Vincent and his Ex (Alex) Dec 22, 2012 13:19:21 GMT -5
Post by hcastro on Dec 22, 2012 13:19:21 GMT -5
I agree, 4 episodes is a lot to give to a character that can truly threaten the main relationship. What if they write Alex in a sympathetic light.........she didn't want him to go in the Military, she still loved him while he was gone, she didn't break off the engagement but he did or didn't......or worse, maybe they never broke their engagement and she just thinks he was dead or MIA?
If they write her in a way that makes the audience sympathize with her, the writers will create a potential for a fanbase for this couple before they firmly establish Vincent and Catherine the "Main Couple". You have to build up a shipper fanbase, give them "something" ie......declarations of love, kissing, signs of a "love" relationships so that if someone else comes along, the fans aren't left feeling so threatened that they are always in a state of distress........will they or won't they? That is good for a short time to create drama.....but if VinCat aren't well established then the relationship will have too much of an uphill battle and frankly, people WANT TO SEE CONTACT between the two main characters. Keeping VinCat apart for 2, 3, 4, episodes is WAY, WAY too much!
Frankly, if they do that, I will become disinterested........been there done that, .........I won't wait 2 or 3 years for the main couple to get together. An Ex-fiance is a legitimate threat........whether she broke up with him or he broke up with her or worse, they never resolved anything.............FEELINGS can still be lingering and that would create DOUBT in the investment of Vincent and Catherine!
I like that she is a Doctor,............maybe she is used as a future resource if Vincent gets shot or wounded and she has to treat him in secrecy. I could see that, but if she is still in the picture she is a threat, IMO. Whether Vincent and Alex declare their love for someone else or move on from each other.....her presence, again IMO, is a threat to VinCat. The more they share screen time and VinCat DO NOT, then it creates a DIVIDER in the fandom. Also, if they make Alex someone who looms in the background that can come back any time is not cool. I don't want the idea in the back of my mind that Vincent can run TO HER!!
As mentioned before, having less than 5 minutes of screen time per episode between the main characters is bad for the show. I will lose patience. In the next few episodes they have to give the fans a "no turning back" moment for VinCat. They declare their feelings or express it to each other. Just because the Title is "Beauty and the Beast" doesn't give the writers/producers the assumption that the fans are completely SOLD!! There is romance and courting, but there is a time to take the LEAP!! To get that second season, you can't go there thinking that the main couple are wishy-washy or so breakable that any new character threatens them. That is why, giving Alex "4" episodes is a big investment and when she is gone (if she does leave permanently) she needs to STAY GONE!!
I don't know Ms. Ryan......everyone seems to like her as an actress...and she seems a good believable fit for Jay....so I think it will be good for the show. We will see how it plays out.....if she leaves and people are SOLD with her character, they will want her back and that is not good! But I don't want her to die, then she gets mourned ......more emotion given between Vincent and Alex......the bond between them needs to be broken, convincingly.
*Crap, .....now I just stressed myself out about this now*
SuzieQ...I swear we share the same mind sometimes..but WELL SAID, those are my thoughts exactly!!!!