I thought this was an interesting mini-series… better than a lot of the other terrorism programs that have cranked out recently.
One point struck me. There are two female lead characters — Maren in the US and Emily for the UK — who rely on the advice of a “mentor.” The American lead confides in a powerful shadowy male named Jay. Her British counterpart consults with the female head of MI-6.
Why is the UK more accepting of a powerful female politician? I think it’s because of those long years of rule by the monarchy. Margaret Thatcher ruled Britain for 11 years as the first female Prime Minister.
In portrayals of an ambitious American female, she is always advised by a powerful man. I’d like to see a film or program where a woman is supported by another woman.
20 August 2007 at 9:03 am