Nice review of Human Target

Started by Mr. X, Feb 01, 2011, 03:14 PM

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At first, things looked good. The opening episode of Season 2 rocked, most memorably in the startling scene when Jackie Earle Haley cold-cocks a skinny little waif in a thunderous recapitulation of his character's essential Sam Spade ethic of never playing the sap for anybody. But by the end of the hour, it became clear that some horrendous changes were in the making. Not one but two ladies were added to the permanent weekly roster alongside the three guys -- and as the second episode progressed it became clear that both were firmly stuck in the sad realm of hoary Hollywood feminist cliché. In scene after tiresome scene, both characters repeatedly dissipated every attempt at recapturing the sleek, blistering, cat-and-mouse action of the first season.

My emphasis. Looks like this reviewer can see that Mary Sue crap like we can. When the strong willed chics show up, the show goes in the toilet. Women aren't going to watch this show, men are. The first season was supposedly real good and very un PC. Then they bring in some Mary Sues and the whole thing sucks the life out of the man-ness of the show. The result is lost viewers and bland stories and nothing to care about.
Feminists - "Verbally beating men like dumb animals or ignoring them is all we know and its not working."


Never saw the show. Now I never will.
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the sad realm of hoary Hollywood feminist cliché.

[Note to self: Remember to use this phrase whenever possible.]  :toothy9:


were firmly stuck in the sad realm of hoary Hollywood feminist cliché.

There was such a thing in Communist Hungary (and I guess in other countries under Communist yoke) as "The Red Tail." One could write a novel or a play which was reasonably realistic, as long as one stuck an ending onto it which made clear the ideological and political supremacy of the Communist Party. That way the literary powers-to-be would allow it published...
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It definately was better in the first season but I'm still enjoying it. The chick cliches are in there but they do get "chastized" at times. Its one of the few shows I still try to watch each week its on.

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