LightThatIgnitesAll t1_je3p4ej wrote


The Sopranos, The Wire, Band of Brothers, Chernobyl, Breaking Bad, Dead Wood, Mad Men, Game of Thrones and The Leftovers are all considerably better I would say.

Then again I wouldn't put BCS amongst the mount rushmore (especially after S6) and many on this sub would.


LightThatIgnitesAll t1_j95ktxe wrote

>but they don’t seem very concerned about gender or being politically correct.

Some of them do like Extraodinary Attorney Woo. I think it worked really well in those episodes.

>As I said, that’s more palatable to me than double standards.

Yeh fair enough. Not a fan of Hollywood's weird double standards. It feels like a lot of "strong women" character arch types just takes traits associated with "toxic maculinity" but then is presented as a positive thing lol.


LightThatIgnitesAll t1_j95jmcf wrote

>It is, but not even close. And they make a conscious effort to try to move away from sexism against female characters and are many times written by people who consider themselves feminists.

It's a weird situation of poor writers. Some feel like the only way to elevate a demographic of characters is to put another demographic down.

>In Japanese media they just don’t seem to have a compromise with political correctness for any gender. I can think of a few Japanese sexist tropes that are applied to both genders in most productions. The pervert male being played for laughs, the stalker tsundere or the female characters who physically assaults male characters, which is played for laughs too.

Yeh... although even if it's "fair" I'd rather not have either.

Have you watched Korean shows? What do you think of their stance on this?


LightThatIgnitesAll t1_j95ijuc wrote

>media. It’s just sexist about both genders

So are western ones it's just probably more normalised to you so you don't notice it.

>I guess the double standards annoy me more than the sexism itself in recent productions. The way they consciously try to avoid sexism against one gender, but not the other. The way most characters from one gender are upstanding, while the responsible for problems, prejudice and all bad things belong to the other.

Okay... I do see what you mean here and it's a shame you got downvoted for it. That is done more awkwardly overt the last few years.

This is why shows like BCS and ATLA are nice to watch, it treats both its male and female characters with respect.


LightThatIgnitesAll t1_j6o432t wrote

Number 1 changes often maybe right now I feel that it's: The Leftovers - I Live Here Now

Honourable Mentions:

  • Attack on Titan - That Day and Midnight Sun

  • Band of Brothers - Bastogne

  • Game of Thrones - The Rains of Castamere

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Avatar and The Fire Lord

  • Breaking Bad - Face Off

  • LOST - Exodus Part 3

  • Bojack Horseman - Free Churro or The View From Halfway Down

  • Heroes - Homecoming

  • Clannad: After Story - The Ends of the Earth

  • Supernatural - Swan Song


LightThatIgnitesAll t1_j5kyxt8 wrote

>I wouldn't have minded him living, but I thought it brought his story full circle. He was introduced as someone who had nothing left to live for, no purpose, and was trying to drink himself to death. And Finch who gave him that.

I am fine with him dying it's the way he did that I have an issue with.

>Truth be told, I found PoI had one of the most satisfying endings I've seen.

It's not an ending that soured the rest of the show for me it just felt kind of flat.

>The Samaritan stuff did kinda drag, yeah. But personally I just disliked how we moved away from the rogue's gallery approach of the earlier seasons.