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I should post something about watching B&S tonight, but I won't ... 
9th-May-2011 12:02 am
... I've reached a point where I'm so frustrated over this show that I can't be bothered.

This entire season has been very disappointing and tonight we'll see the marriage of a couple I absolutely loathe. I just makes me sick to think about how they will dominate the last episode of this season and maybe the last of the show all together.

I'm sure the show pulled out all the stops for their favorite  'power couple'. (Yuk!) The fact that McKitty could get ONE kissing promo-picture, Justecca and Kevin/Scotty NONE (the one of K/S kissing only came 2 years later) where Sarah/Luc gets FIVE fucking pictures just goes to prove how unimportant the others were.

And, of course my frustrations about this godawful couple is linked to the fact that K/S are NOT allowed to kiss, but I really started to hate Sarah/Luc when it suddenly dawned on me last week, what had bothered me so much about the statement as to the reasons why  K/S can't kiss.

I ended up wondering why THIS season K/S kissing would suddenly be considered as 'taking the attention away from other couples'. What other couples? Robert is dead, Rebecca is gone. I can't imagine they'd complain.

Besides, other couples like Robert/Kitty and Justin/Rebecca never seemed to have felt threatened by Kevin/Scotty's kisses before.  They had their own share of fans who followed their favorite couples as religiously fanatic as I did mine. And these couples could still have been strong couples if Lowe and VanCamp wouldn't have left.

I don't think that Tommy/Julia, Sarah/Joe, Sarah/Graham or Nora/whomever-the-5-episodes-boyfriend-is-this-time ever felt that the 'attention' was taken away from them. It can't be Jonathan or Brody because the decision to not have K/S kiss was taken long before they became part of the show.

Yet suddenly THIS season K/S 'takes the spot-light away from other characters'? Ahm, yeah, whatever!

I know I don't like Sarah/Luc much, but it is THE couple they are promoting (and in my case, shoving down my throat) this season and somehow it makes me very uncomfortable to be even more suspicious about them, but they are the couple who are mostly 'benefitting' from K/S not 'stealing the attention' by kissing.

It might be just my (extreme!) dislike for that couple that gets stronger with every kiss, hug, sexy moment, etc they have, when K/S don't, but I still think it's suspicious.

So, no. I'm NOT promoting tonight's episode. That couple has received MORE than enough attention from this show and it won't be getting any from me.

I'm bracing myself for the fact that Kevin/Scotty will not be getting closer than this:

And Gilles Marini can boast all he wants, that Sarah/Luc's wedding will be "the best"., but I honor the marriages gone before:

That of Kitty Walker and Robert McCallister, the commitment ceremony of Kevin Walker and Scotty Wandell and the one between Justin Walker and Rebecca Harper.

To claim that their weddings were 'not as good as...' is downright insulting! Because McKitty and Justecca ALSO made me all wipe a tear or two, regardless of whether they were my favorites or not.

8th-May-2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
ohhh gal,, calm down :( .... i know the feeling... i hv given up on B/S even if they return for season 6 or Final Season or what ever ! its going to be the same Cliches anyway!!! another cheating story line, infedility,fights and cancer!!! how very original ohh and walkering n dewalkering cermony! CRAP
9th-May-2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I know, but it's all so tiresome to try and put some positive energy into something and just see it evaporate every week. I love Kevin/Scotty and they used to give me this positive energy in return even if I couldn't care less about other characters.

I do think however that as of this episode I could work with K/S again, despite the crappy kiss they were allowed to have... ;)

I have to keep remembering that they are the best couple on this show to me. ;)
8th-May-2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
I hear you. I am watching tonight more because i hae watched the whole season so what the heck, but i certainy kow i won't enjoy it.

it is so stupid to make kevin and scotty some kind of second class. there are so many thigs hat could have gone different, and i am not even talking abou the kissing scenes (well, a little) it is the whole attitude towards kevin and scotty contrasted with luc and sarah. not to mention they totally destroyed her character.

i will watch, i will get upset, and i will write a fic or two to get over the nausea.
9th-May-2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
I've managed to look away from the 5 billion bleeping kisses Suc had to give each other, so I do feel better now.

Now, let's see if I can salvage myself some Kevin/Scotty from all that mess...

And HEE!!! Saul/Jonathan are engaged!!! I just love that.
9th-May-2011 12:43 am (UTC)
I completely agree with you. I'm so fed up with Sarah (I hate her this year..she's been acting like a 2 year old all season) let alone her and Luc's relationship. I really am not looking forward to this episode at all. And the fact that it could still be the very last episode ever makes me sick.

