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Comments on: Sinking Ships: Chuck Versus The Fandom http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:58:41 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 By: Halliday http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902&cpage=1#comment-3272 Halliday Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:59:05 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902#comment-3272 I have to say that I prefer Captain Jack as a galavanting Space/Time Super-Whore to a sad sack emo-dult pining away for his lost love in a wicked cool alien bar. I thought that was a nice send-off for both characters to have the Doctor give him the tools to hook-up with the piece of callback man-candy that was sitting right beside him. Fan entitlement is a weird thing as fans don't generally know whats good for them... they think they want Bruce Willis and Cybil Sheppard to be happy together, but then they stop watching the show... and then complain when it's cancelled. They don't get that it only works if the END is happy... not the middle. I think it's because people project too much of themselves into their fictional obsessions; they want the characters to be happy, because they think it'll make them happy. They want the characters to find fulfillment so that they can feel fulfilled; but with happiness and fulfillment they comes falling action. There are no more emotional highs and lows... just a listless, unentertaining, and unengaging middle ground. But try explaining that. The general audience doesn't think to much about WHY something entertains them; they just want to be entertained and have their emotional investment pay off, without considering that when that investment is paid off, that's it... you're no longer invested, and no longer entertained. In sort... fucking NERDS! I have to say that I prefer Captain Jack as a galavanting Space/Time Super-Whore to a sad sack emo-dult pining away for his lost love in a wicked cool alien bar. I thought that was a nice send-off for both characters to have the Doctor give him the tools to hook-up with the piece of callback man-candy that was sitting right beside him.

Fan entitlement is a weird thing as fans don’t generally know whats good for them… they think they want Bruce Willis and Cybil Sheppard to be happy together, but then they stop watching the show… and then complain when it’s cancelled. They don’t get that it only works if the END is happy… not the middle.

I think it’s because people project too much of themselves into their fictional obsessions; they want the characters to be happy, because they think it’ll make them happy. They want the characters to find fulfillment so that they can feel fulfilled; but with happiness and fulfillment they comes falling action. There are no more emotional highs and lows… just a listless, unentertaining, and unengaging middle ground.

But try explaining that. The general audience doesn’t think to much about WHY something entertains them; they just want to be entertained and have their emotional investment pay off, without considering that when that investment is paid off, that’s it… you’re no longer invested, and no longer entertained.

In sort… fucking NERDS!

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By: Helen http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902&cpage=1#comment-3149 Helen Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:45:44 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902#comment-3149 Have these people not seen Frasier, after Daphne and Niles finally got together? Immediately boring. Have these people not seen Frasier, after Daphne and Niles finally got together? Immediately boring.

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By: Kev http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902&cpage=1#comment-3146 Kev Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:51:19 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902#comment-3146 Surely everyone knows that Daniel is supposed to find true love in the form of Amanda? Surely? Ah well. I'm with you on not understanding the Chuck boycott. I'd have said it was worse that at the end of the last series he went all Neo-like and used kung-fu because the Intersect told him how. Unless they've switched to using that ability like they did the superpowers in Greatest American Hero, phenomenal power, but the inability to use it successfully all the time, that could kill the show for me. The relationship with Sarah has always been nicely handled, with them both not-quite-moving on, so carrying that on into this series seems sensible. I like that the faux relationship in the series has evolved to them NOT being together. My only fear is that they'll ramp up the non-relationship angst too much, and that there won't be enough Captain Awesome or Morgan moments. Surely everyone knows that Daniel is supposed to find true love in the form of Amanda? Surely? Ah well.

I’m with you on not understanding the Chuck boycott. I’d have said it was worse that at the end of the last series he went all Neo-like and used kung-fu because the Intersect told him how. Unless they’ve switched to using that ability like they did the superpowers in Greatest American Hero, phenomenal power, but the inability to use it successfully all the time, that could kill the show for me.

The relationship with Sarah has always been nicely handled, with them both not-quite-moving on, so carrying that on into this series seems sensible. I like that the faux relationship in the series has evolved to them NOT being together. My only fear is that they’ll ramp up the non-relationship angst too much, and that there won’t be enough Captain Awesome or Morgan moments.

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By: Jill http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902&cpage=1#comment-3144 Jill Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:27:11 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=902#comment-3144 I'm guessing that most of the mob with flaming torches on this one are too young to have sat through the last two series of Moonlighting, i.e. The Post-Shag Post-Any-Interest-At-All Years. This formative teenage experience taught me everything I ever needed to know about shipping, i.e. be careful what you swoon for. I’m guessing that most of the mob with flaming torches on this one are too young to have sat through the last two series of Moonlighting, i.e. The Post-Shag Post-Any-Interest-At-All Years. This formative teenage experience taught me everything I ever needed to know about shipping, i.e. be careful what you swoon for.

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