viernes, 9 de julio de 2010

Being Human (BBC)

Imdb link. This is a series by the BBC, which is now filming the third season. Not to be confused with an American remake.

Bechdel Rule: Not in season 1, where there were less female characters. In season 2, as soon as a new female character is introduced, she has a conversation with the female protagonist. In season 2, there are occasional conversations between the main female characters, but the cast remains about 2/3 male. I think it is good that the main female character (Annie, the ghost) is never a protagonist's girlfriend or wife but a main character in her own right.

Sexual violence: Most female characters have been victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives. Some of the cases are crucial to the plot, other arent't. It's always managed sympathetically. As far as I remember, no rape. A woman is held hostage once. Some vampires are, or seem to be, sadistic.

Other forms of graphic violence. The series is about vampires and werewolves, so, yes. Normally, the actual killings are offscreen, but there's a lot of blood.

Other -isms. Not that I remember.

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