This is a handy list of several diverse shows debuting this fall and beyond.
1. Black-ish (Sept. 24): ”[T]hough the show is about a black family, it’s a larger commentary about what it is like to live in a community where one is, for whatever reason, different from the status quo. Black-ish speaks to the experiences of people of color nationwide, and highlights the intersections between race and class. It sheds light on what it means to be a minority in America, and as the country undergoes a rapid demographic shift, it’s one that everyone should see.”
2. American Crime (2015): ”It delves into the relationship between race and the legal system. In it, several murder suspects are arrested for the death of a war veteran’s son, which heats up racial tension in the small town of Modesto, CA.”
3. Cristela (Oct. 10): ”Cristela is a Mexican American woman who still lives at home and can’t finish law school. The show follows Cristela as she strives for upward mobility while reconciling her traditional upbringing.”
4. Fresh Off the Boat (2015): ”ABC is really going for the gold on race representation this pilot season, but the network also wins the award for Most Questionable Show Titles. This series is about a Chinese family that moves from DC to Orlando in pursuit of the American Dream. Eleven-year-old Eddie, a hip-hop fanatic, goes through an identity crisis as the Asian kid living in a white suburb.”
5. Jane the Virgin (Oct. 13): ”The voiceover in the first trailer for Jane the Virgin says the show is about fate, family, and worlds colliding. It’s actually about religion, abstinence-only education, and the worst possible depiction of reproductive health services. Its protagonist, Jane, is mistakenly inseminated with her ex-boyfriend’s sperm after a doctor confuses two patients. Thereafter, she must reconcile her strict [latinx] Catholic upbringing — which includes a strict no-sex rule — with the reality that she is with child.”
6. Mission Control (2015): Women in science and tech are criminally underrepresented, so I’m excited about this 2015 sitcom about a lone female wolf working at NASA in the 1960s. It’s set in the past, but many of the absurdities of being a woman in male-dominated industries — wage gaps, harassment, etc. — still exist. Details are still unknown, but hopefully Mission Control will offer funny yet educational insight into what it is like to be a woman in science who has to cope with those absurdities.
7. Selfie (Sept. 30): ”Eliza Dooley is a self-absorbed, delusional, and social-media obsessed woman who wants to be rebranded by her co-worker (John Cho). Her character is simultaneously her company’s best and least-respected sales rep, in desperate need of fixing her tarnished image. The gender dynamics on this show are difficult to watch because there doesn’t appear to be any sense of irony. And the show’s social-media-gives-us-the-worst-of-humanity trope is tired. BUT you don’t have to like it to consider it worth watching. In light of last week’s leaked photo controversy and gender-based violence on the internet, there’s something valuable to take from this monstrosity. Stripped of its absurdity, the show is about a man who evaluates a woman’s respectability — and place in the office — based on her social media presence and lifestyle choices.”
8. State of Affairs (Nov. 17): ”There are already several national security dramas, but this one stars Alfre Woodard as a black female president and a female CIA analyst (Katherine Heigl).”
(via smallrevolutionary)Source: stopwhitewashing