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    Old School = New School?

    In both the world of television and movie old classics (whether it be movie to movie adaptations, movie to TV, or literature to movie) have been given a new breath of life. Some of these reboots have been successful such as Riverdale, Lethal Weapon, Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, 90210 and Pretty Little Liars, Star Trek, Chris Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. While others have not been so successful such as Baywatch, Knight Rider, Charlie’s Angels, Power Rangers, Robocop, Fantastic Four, TMNT. Why is that some of these Television and Movie reboots fair better than others and what could’ve been done to turn the not so successful into a success.

    • I don't have much of a definitive answer, but I have some observations based on the examples you gave. The Baywatch reboot was (judging solely by the trailers) a comedy. If it failed, it failed as a comedy, or maybe because people expected it to be like the original Baywatch and it wasn't...because it was a comedy. The Power Rangers movie improved on the single worst part of the old Power Rangers TV show - the painfully terrible acting/dialogue. But it failed to recreate the action/effects that made the old show so cool, especially for young children, which was the only reason the show lasted for 20+ years of redesigns. It misunderstood what the people wanted. – noahspud 3 days ago
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    The Female Badass in Movies and TV

    Throughout history in both movies and television there seems to be a recurring trend that the women badass is somewhat always second fiddle to their action or male counterparts. I think of movies like Underworld and Resident Evil, while both lead characters are both extremely badass and women, in one of the movies they have to be told by a man that they are badass because of a specific reason (their blood is stronger now because of being blessed by the last male heir of a line of vampire killers or because they are a clone of a weaker version of yourself, and were created by a man seeking power and control) However, recently there has been an increase in movies that show women as being rightfully badass without needing men to justify that they are this way. Why is that while there is an increase in women simply being badass because they are by their own rights, is still many interpretations of women’s badassery needing to be justified by men?

    • Some great examples would be the recent Wonder Woman film, CW's Supergirl, and many of the female characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and several in the Black Panther film. These are just some suggestions for you to consider. Great topic! – EmskitheNerd 3 months ago
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    • Another point to consider might be how making women invincible badasses is just romanticizing them further-while it means we're no longer infantilizing women by using the virgin/madonna trope, in many ways, making them impossibly invulnerable badasses is just the exchange for one impossibly constructed trope for another. – emmybrett 3 months ago
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    • Interesting topic! Your examples make me think of how in a lot of movies, there are a lot of characters who are badass women who are usually the 'sidekick' to the main character, who usually fills this "underdog" role and is usually incompetent and most often are male. A recent example that I saw this happening was the movie version of Ready Player One. I'd really like to see this written about and taken further. :) – volarelejos 2 months ago
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    • What measure is a badass woman? What, indeed? Lovely topic. Consider defining "badass" early on as specifically as possible, so readers know what characteristics you're examining or looking for in a potential heroine. – Stephanie M. 2 months ago
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    Thank you! I will definitely try! 🙂

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    I definitely agree with you 100%!! I didn’t actually realize the amazing diversity until I watched the show and then other sitcoms as well and really compared one to the other. That is actually one of the leading reasons as to why I decided to write the article. So other people can realize just how amazing and influential to our society as a whole Brooklyn Nine-Nine actually is! 🙂

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    No problem!!! I hope you like it!! 🙂

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    I totally agree with you!! Boyle and Jake’s relationship is what drew me into the show as well! That and I am also a huge Terry Crews fan! And I can’t wait to see what Season 6 will bring us!

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    You are so welcome! And I am honored that this is what made you want to check out the show. It does take few episodes to get going but once it does you are hooked! I love the show and the characters and it is just a wonderful show! I hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂

    Brooklyn Nine Nine: The Importance of a Diverse Show & Characters

    Oh I agree 100% with you!! EVERYTHING about that movie can be considered abuse in one way or another and with it comes along so many problems! I am actually repulsed by the idea that women out there think that it was a form of romance…..

    The Dark Side of Romance in Movies

    I definitely agree with everything you said in your article! I think that for a lot of younger people (not all but some) who watch Rom-coms don’t realize that life does not work in that way at all! For myself I love watching rom-coms simply for the fact that for an hour or so I can forget about my nonexistent love life and get caught up in the love life of another character. However, I know that so many of these “love” stories are over complicated and over dramatized just to sell it, which is sad because I would be one of those people who would go and see a rom-com with actual real life qualities. A lot of the time I like to stick to Historical Romance movies because while these are also dramatized for Hollywood feel more real because of the times in which they were set, where many of the ways both the men and women are treated (still NOT right by any means no matter the century) seem to feel much more accurate. I am a hopeless romantic but that definitely doesn’t mean that I cannot separate real life love and Hollywood styled love its just nice to get away sometimes. Don’t even get me started on the terrible travesty that Fifty Shades of Grey was….. I have friends who are involved and therefore very knowledgeable when it comes to the world of BSDM and they were actually really upset and angry with the movie and after they explained everything about that I could see why, plus working in the field of Justice Studies so many issues within this movie arise and it makes me angry. I will look forward to the day that we get an actual or semi-realistic portrayal of romance in movies.

    The Dark Side of Romance in Movies

    I have been wondering if I should watch Anne with an E or not since I saw it come across my Netflix suggestions and after reading this article I definitely think I am going to take a gander into the world of Anne with an E, so thank you for helping me make that decision!

    "Anne With An E": Elucidating Light and Dark