|bookgazing (bookgazing) wrote,|
@ 2012-10-22 12:52 pm UTC
2. An internet that is killing us all by promoting disconnection and problems with concentration. There’s nothing wrong with showing the darker side of internet life, but I am so bored of seeing media that just presents the down sides of the net. (‘there but for the’ – Ali Smith)
3. The everyday worker portrayed as overwhelmingly grey faced, bovine or depressed. 1. Not everyone can be an astronaut 2. Some people enjoy their regular jobs 3. Again, lacking nuance, which is crucial to realism, which is important if you say you're writing a realistic novel (‘Nothing to Fear’ – Matthew D’Ancona)
4. Women whose friends and relatives gather round to work out their issues on her inert body while she lies in a coma. It’s the narratively disenfranchised female character taken to its absolute limits. I hate it. (‘The Descendants’ – Alexander Payne, ‘Oh Dear Silvia’ – Dawn French)
5. Servants who are terribly, terribly wise and straight forward. Generally they provide the shock factor of common sense that helps their employer to re-start their lives. I could also do without servants that are wise cracking and jolly all the damn time. (too many to mention)
What do you hate and wish would get out of you media?