Online manga reader for scanlations released by Dynasty Scans and other Yuri groups.
SO Yeah: This is a comic that tells a story of a married lesbian couple. he worldbuilding is limited to like: “A country far away from japan”, and like, people have cat ears.
It’s still interesting for 2 reasons:
1. It focuses on the anxieties of a newlywed wife
2. There’s no mention of sex or even sexualized imagery.
I feel like these kind of comics would also be interesting if done from a western perspective. To see stuff like this reminds me of the possibilties that comics are able to do.
It’s kinda long, but please read it if you want to!
The thing that i noted about the Hotwives of Orlando is that it’s a perfect example of the current trend of american comedy, where the idea isn’t to do something that’s genuinely funny, rather than the idea is to do a series where the humor comes from people’s ability to regognize what the show itself is based on. In the case of the hotwives, the show’s based on all of those The REal Housewives of X series, and thus requires that the viewer of Hotwives is familiar with a) the way the people act on the Real housewives series as well as b) reality TV in general. More precise, the kind of reality TV where everything is scripted to a certain degree.
This trend expamlifies the efforts of american studios making content for american audiences. While there have been examples of jokes, skits and bits of humor that seem to require the modern viewer to have an idea how the american tax system works for example, making the audience watch another show in order to understand the humor of another show doesn’t work. It leads to a product which cannot be understood nor enjoyed after the material it’s based on disappears from the collective conciousness, like Twin Peaks or the later episodes of The Simpsons.
To make something that stands the test of time is not to base it on some pop culture phenomenon, but rather to use your own imagination to make it happen. Look for example at Star wars: it’s endured over 40 years by now, and people are still talking about it. The Imagination of George Lucas and numerous, possibly uncredited script doctors have managed to create a staple of pop culture which in turn got made fun of and even led to Spaceballs by Mel Brooks. Another example of a parody/comedy movie that had the smarts to base itself on something that would at least last longer than these dime a dozen reality shows that manage to fade away after a few seasons.
But why do people choose to do these kinds of series? What makes it sadded about Hotwives is that it’s made for hulu, who is trying to prove in the tailwind of Netflix original programming that they too have the chops to do original programming and thus entice people to pay 9 dollars a month for the access to those shows as well as another shows that just happen to be there.
It’s bad enough when people think of these shows as commodities that can be thrown away after a few seasons, or until the core joke is played out either by running it to the ground or the stuff that it’s based on gets thrown off air. I Find this way of thinking to be very counterproductive, creating things that we don’t really need. Commodities that we use to not endaveour ourselves to do creative things.
That is not to say that hotwives is bad. It’s clear that the writers and such have made research about the peopl that the characters are based on, but the humor, or rather the type of humor is still very limited to a certain audience. It’s also clear that this show is meant to be seen only by american people, without any regard put into dyndicating it into forgein network television stations.
Thank god we still got people who manage to buck this trend. And i’m NOT talking about people on Television.
A Young japanese boy, with the help of his friends aims to be Japan’s best: (Pick one)
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