Ah, thank you, anon! It’s honestly half of why I gif stuff, so I can sneak in my comments while being like, see, I offer you a gifset, don’t mind the often incredibly opinionated verbose tag essay. 😛
(2/2) and speaking of michael and philippa, it was a bit annoying when they wrote michael saying “she was almost like a mother. almost like a sister” or similar idr exactly but it seems to me like the writers of discovery don’t know that women can love eachother without being family and still be platonic (or preferably not but we can’t have our cake and eat it)
Lol that you had to split this when the previous anon could ask something so much longer.
Lol, I REFUSED to buy into the momzoning. I loved Prime!Philippa in a non-motherly way and everyone else should have too! Like, when you think about it, kinda weird that women in authority positions are immediately framed as moms? Even freaking Janeway! She’s absolutely a maverick daredevil captain in the vein of Kirk but people still act like her role’s to be motherly to the crew? While men in the same position of the same age with the same temperament defffinitely aren’t.
But anyway, like, yeah, fine, if they tell me that the SAME UNIVERSE Michael/Philippa are mother/daughter, okay, okay, but I’m still gonna ship the cross-universe versions! Who are total strangers who clearly do not treat each other like mother and daughter at all?
AND THAT SCENE…like…those are romantic as any lines I’ve ever seen.
And that line in the toast, almost like a mother, almost like a sister, lol, the days are over where two unrelated women can have super strong bonds and not be familyzoned, now that the public knows f/f romance can exist. They have to include it to stop people going wait–are they? But tbh, I saw the writers as shrugging at it all now that they can, adding that friend line, because same as with the goodbye above, however people see it, that’s the last of them. It’s not something they have to worry about anymore.
Thanks, anon! Press publish.
I’m kidding, but can you imagine. :p Um, hmm, okay, well, I do get your point, and have, as I’m sure you noticed, brought it up myself, that we don’t know what might have been without covid or how it changed things, and I didn’t even think about something like, for example, if Carina has a scene with Andrew, she may not be able to easily have one with Maya, just in terms of sharing bubbles and whatnot, as happened this week.
But as you mentioned yourself: “it’s frustrating to see our favourite story lines within ensemble shows get a ‘lesser’ spotlight than others, especially when the others are the heteronormative, ‘mainstream’ ones.” THAT’s what’s bothering people, where actors are sharing more screentime, getting more intimate, when they’re part of m/f couples. Stefania and Danielle have obviously done whatever was necessary to share scenes, so why are they still so short and few? This seems more a writing choice. Having Maya talk to Andy about her anger at Carina’s items in her apartment instead of with or in addition to Carina, that’s a writing choice where not much else would even need to have changed, involving the rest of the plot or actors.
And while I’m grateful for the episodes and bit of screentime, if they come with a reminder of those inequalities, that stings. I do try to approach things in good faith and have other things to occupy me so haven’t let it bother me much but the differences are noticeable and I get why people aren’t happy with it.
Hmm, right, but I’m guessing since they share characters and similar events, one would assume they’re roughly similar. Still, you’re probably right, aside from those events they’re probably fine handwaving most things. People don’t watch these shows for accuracy. 😛
And another anon (the original anon who asked):
I meant that since Meredith fell into a coma on Grey’s Anatomy, it’s only been a few days from then to the winter finale. I thought they were moving week to week in their timeline, like how the show comes on week to week. But I may be wrong regarding Station 19? The timeline of it all is confusing to me because I usually only watch Grey’s Anatomy.
Well, right, I think in terms of that, it could be pretty quick, but it’s not as if Carina and Maya have actually done much since Meredith fell into a coma? The big step was to move in together and that was at around that time, with the month before, they did highlight that in the same Station 19 ep before making the decision.
And another anon:
When does Station 19 usually air?
In terms of which timeslot, Thursdays at 8pm Eastern, before Grey’s…but when in the season, I’m not sure. I know covid’s messed with the schedule before the hiatus, not theirs but Grey’s, so to continue the same storylines they had to start together but usually Station 19 starts later in fall or even spring. Feel like Wikipedia probably has the answers on this one.
Well, she was pretty rude when Carina first visited her, but all right, fair enough, that was the one time, and at that point they weren’t girlfriends yet (as far as Maya thought) but okay. But I don’t see how Maya’s mom entering and setting that whole chain off changes what DOES happen, that is entirely on Maya?
But it’s not that the assumption is about her alone, or that she’s all bad, it’s just that the huge thing that did happen, the fighting, the cheating, that hasn’t really been resolved, so it’s still lingering against her and in this new season, all we’ve seen is her inviting Andy to stay with them without talking to Carina and then being unfairly short about Carina’s stuff. It’s more about the writers continuing to show Maya’s issues without any balance, Carina’s response and possibly even her own issues. Nobody’s perfect all the time, but we don’t get to see any of that, just each time Maya has an issue, it’s the show itself highlighting that.