Really intrigued by “Childhood's End,” but I'm rapidly losing patience with media that can't pass the Bechdel test, so I think I'm going to wash out after the first installment. It's not like I'm asking for the show to clear a high bar. “Sons of Anarchy” - a show featuring one of the most macho subcultures in North America – somehow managed to pass the Bechdel test every week.

It's not even necessary for shows to have a female POV character, or for female characters to be something other than auxiliary to a male character (the wife, the girlfriend, the mother, the secretary), although that'd be nice for a change. Just have two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man. If you're telling interesting stories, it shouldn't be too hard.

I don't think I'm asking for too much. Which is why TV shows and movies are going to have to step it up in 2016 if they want me to watch (or keep watching).
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