Fans Continue To Protest Gypsy Cancellation
Why fans want Netflix series "Gypsy" to return.
An amazing TV series canceled after only six weeks? Well, that’s the case of Netflix series Gypsy. A show profoundly adored by its audience. Jean (Naomi Watts), is a therapist in her early forties who seems to have a perfect marriage and live an ordinary life. The intrigue begins when the viewer realizes that Jean likes to get a bit too involved in her patients’ lives, in an effort to “fix” situations and relationships. Or maybe destroy? That depends on her personal motives. It’s also the moment you hope you never cross paths with a therapist like Jean. But intrigue grips you and you begin to wonder what she’ll do next. Will she manage to balance things? How will she get out of these entrapping situations?
In the meantime, you catch yourself analyzing and worrying about these complicated situations, because Gypsy is more than meets the eye. It’s about the human inner personality and identity related to what surrounds us—family, friends, and society. This topic is frequently found in literature as it’s common to question our inner selves. What Gypsy’s creator, Lisa Rubin, does is bring this fascinating topic to life in a TV series. She uses innovative storylines about relationship addiction, dominant and complex female characters, gender identity in children, bisexuality, and interesting metaphors stemming from Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan. She succeeds in intertwining these complex stories in a show that will leave the most demanding viewer satisfied.
Gypsy is a uniquely innovative product that has helped many people. It teaches us not to be afraid of living your truth and to live ‘your’ life, not the life others expect of you. It shows you that comprising your truth will lead to regrets and an unhappy life. It teaches you to love yourself a bit more because self-love is never enough in a society that consistently tries to bring you down. Gypsy does this through psychology references and literary metaphors portrayed perfectly by the cast. Because of this, Gypsy has developed a cult-like fandom that continues to grow.
The main source of the audience’s passion is the relationship between the main character Jean and her patient’s ex-girlfriend Sidney (Sophie Cookson). These two ladies begin a sexy cat-and-mouse game, which landed them Decider.com’s Steamiest Sex Scene on Netflix in 2017 so far. Tempted yet? Sadly, Netflix canceled this show before it ever had a chance. So it begs the question, why? Why is a company who ranks so highly in the Human Rights Campaign, canceling two of three of its wildly popular LGBTQIA shows in Gypsy and Sense8, leaving Orange is the New Black to stand alone.
Gypsy fans have been left hurt and stunned by the lack of marketing and jaw-dropping quick cancellation. Yet Gypsy continues to gain popularity because fans continue to fight for its return. The real advertising began the moment the cancellation was announced. The fandom erupted setting off a worldwide Twitter trend. While Netflix continues to remain silent on all things Gypsy, one thing is clear: Gypsy is loved around the world and fans will continue the fight for its return.
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