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Jan 3 2013, 12:47 AM
- May 6, 2010
Exactly. There are sooooo many TV, movie and book examples of this kind of character. It's such a common and popular trope, and that's because it works! They wouldn't even have to create original stories or dialogue for him. All they need is a weekend of Netflix viewing (I even volunteer to give them a list of movies and TV show episodes) and they'd be all set on how to write EJ for the next year.
- Jan 3 2013, 12:39 AM
- Jan 3 2013, 12:31 AM
- Jan 3 2013, 12:13 AM
- Jan 2 2013, 11:59 PM
Wait a minute. I have to take back what I said about EJ and Sami. The last 15 minutes was waaaaaay too schmoopy. EJ as a love struck Hugh Grant leaning against the door dreaming about Sami's vajayjay was way OTT. More confident seductor and less ballsless pussy going gaga over Sami. He can still be a snarky badass, and have a love interest at the same time.
I've decided that it must be impossible. Our options are cartoon villain or schmoopy wuss.
I really don't get it. How is it so hard??? Hell, The Vampire Diaries manages to keep one its core charcters as kind of a dick, but also a legit love interest for the leading lady. And that's a show about teenage vampires on the CW. Seriously, this is not a Shakespearian effort that we need. Just looking for some level of competence at writing an anti-hero/anti-villain character.
See "Sawyer" from Lost.