Post by wilycoyote100 on Aug 6, 2007 18:48:43 GMT -5
Unremarked in all the emotional heat of the past few days is how artfully the characters of our four brave Order-fighters were brought forward in the 12 in 12. By vid 11, they each have their very convincing telling "moment," where we see them as fully rounded individuals with distinct storylines and with a variety of complex and competing reactions to Bree's death. More important, we CARE about each of them even as we're struggling with the mega emotions of the big loss. For instance, how ghastly must it have been for Daniel to hear Bree's phone message, dashing any dim, lingering hopes he might have still held (and believe me, we carry them despite the facts in front of us) that Bree might just secretely love him. So Daniel suffers two deaths in the same afternoon.
Achieving this amount of complexity and emotional charge is not a small achievement, especially given how recently it was that three of them were inserted ((sometimes akwardlly, even disastrously -- Jonas' bizarre backstory) into a fully formed storyline with two strongly developed main characters. Not an easy task....
So here comes Season Two and for a lot of the folks who watched LG for the first time last week (or for the first time since the big reveal), and who may return to watch it unfold, it will be the four Breesketeers rather than Bree herself, who stand out. Or not, but that this is even a possibility would have been unthinkable six months ago.
Post by curiousgeorge on Aug 6, 2007 19:08:07 GMT -5
I liked that analysis, not sure I agree with ALL of it (and done dissecting language for the day thank you) but overall I think that is a fair view of it.
Here I go again:
I am optimistic that with the drastic, uhm beheading, that the writers are no longer being distracted by the meta and can concentrate on telling a good (logical SOD!) narrative and build the characters fuller.
The girlies character's are a mess now, all over the map... They need much work to become more realistic. The boyz (excluding Neutro Geek) can also grow as a characters in a logical and comnpelling manner.
Let's see what can be done without the distraction of the now you see her, now you don't lead actress.
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