Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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How We Watch Things

This post about cast ethnicity made me think.  I have never not  noticed the cast.  I might not be able to tell if there are any bit characters of color in a mostly white cast.  But the fastest way to sell me on a show is if it has a main cast mixed in ethnicity and gender.  Because otherwise, I usually can't tell them apart.  Take something like Dark Matter or The Flash -- those are easy for me to distinguish the characters.  But if you put half a dozen white guys together, sorry, they all kind of look alike to me.

Also, I get pissed if the gay, female, black, or otherwise different characters get fridged.  I am increasingly inclined to bail out of shows that do this.  It's just not entertaining to me.

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