I did NOT expect to catch onto yet ANOTHER Shonda Rhimes/Betsy Beers ABC Thursday Primetime Soap featuring aged hunks and powerful women. But once again, they have managed to draw me in.
Certainly not because of the above, or the below, I’m sure…
“The Catch” has a highly stylized visual language. Split screens are populated with fast cars and guns, or people lurking in shadows.
Now… here’s where it gets all wet-blankety. These two women are involved. They both have beautiful hair. It is really amazing seeing a relationship like this evolve on screen, step by step. It’s not immediately discussed but is definitely powerful and only for each of her own personal gains, however nefarious. But when it comes to the discussion it goes like this:
“You’re with him? What about your lesbian tendencies?”
“You’re with Ben. What about YOUR lesbian tendencies?”
“I prefer not to think about them, it takes all the fun away.”
And then the conversation ends! So I guess the word bisexual is still taboo, even as the 100% bisexual relationship is shown and grown on TV. OK*.
Consolation prize, because it DOES make a difference in a positive way:
And then the crowd claps! “The Catch,” everyone, Thursdays (Spring 2016) on ABC.
*In my excitement, I wrote this 15 minutes before episode 5 came to an end. Let me just say how much I was disappointed and leave it at that.