I wasn't really watching "To Love and Die"; it was just background noise. But I did catch one snippet, where the main character's mother basically tells her she's fat. Hildy comes home to find her mother in her apartment. She then opens her fridge to find nothing in it but a ridiculous amount of water bottles and sugar-free Red Bull.

"Where's my food?" Hildy asks.
"You have low-carb protein bars in the cupboard."

Excuse me? How is calling this girl fat even remotely plausible? Her mother then tells her she just doesn't know what else to do with a girl who's still single. The message is clear: no matter how skinny you are, if you don't have a man, you're not skinny enough. Oh, and "cats are the death of dating."

I get that her mother isn't supposed to be a likeable character, really; but couldn't they have taken a path other than calling a size zero person fat?

3 Responses
  1. jacque Says:

    wow! this makes me want to vomit! i dont know what this show/movie is your talking about but i now know i will NEVER watch it! thanks for informing! if my mom ever told me i was fat regardless of my size i'd most definately rebel! ha!

  2. Simon Says:

    Happy New Year by the way

  3. purplegirl Says:

    Jacque--the rest of the show wasn't too terrible, but that one line seriously tainted it for me. Sad thing is, there are really mothers like that.

    Simon--Happy new year to you too! :)