"I wish I had that kind of willpower"


#1

Gaw, what horrible stereotyping. She’s female, so she likes ice cream and thinks she’s too fat. Do people really get paid to come up with this rubbish?


#2

Sounded a fairly realistic interaction to me. It’s part of The (RL) Script. Ice cream is ‘naughty’. Doesn’t stop the silly moos from eating it, but they can make a trivial fuss about it and then get positive reinforcement from being told they ‘deserve a treat once in a while’. Oh, and any woman worth her salt is either dieting or at least slavishly admiring of those who are. You get drummed out of the Brownies if you say - ‘eat if or don’t eat it - no skin off my nose - but STFU about it for gawd’s sake’ or similar.


#3

Sorry, folks. You’ll find the bile comes off with the appropriate Stain Devil. I was possibly more traumatised by the inane food-babble of a particular gaggle of females in my workplace than I realised at the time. One of them was quite the Emma in some ways, now I come to think about it.

O’Hanrahan is playing a blinder at the moment. She is an excellent radio actor. Well, she might be an excellent stage/film/TV actor, too: I didn’t mean to suggest that she isn’t. But rather a contrast with certain other members of the cast.


#4

Stereotypes often get started by being realistic, or at least widely believed, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still lazy writing.


#5

I’m with you on the subject of food/diet bores, Gus.


#6

But the complete avoidance of such ‘realistic but lazy writing’ would make any series just - unbelievable.
Since TA manages to be unbelievable despite the inclusion of plenty of lazy writing, it must be hotly tipped for an award of some kind.

Keep it clean, dahlinks.