We see a lot of that around here lately.
Opinions vary. That’s a bit of an understatement. First order of business, damn we’re good. I mean all of us. As an NBC board refugee I just have to say the level of the discourse and the civility we’ve maintained is a testament to all of you. Any discussion that can range from Tolstoy to Country Joe and still make sense it one I want to be a part of. The fact that no flame wars have broken out is nothing short of miraculous. We have the best readers and posters in the world, I’m convinced. So thank you all for making my hobby worthwhile and enjoyable. Now onto the boring part where I take a few polls and gather some opinions after the jump.
I don’t want to act like a professor (I have been in the past, my essay tests were killer), but I’m going to ask for a little something extra if you are willing to participate. Since we have the best, most insightful, and most articulate readers and posters in the world I thought I’d take advantage of that little blessing. While a general negative tone may have taken over the blog, largely I think because of the big ratings drop and the sense this could be the last season (and the feeling it has been largely squandered) I still think it is important to address the negatives. So, in addition to my occasional season 3 scorecard, I’m including another poll. Name your least favorite episodes (up to 3) in addition to your (up to 3) favorite.
And now the mission, should you choose to accept it. In the comments if you care to identify your choices, expand on that. What did you like most about your top 3? Was it something in common or different for each episode? Likewise for your dislikes. Was there something in a favorite episode you disliked? Something in a hated episode that might have saved it? As much or as little as you want to add, go for it.
You know the drill, pick up to 3 favorites.
And now your chance to rage against the machine, pick up to 3.
Production of season 3 is set to wrap this Friday. Depending on the ratings next week, the call may soon go out to mobilize to save the show again. I wasn’t around for the last one, but my one thought is we need to be clear about what it is we want to save, and what we wouldn’t mind losing. I can’t help but think that we’re dealing with the aftermath of a tremendous misunderstanding. People loved Chuck and Sarah, so TPTB assumed it was what they wrote, a WTWT dance, complete with your standard jealousies, angst, and sexual tension. But that wasn’t what I saw. Call it the chemistry, the subtext, whatever, I saw more of a story of star crossed lovers. They weren’t jousting with each other or denying their feelings, they were looking for a way to be together in within a world that seemed determined to keep them apart. Two against the world is the kind of story a lot of us wanted to see, and probably will going forward, so I’ll at least be clear this time.
Oh, and can we make it fun again?