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Apr 29 2013, 10:54 PM
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True. I can see that point. However, I'm also used to characters & storylines being long forgotten until suddenly EVERYONE in town is talking about the event like it just happened when a new stories tied to that story is about to start or that long-forgotten character is about to make a return.
- Apr 29 2013, 09:40 PM
- Apr 29 2013, 09:00 PM
It's not really as much of a 5 year jump as it is a 3 1/2 year jump since, even in real time, it's been about a year and a half since the show went off the air. Also, in a genre when characters can age 15+ years in the span of 7 years (and not always in the right order), time jumps aren't that big of a deal for me. Especially on a show where Kendall is really supposed to be AT LEAST 43+ years old and older than Charlie Brent.
It's not the jump itself that kills it for me.
Its Brooke having over the top nightmares, Dixie fondling old clothes, and everyone all over town bringing it up at the most odd times (like getting romantic on the couch) as though it happened last week. Are we to expect that this has really been their daily existence for the 5 missing years? (When this show's had far worse happen than a single shooting and everyone carried on) It's just sloppy to me. You can build mystery and setup story without hitting the viewer over the head with a sledge hammer.