Seattle Girls' School

News and happenings in education from the Head of School, Rafael del Castillo

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Does the fall TV season feature "Girl Power" or is it a step back?

One of today's newspaper headlines described the new TV season as a tribute to "Girl Power." Perhaps. Shows featuring Pan Am stewardesses and Playboy bunnies do not convey power to me. I am curious to see for myself what lens is brought to bear. I do think that I will skip the reprise of Charley's Angels.

Regardless of your family guidelines regarding TV viewing, popular culture will impact your daughter once again this fall. Thoughts?

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  1. I have to say that I'm not terribly inspired by any of the new TV shows, but since we don't often watch television "live," I have the luxury of choosing which shows to record. That being said, I'm pretty sure our family's favorite show will continue to be Mythbusters and we will do our level best to avoid pop culture when we can for now.

  2. There's not much in popular culture that I think is a positive influence, really. The best I can say is that there are plenty of teaching moments. I suppose the emphasis on the fifties/sixties inspired by Mad Men offers a chance at historical context?