Maddie didn't deserve David... Jan 11, 2013 0:18:27 GMT -5
Post by angelsofia on Jan 11, 2013 0:18:27 GMT -5
I finally watched ML from beginning to end. I watched the first two seasons anxiously. Then I took my time with season three because I had read about what had happened to the show towards the end and I hated the idea of entering the beginning of the end, as so many had described that seasons 4 and 5 were. I watched all the extras first --I just love listening to Bruce's voice. And I began putting the puzzle together. There are a few pieces missing but none of that matters anymore. I thought I wouldn't be able to handle the ending of the show, but I'm glad I forced myself to watch every episode. Seasons 4 and 5, with all the heartaches aside, were really amazing. Not half as bad as I expected. The plot were interesting, the show was still hilarious, specially some of the chase scenes. I began a love-hate relationship with Bert. I really liked him during season 4 and kind of hated what they did to this character towards the end. It wasn't a bad idea to have some Agnes-Bert episodes, but I just hated that some of the scenes were really dumb, and instead of adding to the character, it made him look unnecessary, like a lifeless puppet. After watching all of it there is to watch and most of the extras, I came to the conclusion that Maddie didn't deserve David. She never accepted him for who he was, she wanted to change him into someone he wasn't --De-Dave him, as Agnes once accused Maddie of doing to him. She was very selfish and insecure from beginning to end. In season 4 I cried (or got teary-eyed) when I saw all the pain she inflicted on David. David always wanted Maddie, from day one. And when they finally got together, she was incapable of making him happy. I've never seen anyone be treated like David was and remain in love and for the first time I was glad I missed all that drama when it first aired. It would have driven me nuts! It wasn't enough that he said "I love you" many times, that he tried his best to make things work, that he fought for the relationship and that he begged her to come back to him when she left without an explanation. And when she finally got some sense, she boarded a train to head home and married the first stranger she met. Not satisfied with that, she tried to convince David that she was deeply in love with this man after spending three days with him. Up to that moment, before she told him that she was married, he was the David that we knew and loved: the one crazy about her, happy to see her, willing to move forward together. And then she said those words that changed everything forever: "I got married". Not only she said it, but she was gloating when she said it. It felt like she wanted to hurt him. She wasn't ashamed or worried about his reaction. But David's reaction was priceless, he saw through her act and said the words that I was thinking: you're nuts! And on top of that, she got the nerve to get mad because he didn't get mad. If I have to pinpoint a moment in which their relationship enter a comma, I'd say that was it. It was really infuriating to watch, even after 20+ years. Props to the writers and Bruce and Cybill for their acting because I can honestly say that I was furious with Maddie. And from that moment on, I just wanted David to be happy. I liked Terry, there was something cute about the two of them together. He was genuinely happy when they were together and unlike with Annie, it wasn't just a fling. Oh, Annie, by the time she appeared, he wanted to move on. And who can blame him? Maddie really acted like she was insane. I didn't like Annie much, but I didn't hate her either. On the other hand, I did hate Maddie's desperate way of trying to get David's attention. I really disliked that she had not a single nice thing to say about him to Annie (or anyone for that matter). And yet it was clear that she was crazy jealous. The whole thing just didn't make sense. It was REALLY creepy when he found her in his bed, I mean...really?!Towards the end it truly felt like they were better off apart once and for all. I would have loved a scene in which they ended up in each other's arms, in the wedding, dancing into immortality with some unforgettable phrase, like when he said that heaven wouldn't feel the same without her or something like that. And an "Oh, David" from her, followed by a line like "now it's just you and me, kid" and a kiss. But on the other hand, I don't think Maddie would have ever loved David for who he was. And David did love Maddie, in spite of all her craziness, just the way she was, though he did tried to change her, but it was only for the better, so she could enjoy life more, be happier. The only thing I regret is that I got the feeling that Maddie and David never really talked after she got back. They screamed at each other a lot, specially when Terry was having her baby and even ended up kissing but it just didn't feel real. I wish he would have really gotten it out of his system although even that part was well portrayed...guys don't like to talk like women do. Not must guys I know, anyway. Aside from that, and I can't believe I'm going to say this after advocating for a reunion for a long time but after watching it all: I rather keep the ending we got than change it. I suspect I'll be watching the show from time to time, whenever I feel the need of a ML dose.