A female friend recently said to me, "Sexism in the entertainment industry is so prevalent that most people are blind to it, and barely notice it anymore." This friend has been a Hollywood insider for decades, and Emmy nominated for her writing -- twice.
So what to make so far of the new 2011 television season? Personally, I was just getting over my PMMS (Postponed MadMen Syndrome), so let's say I was grumpy going into it. Seeing how women are being portrayed is not helping.
With its eerie, atmospheric tone, complex 3-ring storyline, and roster of multi-dimensional characters who straddle so many fences we're not sure what color hat they wear, The Killing was irresistible.
AMC's The Killing, which concluded its first season last Sunday, simultaneously engaged and enraged viewers and critics alike with its story of the investigation into the brutal murder of a teenage girl in rain-soaked Seattle.