Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.
Women’s groups recognize NBC for its honest, compelling and realistic portrayal of a young woman facing an unintended pregnancy and her decision to chose abortion.
A “truth-telling” episode of NBC’s Friday Night Lights, dealing with teen pregnancy and abortion, represented the realities of life in a small Texas town. I know: I lived there.
An intriguing study shows that exposing young adults to TV storylines may have a bigger impact than watching news programming.
Two weeks ago, a DirecTV episode of Friday Night Lights very quietly made television history with a sensitive episode about abortion. As the Super Bowl approaches, with its Focus on the Family finger-wagging, we can look to FNL for reality.
This week’s Friday Night Lights was the rare prime-time drama to feature an explicit, appropriate sex talk between a parent and child.
Friday Night Lights’ unplanned pregnancy plot ducks and dodges as expected, but does hold on to realism when it comes to the damage caused by conceptions of masculinity.