Honestly Pitch is one of the best shows currently on air and it breaks my heart that I don’t see many people watching/talking about it, because:
It has a black woman as lead.
A black woman is the protagonist of the story.
In the story, she’s the most important person in the world. The first female playing in Major League Baseball.
She is a full, three dimensional character with a complex background, complex personality, flawed, completely relatable to everyone.
And not only her, but there are other major female characters who are just as complex, three dimensional, relatable characters.
It shows POC in positions of power.
It shows POC who are three dimensional, complex, relatable characters.
It’s diverse, it discusses important issues each episode, it’s empowering not only to women (through not only the main character but through every single character on the show) but to every person, really.
It’s fun! And you don’t even have to know/like baseball because honestly, it’s the less important thing on it.
It shows women having each other’s back. It shows women helping other women, being kind to other women; women being friends; it shows women being assertive, women taking no shit from anyone, women in pain, women having panic attacks, women falling and then getting back up, simply women being women.
I mean there’s a lot more that I could possibly talk about but these are the main points I wanted to make and hopefully get more of you to watch it/discuss it with me because I am in love with the show and I think it is really worthy of your attention.
Ok so, why is everyone saying that Gallavich is an unhealthy ship? Actually, it couldn’t be healthier. I mean, do I have to remind you how fucking bad was Ian in s5? When he stole Mickey’s baby? He was in one (actually the worst) of his worse maniac episodes. Or when he thought that the army had come for him and he almost hit Debbie with the bat. And there was Mickey. Honestly, if it hadn’t been for him, who knows what would have happened to him… Mickey was such a supportive boyfriend. Like srsly, he did everything he could. He tried. He fucking tried. And when Ian broke up with him, he understood, even though he still loved him soooo much.
Remember what he said in s4 when they discovered that Ian was bipolar? “We take care of him here. You. Me. Us. His fucking fucking family.” Or the “sorry, I’m late” scene, which is so fucking beautiful bc you can actually see how much Mickey loves and cares about Ian. He’s the one who got him “some kind of fucking help”, because he knew he needed it. He cared enough to make him take the med (like in the “shut the fuck up and take your pills, bitch” scene). Also, when they went to the hospital to get Ian new pills or whatever and the doctor said that he should do a suicide list, and Mickey says something like “he doesn’t fucking need that, he has me”. He literally did everything he could to help him when he was at his worst.
Now, Ian has got better, so much better. And if he wants to leave with Mickey, let him fucking do that, because that means that despite all the shit they went through, Ian knows that he has always loved Mick. Always have. Always will. Now he’s (more or less) ok, and he has decided to go with him because that’s how he feels now. And if he’s fine and he wants that, then I’m so fucking happy about him, because he made the choice that his head really wanted.
So stop throwing shit at Gallavich, because if someone can make Ian feel ok and happy, that’s Mickey.