at least they're trying?


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I have qualms too

The previews over the past few weeks have been pretty dreadful, always hitting the same note.

Hey, ABC! Is the premise of the entire series the question of whether she can hack it?

They have a tough job, meeting the standard of The West Wing, which, for all its faults, managed to show just how fucking complex and unpredictable White House business can be.

The writing in the little clips seems pretty simplistic. But I really do admire Geena and Donald. Geena, especially, has a liveliness that is just infectious, and in these clips, at least, she seems underused.

"I ask you to stand with me...." ugh.

Let's hope her character at least has charisma.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 14 August 2005 - 6:12pm

I have a warm spot for Geena Davis, but being asked to step aside? "You're a bad pony and I'm not betting on you," said "Mike" in "The House of Games."

This is out of the starting block?

I have a bad feeling about this one.

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 14 August 2005 - 6:39pm
maybe it'll be ok....

After all, it is premiering on my birthday. (Sept 27th)


ferdette's picture
Posted by ferdette on 14 August 2005 - 6:46pm
Don't assume...

that the idea is to show us that a woman can handle being president. It's more likely intended to make the opposition to it look innocuous. If a woman actually makes it into a position where it looks like she could win, you are going to be amazed at the venom that will be directed at her, no matter who she is. Look at the way we get treated by the "progressive" guys - you really think men are going to accept a woman as "commander in chief"? She'd have to have serious secret service protection from the neo-fascist movement.

Support the Women's Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements

Morgaine Swann's picture
Posted by Morgaine Swann on 14 August 2005 - 10:53pm