I’m not gonna lie to y’all - I am damn tired. But not too tired to rage; never too tired to rage.
I have a bone to pick with this new show “The Big C”; if you haven’t heard of it, it’s a show about a woman who used to be boring and conservative but then she gets cancer and now acts wild.
I have a favor to ask: Can we please retire the whole “I’ve got a terminal illness and now golly gee I’m just going to go out and live life to the fullest because I’ve finally figured out what it’s all about” storyline? I’m tired of it. So tired. So, so tired. At their best, stories like this are unoriginal and a retread of a thousand other stories we’ve all seen before; at their worst, stories like this are insulting to people who actually have very little life left to live.
Now, to be fair, I haven’t seen The Big C yet. It premiered tonight, and I just got home. However, I have been seeing the promos so much that I can recite them from memory… And from what I can tell by watching the promos and drawing upon my sparkling memory, The Big C is about a woman who finds out that she’s got some fucked up kind of cancer where she could die at any moment. (OMG! I COULD DROP DEAD AT ANY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) So, what does she do? She:
- Sunbathes nude
- Gets a bikini wax and shows her vagina to a co-worker
- Dances on her living room couch
- Catches her son masturbating and decides to talk to him about pornography
- Tells the chick from “Precious” to stop being such a fat bitch
- Buys an expensive car right off the lot because THAT’S HOW CRAZZZZZZZY PEOPLE ACT!!!!
Okay. Fine. Whatever. The thing I’m guessing is that the writers on this show made a list with the title: “Shit that middle age bitches who feel trapped in their boring lives would do if they got the chance”. I’m not going to go off on a tangent rant here about how incredibly one dimensional and completely cookie cutter every single thing in the trailer is, but… It is. Maybe they should name this show “The Big Y”… As in: