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|Kyrai||Dec 22 2008, 07:30 PM|
I feel like you misunderstood my point. I wasn't saying make all stories one way and centered on the vets. I was suggesting balance. I think too much of the same kind of story whichever way you go can become boring. I believe using the framework of the seasoned characters helps create a way to relate to the newer characters vs. having to have everyone in some kind of triangle. Yes, I would like to see characters as individuals, but most definitely not for all vet characters to be showcased. I meant use more of what we have for story.
For example, imagine the writers wanting to bring in a new young doctor. He starts by having scenes with Kayla. She (and we) get to know him as he interacts with her at the hospital and runs into him at the pub, etc. We get curious about him. Kayla may want to play matchmaker, Steve resist. Steve could become friends with him, and we could see some guy stuff. Playing pool, fishing (I'd love to see all the men on a weekend fishing trip, Bo, Steve, Ej, Phillip, maybe even Vic - I doubt Stefano would go, lol), etc. Basically, we get to know and like (or dislike) him first, establish him, then we get to know more and more about him as he meets other young characters, and we see who we like him with. The same could be true for Bo and Hope and a new recruit at the station. If you're saying most people don't like to take the time to get to know characters or don't want younger characters interacting with the older ones or anything but a couple or triangle, then I concede your point.
Personally, I like relationships vs. couple, but it's fine if most don't nowadays. If everyone wants to get rid of the vets and focus on the younger kids, so be it. I just think this year was a particularly bad year for storytelling on the show in general to be throwing away vets solely based on story. They can be interesting and well used overall vs. everything geared to seeing how fast we can hook people up. I think even young people like the older characters in addition to young characters, and vice versa. Maybe that is just me, and the people I know, and we may be a tiny minority, but we may not be. Because you prefer it one way, and I another doesn't mean that either of us are right or wrong. We're just different. We haven't seen relationship storytelling in a while, so it's hard to tell if people would like it or hate it, imo.
I like young people. I just don't find much appealing about these particular young people as portrayed this year. By the same token, I don't automatically like any vet story. I'm not overly fond of the Bo story, atm, even though I love Bo. I'm willing to wait and see though, provided it ends by the 23rd, lol.
I've become acclimated to J&M leaving, but when they are blamed for poor storytelling, and then people start saying all the vets should go, then I have to agree to disagree.
Btw I like the new promo alot better too.
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