I'm missing Buffy
really hard this week. I just realized the other day that none of the shows that I currently watch have gay characters (and only two that I can think of that have acknowledged the existence of us queers in a positive fashion -- Smallville
. Doctor Who
has both positive gay images and complex, strong, good women, but isn't currently airing). For all that Willow tended to be my least favorite Scooby and I found her passive-aggressive and frustrating, I miss having an acknowledged gay regular who has gay relationships on-screen.Buffy
had its race issues (though, by the last season, they were getting a bit better), but I really miss its pro-feminist/pro-queer slant.
Specifically, the notion that women come in a variety of personalities (and shapes) and that this is good. That women can be friends with each other (that women can be friends with men). That women can be leaders.
I am... both hopeful and fearful of where Supernatural
is currently going, female character-wise. ( spoilers through Supernatural 3x05 -- Sin City )
I'm seriously considering dropping Heroes
because the gender issues are making me uncomfortable. I still haven't watched last week's Prison Break
because ( spoilers for Prison Break 3x05 )
Dexter ( spoilers for Dexter 2x04 -- See-Through )
And, of course, ( spoilers for Stargate Atlantis 4x05 )
is doing fairly well (when it objectifies, it does tend to objectify both genders). Bones
, and House
have their issues but do not tend to ever actually offend me.