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"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 17-24
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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 16th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
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If the show gets a pickup, I would bet money that the racist scumbag who is not-brain-dead is an episode waiting to happen. It's too good an opportunity for shock and awe! I really liked the premise, as well - has all the great elements, heartbreak, high emotion, tough calls, nasty surprises - though I also had problems with some of the more expository dialogue feeling like it was shoehorned in. (Putting big chunks of exposition into your characters' mouths is my biggest pet peeve, whether on the page OR on the screen. I can be forgiving only if you can make it work tonally; it doesn't really click here.)

The Monique/Sanford scene is priceless, and actually IMO some of SG's best writing so far - that's a scene that could really be played over the top for a cheap laugh (hopefully they won't overdo it if it makes it into the show), but here it's just really funny and rings really true. I do like her character a lot, she comes off as remarkably good-natured despite the mortifiying thing she was just put through, and it's not like she excoriates Sanford for it either. It's more of a "Man oh man, I love you so much, but you're an IDIOT." ;)
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