I am not even going to say it, or rather type it, but y’all know October starts on Thursday right? I swear September is over and for me, it was a blur. However, there were notable events in September – Fashion Week, Football Season, Emmy Awards, Papal Visit, and many television season premiers! Yep a ton of new shows premiered last week, and I caught four of my old favorites and maybe a new favorite. Today’s Monday Musing is about television and might be a bit controversial. Here goes!
Therefore, the television got some serious use as I watched in order – Rosewood, Empire, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. I cannot say I was bowled over by any of the season premiers. Rosewood, a new favorite stars Morris Chestnut, he was handsome as ever, and the plot line was not horrible. Of course, the other shows are old favorites and were just okay for me.
However, by Friday, after watching everything, I noticed one consistent element of all 5 shows – a LGBT character or story line. So wait, this post is not for or against anyone’s lifestyle, I am not judging, I got my own ish. This post is about the television landscape in 2015 and your thoughts as television viewers. I thought how is it that every show, including Rosewood, that I watched had that particular story line. For me, I am on the fence. For example on How To Get Away With Murder, it was a twisty kinda thing with Annalise – was not expecting that turn of events. Hmmm, interesting, but explains why the lawyer lady was so emotional about the whole thing.
I like watching these crazy, unpredictable shows. However, I was thinking is this just a sign of the times or do the networks have a specific agenda? Did y’all notice? Does it change the tenor of the shows? Is it necessary? Do parents have any particular issues with LGBT characters or story lines? Perhaps the producers are attempting to have more diverse characters and stories. I do not know…
What did y’all watch? What are your thoughts? Don’t be skeered!!!
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