I've accepted that it will be precisely no time in the near future
where we'll see a same-sex couple on 'regular' tv shows. When I say 'accepted', I mean that I will rage and angst and seethe deep within, occasionally spilling out into incoherent mangled rants, but it's mostly under control. Giving up on Once Upon A Time
was the most healthy thing I could've done, since it kills me that the only reason Swan Queen isn't happening is because of lesbians on a family show, god no, think of the innocent children that would traumatize!
ANYWAY. What prompts this out-of-the-blue post is an episode of a cop drama that toyed with my emotions, raising my hopes and then brutally stomping them into itty bitty bits, cackling madly all the while.
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS:Smarmy Suspect:
Here's my attorney, she'll take over from here. See ya!Lady Lawyer:
Sooooo. Would you like to have dinner?Lady Cop:
Um, how about no. Why would I want to discuss this with you in my free time?Lady Lawyer:
Lol, this isn't about the case! I'm hitting on you. (bolded part is a legit quote!)Lady Cop:
I'm intrigued, but nope, can't do. Conflict of interest and all, you understand.Lady Lawyer:
Just gotta make a phone call, gimme a sec... *rings office*
Hey, there, take me off this case, would you? Just reassign it, I've been told there's a conflict of interest. 'k, thanks. *hangs up* So, no more conflict, what's your answer now...?
Cue me all:
I DIDN'T NEED ANY MORE THAN THIS. I WAS TOTALLY PSYCHED TO HAVE THIS BONE THROWN MY WAY. I totally did not see the boss lady on this run-of-the-mill crime show having a random female love interest show up! It happens all the time with guest male characters, and I was so thrilled that the writers chose to make it a female instead, like it was no big deal. ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.
But then. Lady cop shows up at male cop's place, all tipsy and giggly. She tells him about her awesome date, how she had a great time, they shared a bottle or two of wine and kissed.
Still good! Wouldn't have minded actually getting some screen-time for this date, but hey, I'm just grateful for them choosing to go in this direction at all- oh, wait, no
, WTF, WHY IS SHE MOVING IN CLOSER, WHAT IS HAPPENING, WHY IS SHE KISSING MALE COP
, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, WRITERS.
I can't even begin to describe the soul-crushing disappointment I felt. What was the point at all there, IDEK. These cops weren't even being set up as the endgame OTP, the writers are throwing hints of male cop + female civilian consultant, and he has a canon gf already, so this was absolutely unnecessary to the most ridiculous degree.
I wish I lived in a world where it was equally plausible someone could have a male or female love interest because love was love, who cares who it's between? But nope, this is a time where people get offended by seeing posts of same-sex couples kissing or worse, fanart of two females kissing because IT'S A KIDS SHOW, HDU SULLY SUCH INNOCENCE, WHY WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE KIDS?