Originally Posted by dclark
Another thing is how they casted charactors to try to break stereotypes.
I am at a loss to understand why that is a bad thing.
For example, the captain is black because hey, aren't most sub captains black? (are there ANY black sub black captains in the navy???),
And you think the problem is the show
, if that's the case? Seriously?
Maybe they cast Andre Braugher because he is a seriously awesome actor, and the part needs a seriously awesome actor more than it needs to be a specific race or ethnicity?
the sub has 6 women with one of them being tough
I think it's a little early to jump to the conclusion that only one of them is "tough." It would seem to me that if you're a groundbreaker, one of the first people going someplace that people like you have previously been forbidden, you are probably by nature going to have a certain toughness and strength of character. Otherwise, you're just pretty dumb and naive.
and the designer of the special sub thingy on the mainland is a hot looking chick.
Yes, hot people on TV. How groundbreaking. The first officer is also hot. Are there any hot submariner XO's in the Navy? If not, fire this guy immediately. (And edit Denzel out of Crimson Tide, while you're at it...)
My dad was an engineer for 40 years working on all kinds of secret radar crap and not once did he work or meet a female engineer, much less a hot looking one.
And again -- you think the problem here is the TV show?