Demetri Noh: The Emasculation Continues
ABC...seriously...I want my old Demetri Fuck-You-I'm-a-Bad-Ass Noh back.
We've had this conversation. Why is American television so afraid of a strong, good-looking, Asian-American male actor who doesn't abide by America's favorite stereotypes? Mind you, this isn't just any Asian-American actor FlashForward was fortunate enough to get on its cast list. This is John-Motherfuckin'-Cho, and ABC better recognize. There's nothin' better - gi' ya dat one mo' gin - nothing better than watching a fine-ass, kick-ass Asian man on TV today saying "Fuck you" to America's stereotypes.
But alas...the new regime came.
And the new regime felt the need to "put him in his place." We see him lose a fight to Marshall Vogel. Though Vogel is a ridiculously beautiful black specimen, he's basically the show's house Negro. The first few times we see him, he's basically giving Demetri the "don't anger Massa" spiel. I mean, seriously...how dare Demetri want to stop his own murder? How dare he want to live out his life and grow old with a fine-ass black woman? How dare he? How dare he do whatever it takes to save his own life? Sheesh - the irrationality of this man!
*scowl* That was sarcasm, by the way.
Demetri is a bad-ass, but he gets knocked down by Vogel first day back under the new regime. And Vogel has the gall to crack a joke about Demetri's woman marrying somebody else after he dies? WTF?
Then, we see Demetri clashing with said fine-ass black woman and developing chemistry with a white chick who, of course, rejects him. Yes, we've seen this in person and in "art" a thousand times before but ahhhhhhh...the new regime has an excuse. See, this chica blanco is a lesbian, so she has a "valid reason" to reject the Asian guy this time when he offers to forget he has a fiancee and "help father her baby". Now there's a question as to whether or not he did, giving what was to be an imaginative TV show a trashy talk show/soap opera feel.
I mean, seriously? Twenty million people are dead from the black-out, and the world is supposedly going to end in 2016 and...what, we're supposed to stop and care about whether or not Janis is carrying Demetri's baby?
Welcome to white, All-American television, children. For those of you just tuning in...yes, it's vomitacious. No, I don't know what else to tell you...except for the contact information for ABC.
May the hate mail floweth in droves.
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