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17th-Jan-2013 03:32 pm
.. but I wonder why, oh why, is Kevin so easy to write for and is it such a pain to write some other characters.....

... And why do I just want SArah to get hit by a truck and be in a coma for 11 weeks...?

I watched 1.07 (Ojai & the treehouse, Tucker Booth! Hee!) today and I just liked Sarah at the time. What went wrong?... (besides the obvious season 5 and Pepe-le-Pew, I mean)
17th-Jan-2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
I had the opposite reaction when I watched that episode recently.I hated her.Forcing her opinion (about the sperm donation) on others as if that is only the right way and dragging Scotty into it....in some other scenes too,I found her so annoying.Now I am wondering how I liked her even.(note to self,don't rewatch B$S,you will start finding things you don't like about the characters..lol..)
17th-Jan-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
I guess what I liked about her was how she tried to be businesswoman, wife and mother at the same time. I could identify with her as a working mother who also had a husband to deal with... but that feeling got lost somewhere along the way;

I agree about the sperm-donor scene, I didn't get further than the moment where Justin and Tyler fell out of the treehouse when I rewatched, because the entire spermdonor scene always makes me angry for how everyone treated Kevin.

Everyone was acting like Kevin was an idiot for raising a very important issue. This is tied to my anger over how Tommy treated Kevin when the identity of Elizabeth's bio-father became known and how no one seemed to give Kevin any support. He is so often ALONE in dealing with his feelings.

I think that most of them were inappropriate at the dinner. I didn't like Scotty's initial eaction much either, tie-ing Kevin's decisiong to not be a donor to his homosexuality, but I also feel that it should not be an apology for the way that Kevin spoke to him at the dinner.

The entire scene is painful. but also amazing, it IS one of my favorites because it shows how the Walkers are and the drama/comedy is so well played out by the actors, Nora's 'is there something about Kevin's sperm I'm unaware off?" still makes me laugh amidst all the drama, but yes Sarah should have stayed out of it and so should Kitty.

I love to hate that scene. :) I could never stop watching the early episodes. :D
17th-Jan-2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
"The entire scene is painful,but also amazing"....so true,so true.The other peoples reactions,the looks on their faces..you know that guy with Nora (I think he was trying to make small talk)and Warren (his look when he hears"Tommy asked for Kevin's sperm").One moment I am feeling sorry for Kevin,the next I want to laugh..lol...Damn that show was amazing,wasn't it?
I have love-hate relationship with the episode because of the K/S split at the end.It starts of so well with the ice cream sharing and 'let us google Tucker Booth' and then everything goes down the well.I think Scotty was immature may be because of his young age,he couldn't see the consequences down the road.(I felt the same thing in the surrogacy story line.Yeah it is great to be so idealistic and Zen,but practicality is important too.If they have gone through an agency,only a woman who has already given birth is allowed to be a surrogate and now we know why.I know the show had to create drama,still...lol...)
I loved,loved the Tucker Booth references scattered throughout...lolol......poor Kitty was clueless and thank god Justin was only a pot smoking buddy..lol..
Sylviane,I would love to watch the show with you...maybe I will visit Holland..haha(tried to get hubby interested,he didn't bite :))
sorry for taking over your lj...take care.
17th-Jan-2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Well, you can watch B&S with me if you want, but be warned. I know to many scenes and I can't keep my shut! :D I know it always annoys my daughter that I'm one step ahead and say something that is about to come... :D

I guess it's what I loved about the show. It wasn't black/white, not good vs bad. I couldn't stand it that Sarah told Rebecca the truth about William, on the other hand, I could see her reasons and I loved to see how it all impacted on Holly.
I didn't like Holly because she was 'the other woman', but I felt sorry for her when Nora confronted her at that dinner and at the same time I was just rooting for Nora too. It was all so double.
I liked that no one was perfect.
17th-Jan-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Interesting..... I always liked Sarah, but I haven't given much thought to specific scenes as this one. Selective memory maybe?? She just
seemed more fun that Kitty. If on a girls night out I'd rather take Sarah. I also loved how she mothered her children and called Paige "chicken" - I can relate to that. I also liked how she coaxed Kevin into going to the bar...

But yes, she had her share of unfortunate scenes, that I have long since forgotten...
17th-Jan-2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that season 5 has seriously tainted the way I look at Sarah now.

I could once cover things that Sarah did with a blanket of love, and now I find that I can't do that so easily anymore.

Yeah, I'd probably take Sarah out with me on a girls night out, but not because I trust or really like her.

And yes, I used to like Sarah as a mother until season 5, especially the episode with Joaquin, the bag of flower ... I just wanted to HIT her. It felt like it was Sarah who had entered puberty and who was acting out, rather than Paige. :)
20th-Jan-2013 08:07 am (UTC) - I never really liked Sarah.
I really started to dislike her around the same time that Joe did. LOL

Kevin is probably so much fun to write because Rhys made him believable in every possible (and sometimes stupid) situation given to him by the B&S writers. He's game for anything, really.

It's a quality that is also shared by Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), and Claudia Black (Farscape) - they can do drama, they can do comedy, they can do drama AND comedy at the same time! (or at least in back-to-back episodes and still be completely in character and believable) [edit to add: and looking back, smack me for forgetting to add Sally Field to this list]

Edited at 2013-01-20 08:11 am (UTC)
21st-Jan-2013 09:54 pm (UTC) - Re: I never really liked Sarah.
I guess, you're right. Matthew is so talented that he can do comedy, tragedy and the mix. he dares to be vulnerable and stupid, but also smart and strong. I guess that's what makes it easy to write Kevin. He's not as 'stiff' as for instance Robert McCallister would be. Not saying anything bad about Rob Lowe, but I agree with him, characterwise, when he said that Robert doesn't 'do neurotic'. That makes a character lik Robert more limited (for me).
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