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Nov. 11th, 2011

I'm actually be a litte bit interested in where The Secret Circle goes next but only to see if they'll really be so dreadfully dull as to actually make Faye the second Blackwell kid in the circle, what with the oh-so-subtle-sledgehammer-clues of Dawn having a crush on Blackwell and probably pushing poor, old Granddad out of her life because she totally cheated on his son.

If a show is THAT obvious and then makes a big cliffhanger reveal of "oh, Cassie has a step-sibling", I'd expect them to mix it up somewhat and have the sibling be any of the other kids. This show, might just be straightlaced enough to go through with it being Faye. In which case, why not have witchhunter Martouf say at the end that it was Faye? Why keep it a seeeeecreeeeeet? Oh please, like that clue bus didn't flatten every viewer on sight.

In case, they really wanna go nuts, it should be Adam. Would explain their connection, neatly free him up for Diana again and her for Jake. Not that I'm invested in either of these pairings but show seems to want to push them, if mostly in a schizophrenic way.

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mareen
Nov. 12th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
They should totally make it Adam and if only because it would finally put an end to any Adam/Cassie. I watched the re-pilot of The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Friday, and finally rememembered why I once really liked Thomas Decker. He is a great actor and can be really intense, if the material he's working with is good. Him being so dull in this show is totally the fault of the writers.
astri13
Nov. 12th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
I like Thomas Dekker as well. Right now his character on TSC is pretty much a non-entity, though. He barely even has a scene here or there so I can't blame him too much for being dull.

That said, this show is weird anyways, the Cassie character and probably the Jake character have potentially interesting material but those two actors can't act to save their lifes. I giggled when Jake was trying to convey "conflict", "love", "anger" and "heartbreak", pretty much with the same never-changing expression. And Cassie just opens her eyes really wide and that's it in terms of "acting".

So, they write for the people who can't act and don't write for the people who can. Which means as a result all the characters are flat.
mareen
Nov. 12th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
I actually don't think the Jake-actor is that bad. The character is obviously very restrained and secret, so there's nothing much to emote for him. But he's doing what he can with the script.

The Cassie-actress on the other hand. There was this one scene where Jake "broke up" with he and she was supposed to be hurt and confused. So the actress did what every half-assed actress would do: Look left, then right, then left again, sigh and leave stage. If it wouldn't be so sad...

I have no idea how the same people who cast Nina Dobrev also cast this girl.
astri13
Nov. 12th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
The character is obviously very restrained and secret, so there's nothing much to emote for him.

I think he is trying to convey something going on beneath the surface, though. Which I'm usually getting from the context of the scene and less from him. Normally, it's the other way around.

I have no idea how the same people who cast Nina Dobrev also cast this girl.

Maybe it's like "ein blindes Huhn..."

deathbymutation
Nov. 12th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
Definitely won't be Adam. Sorry. Cassie/Adam in the Edward/Bella of the Secret Circle books.


...Oh god did I just make a twilight comparison...and know what I was talking about? Fuck.
astri13
Nov. 12th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't even know it was based on a book series. So, Adam/Cassie are the it-couple? I thought they were in the beginning of the show, too, but for the last few episodes they have been pushing Jake/Cassie hardcore and Adam was all hung up on Diana as well so I wondered.
mareen
Nov. 12th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but Nick never died in the books either, so I don't think Adam/Cassie has to be the endgame in the show.
astri13
Nov. 12th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the info. Maybe they'll veer off "canon" then. Like I said, show gives me mixed messages on the couples. Usually, it's pretty easy to tell at least who am I supposed to ship.
mareen
Nov. 12th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
Finally watched the episode. I think it's Diana. Faye would be too obvious. Jake and/or Adam would put an end to the triangles. Melissa is pretty much a non-entity and the one character Cassie has no relationship with. Diana being her half-sister makes the most sense, at least in my opinion.
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