posted by [identity profile] vonniek.livejournal.com at 04:59am on 16/10/2014
Hey, you were right, not quite as negative as last week! Honestly, I'm always interested in what you have to say, even when we have different takes on things.

They actually put Sara in the fridge/freezer

Ahaha OH GOD. *claws face* I didn't even realize it. And I feel bad for KC, I do. She's trying her best and this could be potentially interesting storyline, but she's going into this with so much of the fandom already against her, and the writing for and her acting are just not strong enough to sell me on this journey. I'm mostly just indifferent, I guess.

You know I like Ray a lot better than you do, and even for me, some of the stuff Ray pulled in this struck me as creeptastic, especially the Tech Village thing. UGH. The scene by the elevator saved it for me somewhat, but I sure hope they keep things professional for a while. Felicity needs to cut him down to his size frequently, and he needs to do some grovelling or something. (But I am weak and he is awfully tall and pretty. I know, I know! You don't care. :))

Stephen Amell, oh man. Who knew? And I'm looking forward to Oliver and Thea's reunion so much, and having my heart broken in a good way, and not in "show, you have failed this fandom!" way.

OK, now I really have to go to bed. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] boofadil.livejournal.com at 09:20pm on 16/10/2014
I could be so onboard with the Ray stuff if they'd just fucking dial it back. But to me it read (unintentionally on their part but I can't get away from 8 years of working in domestic violence) like he was putting what he wanted above her telling him no. He sent her flowers which does not show professional interest to me, or at least not strictly, he's basically being a "Nice Guy." And then when she starts crying, instead of just saying, Oh man. I'm sorry. Go do your thing. He does the creepy, I know better than you, you're not really mad at ME, you're mad at this other thing and it'll get better. speech which just. Nope.

Nope, nope, nope.

Yeah, she was absolutely mad at all sorts of other things, but it was framed as her only choices being, she's mad at him OR she's mad at Sara dying. As if she couldn't be mad at both.

He's the kind of charming that my dad was. Which isn't a compliment. At all. He's basically the kind of charming that the princes in Into the Woods are. Also not a compliment.

And it's completely unintentional on the part of the writers. Completely. Which for me is a whole other world of bad. And since they've pulled all this other shit, I'm giving no leeway on this issue. Which is going to make the Felicity parts of the episodes not nearly as awesome as I want them to be for me. Bummer.

And now I've said my peace and will let you go on digging the dude. ;)

Oh man. Thea and Oliver back together with her hating him? It's going to give some amazing angst and heart break, yes. And despite Willa not being my fav actor on the show (or Barrowman for that matter and she's learning from him how to be villain-y. yay.) the way she and Amell spark off each other has always, from that first hug in the entry way of the mansion, been one of the highlights of the show for me. They give great sibling. I'm looking forward to them giving great angst and anger.


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