Quote zaria:Quote dimples2010:Quote shelrick:Quote dimples2010:Quote shelrick: Man, I wish we could go back to the days when the Wards were around. Now why can't they write like that anymore?
Who are the Wards?
It was a long time ago so my history might be bad but Edward had an affair with Mary Mea Ward (a black woman) that produced a child. Edward had a son and grandson from her. They killed of Justus Ward a couple years ago. Another I remember Justus. I was not watching on a reg then.character that didn't need to be killed. Sorry my memory of the history is a little shaky at the moment.
Thanks for the info.
Dimples, Justus and Lainey were starting to be an item before they killed him off the show a couple of years back. And Mary Mae's grand daughter Keisha was Jason Quartermaine's 1st real serious girlfriend way back in the day. If memory serves me correctly, they lost their virginities to each other! And then he had the car accident and brain damage and became a total a$$ to her and everyone remotely involved with the Q's. The Wards were a family that were really close to Luke, Laura and Lucky when Lucky was played by JJ.
Quote RainStormRaider:Quote devoted2sonny: As a black female I think they need to hire more women writers & more minority writers. It's hard to write for people that you know nothing about. I think most of the romance is gone on daytime tv b/c women writers are scarce. And black women are depicted as they are b/c black writers are scarce. Take a look at the head writer for Grey's Anatomy--a black female, the writing is great, the show is great. She writes from all angles.(true talent). I think before some of these people call themselves writers they need to really know something about what they're writing about. JMO
Yes!!! That show is a great example of writing for those of diverse backgrounds!!! What irony that its also an ABC show!!! :D
Quote dachocolateprincess: This is so true! This isn't only on GH though. It's sad really sad that the "mammie" or "Omarosa" traits portray what "black women" are suppose to be **eyes rolled**
Quote dimples2010: More talented writers. Much more savvy about things!
Quote RainStormRaider:Quote dimples2010: More talented writers. Much more savvy about things!
See........I think its more than just about talented writers.......its all about perspective.......there is very little diversity on GH and no major character is from a minority.......with the melting pot that the United States is........and wanting to get more viewership........it seems like common sense to depict more diversity.......and even though I understand.........its all about hieghtened reality and over-the-top dramas........those can still be engaging without turning people into race caricatures.........cos seriously......those stereo-types are racist in of themselves.........and that's just plain wrong........
I agree Rain, it can be done, one of the most popular shows on television was the Cosby show. Look at this message board it is very diverse, we represent various countries, cultures, and race, yet we enjoy sharing what we are passionate about be it Liason, JaSam, Elizabeth, LuSam, family, world issues, whatever it is we all have an opinion, some things we know about some we don't, but we learn from each other. TPTB should learn from that and add diversity that is true, because there are positive and negative in the human race period. Just let it be represented in a balance way be it gender or race. 3)