Tuesday, September 26, 2006
What Sucks...That's So Raven
Who’s dating who?... What should Raven wear to the upcoming dance?...Will Raven be able to pass her trig midterm?
These are just some of the ridiculously shallow storylines to occur over the past season on the Raven Symone/ situated in Kabul, Afghanistan sitcom “That’s So Raven”.
Honestly, in a world where our country is engaged in a two front war on terror while at home Americans face uncertainty about their safety and their economic standing, is this the best we can do?
To set a sitcom in the volatile region of Kabul, where by countless reports we are seeing a reemergence of the Taliban, and then treat viewers to such cotton candy premises is truly a disservice to viewers in America and the world alike.
It’s obvious the forces behind “That’s So Raven” want to think that we live in a world where wacky parents can go too far in helping their kids with their science projects (A Fish Called Raven), where dads can be accidentally hypnotized into falling asleep whenever they hear the word “San Francisco”- and then have to go on a local morning show called “Hello San Francisco” (Wake Up Victor), and a girl and a guy, recent recipients of driver’s licenses, can chip in together to buy a car, and it be perfectly fine for girl to paint the car pink. (Driving Miss Lazy).
Well that’s a world that sadly, with the concerns of this day and age, simply doesn’t exist. Afghanistan is a dangerous place- long neglected by the world resulting in much pain for its inhabitants. Raven Symone and her producer’s refusal to look at its issues and problems is not only unfortunate, but blind.
And for their ignorance, you might even say “That’s So Pathetic”.