Just Your Typical Boomer Woman
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it’s television, but I gotta think that boomer women aren’t really going to care for the new Holly Hunter TV series Saving Grace.
TNT will launch the show this fall. Maybe their target demographic is men 18-49. Men 18-30 may be attracted to the cougar aspect, and men 30-49 are close enough to her age to be “respectable.”
She plays a cussin’, drinkin’, screwin’ cop in Oklahoma City, the crime and sex capitol of flyerover country. I know Oklahomans and Oklahos can cuss because I read Redneck Diva. I kinda doubt they have any boomer age women detectives like Hunter’s character Grace Hanadaro.
The opening scene to this decidedly provocative drama features Detective Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter), nearly au naturel, in the throes of passion with her work partner. Thinking of his family, he starts to worry about their affair. Not Grace, who barks, “I’m not the one who’s married!”
I don’t watch many cable shows except sports and movies. I may have to start paying attention or buy a Tivo.
Please clarify…does “typical boomer” mean typical “Boomer Sooner”/ women of OK, or “Baby Boomer”??? Or could it be both???
Welcome Tab01: you obviously confuse me for a person who could figure something like that out! Tell you what, that will be the mystery of the day.
Thanks for commenting.
Growing up in Oklahoma….I don’t quiet see Holly Hunter as the typical “Boomer Sooner” woman. To me, the stereotype would be a woman who dressed in Western getup, goes to church on a regular basis, loves football, and don’t swear, your everyday Bible Belt/Red State stereotype…not someone who has gone as “hog wild” as Hunter. I personally don’t think the typical OKC police officer makes the kind of money to afford a Porsche unless someone in the family owns an oil well.
I agree with (all except the swearing part.) I will be interesting to see if people will suspend belief enough to keep the show going.
No female tv cop will be better than Sgt. Pepper Anderson (Angie Dickenson). Now that was a sexy cop. I can’t image Holly Hunter in this new role. My casting call for that Grace role: Ellen Barkin.
No arguments here on either point!
The show might fly in other states, but no one in Oklahoma is going to buy it. Sure, we cuss and we’ve also been known to do the nasty a time or two, but eh, I just don’t think Holly Hunter is going to portray an OKC chick cop effectively or accurately.
It will probably raise the image of OK among the coastal snobs.
I love Holly Hunter. I may be a So Cal coastal snob, but I cuss like a bastard.
Nah, you’re not a snob, and I know for sure you can cuss!
PS: so nice to have you back. Waiting for the trip report to Dildoville or whatever you called it.
I have seen ads for this show, but I am not sure it is out yet here in Australia. I like Holly Hunter, so I hope it is worth watching.
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