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Day-Off Reminiscing (beware - here be extensive ranting)

May 23rd, 2007 (10:22 pm)

current location: Bit of a Downer...
current mood: nostalgic
current song: Dido - Here With Me

Had a lovely day yesterday lazing around at home watching TV and pottering around my little house here at the dodgy end of Street, Downer. However, during the course of this day, I was painfully reminded of a great truth that I have no doubt I have ranted about on here before, but which I feel I must do once more. That truth is, of course, that:


So terrible. They were so innocent and pure, and the love they had for each other was so beautiful and true. Real stand-the-test-of-time stuff. And it is just so unbearable to see how that changes over the course of seasons 2 and 3. They used to be so happy and gentle and adoring. Then they made Max sleep with Tess, which made everything go to shit. And THEN they introduced the demon love child storyline, which made the whole thing even worse, if possible. And while they do get back together in the end, it just isn’t the same. They’re all slutty and gross, and that real cerebral element of their relationship got really lost, in my opinion. So, so sad.

That show had so much potential, and those stupid writers fucked it royally. How, I don’t know. I mean, you had all the factors of a great show right there – aliens, high school, country town in the middle of nowhere, young love, the FBI, and a great quest for self-discovery. Many a show has made its mark successfully on the world that has managed to use all these elements to great effect. Why the writers of Roswell missed the boat, I don’t know. Maybe they were just retards.

And I’d like to take this opportunity to say one more thing: while I am a die-hard Max and Liz fan, I am not (as opposed to popular opinion) necessarily anti-Tess. I think the introduction of a Tess-like character at some point was essential to the plot re: her role as a fourth alien who is able to thereby create all kinds of balance (and tension) within the group. How she was handled, however, was stupid. She could have been a great character that they could have used in so many ways. Instead, they just made her evil and grasping, and essentially an anti-Liz. How boring and pathetic. And what shits me most is that really, the whole Max-and-Tess-belong-together storyline was completely undercut by the fact that, following the same logic, Isabel and Michael should have been feeling the same pressure, which they just weren’t. And that was ok, seemingly. Silly, silly people.

Hooray for Kyle. He was the one character who actually had a really cool story-arc, and who developed awesomely, and quite surprisingly. That’s the one thing I’ll give them. They did good with Kyle. Although, they should have made so much more of his potential relationship with Isabel, rather than introducing a random husband for her in the 3rd season. Stupid Jesse. Grrr.

End rant.


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 1st, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)

I have nothing to say but this.


- Jodes

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