Friday, 1 April 2016

Sixth Star Cops

This is it! The worst thing ever to happen to this series!

A ship is drifting close to the moon, so the cops investigate, and it is full of dead bodies. The ship is owned by Hanimed, and the doctor they sent is ready to report to the president of her company first before the cops. But, of course, it turns out that Hanimed is behind everything going bad, and Nathan strong arms a confession out of the president. And after that, the fired doctor joins the cops.

The point is that Hanimed is a Japanese company. And Dr Anna Shoun is seen as the most stereotypical Japanese female worker ever. Subservient to her president, she covers for him and is loyal to her family/company. And she is excessively hated as this stereotype.

But I like her.I think her character works well, and although the character arc isn't that innovative, it is an arc of her standing up for herself, questioning the company line, and suffering because of it. In episodes to come, she'll get some great moments. And, unusually for the BBC, she's actually Japanese, not someone made up. (Ooh, stretching!)

I'll grant that the series isn't exactly the epitome of anti-racism, but that doesn't mean we can't get good characters.


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