7.08.2011

Audrey & Dre (2011) ~ Episode 6

9 comments:

  1. I'm guessing this was the ep meant to tackle issues of DL in a marriage, and the myth of universal Asian male feminity.

    I think it could have been addressed another way, though. But I liked when Carol called Audrey out for taking a stereotype and stabbing Dre in the back with it.

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  2. I'm a bit confused by this episode. I don't get how it ties in to the previous 5. Is this just going to be a point by point discussion on the issues that have impacted their marriage?

    I didn't even know this was about the DL. I guess when she hit Dre below the belt by playing into one of the most virulent stereotypes about Asian Men, I should've guessed.

    Kinda scratching my head on this one.

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  3. Excuse me. Did Audrey make out with Dre's best friend on his 27th birthday? And Dre cheated on Audrey?

    I don't want to have anything to do with this alleged marriage either. WTF is Kelly Co. Productions thinking?! - This is me, just me, asking.

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  4. Not sure where to post this but I remembered this show from awhile back.

    It's for teeny-boppers, but there's Blasian themes, demeaning as they are.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Jordan

    The leading character's Asian friend is his rival in winning over the love of an African-American girl, also, another girl of the African-American persuasion was /desperately/ after his affection.

    Not the best show by a long stretch, and truthfully, it's just another cliche` kid's show, but I thought I'd throw it your way.

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  5. I don't want to have anything to do with this alleged marriage either. WTF is Kelly Co. Productions thinking?! - This is me, just me, asking.

    I've really been aching to hear your thoughts on this show, Ms. Blasian & married for 16 years.

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  6. @ Hateya

    I agree with you.

    I was thinking the smae thing and I am not even married. It is bad when i watch something and all I can think is "....emmm."

    I'm not even married but that episode had some total.. let's go with it was beyond unsatisfying.

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  7. Everything with their marriage doesn't have to be sunshine and lollipops but it doesn't have to be a freak show of dysfunction either. I totally get the inclination to say something really hurtful when you're angry at your husband but I found her using an anti-asian male stereotype to be unrealistic. When you're married you know someone well enough and have enough experience that you can dig up non-stereotype-based insults that cut much deeper (this doesn't happen in my marriage). If she accused him of being gay because he's insecure about his sexuality then that's one thing but if she doesn't know her husband well enough to come up with a more personalized insult then that's weak sauce. Those things would be much more hurtful than so some tired 'ol feminine Asian man nonsense. So that interaction didn't ring true to me.
    Mr. Zoopath and I joke about race all the time but if we're angry with each other it's never about race. It's about personal qualities or flaws that are usually unrelated to race.
    I'm leaning towards Hateya's sentiments. These 2 people have very poor marriage skills and don't seem to be very compatible. If and until there are more balanced, nonpathologized portrayals of blasian couples I am not interested in seeing an absolute hot mess of a blasian marriage.

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  8. Everything with their marriage doesn't have to be sunshine and lollipops but it doesn't have to be a freak show of dysfunction either.

    Bingo. I've noticed that in current American meda, marriage is portrayed as two people always fighting over something big, e.g. infidelity, drug addiction, closeted orientation, gambling, domestic violence, etc. Always something "big". They don't fight about regular marriage things like kids, finances (not bankruptcy, just regular shit), in-laws being nosy or overbearing, a partner who eats too much junk - stuff like that. It sends the message that the only people who fight in marriage are the really dysfunctional ones.

    When you're married you know someone well enough and have enough experience that you can dig up non-stereotype-based insults that cut much deeper

    I.e. the infamous "little things" which often send people over the deep end: teeth-grinding, drunken father-in-law, farting in bed, etc.

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