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Oct. 3rd, 2010 06:40 am
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I think I'm done with Supernatural. I watched about half of 6x02, and then Spoilerish )

I also am not going to continue with Outsourced. I gave the second episode a try, just on the very, very faint hope that it might be better than the pilot, but it really, really wasn't. There were a couple things I laughed at, though the only thing I can remember off the top of my head is the boss using a roller coaster background for his conference call and pretending he was on a roller coaster while talking.

But 99% of it had me cringing. It's not just racist, it's racist in this totally out-of-date way. Like, there are a ton of jokes about Indian food and a running theme is that the two American guys call everything "green goop" and "yellow goop" and "brown goop", hardee-har-har, but as someone said in one of the articles I will link below, that makes no sense for this character. Yeah, Indian food is not as ubiquitous in the US as the UK, but it is pretty common these days, especially for the sort of young, management-track type of guy this is. You can't tell me he's never eaten Indian food before.

Anyway, here are some good articles about it:

How to fix the culturally ignorant "Outsourced"
Op-Ed By Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: "You Know That's Saag Paneer, Dude"
Dear Outsourced , Please Kill Yourself

So I've seen Mumbai Calling referenced a few times as a better version of this show, and I thought, hey, why don't I download that? So I did, and I will be watching it soon, and I am 100% sure I will enjoy it more, because there's really not much way I can enjoy it less.

Teevee

Sep. 26th, 2010 07:18 pm
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So the other night I caught up on a bunch of comedies I'd downloaded over the past few days. I wasn't sure I'd continue with Modern Family this season because I find it to be very high on the embarrassment squickage. But I decided to give it a try and enjoyed this episode, so I guess I'll be keeping on with it after all. I do like the show for the most part.

The Big Bang Theory was also fun. Spoilery )

My favorite of the returning shows was definitely Community. I was just filled with relief watching it. The season finale left me with a really bad taste in my mouth, and while this does nothing to change the tranny jokes or LOL furries parts of the finale, at least it gives me hope that this season will not be the All White Women Love Jeff Show. Spoilery )

I also watched a couple new shows! I had seen billboards for Running Wilde and was vaguely interested because Will Arnett! but I hadn't realised it was actually by the creators of Arrested Development until I saw someone on my flist post about it. So I had to give it a try because of that. It is definitely funny, though not quite as wacky (or good) as Arrested Development. I have hope for it, though. Though Keri Russell! As the mother of a twelve-year-old! Ack! I mean, it's within the realm of possibility, certainly, but she's my age, so it just felt really weird. I had no idea Tobias (dunno the actor's name) was on the show as well as Arnett. He seems to be playing a similar character type, just as Arnett's character is very similar to Gob. I love the supporting characters best, like Migo and Mr Lunt. The whole thing with the tribe in the rain forest was pretty cringeworthy, though. :-/

Outsourced...I don't know. I watched a preview for it and came away with the feeling that it was all about the white guy and very much LOL Indians and that's pretty much how I felt about the first episode, too. There were some funny bits and I love Rajiv, but I don't really have high hopes for it.

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