"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 17-24 - Jamie Bamber News
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"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 17-24
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onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: April 16th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm going to start calling them "Tee-Tee", because I amuse myself easily

I love you. I was thinking the exact same thing and almost typed it but was afraid people would think I was twelve.

Shucks. I was really hoping they weren't going for the T/T because I just don't see it as shippable beyond "Oh, look at the pretty." Though maybe they'll make it work. I'm sure DEK has a better idea of how to sell your lead romance than SG. I hope.

Y'all really need to get your hands on the script. At least to find out which book characters show up and which don't. Not that I don't wish it upon you asap but I think the perfect time to get it would be after we're done with the book discussion and after (figers crossed) we know for sure that the show is going forward. There'll be a long lull then that will need some filling on the CG front.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 16th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
WE CAN BE TWELVE TOGETHER! *clapping* ;)

Oh hon, believe me, what limited time I've had on my hands to try and track down the script (or to devote to keeping my eyes peeled for newsworthy Bamberisms, period) has been put to good use! No dice yet, though. Mostly what I've gleaned about the contents has been from bloggers writing about it (there was a *very* good review that went up shortly after the pilot was green-lit - it's probably linked in a previous post...); if any other fans have it, they're not sharing. Promise, if I do find it I will send up a flare really quick-like. ;)

I was really hoping they weren't going for the T/T because I just don't see it as shippable beyond "Oh, look at the pretty." Though maybe they'll make it work.

To be honest, I don't particularly mind if T/T isn't all that shippable, so long as I feel like I know where both characters are coming from. The show's approach to the relationship may be a long game wherein circumstances drive them apart and, over time, both get their own personal lives sorted (maybe Tina's marriage definitively ends, too), and there's an aim for them to *properly* have a relationship later. Or maybe they realize they're better friends and find other people. Anything's possible.

It's not entirely impossible to derive a couple worth rooting for from less than desireable origins, either. Are you ready?... wait for it... it's my weekly ER comparison! *uncorks the champagne* ;) - anyway, Doug and Carol were arguably being the most beloved couple in the show's history, and that started out with Carol attempting suicide in the pilot, largely suspected (though never confirmed) by everyone that it was because she was distraught over the way Doug dumped her, among other reasons. And he selfishly continued to screw around for some time, and it took him quite a while get back into her good graces, let alone have her feel like she could trust him enough to try again. Shoot, all the way up to the end, she nearly raised their babies alone because George left the show first... I mean, Doug wanted to move to Seattle and she wasn't ready to leave Chicago. ;) A well-written relationship, like a real one, can handle any number of wrenches you throw at it.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 16th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Correction: I just remembered Carol didn't tell Doug she was pregnant, since he was actually relocating because he basically helped an anguished mother euthanize her suffering terminal kid on the down-low. o_O Man, ER, you could really bring it sometimes.

Anyway... the gist of my point remains. ;)
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