10.27.2012

Black Girls' Night Out: Granger & Kopelson

Kelly McCreary as
"Dr. Tyra Granger"
This one's late because I forgot all about when this show comes on, and then I had to wait until the CW deigned to air it on their website.

Now...remember when I said I didn't trust the CW?  Yeah...still don't.

Because Emily Owens is the central narrator of the show, stuff rarely happens when she's not around.  In other words, we're not getting to see moments of these two ladies when Emily's not also in the scene.

So...unless Emily knows/cares/talks about what's going on in Tyra and Cassandra's personal lives, we the audience won't know anything about them.

*nods* Like I said, no trust.

Luckily, they both are getting a lot of screen time, which is amazing because this is the CW and there's little to no character development going on for anyone on this show.  With the exception of Tyra's dad (who's screwing a nurse half his age).  No mention of family, we don't see where they live, and I get that this is just the second episode but I need context, damn it.

Aja Naomi King as
"Dr. Cassandra Kopelson"
I need fleshing out soon on channels like the CW, otherwise my alarm bells start ringing and I brace for impact.

Cassandra continues to be the Wicked Bitch of the West Wing, but I've noticed she's not downright evil...just snarky.  She has a devious grin which would make Vice-President Joe Biden very proud.

What I don't dig is why she's still tormenting Pitts Emily.  Back in high school, yeah sure, but why now?  What's the point?

The second episode shows that Emily sort of the laughingstock of the hospital, and Cassandra may (or may not) be to blame for some of that.  The gossip about her is out of control and the nurses enjoying tormenting her, in part because they mistakenly believe she's a lesbian (because - as a favor to Tyra - she tried to find out the orientation of the nurse Tyra's dad is screwing).  Um...why is that cool?  Or funny?  Can you spell "l-a-w-s-u-i-t"?

Did any of you watch the show?  What did you think?  I made screen caps!




5 comments:

  1. I really like Cassandra, and I hope that the show expands her role beyond just being Emily's nemesis.

    Unfortunately, the ratings for EMILY OWENS, M.D. are *very* low, so it may be cancelled by January.

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    1. It's got a good premise and a good cast. But it's also got two Black women starring (one of which is "the pretty girl") in it and it's on the CW.

      I'm surprised it even got picked up as a show.

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    2. Yeah, it's unfortunate. The show reminds me of shows on The WB back in the late 1990s, early 2000s.

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  2. Because Emily Owens is the central narrator of the show, stuff rarely happens when she's not around. In other words, we're not getting to see moments of these two ladies when Emily's not also in the scene.

    So...unless Emily knows/cares/talks about what's going on in Tyra and Cassandra's personal lives, we the audience won't know anything about them.


    So basically, business as usual.

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