Historically wrestling has had a checkered past with people of color specifically Black wrestlers in the business. While The Rock was arguably the biggest star of all time he was almost an anamoly. There has been a White wrestler being Akeem the Dream and Vince McMahon himself has been problematic.
He’s currently in his 15th season and destroying expectations of what being in your “prime” truly means as he’s had more milage put on his body than anyone currently in the league except Dirk Nowitzki. But it’s not all sunshine and daises if you’re associated with the King. The requirement for LeBron has been to win a championship ever year or that season is a totally failure, “chasing the ghost” he’s haunted with the fact that Jordan never lost on basketball’s biggest stage. And since James is seen by many as the “best basketball player in the world” means that it’s on his teammates to step it up and help him achieve his goal of competing for a championship.
His naiveté works as a creative. In My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy he explains he’s fighting for custody over his ‘inner child’. And in tons of interviews he compares his process as creating like an 8 or 10 year old. He’s made brilliant music this way but when speaking on real issues like slavery, mental or physical, and not being able to name a policy he agrees with Trump on he’s turned from someone who influenced an entire generation to someone who’s name is being used to justify dangerous racist ideologies.
Unlike HIMYM where Ted pines over Robin then when he finally gets her we see why and the series shows over again why they shouldn’t work out but then retcon the series to put them together again in the finale.
Or the original where Ross and Rachel pioneered the “will they, won’t they” story in network television.
This show just brings in new characters for Jonah and Amy to be with but the difference is there’s no foundation of the relationship other than friendship.
Their timing is never right and even when they’re given ways to get out of their relationships *cough Jonah cough* they chose to never risk it even with the prospect of love.
There have been episodes that have turned to events.
When Chance The Rapper came to the show it was reminiscent of when Kanye West came to the Wild ’N Out stage, both received multiple Grammy awards and it was truly a great moment.
With Chance’s episode there was just an electric energy and that turned into an hour special.
With the Season 11 premiere Nick was able to revisit his childhood & his Nickelodeon beginnings where there was an All That Takeover including SNL’s Kenan Thompson surprise entrance.
With each generation there’s new hurdles but because of the work that has been laid before by the legends it makes it easier to walk through those doors and explore new options to push the boundaries from what was expected.
All through the episode the writers kept surprising me that they were actually going there.
It spoke on how Black women along with Asian men are the least chosen or preferred on dating sites where as White and Asian women thrive across all platforms.
There was talk on the ranking of women from Latinas who have African features to how men prefer even more than a Kylie Jenner a Gal Gadot because of factors like her accent.
“Everybody is checking for the girl who looks Black but not checking for the one who actually is. Which is why everyone is suddenly getting lip injections and ass shots and rocking Timbs” - Sky and Jazz