My new reality…this is my second cold in 2.5 weeks. I was fully recovered in between them for 3 days and 17 hours.
Is this the definition of parenting?
I’m a reviewer for Spoiler so my comments are entirely my opinion as all reviews are. My analysis of Alex and Jo stands on its own. It helps to compare with other couples but in the end it’s not necessary. I am not suggesting all other couples are developed well many are flawed but I say that in isolation and when compared to other couples Jo and Alex are being forced upon us.
I welcome your view on why you disagree.
(I’ve no idea why half my text is in bold, I can’t seem to change it on the ipad)
I’m assuming that this ‘ask’ is in response to my comment regarding Alex and Jo in my last Grey’s review. The comment I made was this, here:
If you’re still smarting at me for dissing Jolex, then think about the comprehensive slow burn satisfying way they developed Jackson and April over time and then think about the way they manipulated and manufactured Alex and Jo to be together almost instantly
Jackson and April had a slow burn. I am convinced that the writers themselves didn’t know whether or not these two would end up together in Seasons 6, 7, 8, or even 9. Perhaps it was a strong possibility but it was never sure. On their writing wall it would’ve had a big question mark against it up until beginning of season 10. The writers did however build their wider relationship through plot not character. These characters became connected in a way I could believe in. So, even to me who is not a particular fan of Jackson, I can see that their current married status feels very natural. More importantly the actors have a natural chemistry together. Jo was introduced for the sole purpose of character development of Alex and no other reason and she was miscast. Jo’s background is very dark. Someone with her history would have a harder/sharper edge to her. There is nothing edgy about her so her ‘I slept in cars blah blah’ is not a story I can believe. Camilla Luddington is not credible in this role and is not the right person to play the actual character they’ve written. Therefore the relationship feels artificial and rushed. The audience is being manipulated rather cheaply.
You cannot compare Mark and Lexie with Jo and Alex. Immature attending and baby intern is the only overlap. Both characters (Mark and Lexie) were introduced for the benefit of plot development of other characters (Mark - Derek and Addison, Lexie - Meredith). I would put a lot of money on the hypothesis that Shonda never intended these two to get together in the end but even she couldn’t deny that the actors worked well and had a natural fit. This relationship was also a very slow burn (go back and watch 509, it’s a wonderful episode for Mark and Lexie) and both characters had a lot of other story going on unconnected with each other. The most important element of this relationship is that Lexie allowed Mark to become so much more self aware and mature. This was an important journey for him. Jo has NO other story going on. Her entire reason to be on the show is for Alex so all of her plot is connected to Alex. She has a weak connection to the other interns and the writers have tried (with some success admittedly, Callie’s resident for her law suit) to develop her as a doctor but none of these have stuck.
Side note: The only reason that the writers put Mark and Lexie back together at the end was simply because both actors decided to leave at the same time.
Denny was never ever going to stay on the show. He wasn’t a doctor so in Grey’s world his introduction was entirely for Izzie’s character development and actually an important character for Alex. Dead Denny was a mere prop to develop the brain tumour storyline.
It’s not about length of time given to a story. Yes one season can be enough but what’s more important is the quality of the storyline/plot and the quality of the writing. And then on top of that they have to make the right casting decision. None of these elements appear with Alex and Jo.
Yep, I only went and posted something over on SpoilerTV. Must get to bed now. I’ve a little boy who will wake up in 4.5hours.
As posted here:
Brilliant funny Ad, but after watching it several times I still can’t remember what the ad is for until I see it at the end.
Seriously wish Old Macdonald did not have a farm right now.
Over and over and over again. And it’s always…’and on this farm he had a dog’.
Still love the pumpkin though :)
My face is literally covered in my son’s snot following repeated Eskimo kisses during early morning cuddles.
Covered in snot. It tastes horrible.
Only after did he say “mummy! Tissue!”
Edit: OMG it just occurred to me he was telling me to get a tissue for me ….cheeky little blighter.
I’ve given up, convinced her fluff cloud has no signal. (Love you both, miss you both)
2damnpretty2die said: Hey dumbass I need u too look over something for me & since I can never get you anywhere else :P
Hey bitchface, email it to me but I won’t be home til this evening cuz a friend is taking me to the commissary for groceries and then we’re catching dinner. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE you. Be home lata gata
guys read the fine print its hilarious
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