In 2018, there were surprises series… And even sometimes not super good
Again this year, we had the law in many series. What’s new, returns, spin-off and even reboot, our eyes have never really had the time to get bored. And if some of the sets have the buzz, some of them have not really had the right to a very warm welcome. Either 13 Reasons Why, Insatiable , or Black Lightning, they are many to have created a controversy in 2018. Here’s a little back to those moments that have disturbed more than one person this year…
13 Reasons Why
Already, the season 1 was not unanimous among parents of teenagers, finding sometimes that 13 Reasons Why “glorified” suicide through the death of Hannah Baker. But the season 2 has also offered a lot of times 100% discomfort, especially with the rape scene in Tyler which has shocked the whole world. The producers of the show have been forced to justify himself several times on the fact that have shown this awful time, as it has touched and horrified viewers.
Weeks before being unveiled, Insatiable was already at the heart of many conversations, and not only for the presence of Alyssa Milano in his cast’. Accused of being a serial grossophobe highlighting a teenage overweight that becomes lean after having the jaw broken for 3 months and gets a life of “normal”, Insatiable has suffered much criticism, and Netflix also. However, it was enough to dwell on the episodes (and take the pitch in the second degree, of course) to see that the purpose was not to encourage the fat-shaming.
Black Lightning has also had the right to his share of controversy this year, with a season 2 less good than the first. So yes, having a black super hero in main character, it’s top, but it is still necessary to exploit it… The series has provided us with several difficult situations and uncomfortable in trying to blend the heroic side and the hot topics, which has rather failed. The proof, many are already tired of Black Lightning, after only two small seasons.
As a reminder, Baby is a series inspired from real facts, telling the story of two teenage girls Italian, selling their bodies to older men in order to buy clothes and luxury items. If the topic was interesting to deal with, we all felt hyper uncomfortable in front of this series in Netflix. Finally, all the love stories and the trials and tribulations of teenagers have made the scenario flat, while degrading at the highest point the image of the woman. Missed.
If Atypical has attracted a lot of people, the series has also had the right to its share of detractors. A bit like 13 Reasons Why, some accused him of “glorifying autism” (yeah, a concept a bit weird), passing the hero of the series, Sam, for a sulfur-pain easy and a character dopey. Others have also accused Atypical to be too much in the cartoon, rather than evoking the truth on the subject. But that is another debate, and it depends on the point of view of each…
Lethal Weaponor lethal Weapon (French) also has a lot of buzz about it this year. First, Clayne Crawford (Riggs) has been ruled out of the series for his behavior considered to be obnoxious on set and his excesses of anger towards his colleagues, especially in the face of his co-star Damon Wayans (Murtaugh). If it has been replaced in season 3 by actor Seann William Scott, recently, this is the second star of the series, Damon Wayans, who announced that he was leaving Lethal Weapon. Difficult now to imagine a sequel without the two headliners at the beginning, no ?