It really is disappointing to me that such a crappy story had become the main couple of the show. *rolls eyes* If they actually had a story aside from trying to shag each other all the time I may feel different (doubtful) but from the promo pictures for this episode this one will be just as nauseating. And I dont even want to get started on Gilles. He's so full of himself.

It's obvious that I love Kevin and Scotty and that I'm pretty biased with the other characters on the show but I have no issues with Kitty and Seth, Nora and Brody and now Justin and Tyler. Kevin and Scotty have been through so much this season and yet I see more love between the two of them than I ever could with Suc. Kisses or not they have a life and they live for each other. Sure they've/we've been robbed (a lot) this season but they will forever be the reason I watch this show. I thank god for the fastforward button when Suc comes on.
9th-May-2011 08:13 am (UTC)
*** I have no issues with Kitty and Seth, Nora and Brody and now Justin and Tyler. ***

That is just it. I don't resent those couples either. I don't like how they turned Kitty into the happy widow jumping every guy she can get, but I DO like Seth and I'm so happy that Jonathan asked Saul and I cheered when Tyler and Justin danced.

It's just Sarah/Luc that rubs me the wrong way somehow and really Gilles comment about this wedding being 'the best', just irked me. I thought that McKitty's wedding was very pretty too and the simplicity of the Justecca wedding held it's own prettiness. To proclaim yourself 'the best', as if the others weren't good enough is just awful.

And I won't even compare it with K/S's commitment ceremony (which naturally is still my favorite)
9th-May-2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm totally with you. Totally. This season sucks so much. I know that the problem is the channel. If this show was on Showtime or HBO would it be different. But that's what we have. And I really don't care about Luc or Sarah at all.

I DESERVE more than this last episode. I have to say that the sofa scene was nice but... I deserve more. I spent five years of my life watching this show and I want something more. I want a good end.
9th-May-2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
I agree. HUGE let-down, but I didn't expect much better... Which is why I was so frustrated last night. I'm not even sure if I want another season or just have it be over with.

I would love to see more Matthew/Luke. Their chemistry is just so good, so sweet, so real, but I don't know how much I can stand of Suc being shoved down my throat at the expensive of showing me even less K/S. :(

Edited at 2011-05-09 03:59 pm (UTC)
9th-May-2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I feel I probably should do something similar blog wise to you and I might when Season 5 has aired but you've given me a lot to think about here.

I don't hate Sarah/Luc but I don't care enough for them either. The actors don't have really strong chemistry, the focus on sex/age difference at the start of their relationship seemed melodramatic rather than dramatic and nothing wedding is gonna top the ones we've had in Seasons 2 and 4, and that's coming from someone who isn't a Justecca shipper either.

Kevin and Scotty, I liked the brief kiss but after 22 episodes, it was just odd too. They should've had more kisses throughout Season 5.

You talk about power couples and for me - Kevin/Scotty and Kitty/Robert were them because the acting, chemistry and writing was perfectly there for them. Sarah/Luc don't have that, no matter how much the writers have tried to instil it, it's not really there.
10th-May-2011 10:00 am (UTC)
You know, maybe I wouldn't hate them so much if Marini wouldn't have this particular way of talking about himself, his character on the show and the story-lines he gets.

I keep telling myself that I should be glad that ONE B&S actor (even if just a wannabe) does something to promote that show, but he has this way of saying things that just rub me the wrong way. This promoting Sarah/Luc's wedding as 'the best' was yet another way of doing it.

I agree with what you say about the power-couples and why Kevin/Scotty and McKitty worked so well. But that 'certain something' is indeed missing in Sarah/Luc.

And every time I tell myself to not let it get to me, to bite my tongue. I can't count the number of times that I planned to post something about it and then halfway my rant thought: "Let it go!" and that I deleted what I'd written, not just on the B&S forum, but also on other forums and here in LJ as well.

But sometime one just needs to get rid of one's frustrations and my time was last Sunday! ;)
10th-May-2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Marini does seem to overhype a lot. It's not Sarah/Luc have actually generated any media attention really. It's always about Kevin/Scotty and Kitty/Robert with media sites, so it's even more silly on ABC's part to deny viewers Kevin/Scotty.
11th-May-2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Hi darkestboy! This is FatCat from B&S forum. I just wanna say hi while I just happened to post below you.

