* and thought to yourself ‘hmm this would be even better if EVERYONE WAS LADIES’ then please go watch the worst witch series on netflix (us and canada, at least–not sure about other regions).
it’s super fun and charming and it’s all about friendship and girls working together to make each other stronger and there are lots of cats.
*yes I know the book series actually predates harry potter
EVERYONE PLEASE GO WATCH SPEECH & DEBATE ON NETFLIX
-An openly gay kid, theatre nerd, and journalist (implied to be on the spectrum) start a debate club -AUSTIN MCKENZIE IS A LEAD -Lin Manuel-Miranda has THE FUNNIEST CAMEO I’VE EVER WITNESSED -Darren Criss, Skylar Astin, and Kristin Chenoweth also make appearances -THERE’S A MUSICAL ABOUT MARY WARREN AND ABE LINCOLN -There’s also a dance that all three leads do to Freedom ‘90 and it’s HILARIOUS -Tackles some really good issues and accurately portrays parent-kid relationships -Pls just go watch it it’s so great
seriously bojack horseman has hit me so deep. it hasn’t even been a week and it has skyrocketed up my list of favorite shows. i feel like i’ve been hit by a truck. so much of it is relateable and painful and raw and real
also i’m legitimately crying over todd chavez he is everything to me
The Secret of Moonacre is a ridiculously cute movie~!! I watched it completely on a whim for background noise and ended up falling in love with it~!! It’s a children’s novel originally, though I haven’t read it, so I’m only familiar with the movie-adaptation of it~!! I so strongly suggest people go watch it~!! I absolutely loved all the characters~!!
AND THESE TWO~!! Maria and Robin~!! If you have no other reason to watch this movie, or somehow end up disliking it, then nonetheless watch it for the COSTUMES!! My gosh, are Maria’s dresses the prettiest things I’ve ever seen and I did NOT do any of her outfits justice in my little sketch~!!
Gah~!! These two were just so perfect…everyone in that movie was perfect!! Please go watch it~!!