At first I rolled my eyes.
Then someone pointed out how many dudes Kimber dated and almost married. And I laughed.
Then someone got snappy about how plenty of lesbian women date men before they "discover" that they're gay. And I wanted to say "Plenty of straight women date men before they discover men are jerks, too, but they don't get all b*tchy about it."
In conclusion. I hate society. Jem was nothing but encouraging before. Now it's devolved into nasty arguments? Over things that could be peripheral? Over fanservice?
This USED to be a kids show, an extended commercial to market rock-star dolls to little kids. (Hello Rainbow Rocks and Knights of Unicron. I guess we don't need
I liked the episodes that dealt with parents neglecting your emotions so that you run away, or poor self esteem leading to accidental drug addiction, or a mentor teaching how to draw for fashion design... Things that focused on problems and how to address them in a healthy and productive way. And a bit of glamor and glitter certainly wasn't disliked. (My house is still decorated with 80% glitter, thanks to my love of shimmering doll outfits.)
Couldn't we get a new Jem that fostered healthy hobbies and habbits?
Here's an episode on the girls entering a cooking contest. Here's an episode on Mrs Baily having a stroke to raise awareness. Here's an episode where the girls have to learn how to promote a charity project for homeless people. Here's an episode where they examine autism, down syndrome, various other mental handicaps that are VERY prevalent in today's schools. Here's an episode dealing with depression, since every child on the internet has at some point claimed it. Here's an episode on medical marijuana, since it's ALSO a very hot topic that children should be aware of as a potential threat, like smoking, like drinking. Here's an episode on bullying, since every school has anti-bullying going on. As a matter of fact, here's an episode on one of the girls having to be a substitute teacher, one day, and having a room full of delinquents who do nothing but sit on their phones, and when the teacher confiscates it, the students get physical. Now there's a problem between the school and the parents. The school has to protect both the student, and the teacher, but the parents think the student is an angel, and it's their word against the teacher, when the student SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD A PHONE ACTIVE IN CLASS, ANYWAY.
Why don't we focus less on Jem/Jerrica/Rio or Kimber/Stormer and more on THIS sort of thing? Throw in some grammy award shows or battle of the bands, because yay, bands, but let's get on less about relationships and more about issues that could make MORE of a positive influence to a greater number of audience members, hm? ~_~ Don't exclude real needs for personal wants, IDW. We all WANT a significant other. (Well, most of us, anyway.) But we don't NEED one. We DO need our kids to be equipped to face reality with at least a slight sense of right and wrong. (Don't be a misfit doing bad tricks, be a hologram who builds people up, sort of thing.)