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"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 33-41
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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 30th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Somehow reading the discussion back makes us read bitchier than I think we actually are. :P I think we're more frustrated than anything by the fact that we are seeing a lot of potential but feel that the book doesn't stick the landing on all of these things. It should probably be stressed that for a dude who's never written a book before juggling two other full time jobs (one of which is neurosurgery) writing this on planes going two and fro from god knows where, the fact that the book exists at all is a miracle. ;) It does have a lot of flaws, though.

I don't know if I mentioned this at all before, but despite personally being unfamiliar with Jen Finnigan's work, I consulted a pal of mine who was a big Bold & the Beautiful fan - who first gave me the "wait, which Bridget? There have been MANY", to which I replied "I don't watch the show! I know she won Emmys." And then I received "Oh, you're fine. She's the GOOD one!" back, LOL. So I remain confident she can make something out of Tina, provided the writers are stronger with her motivations than what's presented here.

I can't even begin with the Kerry tweet. The fact that she just chucked that out there unsolicited in response to our tweeting the Deadline link! WOMAN. WHY SO AWESOME? :D

I think listing pilots as a TV movie before they are officially picked up is IMDb standard practice, but it would be nice to have an independent confirmation. As I was discussing with dramaturgca last night though - even a rumor of yet another title change, even a reversal, can only be seen as a positive sign, right? Why bother to change the title at this point if they weren't keen on getting it on the air?

*all available appendages still crossed*
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 1st, 2012 03:31 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Crap! - I hit send and scurried back to work after my break because I had to leave early today (root canal - urgh, don't ask!)... and I realized I left out the most IMPORTANT part of my comments...

I never followed up with you about Park! I DID love Chapter 41, and I do think SG has done a pretty great job comprehensively of transforming Park's character and make it feel authentic. The additional bits in the chapter about medical advances and the damage that things like chemo can do, while a little bit more instructive than I'd like, ultimately impacted that ending tremendously. I almost feel like we would be as repetitive as anything in the book to keep hammering home certain observations about the book vs. the potential series, but it really does feel like they could get multiple seasons' worth of character development out of this one storyline for Park.
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