July 23rd, 2010

Archie - Why Me - faerie-dance

Friday Forum: What Would You Change?

This weeks topic is inspired by last weeks topic, "Matt Devlin – Fill in the Blanks!". I'm not going to be as creative as zegeekgirl. I didn't have as much free time on my hands. ;) But she made me think, if I had it within my power, what would I change about a TV or film project Jamie was in.

Jamie Bamber - HMV Signing - Photo 1

OK, this photo has nothing to do with the post, but I felt a pretty picture was needed.

I have a one pet peeve when it comes to Jamie's work. He has a tendency to die, frequently, on screen. I'm still amazed Lee Adama survived to the end of Battlestar Galactica. Now, occasionally, a character dying is a necessity. For any actor who guest starred on Ghost Whisperer or Cold Case, the chances for their character having a long, happy life weren't good. I'm prepared for the worst. It's when a death wasn't in the book or when I find out the Forrester estate threatened A&E with ending the Hornblower series that I get irked.

Now, it would be easy for me to go on a rant regarding Archie Kennedy's end in Hornblower, but fandom is blessed with quite a lot of fic that can make us pretend certain events never happened (and that other events did ;). Which leaves me with, if I could change only one thing Collapse )