As I move away from my mid-20s, I haven’t grown any less attached to TV shows and its characters as I used to when I was younger, but my tolerance levels have significantly decreased over time. I no longer watch TV shows with the hope of them becoming better. I no longer give shows too much wiggle room to fix gigantic mistakes I know deep in my heart there is no way to come back from. Maybe it’s cold and maybe it’s cynical, but with the amount of TV shows out there right now, why waste my time with something that I will not enjoy?
It is the time for women on TV. They’ve got a chance to be difficult, wrong, fallible– even unlikable!– and surprisingly, those shows are making it on the air. Women have also started to embrace the love for other women, and lists like this one are a must in entertainment blogs. There is still a long road to walk, but we can be happy to say TV is making space for some of the best female characters in a long time. These are some of my personal favorites from this and last year.
It is that dreaded time for Doctor Who fans again: we’re losing a companion. Whether you have watched from the very beginning of the classic series or whether you are a ‘New Who’ fan, you have probably experienced the loss and pain of seeing your favorite companion leave. And it hurts almost as much, if not the same, as losing your favorite Doctor. After all, you know the Doctor comes back. Different face, same man. But companions leave and many times we do not get to see them again.
In the coming weeks (or even possibly next Saturday) we’re going to be saying goodbye to Clara Oswald. Clara has been a divisive companion by all means: she is by many loved and by many disliked. To me, however, she has been one of Doctor Who’s best elements since the reboot.