One thing I’d been thinking about this fall TV season is that along with there being tons of women of color paired with white men characters, there have also been a ton of white characters who are “special” in some way. Characters like Sleepy Hollow‘s Ichabod Crane, Supergirl (who is white-adjacent since she passes), The Player’s Alex Kane, Limitless’ Brian Finch, Minority Report‘s Dash and Blindspot‘s Jane Doe all have something that makes them stand out from the crowd. I have two theories as to why we’ve seen the rise of the Special, yet Marginalized White Lead, and why we might see more of this type of character for a while.
The past three fall TV seasons have been amazing in terms of Stage 1 in Addressing Diversity in Entertainment. We’ve seen breakout shows like Sleepy Hollow (in it’s first season; for coverage on last season and the present one, click here), How to Get Away with Murder, Jane the Virgin, Elementary, the continuation of Scandal‘s dominance, etc., etc. But there something these shows, and other shows this season including Minority Report and Quantico have in common; they all include women of color with white men. What’s with that?
FOX’s Minority Report is a show I’ve been on the fence about for a while. Almost as much as Rosewood, but I’ve officially decided that I don’t like that show. What’s got me scared about Minority Report is that I like the show and I want to see where it’s headed, but I don’t know how patient FOX is going to be.
This week has been one of the roughest weeks I’ve had. I’ve moved my site, had trouble with my email, and all my tech issues caused me to get behind on the premiere of Fall TV 2015! Color me frustrated, tired, and annoyed from getting headaches. But journaling is not what we’re here for, is it? We’re here to discuss Minority Report.
It’s getting close to the fall TV season, so I spent part of the weekend actually developing my fall TV viewing/reviewing/recapping schedule (instead of what I usually do, which is wing everything the weekend before fall TV starts).
So, for everyone who loves reading my recaps and viewpoints on TV (and like interacting with me with my live-tweeting), there’s THE OFFICIAL COLOR SCHEDULE!
(All times listed are CT since I’m in the central time zone)
Tons of videos and posters and multimedia!
Before I get into the grading process for Fox, let me make a quick addendum to this series. I realize after the fact that several of these pilots I’ve included in my grading have now been passed over. So I’ll need to go back and revise my grades to see how the changes affect things. Also, since the first batch of series trailers have come out, I’ll be watching all of them and analyzing which ones I think will succeed and which ones just might fail. Okay; onward to the grading.
The title says it all. A lot of people are in a lot of things now that Hollywood has declared diversity the New Best Thing. Because life wasn’t diverse before, apparently. Let’s just get into who’s going to be seen in what and what we can expect from that Bruce Lee biopic.