2 September 2006 | kbatiste
I find the show entertaining....not defining
...and for some odd reason, i think thats all the show is meant to do....entertain. I mean it does display some realities in the gay community but breaks away from reality and at the same time....and the writer should be allowed to do that with no penalty, charge, or scrutiny ...why...because its a TV SHOW!!!....not a documentary, not reality TV, but a fictional TV show which touches on realistic issues...(i.e. aids in the black gay community, gay marriage, raising a child in a gay relationship...etc.)
Yeah, I'm a straight black woman and like the straight white woman said, what am I doing watching a gay male show...LOL...like her, I ran into it by accident and it too reeled me in...I absolutely love the show, bought season 1 on DVD, and must say I've learned a lot about the gay community just by listening to the commentaries.
I've Never watched QAF or the L Word and don't intend to, not because I have issues with it, just not interested....so i can't do a comparison on the two. But, what I have noticed is some ppl look for TV shows to tell the story of THEIR reality and thats not what Noah's Arc was meant to do. It tells the story of Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance...4 black gay men in LA, not the story of Black gay men in America. Again, I'm a straight black woman and I thoroughly enjoy Girlfriends, Living Single, & Moesha and not one of those straight black female characters relate to me and because they don't, does that mean discredit and discount the show? Thats stupid. Its just television, and if people would stop looking for their life stories to be told via Noah's ARC, QAF, L Word, Girlfriends, Desperate Houswives, etc. and just take it for what it is, then it would be received much better.
If I want my life story to be told...I'll pick up a pen and begin to write, not wait on someone else to tell my story for me.