Season 3 release Feb 2, 2006 15:52:49 GMT -5
Post by bluemoongirl on Feb 2, 2006 15:52:49 GMT -5
queensgirl said:Yes, it is just terribly sad. A side issue that rather surprised me was that the writing for the episode is credited to Glenn Caron and Charles Eglee, who had been on the show since its start, and it always bothered me that they would want to throw in such a hostile and devastating plotline. It just derails the building theme in the story of the possibility for real happiness in the future.
If it hadn't happened, you could really see that David would have just been agog with joy when that kid came along. Could see him playing with the kid, running full-tilt chasing him around the house... Would have made for an interesting plotline if D. tried to sneak out to a clinic one day and get a paternity test... But it was not to be.
I don't see why they thought the audience wouldn't have been interested in that. It didn't have to turn into a 'family sitcom,' as in boring and samey, if that's what they were afraid of. With better writing they could have kept everything as sharp and interesting as ever and still have them raise the kid. Characters don't have to do, or not do, anything until and unless the writers make them that way! I mean, these characters are people who couldn't be boring if they tried. It always makes me angry that the writers took this away from the audience. I mean, who are they writing it for? Us! It's as if they forced us to sit through things nobody in their right mind would have ever wanted to see.
Yes, we all know about the issues surrounding writing and production in the last couple of years, and perhaps one can sympathize up to a point, because those were some tough things to deal with. But I'll always feel, da*n, did they have to do that?
Sad's the right word for it.
Yes, I totally agree with you on this - as I'm sure many do. They could of had a child and not ruined the show. But I'd like to add to this that there are so many shows over the years that are written primarily by men...(no offense to Glenn and the gang)...but, in my opinion, unless a show is established with children or leaning more towards a family show - once a couple 'crosses the line' or a pregnancy or child is introduced into the dynamic, the show just falls apart. At this moment, I can't give you an example. But there have been so many shows I've watched over some 20 odd years and it always turns out that way. The writers get the 'tease' right, but once a 'relationship' is established, they ruin it. Am I making sense? You all know what I mean. In my opinion, male tv writers don't know how to write a couple in a relationship if the characters have been based on the will they/won't they theme.
Ok...here's an example. The X Files. Any fans of this show will know that, as usual, there were issues with the show later in the series...but, when Mulder and Scully finally were in a relationship (such that it was) the writers ruined the chemistry that they had. I was always scratching my head with frustration because I knew those characters, and they just wouldn't act the way they did in a relationship.
Might not be the best example...but I'm sure you all have had favorite shows where the characters and ultimately the show failed because once the characters became intimate the writers didn't know what the 'blank' to do next.
Oh, and here's another example - Northern Exposure.
Ok, now I'm frustrated.