Originally Posted by djr33
Yes, I agree that things are starting to even out in the general scope of TV - I know there are some technical/nerdy woman on the US shows that we get over here - NCIS/CSI and Big Bang Theory spring to mind right away - and of course we have our British equivalents, but I was kinda meaning the shows that are specifically aimed at impressionable youngsters. Some of those US dramas are on quite late at night and require much more thought than the average British teen can muster after a hard days texting ;)
Originally Posted by jscheuer1
There's a show on at dinner time here that pops into my head that is aimed at a younger crowd - one of those "dont have to think about anything and I can look at the nice clothes" type soaps. The main female characters there comprise of tarty barmaid, sugar-sweet beautician, caring nurse, sassy night-club owner, catty coffee shop waitress, glamorous footballer's wife, trendy teacher and ditsy shop assistant. You can bet that they're all wearing 6inch heels and false eyelashes too (OK, maybe not the nurse, but her uniform is still rather tight).
Yes, that's true - nature and nurture traditionally tends to lead us down more caring/mothering/social paths.
Originally Posted by james438
Sorry about that ajfmrf - I think that's just the way that the conversation evolved while you werent here. Just leap back in and steer it back on track.
Originally Posted by ajfmrf
Originally Posted by bernie1227
Soz about changing the topic so much ajfmrf... I've noticed we've actually done that a fair bit recentely (a pile of the "regulars" get into a discussion in the middle of a thread)
If you have a problem about it, just let us know and I'm sure we can work something out :) (this discussions just about died (or has it), but we could move it to a new thread)
It might be sensible to split the thread and amalgamate it with the dd social thread.
Originally Posted by keyboard1333
On the other hand,it is always cool to see a thread become so largely posted as this is...lol
In fact, this all should be in the social thread (including the first post), at least if that's going to catch on. (It doesn't hurt anything that it's not there, though.)
I think the whole topic became "ajfmrf reached 300 posts, so how's everything going?", and clearly this is how it's going ;)
Beverley, don't forget about other shows with the female nerd character-- the best example is probably Criminal Minds, with the tech support woman who's simultaneously only-fictionally-possibly great at all things on a computer and obsessed with "girly" things like pink furry pencils and makeup. That character, along with the one from NCIS (and probably a few other shows I'm forgetting about) seems like a fairly standard character now, part of the mainstream set of media expectation.
But you're right about shows like soaps-- but is that surprising? Isn't everything about those shows a bit exaggerated? Everything's a stereotype and overacted-- so having stereotypical women in them just seems natural to me. (And it's a separate question whether or not you like them, of course.)