Now that introductions are out of the way, and this blog is about to officially begin, I want to talk about endings. Namely, the very recent ending of one of the best TV shows I've ever had the privilege of watching. That show is a little Canadian show called Bomb Girls.
|Just look at those gorgeous Canadian faces|
Immediately before beginning this post, I watched the (likely) last ever episode of Bomb Girls. This was me at the end of it.
Global cancelled Bomb Girls after two seasons. This may not sound too bad, but one has to keep in mind that Bomb Girls started off as a mini-series with only six episodes. It got so much critical acclaim and buzz that Global ordered a second season of twelve episodes. So, Bomb Girls in its entirety consists of only eighteen episodes, less than most American TV shows have in a single season. Global has promised a two-hour TV movie event to wrap things up in the future, but no contracts have been signed and we all know the future Veronica Mars movie is regrettably not the norm.
To add salt to the wound, the news that Bomb Girls had been cancelled arrived on the wind of Glee being renewed for not one, but two more seasons.
The reason this is so maddening is because Bomb Girls actually is what Glee pretends to be. Namely, a socially progressive show with the power to change television as we know it. Where Bomb Girls presents female characters with unique personalities, character development, and the ability to overcome the many obstacles that stand in their way, Glee presents female characters who are thrown to the wayside in favor of the male characters. Where Bomb Girls presents a lesbian character fighting to exist in a time period that doesn't want her, Glee makes the only lesbian storyline about the straight, male football player who outed her. Bomb Girls clearly opposes slut-shaming and promotes women having agency in their sexual lives. Glee slut-shames shamelessly with no repercussions. Also, Bomb Girls has an ACTUAL PLOT.
|Even the cast of Glee is not impressed with this chain of events|
|We can do it!|