You know you’ve made it in a fandom when you have at least one person who publicly hates your guts, and stalks your blog, to creep on the shit you post, just so they can make passive aggressive posts about you :)
If my speculation (and it is only speculation (and a strong feeling) at this point since no official announcements have been made) about Grace Park is true then yes, that is what I believe Michelle meant. Which is just sad on so many levels… that she would consider the loss of a colleague and supposed friend to be a win. That she would consider the unhappiness of many, many Kono fans to be a win. That she would consider the unhappiness/anger/shock of ANY fan for ANY reason to be a win.
But maybe she was talking about something else entirely so who knows what she meant lol
The more promos and sneak peaks that released, the less I am excited for this Five 0 finale because it looks more and more like Kono is going to be killed off.
There’s only 2 reasons for that, either Grace Park doesn’t want to do the show anymore or they’re doing it to make room for Catherine (which will piss me the fuck off)
I don’t think Kono is going to die, but I do think Grace Park will be leaving the show - maybe permanently, maybe not. If anyone dies in the finale, my guess is that it will be Michael.
I wouldn’t hold your breath lovely anon person since I’m like 99% sure that Grace Park is leaving the show.
I’ll start with saying this, not that this has anything to do with anything: I freaking adore Christine Lahti. I have since Chicago Hope, and she only endeared herself further to me at the Golden Globes in 1998, when she won best actress in a series and SHE WAS IN THE BATHROOM and came out all…
I will agree that the blatant sexism in the show we’re watching is heavily apparent when the main girl characters fall in the following categories — dead (Jameson, Laura Hill, Jenna Kaye, Malia Waincroft), sent away due to “feelings” (Lori), off screen (Mary Ann, Gabby, Rachel), constantly endangered/removed from the team for another characters love interest (Kono), and existent dependent only to/because of a male character (Lori, Cath).
But I do have to take argument with your not thinking anyone cares about what John McGarrett did to his children. While we understand *why* he did what he did, that doesn’t make it 100% okay. Nothing can. He sent both of his children away, separating all three of them, then never keeping in touch with them either, and it *broke* both Steve and Mary Ann. Even if he, and the show, regards that as better than dead, I know a lot of people who would never call it okay or laudable.
Sorry but Men don’t get it easier in a lot of people’s eyes around here, even on this show. Not even the main three-to-six. We call it on both side of the line.
As for the rest, I’ll save myself from commenting more than to say I pretty much disagree with all of it, and not from the casual sexism slant you accuse the general whole of your fandom of having, but from one of actual grounded storytelling and canonical facts (and, even well-founded examples of where it was done realistically five hundred times better in other canons/shows/books/comics with other female characters).
I agree with wanderlustlover about the blatant sexism in the show. Women characters are horribly misused and mistreated in the name of drama.
My two cents about Mama McG: For me it has nothing to do with the fact that Doris is a woman. If Doris was David, the character would still drive me nuts and I still wouldn’t be able to stand him. I can’t stand Doris because she has shown no remorse for what she did to her family. I can’t stand her because every time she’s in an episode, she is lying to her son in the name of protecting him. I can’t stand her because from the very first episode, she expects Steve (and everyone around him) to just accept her and forgive her and call her mom - and then proceeds to act wounded when they’re not falling all over themselves to do so.
In regards to Jack… Do I like what he did to his kids? No I do not. And if he came back from the dead and was a current story in the show, I would be nitpicking his past and his throwing away his family in the name of protecting them just as I do with Doris. And if he behaved the way Doris is now and had the same holier than thou, I can do no wrong, everyone must love me, attitude that Doris does, I’d despise him just like I do Doris.
Disliking Doris, for me, has nothing to do with the fact that she’s a woman and everything to do with she is simply an unlikeable character.
Alex O’Loughlin and Rob Lowe on Ellen
Just some guesses. I have nothing to base any of these on other than my own speculation and wondering mind. Posted in order (top to bottom) of how likely I think they are to occur.
You know I never figured you the type to geek out on magic
Steve: Danny… we’re in public? Guys are here, Governor is here, even Cat is here…
Danny: They already think we’re a married couple, we’re just act on it. So you Steven, don’t ask, don’t tell… and I, don’t care.
Steve: So… you wanna make it official…?
Danny: What do you think I’m doing right now, James Bond? What… you want fourth of july? Loud music, confetti and fireworks to get their attention? Oh, wait… you wanna kiss.
Danny: You’re such a tall, dark, big ol’ goof… c’mere!
Yesterday I attended the 10th Annual James Caan Golf Event. I met several celebrities including: Joe Pesci (Casino), Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O), Ronnie Caan (Thief), Richard Karn (Home Improvement), Robbie Krieger (Guitarist from The Doors), Sugar Ray Leonard, Jack McGee
(The Fighter), and Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds). My boss, Steve Moore at Legacy Entertainment, payed for me to stay at the after party dinner and photograph the award ceremony. I had a blast! AND…there were two sushi chefs, so I was in heaven. <3
This isn’t going to be angry, or accusatory. If you want, I’m sure you can find much firmer responses from people with very good reason to write them, but this is not one. So, before I start, let’s make things a little more comfortable.
Imagine we’re on the foredeck of a sailboat, soaking in the sun. Rocking gently back and forth in the wind and water. The breeze is warm, and full of salt. There may well be umbrella drinks involved. It is so relaxing, and, while we’re relaxing, we’re just going to chat, casually, like friends. Isn’t it nice?
I cannot not believe that Michelle Borth deleted her twitter account because some people take a TV series far too seriously. I cannot believe that she put up with all of that, tried to reach out, even emailing people. She didn’t have to do that. She could have just blocked and don’t give a shit….
I can’t really read this whole thing because it’s fucking infuriating, but a few points:
- No one forced Michelle to delete her twitter, I was honestly shocked when she did.
- No one directly attacked her by name or handle, but she actively sought people out when they made even the most oblique reference to her.
- She told her followers to unfollow and cease any interaction with “The List”, otherwise they would also be unfollowed simply by association.
- She verbally attacked and shamed fans for having an opinion.
In fandom, this wouldn’t fly. If she wasn’t an actress, if she was a member of the fandom like the rest of us, this wouldn’t fucking fly and everyone who has ever been a part of a fandom knows this. Fandom isn’t about being dictated to, it’s about coming together in the name of a single show/movie/book/etc. to share opinions, good AND BAD. What is its purpose except for the viewer to enjoy it and participate in it?
Yes, we try to keep fandom to itself and not involve the creative team. Which is what everyone (as far as I can tell) on the list did - didn’t directly engage Michelle Borth. She sought them out, and wanted to punish them because her feelings were hurt. Sorry love, that’s not what we do.
Bottom line; you can enjoy fandom however you want. Quietly, loudly, critically, or obsessively, it doesn’t matter. I’m not going to stop livetweeting because it gives me joy, you are within your right to become a casual viewer and not involve yourself with fandom or the show on a deeper level. Watch for Alex, watch for Michelle, watch for any reason that makes you enjoy it. But don’t you, or anyone else, try to tell me how to enjoy something.