I know, I know, no one came here for reasons or excuses. On with the show.
Have you seen the new TV series Best Friends Forever? I was leery at first because TV shows that are geared specifically toward women are over-the-top drama or drivel based on stereotypes; I generally don't relate to them or find them funny or entertaining. But I'm finding Best Friends Forever not only entertaining, but part of a great trend in media geared toward or written by or produced by women.
|Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair of Best Friends Forever.|
Part of the trend includes leads that aren't sculpted, intimidating beauties. Both the men and the women look approchable and relatable. In fact I admit that I have a crush on Luka Jones who plays Joe, Lennon's boyfriend in BFF. He's just so adorable, and doughy, and slightly nerdy, and approchable, but he's not what one would consider "hot."
I saw this trend in Bridesmaids, too. Sure, there was over-the-top and gross humor, but the actual dialoge and emotional connections between the characters is more genuine than other comedies, romantic or otherwise. There's a scene where Kristen Wigg and Mia Rudolph are eating breakfast in a cafe. They talk about heavy things in a light way and they play with their food and make lame jokes. And it's kind of perfect. Here's part of the scene.
I can only hope this trend continues and stays fresh and entertaining. Your thoughts?