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If you are looking for light in the darkness, may I recommend "Legends of Tomorrow" (if you have not already seen it)?

Pros:

  • Canonically bi character!

  • Ladies kissing!

  • POC include a 4,000 demigoddess and a 20-something automechanic/superhero.

  • ALSO with legitimately diverse ages, not just "I've been reincarnated forever".

  • Character growth/change for pretty much everyone, lots of "what are ethics here?" that don't automatically default to "well killing is the easiest way to prevent killing, let's do that"

  • Appreciated moments of "hey white dude, the 50s were not a nostalgic time for people not privileged like you."

  • The actor who plays Rory in Dr Who plays a "Time Master" and there is a character called Rory and actor-Rory says (paraphrased) "Why is Rory always such an idiot?"

  • Did I mention that it's about using time travel to stop an immortal evil dude from committing genocide?

  • I appreciate that it rejects the whole "but if we stop the genocide, worse things will happen!" approach that has been in too much of SFF

  • There is going to be a crossover soon and it will involve canonically bi character and Supergirl's cast and THE SHIPS OMG


Cons:

  • Possibly too real right now for some people

  • Some of the character backstories make more sense if you watch The Arrow/The Flash, but I'm pretty sure you could also look things up on the Arrowverse Wiki

Date: 2016-11-16 02:34 pm (UTC)
lenores_raven: (michael scofield)
From: [personal profile] lenores_raven
I was just thinking whether I should watch it or not. Thanks for the review, I now think I should. :-)

Date: 2016-11-16 03:07 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Okay!!!

Date: 2016-11-16 05:44 pm (UTC)
pipisafoat: a typewriter with a sheet of paper sticking out of it with a large heart on it (Default)
From: [personal profile] pipisafoat
lots of "what are ethics here?
this is what I like in entertainment when my brain is available. that's why I'm enjoying Voyager instead of wandering away after a few episodes as I've done with other Star Treks (though I think it's gonna end up my gateway drug and I'll devour all of Star Trek). ethical dilemmas with real thinking and No One Right Answer and Real Consequences. (though Voyager does fall down on consequences a lot if it's not a long arc, because they're like "well you all saw Character X struggling with their conscience at the end of that episode, so now in this next episode just assume it was resolved or they're struggling offscreen and it doesn't appear to affect their actions at all." but in long arcs, they do a good job of it.)

anyway. if you happen to think of other shows that match that criterion, I'm open to lots of recs! (though i prefer closed canon)

Is this on Netflix? I will add it to my to-watch list if so! If not, where can I find it? I might end up waiting on it until it's canceled haha because of that closed-canon thing.

Date: 2016-11-17 03:22 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Supergirl from behind, looking over her shoulder (Supergirl: looking over shoulder)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
It's on my list! I might move it higher up the list because of ladies kissing. Always need more ladies kissing on my tv.

Date: 2016-11-19 02:33 am (UTC)
kotetsu: younggenji @ tumblr (!)
From: [personal profile] kotetsu
Never heard of this, but sounds up my alley so thanks for writing about it!

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