Tuesday, November 06, 2007

conspiracy theory: jews are taking over the media

back to fall tv. i've noticed a popular character trend this season: the geeky, awkward, jewish (or jewish-ish) adam brody/seth cohen type. i will list:

1. chuck from chuck. i haven't actually watched any episodes yet (saved on tivo, the best decision of my life), but he seems like the prototype
2. the spy/future bf from bionic woman. jordan bridges might not actually be jewish (he's apparently the grandson of lloyd bridges and nephew to jeff bridges), but whatever, i'm not going for accuracy here.
3. ned from pushing daisies. so i'm pretty sure lee pace is also not jewish, but he has the same jerky and anxious seth cohen thing going on. plus he spent time in saudi arabia b/c his dad was involved in oil production. probably not a jew ...
4. sam from reaper. is brett harrison jewish? i don't even know what to think anymore, but he is adam brody's real life roommate. see how it all comes full circle?

so this was a terrible list of half-truths and possibly racist stereotypes, but maybe the real trend is that the seth cohen character, who just happens to be half-jewish, has become popular by proxy. if it worked for the oc, it'll work for everyone.

speaking of the oc, its creator also launched gossip girl, one of the few shows i watch that DOESN'T have that guy in it. weird.


Blogger Jessica said...

lee pace does not appear to be jewish in the eyes of somebody who tries to read this day in, day out. bottom line: he's too hot. and not quirky/awkward enough.

is the show annoying you yet?

also: somebody's probably going to crucify you for this post. just sayin'...

11/06/2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger alison said...

i'd just like to point out that i'm not an anti-semite. i happen to really like all these shows. plus, as the best defense always goes (and jesse points out), "but some of my best friends are jewish..."

and jess, "crucify?" nice word choice.

11/07/2007 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really annoying thread, really annoying responses

11/08/2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger alison said...

don't know what to say about that. there were only 2 comments in the thread, so it must have been really annoying ...

11/08/2007 12:03 PM  

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