Hopita (hopita) wrote,

All of my heroes are dead.

Anyone who knows me or reads this journal knows that I don't get super involved in television. There are shows that I like, sure, but I usually work nights and so, aside from Saturday Night Live, most of my favorites don't get watched super-regularly. For bonus points I don't have cable, and I live in a city full of mountains, which means I don't get ABC and I barely get PBS.

Disclaimer firmly in place, I feel the need to rant about something that I saw on TV last night.

I like to watch dramas. The majority of dramas on network television these days are cop shows, lawyer shows -- you know -- your basic murder mysteries. Last night I was watching Criminal Minds, a show that I got into in no small part because of my love for one character: Garcia.

Penelope Garcia makes me happy every time I see her. She is something profoundly rare on network television: a gorgeous, smart, hip fat girl. She flirts (and is flirted) with Morgan. She can solve any computer issue in no time flat. She gets to wear the kind of hip, kicky clothes that make me want to go shopping. Her size is never a topic of discussion; she's not there for some sort of ABC Afterschool Special moment -- she just is.

And last night, at the end of the episode, they shot her.

If they kill off the hot, smart fat chick, I will so stop watching.

x-posted to fat_feminist
Tags: fat, feminism, snl, tv

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