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Unformatted text preview: I thought the section about the Japanese drama, Ive Always Loved You, was really interesting as well. Especially because I dont believe that American television tends to avoid such a serious tone when depicting overbearing mothers. The closest show I could think of was Mamas Family but Mama wasnt too demanding and was never made to appear very threatening. The other part that I found interesting was the section about male and female role-reversals. The paragraphs about the show Papas Survival reminded me a lot of the old 80s movie Mr. Mom. In which Michael Keaton comes home from getting laid off and has to pick up the slack around the house after his wife gets a promotion at her job that has her traveling on business often....
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- Spring '08