The sci-fi drama is off to a solid start.
October 10, 2022
NBC announced today that Quantum Leap's freshman season is getting a little longer. The network has ordered six additional episodes of the sci-fi drama, bringing its total to 18 for Season 1.
A continuation of the 1989 series of the same name, the show is off to a strong start for the network. Through its first three episodes, it ranks as this fall's top new show among adults 18-49.
Quantum Leap takes place 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team led by physicist Ben Song has been assembled to restart the project to try and understand the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. But everything changes when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving his team behind to figure out why he did it.
As for all the moaning about the show being "woke". What a load of BS. Quantum Leap always challenged social issues. Righting the wrongs of the past was the whole point! The character of Ian seems to be targeted by the moaners too, but I dont see why. The actor identifies as non binary and that seems to be a problem for some people. Personally, I couldnt care less what any of the actors identify as in their own lives. They all play their characters well. One of the improvements with this new Quantum Leap is that we are seeing more of the team behind the leaper. Its something the original lacked.
And 90% of the Trans and "non-binary" people on TV simply have little to no ACTING skills. That's my only issue with the abundant casting of them in the last year. I really could not care less what anyone is or is not doing with their genitals. That's their business.
Plus my concern is how a fringe minority of the LGBT community is around children. Kids dont need to see that. Kids can learn about same-sex couples and such without all the drag queen story hour and assless chaps on main street for pride parade. You get the idea.
This show has none of that. Yes the actor playing Ian is "non-binary" in real life but theres no mention of Ian's sexuality or identity in the show. That would be the only aspect I could see where it would be even raised.
So to the guy below me @T.I I dont see what your issue is even. How is the show too woke at all. I can see your critique about the modernization, maybe but I cant see how its woke necessarily.
It's also the same complaint that people have about new Star Trek - "it's too woke and not like the original" - the original Star Trek was very woke, showing ethnic diversity where it did not exist on other shows. I expect that has the censors allowed it, there would have been gay characters too - but Gene did what he could.
But I'm not interested in watching it further. It's a pass for me.
TV Still portrays gays as more like "Jack" from "Will and Grace" as opposed to "Captain Raymond Holt" from "Brooklyn 99".
the main problem is people are still confusing personal opinions about Heteronormativity with masculinity. not all effeminate men are gay and not all masculine men are heterosexuals . . . it depends on the performer playing them.
As for woke being a bad word now its cause it is a way of describing the "in your face" ness of the whole LGBT thing. NOBODY has issues with people being gay or whatever, we just dont need the whole pride parade in your face ness of it in our daily lives everywhere. More importantly we dont need to be told to accept it or we will be forced to by force of government. Also cant the LGBT group just let kids be kids. Its creepy.
Why can't all people just be who they are without someone having a problem with it? I mean, if we are forced to look at your gut hanging out every time you hit the Wal-Mart, why can't a flamboyant gay individual be themselves without ridicule? Also, why is "woke" a bad word to you? You enjoy being ignorant?
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