On Where (My) Girls At?

@Divine Waters@facebook If Hawaii 5-0 claimed to be "the voice of a generation," they'd probably catch heat as well. Girls brought the heat on themselves via their advertising.

And indeed, I agree that people are trying to see way too much of real life through a fictional television show, of all things. It's *strange*, frankly; if the show was called "Brooklyn GIrls," for example, then okay - attack this crazy writer, game-on. Even then, I'd still be weirded out by people's desires to see absolute realism in a fictional show. SATC wasn't the real NYC. Friends wasn't the real NYC. Seinfeld wasn't real NYC.

Hell, even The Real World: New York wasn't the real NYC.

That said, people can't help but *want* to see themselves in these shows. That's why many of my female friends suffered from what I call SATC Stockholm Syndrome; it's why I see people of color religiously watching Mad Men, to the point of hosting viewing parties (which is mind-boggling on a whole 'nother level).

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm 0