What's the E! Poll that was in the asks earlier?
Hello sorry I haven’t answered before
but I’m currently not home, the poll was for the most heartbreaking cancellation if I’m correct ( I’ve been awake for over 30 hours though so don’t trust what I say too much haha)
hi guys, I’m going away for 5 days to attend a film festival where I’ll be meeting some of my favourite people, I’ll try to reblog some stuff from my ipad (if there’s anything to reblog) but I won’t be able to post until wednesday :( I have 4/5 requests left to do I promise I’ll work on them when I get back bye
I've never watched Enlisted but I've seen you talking about it a lot lately. I take it it's good?
To me, it is one of the best TV shows I have ever watched, and the best comedy TV show I have ever watched (I caught ten, fifteen minutes at most, of one episode one night and was hooked). I adore it more than Malcolm in the Middle and Suite Life (my two other comedy brothers TV shows), so while those may seem juvenile and not say much, they actually do coming from me.
It is hilarious and it may seem on the surface like a perfectly lighthearted sitcom, over and done with when the credits roll, no biggie, but it has so much heart, it captures the essence and reality of sibling relationships perfectly, it humanized and personified the military again for me, made me remember that these people are human and do stupid stuff like I do and have hopes and dreams and think crazy things like I do and do things like I do.
It reminded me that our troops stationed on our soil, our rear detachment troops, are soldiers too and that their jobs are just as important. It spends nearly every episode acknowledging how much these soldiers do for us even though they are not on the frontlines; that they do just as much even though their lives are not on the line.
It has strong female leads, sensitively acknowledges -and deals with- what it is like being “a woman in a man’s world” and yet doesn’t say that you can’t be a woman in “a man’s world”: it heartily celebrates women celebrating their femininity, rather than being manly, in a man’s world, which is a good thing because usually such subjects say it has to be one or the other (you can be a woman in a man’s world, but you’ll have to be all-around manly to make it, etc, which is not true and we need to stop reinforcing that subliminal idea).
For example, the strong female lead, Jill Perez? She recognises her limitations, and is never once told by the male leads that she can’t hack it because she’s a woman, and in fact is encouraged to reach beyond, to keep going, to keep pushing her limitations until new ones are set farther out (even if her current limitations are set by dint of her being a woman, not by any inability to work beyond it simply because she’s female). And she breaks her own limitations. But she still isn’t afraid to be girly if she wants to, etc.
Jill Perez. Setting the bar for women since January 2014. She’s a terrific role model for our young girls, and she needs to stay on our screen.
She outranks two of the three male leads. Let that sink in. She’s a BAMF, and yet still has good friendships with the other girls, being girly about stuff and having fun. Lemme try to stop yacking about Jill Perez, but seriously, all the awards for breaking molds and stereotypes and just all around being awesome.
It shows cynicism and unbreakable brightside can grow within the same square feet, that it’s alright to see the world through hope-filled lenses and that just because you’re a realist doesn’t mean being jaded or cruel is okay but you can still be a realist, that’s okay.
It deals with PTSD, says it’s okay to be going through some stuff no matter how strong you are, it outright says it’s okay to feel grief and joy at the same time, that it’s alright to have survived and feel guilty both for that and for finding happiness again, and that it’s alright to find happiness again after tragedies. One of the main characters has PTSD and is dealing with it, is leading a normal life despite that.
It celebrates diversity (and for those who care, not a single main female character is white), shows that friendships can blossom between all kinds of people, shows that being brothers and being close is not impossible, in fact the entire show was made to celebrate siblings and sibling relationships. When the brothers fight, they talk and work it out after; they tussle and they hiss and they shout and they get cruel, but they always come back, humble and honest, and make up with moments so sweet and close that it more than balances out the venom of anything earlier.
This show has so much to offer. It is fantastic. It’s also hilarious and keeps me in stitches no matter how many times I have watched that episode or scene.
I cannot praise Enlisted enough. I don’t know what to say or focus on to discuss something that’s important to you that it offers, but there is frigging dang good reason why critics acclaim it and call it “The best show no one has seen.”
”Everybody in the platoon is on top of me. I can’t get a second to myself. And Randy is the worst one!”
★ requested by anonymous
”We’re so glad you’re here Pete. All your brothers are.”
It's been a couple of days and I haven't heard anything back from either Kevin or the cast on a Q&A. Ideas? (But Yahoo!'s in talks about picking up Enlisted!!!)
I’d say let’s tweet them again and I’ll try to dm mike???? they’re probably a little busy with the whole enlisted on yahoo thing and forgot to answer x)