This is true. I’ve spent a fair amount of time near DC. Fucking strivers everywhere.
Nothing wrong with that… but I’d imagine being the kids of a war college professor and the freakin’ Secretary Of State would be an automatic “in” for some schools. They’re less worried than they would be if they were the kids of random middle-class schlubs.
If anything, your comment just shows how needlessly classist the college acceptance system has gotten. Even the normal intramurals won’t cut it anymore. By now, these activities practically have to be something that requires a significant monetary investment and takes time away from activities that make money. If I could get into a top school without doing all that bullshit, hell yeah I would coast a little.
That is just too perfect. In middle-class sitcoms, nothing “just happens”, but here is a sitcom where the family isn’t doing anything different than those middle-class families, but everything just goes smoother for them. Anyone who has ever been part of a family must be laughing at that.
Yep. DC people are incredibly wonky, detail-oriented, Type-A personalities. The people on this show seem to be a shallow surface-level imitation of that. It’s really no better or worse than any of the other police procedurals though. I’m not sure if it’s lack of due diligence, intentional corner-cutting laziness, or some combination of the two.
I’m not sure what “East Coast values” are either. DC is a different animal from New England or New York, both of which are different from each other. Do Floridians and Georgians have East Coast values too? That’s the East Coast.
Hate that. Two-dimensional plot device characters are already one of my pet peeves, no need to make it worse by throwing racism into the mix.
This also feeds into the typecasting cycle that prevents talented PoC actors from getting work.
If she’s 1) Mrs. Perfect and 2) a TV character, of course she’s going to be conventionally pretty. Ugly people don’t exist on US television. Not sure what “acting like a man” entails. I’ve met many women who have had to act like a man at least a little to advance their careers, so this may be a reflection of that instead of bad writing.
Even Hillary Clinton, who is the epitome of a DC striver and is conventionally pretty, got a lot of hate for her looks. She also get hit from both sides on the “(not) acting like a man” thing, so I really don’t know. These are legit issues, but I don’t think the title character faces much sexism in the show. There’s no glass ceiling, just like how her household is perfectly organized, and it’s laughable.