"Like Las Vegas, one doesn’t visit Shondaland alone. Social media is the glue that binds all three of her shows, and by linking them into a 180-minute orgy of vertiginous hashtaggery, ABC has transformed an ordinary night of broadcasting into a nationwide party."
The highlight of my week is definitely my Thursday night Shonda viewing party! Lessons of the Fall: The Three Things We’ve Learned From the New TV Season «
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"I feel like the industry looks at Latinos like it’s such a different experience, it’s such a different world. And it’s like, no, it’s not. I grew up in Chicago. I raced cars in high school. I was a dancer and then I became an actor. My sister’s an investment banker, my other sister is a doctor. Our experiences are different from the ones that are perceived on television and in the media."
"Shonda is a black woman, and I understand that that’s a part of what people want to write about when they write about her," says the actress. "But here’s the thing: After you write about that, write about something else. Write about her vision, write about her courage, write about her talent, write about the fact that she’s been able to achieve something that very few people have been able to achieve. Write about that."
"Throughout the interview, Klickstein continuously champions The Adventures of Pete & Pete, a show that I never watched because it was about two little white boys. It wasn’t for me! So I can’t speak to whether or not it earned its popularity, but I will tell you that even from a young age I avoided programming that didn’t include me because I thought that I wasn’t worthy of being a part of that conversation. I just twiddled my thumbs until Rugrats came on and I could appreciate Susie Carmichael."
Mathew Klickstein is horrific, and I hope he is never given a platform again. He should be on his hands and knees praying that his publicist is a professional and doesn’t just wipe her hands clean of him and move on to the 40 other books she has to promote.
Side note: lack of representation is why I never got into Gilmore Girls, and can’t really muster any excitement about it coming back to Netflix. Nickelodeon’s Diversity “Problem” Is That It Likes Diversity | The Hairpin