ABC is advertising one of its new shows for the fall, Commander-In-Chief, where Geena Davis plays a VP who takes over the office of the President, thus becoming the first female President. I like the idea, and hope that this is a good show. I fear, however, that it won't be.
Remember back in the mid to late 90s, when Ellen decided to come out of the closet? Suddenly her show, which had been a good sitcom, became all about what it's like to be gay. This is what I'm afraid is going to happen to Commander-In-Chief - the show is going to dote on the fact that it's a woman president, and focus less on a story line itself. That would be a shame.