Done, done, done. Did I mention I am done?
total character assassination.
I am a huge sci-fi fan, so I was super excited about this show. Add Goran and Halle (Storm!)? Total heaven for a nerd like me. The first season was good. Not great, but good. Convoluted plot aside, John and Molly's family was the highlight and the core of the series. The best scenes were of the family. Now, they have tossed it all aside in order to make it "edgier"? WTF? The John we knew last season would never have cheated on Molly. Ever. Yes, it was obvious Julie was in love with him (so tired of hearing people say the "affair" was obvious all along. Um, no.). But there was never a hint that John returned her affections. He was devoted to Molly and Ethan and their family.
Honestly, the ONLY reason they came up with the idea of the "affair" was so people wouldn't get pissed about her boffing the new guy before John's body was cold. They wanted more sex? Fine. Give it to her with her freaking husband, whom as we all know can play sexy just fine.
It's not one bit Goran's fault that the show wasn't "sexy" enough. It was the writers.
Joni, FYI, we have a new fan who may be joining.
She had never heard of Goran until Extant, and she has been almost as militant and obnoxious as me on the FB threads. She was so impressed with his acting she bought all the ER back seasons and has now seen several of his movies. Her name is Kim.
Just a heads up!
Also, it's about a 75/25 split in our favor on the pages. VERY few people are singing Jeffery's praises, while lots are wondering why the hell they did what they did with Goran. So yay!
To be a bit petty, JDM can't act his way out of a paper bag, and he's kind of a jerk when I have seen him in interviews. Complete opposite of Goran, who can convey SO much with just his face, is an amazing actor, and all around sweetheart. *sigh*
Best part is, they have promoted the shell out of him. Complete with a spread in People and appearances on talk shows. WITH Halle. Goran didn't get any of that. And still, the ratings for the premiere were the lowest the series has had. So much for the new "edgier sexier" show. I hope it tanks at this point, honestly.
Anyways. I won't be watching, in protest, so if John turns up, let me know! I will watch it on Prime.