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Mar 3 2013, 12:03 PM
- October 15, 2011
I disagree. Morality and right and wrong should definitely remain a part of Soap, but because it is a soap and we know that actors are acting out these stories, it is more acceptable to accept EJ with someone he did not rape, whose child he did not kidnapp and watched her suffer as he kissed her on her forehead, who did not send a stranger in her bed to have sex with her while he laughed and drank with his father as they discussed it. And these are just a few of the things that EJ has done to Sami. There history is long and not a very nice one and it is not somthing we can forget.
- Mar 3 2013, 11:27 AM
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- Mar 3 2013, 10:38 AM
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- Mar 3 2013, 10:29 AM
Quoting limited to 4 levels deepDays, I'm sure you'll get whatever's coming to you for paring a rapist with his victim.
I don't get the comparison between these two couples. Apart from the rape they have absolutely nothing in common so why go there to try and justify what's being written for EJ and Sami. The writing is also scrapping the very bottom of the barrel so no matter how 'loving' these two are I will never buy it because of the six years of hell I was forced to witness as they pushed their brand of 'love' and destroying the real love they experienced with others.
Ejami is no Luke and Laura. I can actually give the writers on GH a bit of a pass considering the times. When Luke and Laura happened a lot wasn't known or understood about rape, and even back then the writers had the sense for Luke to give an apology. He was raised in a whore house, and that effected his outlook. Furthermore, Luke devoted himself to Laura and did not continue his victimization of her.
Ejami has none of those things going for it. It's almost 40 years later and women's rights and awareness of rape and its aftermath allegedly have come a long way. EJ did not devote himself to Sami after the rape-he continued to victimise her and she tried to kill him. This is more like Marty/Todd, and even though the network had to step in at least someone over at ABC had decency. Not here, apparently.
As far as the ratings, are they really a barometer of what is right and wrong? If NBC thinks so, so be it. I watch right now for the baby story, ED, and AZ. I ff, through Ejami simply because it sickens me. After seeing people I know deal with sexual assault I cannot even try to watch them.
its my personal view that morality and so called right and wrong should check themselves at the door when it comes to a soap, because EJ and Sami would not be the only pairing to be off the table, in fact both EJ and Sami would not be fit to be with anyone tbh. EJ is not a monster with Sami and suddenly Mr. Right with say Nicole, or Sami is not a witch with EJ and a damsel with Rafe/Lucas. I find that sort of thing quite hypocritical and transparent. JMO :shrug:
For those who were routing for Sami and Rafe as a couple, I am sure their were some who were very upset when Sami cheated on Rafe, especially at a time when he was hard at work trying to find her son for her. I have seen some posters who use to want her with Rafe would now rather they brought someone new on for Rafe because they now believe that Rafe deserves better than Sami.
Morality and right and wrong cannot be ignored, otherwise it would not be a soap worth watching, and there would be absolutely no one to route for, unless you just tune in because you like the look of a person and not care how they behave, and what kind of personality they have.
Edited by Dee-anne
, Mar 3 2013, 12:08 PM.