Sorry Marea, I know this is not a coffee shop. :P
11th-May-2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Hi FatCat. Hope you're keeping well.
11th-May-2011 12:05 am (UTC)
Hon, I didn't get to read this earlier, hopefully you've calmed down a bit now ::hugs::. Remember the other day we're talking about couple(s)that could have benefited from K/S not 'stealing the attention' by kissing? I didn't mean to really give it a thought, cuz from 5x18 Never Say Never onwards, I basically felt disgusted whenever other couples kissed, I just FF all of those scenes and didn't let myself watch. Then I was watching some previous episodes and there's something that struck me. I totally undertand and agree with your theory, and Sarah/Luc is definitely one of the suspicious ones, but I do think there's another couple. Don't hate me, cuz I'm thinking Saul/Jonathan.

And I'm not saying it's RC's doing neither. I remember reading an article before (or it was an interview article, I'm not sure about that). Mr. Ron Rifkin seemed not entirely happy that although Saul was out in Season 2, his gay love life was rare and there were a lack of development on that. And then my head went to all these questions :
- so what if he was asked to cut episodes this season, and he bargained with better Saul storyline
- he's a friend of Ken Olin, one of the producers, has he taken any benefit from that
- and was Ken Olin not happy about this turn of event also, so he's not directing a lot of episodes this season
- Saul/Jonathan is the only other gay couple on the show and their storyline could contradict any K/S development (hence, stealing the spotlight). RF has all the reasons to believe he can't compete with young men kissing
- and then I couldn't help compare RF and GM. RF sure has been in this industry for so many years, so in general he should be more 'powerful' in certain ways than GM.
You know, all those questions above, they bugged me so bad and I just kept going places my head couldn't handle!

I was so angry and kept telling myself in my head like I have multi-personalities disorder, you know, 'Hey, it's just a TV show, don't get so mad!' 'No, you love that couple and someone doesn't let you see their affection or something just as natural as kissing and now you can't get all those drafted wallpaper done because of them' Wow! I thought I was going crazy there! LOL!! But really, what do you think? Although I do think Rachel Griffiths has nothing to do with this, Sarah has never quitted sex (wasn't I even phrase that right? :D) since season 1 and Sarah/Luc basically actually already started in S4.

Hey, you can kick my ass back to my LJ, if you want me to rant there instead. I meant to check for fanfics and looked like I have to wait til later again, cuz the sun's up again!
11th-May-2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
No. I'm not angry with you. :)

And I can see where you're coming from and I agree with your theory, except that I don't feel that Saul/Jonathan were a focus-point of the show, the way Sarah/Luc are and don't forget that Rachel Griffiths does carry some clout as well. She was after all a bigger star than either Matthew or Luke, but the part of Sarah hasn't been worked out so well these last 2 years. It must be very frustrating for her too. She's an amazing actress, but like almost everyone else this show doesn't take that into account.

GM would simply benefitting from the way this couple was pushed forward.

I know, it might as well have been anyone else, or just some lame excuse from the writers, or a cover-up for an decision for the higher-ups. Who knows. All I know is that it's frustrating.

Now, I'm off to write some fanfic. ;)
11th-May-2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ooops...I just answered at *my* rant page and read this. ;)

First you're off to writing some fanfic???? Yay!!!

Second, yes, I know, it's terribly frustrating. Like I just answer to your reply, sometimes I felt so bad for K/S. All my expectations (and it wasn't even like I was expecting explicit hot nude in bed scenes) has turned into disappointment from episode to episode. Like you said, I also didn't expect it coming too soon after 'Resolved'. But still, Valentine's Day without one? And in Never Say Never, when everyone was seated at the table and started their f*cking kisses, I already knew K/S was gonna sit there and they won't be having any equal rights. How sad was it when I looked at that scene, when Kevin and Scotty were at the end of that table and what...sulk!!?? I said I will not watch that scene or think about it again.

Anyway, just for something happy at the moment, so we can distract ourselves somewhere else. I just came back from Matthew Rhys Online (and usually when I was there, my insanity reached a very high places LOL)! I just wanna say, I found him extremely cute whenever he said the word 'Don't'. I really don't know if it's a tailor-made Kevin personality from Matthew's part (cuz Kevin's all American :D), so I'm gonna dig out some DVD and 'research' for it tomorrow! :D

14th-Jun-2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Really? Kevin/Scotty can't kiss anymore? What's this all about? I mean, Kevin of all Walkers was the one to have more kissing scenes on earlier seasons and now this? Well fuck it, I'm downright disappointed ever since Rebecca left. No Justecca(weird couple name, btw), no B&S for me. Good luck with your favorite couple, at least Scotty didn't leave ;)
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