Post by skywithdiamonds on Jul 21, 2012 13:59:40 GMT -5
The most painful overall episode for me, without question, is Blonde on Blonde. The emotional conversation in the office, him realizing that he loves her.... ending with David at her door and Sham answering - the expression on his face broke my teenage heart in the 80's. I still cannot watch that episode!
Sam and Dave hurts me to watch too, because David just falls apart. Maddie sleeping with Sam/Sham was tough to take.
I have also painful moments - such as the one mentioned where he's singing in the shower and she looks disgusted. I hated that - we were left at the end of the previous season with them getting frisky in the car, and hoping that even though there was resistance on her part, maybe things would work out. To see the look on her face as if she wishes he didn't exist - well, you just knew the episode and the season wouldn't go as it should.
Post by skywithdiamonds on Jul 21, 2012 14:19:56 GMT -5
Forgot to mention the Annie arc. Well, I try not to think about it too much, but since we're in a 'painful' discussion....
This is when I knew the show was just completely finished. I had some hope in Season 5 - a good moment in Plastic Fantastic Lovers, the trip to Paris after Perfetc, some humor and flirting here and there. Then came When Girls Collide. The characters used to be affectionate with each other - hand holding, an arm around the waist, etc. The looks they used to give each other were scorching. That was gone in this episode for me, after the dance scene. It didn't even seem like the same show at the end!
I didn't like the Bert and Agnes centered episodes as a kid. I only watched the show because my mom had it on, but even back then I felt something was wrong when the show/episode was just about those two.
However...I very much like Agnes. She's really great. Her character adds so much to that show.
Watching this series recently, for the first time in a way, I was thinking the introduction of Herbert to the series was going to be too much, even a Jump-the-Shark thing. He wasn't there in the beginning, why add him? It's probably when a family sitcom gets old, and the writers add a new baby.
But no, Herbert is great too. When he's staring down Sam because he thinks he's after Agnes...funny. When he's listening to Maddie and David's conversation and lets out a "Yayyy!" I lol'd.