My Living Doll Analysis

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Within the TV show of My Living Doll it shows the growth and change of technology and feminism through the public eye, as well as inspiring both at the same time. In My Living Doll, a top secret robot named Rhoda that has advanced technology beyond the public eye, and is furthermore forced to live with a psychologist by the name of Bob that is trying to idolize the robot as the perfect woman, and in doing so, breaking away from traditional sexist stereotypes on women. These type of stereotypes were happening during the 1960s, and this TV show helped and inspired feminists. There are numerous messages from the science fiction TV show such as advanced technology, in the private eyes of the government , and how they would do anything at all…show more content…
The 1964 science fiction sitcom TV show portrayed a woman as a robot that is programmed to do whatever she is told to do by a man that is trying to mold her into the “perfect woman.” However, all Rhoda’s caretaker ever wanted to do was help her have a smooth transition into human society without being exposed to the world for what she really is. According to Canote’s article; “ Today there are many who might see the premise of My Living Doll as sexist, but the show does not come across that way at all (especially considering it was made in 1964). First, the whole idea of Dr. McDonald teaching Rhoda to be the "perfect woman" seems to have been dropped after the very first episode. Instead, after the first episode, the show becomes much more about Dr. McDonald trying to get the extremely intelligent, but also very naive robot to adapt to human…show more content…
This TV show demonstrates how the woman in the show has to learn numerous things in order to be the ideal woman. Because at first she had no knowledge of how to take care of herself in the outside world, so the doctor, a very respectable man, decided to teach her everything she needs to know instead of keeping her cooped up in the house. In this brief article. ”Upon its debut, My Living Doll received mostly positive reviews. Win Fanning in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described My Living Doll as "..inspired whimsey about a beautiful robot and a man with an eye for feminine allure..." (Canote,par7). My Living Doll had nothing but positive reviews said about the tv show, there was no indication of the show trying to be sexist against females. Which, many thought that was the reason behind the show getting cut off during the middle of the season. But according to this
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