I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It's a review of the "Sex" episode of the new History Channel series, "Evolve"... and it talks about why, despite a number of complaints I have about the program's handling of sex, I'm overall giving it a thumbs-up. It's called Gratitude For Small Favors: "Evolve: Sex," and here's the teaser:
I suppose I should be grateful.
And I am grateful.
But it's a bit sad that I should be grateful about something that should be ridiculously obvious -- and ridiculously common.
I'm grateful for this: On the History Channel's series "Evolve," on the episode about sex, they say the word "penis."
Several times. Casually, matter- of- factly, as if they were saying the word "jaw" or "kidney." When they say, "The penis is a good example of convergent evolution," they could just as easily have been saying, "The eye is a good example of convergent evolution."
Ditto with the words "intercourse," "sperm," "sex organs," "climax," "ejaculate," and more.
And, of course, the word "sex" itself.
To find out more about why I liked this show despite my complaints about it -- and what exactly those complaints are -- read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!