Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Being Mary Jane Feels So Personal

Being Mary Jane is becoming more personal. In this new season so far we've seen Mary Jane try to get closure from her ex who insists on continuing to flirt, help out her cousin who has nowhere to go, and come up with awesome new stories for her news stations. The problem with it all is that her personal life is being mixed in with her professional life. That's how it's supposed to work, right?

In the real world we want to mix our personal business with work so bad. For instance I want to tell everyone in the workplace how long it's been since I had sex and I want dating advice. Most of them are married. However, it never seems like appropriate conversation for my environment.

Mary Jane's environment is different. Everyone in her workplace are considered co-workers and family at the same time. In the latest episode we saw her taking steps toward freezing her eggs and the news station agreed to pay for it. The egg freezing part is very deeply personal to a woman who is getting older and still has no man to reproduce with. However, the act of broadcasting it on television takes her career to new levels she hadn't even thought of.

While Mary Jane is broadcasting her fertility problems to the world, we also get to see how her sex life is going while single. At one point her ex boyfriend tries to make out with her, at another point she's seen masturbating, and then by the end of the episode she's with a new man.

That's good television and it's also real life. This happens. Picture Via Facebook.