Anonymous said: Who is Heather Logan?
I’m assuming this is from my reblog that was a quote from an article I had enjoyed.
The quote is from this AE article written by Heather Hogan:
"It’s no surprise that the pleas were loud and long for Rizzoli & Isles when I asked what shows I should write about in my first Fandom Fixes column, but unlike so many of the other shows that require multi-faceted answers, the way to fix Rizzoli & Isles is actually pretty simple: The writers need to ask themselves what they’d do with Jane and Maura if they were Castle and Beckett, or Booth and Brennan, or Mulder and Scully, or any man and woman with that kind of chemistry.”
Which, to me, is a way to sum up the entire angst between fandom and show. It’s a confusing situation to be in as a viewer when, between marketing and the actual show, you are being lead to understand one story, but constantly told you’re not comprehending that the show can’t be anything other than what it supposedly is. Better yet, you’re crazy to think otherwise.
Now if we mix it with this gem: http://aubevans481.tumblr.com/post/37190775362/a-straight-writers-defense-of-rizzles I think we can even understand why the Rizzoli & Isles fandom seemingly begs for proof of some magic bts friendship between the leads. People want validation that what they see on the screen is somehow real. So if it isn’t in the writing it must be due to the fact that this magic chemistry between the leads exists outside the writing. “It’s not the show! It’s not the marketing or writing! It’s only chemistry!” RIght?
Eh, highly debatable. Takes a lot of ingredients to make what we watch on the screen. Sure some of it might be luck in the kitchen but a whole heck of a lot is one well planned meal to be consumed.
Ahhhh… Rizzoli & Isles, the one show that in an odd way defines the base elements of homophobia in a culture by simply existing and continuing to exist in the way it does. Nobody forces anybody to watch. It’s “just” a TV show. But what is sad to me is honestly how programmed most of what I read from other fandom members regarding the show. Long drawn out explanations and excuses of why they show “won’t go there” or “can’t go there”.
I don’t know. People told me I couldn’t be legally married. But then a whole bunch of other people said that wasn’t okay. Things changed. My partner became a legal wife. Crazy that. Who’d have ever imagined.
Guess I’m lucky that people did imagine it and didn’t give some excuse as to why this possibility was crazy fantasy or wishful thinking.
It was something that made sense.
Because if it wasn’t two women we’d all still be watching the same love story play out with the same exact scenarios… except instead of the frustration of waiting for them to acknowledge how lucky it was these two people found each other…we’d be focused on the moment the writers delivered that first kiss.
That’s the crux of it. The difference.
So for me? I love articles like the one I reblogged the quote from. Simple, funny, telling it like it is.
To be clear, it’s safe to say it’s fact that I like the show. I watch it. I’ve watched it from the premiere. I even write fanfic for it (too much fanfic!).
But at the same time Rizzoli & Isles is the saddest scenario I have ever witnessed on TV.
There is NO darn good, plausible, REAL reason Jane and Maura can’t be a true couple. None.
Other than the obvious excuse.
And that is truly tragic on many different levels.
"Fixing Rizzoli & Isles is easy. All the writers have to do is ask themselves what they’d do if either Jane or Maura was a dude. And then they just have to write the truth.” ~ Heather Hogan