My name is Angela and I am really cool with the giant telescope taking up half my living room sweetie, and I am an Anomaly.
So there are spoilers of the girly kind in this post. If you have not seen the latest episodes of Bones, The Big Bang Theory and the Mentalist (or if you just don’t care, which I get) then move along.
First Booth finally reveals his love for Bones and she just plain rejects him outright basically saying that she is not capable of love. Then Grace decides after Rigsby is willing to sacrifice for her that the situation made her realize that she loves her job more than him. And to top it all off Penny leaves Leonard during a bowling battle that not only was mean and horrible, but completely ruined the amazing comedy moment that followed of all the guys in super-heroine costumes....but I digress.
This is a very serious geek topic for all of us regarding why women are incredibly stupid creatures and why they deserve the creeps that they end up with. And how some of our favorite shows and characters are perpetuating this horrible eventuality. Ooh!! I know what a shocking statement. Now I have a degree in drama criticism so you do not have to explain to me that conflict is drama and without it you do not have a show. I also watched Moonlighting and Buffy so you do not have to explain to me why the couple cannot stay together happily if the show is to continue to be good. I accept all of these things.
As I descend into true geekdom, let me tell you how this all should have played out: Booth realizes on his own that Bones is still not ready, maybe something she says regarding a current investigation. Angela tells Bones what a stupid idiot she is for not ever seeing reality and Booth and Bones continue to fight crime together until the very last episode of the series (in 1 year or 5 years) where Bones makes the move and they live happily ever after. – Grace and Rigsby, after the ultimatum decide that they are so much in love that they cannot bear to be apart so they continue to work together and the audience and the new boss constantly wonders are they/aren’t they until the one episode down the road when one is fatally injured, we find out they were all the time and Jayne also knew the whole time. – And Leonard finds a hot geeky girl (maybe a podcaster :) ) who really fits him much better then Penny and in the end Penny serves as “best man” in Leonard’s Star Wars themed wedding dressed as a hot, gender bending Han Solo (Penny as Han Solo, not Leonard). DONE and DONE people. Writers, you can make your checks out to Anomaly Podcast.
I hate that I had to watch some of my favorite female characters in three of my favorite shows (Mentalist being the most recent) just completely ruin their love lives by rejecting “the good guy”. I know I am skirting the fine line for our geeky blog and I am sorry. I thought at first that maybe I was just upset for the individual characters and felt like an over-invested fan. But when I realized that there was a pattern, I felt compelled to mention it.
Why have we turned even the most macho of guys, Seely Booth, into lovesick puppy dogs? Do we hate men that much? And I know that both sexes participate in the writing of these shows. So I really just don’t get it. Heartbreak is no fun and I do not wish anyone to get hurt, but really Jo, when Laurie runs off with your stupid sister Amy don’t come crying to me about how you had to settle for the German professor. END OF LINE!