I’m going to do something I have never done before, and weigh in on something I’ve never seen or tried.
ABC network has a show coming out called GCB. Personally, I think they sold out by changing the name, from its original Good Christian Bitches, but hey… that’s me. I figure if you are going to go for it, then GO FOR IT!
Anyhow, I’ve heard a lot of comments from the Christian community that this show makes fun of Christians. That it Mocks them. I disagree.
GCB’s doesn’t mock Christians, or Christianity. It mocks hypocrites.
I have been looking forward to watching GCB ever since I read about it back during the summer. I see it as a Desperate Housewife type of show… while yes, some of the things, and issues on the show may happen in real life, chances are, they aren’t all going to happen to the same folks, in the same area, at the same time… just funny, entertaining stuff.
If you have spent any time around southern, conservative Christians, then you will recognize the peeps the show is portraying. Every town has them. Whether they are Christian, or not, every town has them, just in GCB’s they happen to be Christian.
Am I offended by it?
Not a bit.
I see it as a caricature of those GCB’s I deal with in every day life. And I’m sure, if pressed, some folks who know me would call me a GCB as well.
Now, people, take it for what it is, its a TV show, its meant as comedy, see it as that, and leave it alone. If you sit and watch, I’m sure you will see bits of folks you know and probably even a few bits of yourself if you watch close enough. Instead of slamming the network, writers and actors on the show, take it, and apply it to your own life and see how those around you view you in things you say and do.
That hurt huh.