I would be very curious to see how the author views the new Star Trek that is in theaters now. The opening scene involves a psychological problem that he suggests women look for in the media text. Are feminine audiences more satisfied with female characters in the new version of Star Trek?
Elana, when you wrote your book Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer did you find similar situations where feminine representations were left incomplete?
How is it that we can be completely captivated by drama that reveals true stories about human nature? Personally, I'm completely addicted to Weeds, Tru Blood, and Reno 911. I spent hours watching these dramas unfold as I feel I grow closer to the characters. I visit web sites about these thrilling dramas, and even subscribe to text message alerts to get even more involved. Why do we like getting so involved with our favorite shows?