I’m seeing a thinkpiece on why Jessica Jones will beat Supergirl and, like…
Women are not subject to the rules of Highlander! There can be more than one female-led superhero show! They can serve different demographics and interests! Stop pitting all women against each other in some sick, subtly sexist Battle Royale!
*puts down Megaphone*
*picks up Megaphone*
Did anyone lose a Megaphone? I found this one and it has the name Brittany on it but I’m not Brittany, so like…
I find this especially idiotic because it’s not like they’re competing for ratings since Jess Jones is a fucking Netflix show that can be watched literally whenever and however people want. It’s not like people have to choose between them or anything.
“There’s a second female-led superhero show with powers.”
“Well, shit. Pack it up, we’re going home.”
“What’s going to replace us?”
“They’ve already greenlit a new show about the manly pain that can only be felt by able-bodied straight white men as they make their manly way through a conflicted world.”
“…shit. We never stood a chance.”
You would think that any competent show runner would look at the popularity of a similar show and think, “Wow, there’s really a market for shows with female superheroes! We need to stress what the two shows have in common in our ads!” Not “People like that show a lot, even though ours been around for four whole weeks longer. Clearly no one could like both! We will never acquire a bigger audience. We should give up right now!”