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Dec 10 2012, 12:50 PM
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The writers of the past wrote characters CONSISTENTLY and they were not in love with multiple men or women at once and once they made their choies were not fickle about it. I think that has especially hurt all the characters in recent years but then in the past the stories were good and you could understand where a character was coming from and presently I can't for any character as they are all fickle generic and in love with being in love. So IMO while in Sami's case she cheated the sls are COMPLETELY different and should not be compared to the extent they have been because the writing and stories don't do anything justice least of all Caroline's illness when shes reduced to being a sounding board for Sami's endless men saga. Making the story about Sami and not Caroline in essence or even Eric being used as a tool to push or okay stamp EJ and Sami as a couple. So while trying to draw "parallells" they pick and choose what they will compare ignoring or whitewashing the rest and that is my problem, especially every time they try EJ and Sami and each time is worse and worse and more unbelievable than the last which makes Sami especially look bad. I really no longer care so it is what it is. There is NOTHING like they at least in the past tried to use to explain her current behaviour and I thought it was very fitting for Sami to tell Eric "I can't imagine my life without a man or being in love" How very appropriate for what she has become and thats why she desperately needs therapy but they wont do that. So we are stuck with stupid fickle and easy characters unfortunately.
- Dec 10 2012, 12:41 PM
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- Dec 10 2012, 12:22 PM
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- Dec 10 2012, 11:59 AM
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I'm confused as to why you think they are using Caroline's illness to 'dangle carrots'. It's not unusual for Caroline (or just about any other character) to be used to voice the upcoming direction/plot points. I don't see this having anything to do with her pseudo Alzheimers condition.
I do agree with Lysie, though - the comparisons of any of these couples to the popular super couples from back in the day does none of them any favors. If they want to create compelling couples that can stand up to the comparison against popular ones from the past they'd be far better off giving them some semblance of the type of writing those original couples got. THAT is why they were so popular.
Well the heart to heart with EJ for one "encouraging him to be a better man and asking him how Stefano is". Is not what Caroline has EVER done and I think we are supposed to believe that its do to her illness as sad as that is because they have been showing her as increasingly forgetful to prop another of Sami's pairings and she LOATHED EJ and the Dimeras, while a few days later she "reunites with Rafe" and has been shown to be supportive of SAFE. So thats where the "dangling carrots" comes in for me and to top it off the "caroline sympathyizes with Sami" spoiler . I agree with Lysie that no characters or couples should be compared or that Caroline was NOT regretful for choosing Shawn and I hate the implication that she was. Bottomline the PTB just need to stop and instead of looking for parallels that don't work because of their lack of respect for adressing the history btwn these characters and the all around ignorant writing is why they just need to write for the characters instead of trying to look fot parallels that DON"T WORK IMO and that are only being used anyway to push an over done and beaten to death plot. As I said I am over it and they have accomplished me truely not caring who Sami is with because the writing is so contrived that its not even funny. The Sami that I loved is no more anyways. I don't buy any of this shit of her being "torn" and if that's what's supposed to be playing out the PTB FAILED big time because I don't see her loving EJ after everything and NEVER will no matter what.
Characters are written to have inconsistent behaviour all the time - I don't think Caroline's upcoming stuff really ties to her condition. Particularly when you consider she had EJ escort her to her seat during Shawn's funeral and has in the past given advice to both he and Sami in regard to their relationship - be that good or bad.