Now that I am finally blessed with free cable, courtesy of my parents, I have been watching TV more frequently. One commercial that caught my eye was a trailer for the new TV show Becoming Us on ABC Family.
The series is about two teenagers, Ben and his girlfriend Danielle, who both have transgender parents. I think it will be an intriguing show to watch and will be really interesting to follow for the duration of the course.
I think its a good thing to show how a family adjusts to an individuals decision to become transgendered and how they support their loved ones. I think it will also be interesting to see how people react to a show that is somewhat out of the norm for ABC Family.
What do you guys think?
I think that this is just the kind of show that ABC Family needs. ABC Family is known for it’s family-centered television, but just like many other networks that are similar, Nickelodeon for example, you get the more teen to grown up type shows that are aimed towards the older demographic. This will also give families the opportunity to potentially speak with their children about the different types of families that they are going to see as they grow up, which I personally think would be a learning tool every parent would appreciate. Rather than not really knowing how to approach the situation, and only going off of personal opinion, they will be able to take a step back and look at it from someone else’s perspective hopefully without bias.
I think this is a very interesting show that will get a lot of attention once it starts and once it gets closer to premiering. I am eager to see the feedback it gets and what kind of reaction people have to this show. There has never been a show like this that has aired on any of the big three networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC and I am eager to see the reaction of ABC viewers. It should be really interesting because there are a lot of different opinions about this subject and since the Bruce Jenner story line there has been a lot more said about this topic I am eager to see the reaction to this show.
I think this is a really interesting show premise, and I think it’s a good thing to see ideas, families, and lifestyles like this on television. I hope this show can give the transgender community a larger voice, and make their sexual identity less of a stigma. I also hope that this show can open up some different avenues for other marginalized people to be heard! Hopefully this show doesn’t bomb, and can create a path for others like it to follow.
I am so glad that you could share with the class the trailer of Becoming Us. Ever since Bruce Jenner opened up to the public about his true gendered identity, I have wondered how the fact that a famous person like him doing this would influence and have an impact on the public. I think that Ryan Seacrest has done a great job in helping out Bruce with sharing his story with everybody, and once again by showing his support to people who are in similar situations by producing this coming TV show.
Personally, I think this is a great idea. It makes me happy that this TV show will air because there are many people who tend to be judgmental about transgender men and women, without really knowing how hard it is not only for them as individuals but for their families as well. I also think that there will be some positive and negative responses from the public. Families who relate to what Ben is going through will probably support this TV show; but as this is something that is still not accepted by most people, others will probably be against it.
Just as you, I think it will be interesting to follow this TV show and see how people react to it.