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Good media representation of lesbian relationships is sparse. I get that. But what's up with this stupid idolisation of toxic relationships?

Especially 'Tibette' is worshipped amongst the fans and I'm sitting here and wondering if I watched the same show as everyone else. I really had high hopes for the reboot, even if I didn't care for the new cast. I was interested if they will manage to rectify they mistakes from the past. But instead of doing that, they totally doubled down. Including a TIF, selling a TIM as 'cis woman' (no offence to the actor, he almost looks convincing) and doubling down on the toxic relationships that plagued the show years ago.

Good media representation of lesbian relationships is sparse. I get that. But what's up with this stupid idolisation of toxic relationships? Especially 'Tibette' is worshipped amongst the fans and I'm sitting here and wondering if I watched the same show as everyone else. I really had high hopes for the reboot, even if I didn't care for the new cast. I was interested if they will manage to rectify they mistakes from the past. But instead of doing that, they totally doubled down. Including a TIF, selling a TIM as 'cis woman' (no offence to the actor, he almost looks convincing) and doubling down on the toxic relationships that plagued the show years ago.

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I think the writers don't know how to instill drama without utilising relationship problems or really horrible stuff happening to people (ie: last weeks episode) which creates toxic or really rushed relationships. And they inevitably breakup whether people like them or not because.....more drama! Drama drama drama. We could've had some really nice pairings stay together (Alice and Dana or Tasha, Shane and Carmen or Paige, hell maybe Bette and Jodi) but they just...aren't allowed to.

I suppose that is the nature of a soap show, but it sure does get old. Especially with the current season where stuff happens and blows up in the span of two episodes.

Re: Tibette, I don't get it either. I enjoy the vibe of them in the original but they really ought to drop it now. I have to say from what I've seen, the Tibette fans are few but VERY LOUD and their behaviour is wild on twitter and whatnot. I talked to someone who casually excused Bette's cheating because "they are soulmates and will always get back together" as if soulmates is a sensible argument to make.

This is such a shame. Instead of good and interesting storylines, we get cheap drama.

Jodi changed so much for Bette just to be cast aside for Tina....I was really rooting for them back in the day and I thought they always were a better fit.

I had an argument with someone talking about how Tibette was true love. I can't believe that those lesbians think, that your true love will cheat, lie and abuse you like that.