One week ago, Mad Men ended with the image of Don Draper smiling into the camera. On the other side of the screen my face, as two ancient Greek theater masks facing each other, was rather the opposite: the face of disappointment. What a lacking finale –if not a complete disaster–, to the point that our own Homecoming Queen, who actually confessed to like the episodes, preferred to discuss the latest Penny Dreadful episodes over the series finales of a series of the relevance of Mad Men. This fact made look back to this year’s fiction and wonder: are we having a bad year?
You have already seen the first segment of our prestigious awards gala and, finally, today -so you can talk it over Christmas Eve dinner- we, or, in this case, the renown television critic The Homecoming Queen, bring you the second part. And the Telethinking Award goes to …
I’m fed up with trailers. When you follow one of those huge shows, like Game of Thrones, you find out (over and over again) what that kind of promos can offer you: barely anything. Here it is the 15 second trailer of season’s four trailer:
Game of Thrones has, as anyone can see, a lot of patriarchal elements: objectification of women, several unnecessary nudes, rapes, etc. Viewers may think “It’s a medieval show so it’s no sexism, it’s just history”, but they forget that we are not living in those past times anymore. TV shows and films can’t just show us raped and humiliated women, they have to delve into their personalities, fears and hopes and make us fully understand them. The show may be aesthetically medieval but the treatment of the story and the characters must be contemporary.