I had a lot of random ramblings knocking around in my head last night but I was too lazy to get up and write it down so I'm going to do it now, instead.
First of all, I was wondering if any one else was excited about Jada Pinkett Smith's new show Hawthorne. Apparently it premiers tonight, which makes me look like I'm way more up on this stuff than I actually am. I mean, I'm not actually planning to watch it. I'm not into medical shows. I didn't even play doctor as a child and when I had mono I refused to go to the hospital to get an IV even though my pee was essentially the color of blood.
Was that TMI? Sorry, it sounded perfectly fine in my head at midnight. Suffice to say I don't like hospitals and avoid shows about them, even when all the doctors mostly just use the hospital as a place to hook up.
Anyway, I'm riveted by those ads for this show because *insert relatively tame expletive here* the woman looks good. Yes, she usually looks great on the red carpet, but it's so satisfying to see her starring in her own show. She looks just as good, if not better in those ads as she does when she's "the wife of Will Smith."
It's the same way I feel when I see ads for The Closer with Kyra Sedgewick. I'll even give them a free pass for those ridiculously photoshopped ads of her in the caution tape. That woman does not need photoshop in any way, shape, or form, TNT. Remember that.
By the way, I don't actually watch that show either--I don't like police procedurals. They keep me up at night worrying about what bad things might happen to the people I love (think about it: at least one person dies at the beginning of every single episode of those shows--and there's a show for essentially every major US city. That is a lot of dead people. And yes I do realize that that makes no sense whatsoever.)
What I'm getting at is it's nice to see grown women, who put their careers on hold for their families, finally get their time to shine. The fact that they're also playing strong, complicated roles is, for me, icing on the cake.