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You know, if Julian Jones has no problem saying the things he said, even jokingly, in the DVD commentary for the final episode of Merlin, why the hell was he (and the other producers) such a douchenozzle (not jokingly) about it for Season 2 to 5? And why the hell did they write Seasons 2 to 3 and 4.5 to 5 the way they wrote them?

With a little less shy virgin giggling for years and then being loud and proud after doing the deed at the very, very end, this show could have always been like Season 1, the first half of Season 4 and the Series Finale. Jesus Christ, lost potential is simulteanously one of the saddest and most infuriating things there is.

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legoline
Jan. 22nd, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
lost potential is simulteanously one of the saddest and most infuriating things there is.
I'll always be bitter about season 2 of Dark Angel. Always.
astri13
Jan. 22nd, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
I could have forgiven them if they had done "Dark Alec". *g*

But in the end I`m be bitter about a lot of shows, some of them still ongoing. *cough* And it`s almost always because of showrunner egos that leads to the fail.

This particularly commentary, though, while on one level "aww" just annoyed me on another. If you wankers had no problem making them canon in the final episode, then why be too chicken-shit to do it for most of the show? *eyeroll*
katikat
Jan. 22nd, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
What did they say?
astri13
Jan. 22nd, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
They pretty much confirmed that Arthur/Merlin were the canon romance. I mean, there was still a joking touch about it and normally I would find it very squee-ful but after years of "OMG, be gone unclean, deluded Merthur-shippers, it`s Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Gwen" and writing accordingly, I had to roll my eyes.

To me, Arthur/Merlin were the canon pairing of the first Season, with the meet cute, the budding romance and everything. Then, the writers got scared and try to degress them every few episodes.

Of course, I loved the Finale but if they can be loud and proud about the relationship AFTER the fact, they could have done so during as well.
tmz_cori
Jan. 22nd, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
I won't ever take them seriously now ever again. Well, to be honest even before that.

But this "PS: They love each other" BS is just like so. Grrrrr. I would be so mad, if I still cared. And I am mad, although I don't even care anymore. Just hit us in the face some more, why don't you.
astri13
Jan. 22nd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
I won't ever take them seriously now ever again.

Heh. Me neither. They can`t write and are so self-congratulatory, they don`t even realize it. I mean, "nope, we didn`t miss out on anything in the show, it was all there". Except for, oh well, everything you said WOULD happen in Season 1 and then claimed DID happen at the end of Season 5. *headdesk*

Just hit us in the face some more, why don't you.

I mean, it`s obvious from how they wrote the final episode because it WAS a love story. But only doing it at the very end after years of the forced Disney romance kinda feels like a little kid who dares to press the doorbell at a stranger`s house and then runs away.

If it was supposed to be a love story, should have had the balls to write it as such throughout - and admit it.

Edited at 2013-01-22 09:25 pm (UTC)
leelust
Jan. 22nd, 2013 09:11 pm (UTC)
What did he say?
ITA about lost potential *sigh*
astri13
Jan. 22nd, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Basically a lot of babbling on how Arthur and Merlin are the true love story. After running screaming from that topic for years whenever it got brought up. If he agreed, that`s just so cowardly.
leelust
Jan. 23rd, 2013 06:03 am (UTC)
OMG! Really? Really? So now when the show is over they're brave enough to admit it?
Did he tell anything about why they didn't reveal The Sikrit earlier?
astri13
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
Did he tell anything about why they didn't reveal The Sikrit earlier?

Ha. Get this, there was a version of the Finale in which Arthur NEVER found out. But they didn`t do that because it would have "cheated the audience". *crazy*

But they were never ever ever ever going to reveal it before the final episode. That was their plan, they wanted the secret till the last minute. Why? They were in love with the idea of keeping the secret. No further reason than that.
leelust
Jan. 23rd, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
OMG! No, really OMFG!!!! I can't believe it! I can't belive how stupid and blind they are to what'd be better for the show and to what fans want to see!!!!
Somehow Merlin writers remind me of spn ones. Is it a special tv *flu* or something that makes all the wroters working there so stupid? And blind and arrogant? cause really? thry could not even reveal it in the end!?!!! OMG!!!!
I miss Arthur very much but i'm SOOOO glad this show is over! The less stupidity on my screen the better.
rheasilvia
Jan. 22nd, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's the safety he feels by virtue of the show being over - now that everything's set in stone, as it were, he feels no need to defend his unfolding vision against people who have their own idea of how it should go. He probably feels that he's done everything so well and so clearly in the best possible way that he can now let go of all previous "get off my lawn you pesky kids *I* am creating this" bluster.

It's really amazing how many shows go bad after an excellent start. I haven't fallen for a show in years and kept liking it to the end. Smallville, Supernatural, Merlin... god, X-Files was even worse in its way.
astri13
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's the safety he feels by virtue of the show being over - now that everything's set in stone, as it were, he feels no need to defend his unfolding vision against people who have their own idea of how it should go.

I agree but to me that`s really childish behaviour. Either you stand behind your vision the whole time or not at all.

It's really amazing how many shows go bad after an excellent start.

I know. And a certain drop in quality, I even expect the longer a show goes on because there are only so many things you can do and keep it fresh. Procedurals work better this way because they are kinda never fresh. :D

But genre shows especially? Oy. And the more I get emotionally invested in it, the harder the letdown. Especially in the last few years.

I wasn`t too happy with how Buffy went in the end but good god, it is NOTHING compared to how much much Supernatural has sucked since Season 5. And that will probably go on to ten.

Merlin was a travesty in a lot of ways.

Smallville, I couldn`t even keep up with because they didn`t rest until every character, relationship or plotpoint that had ever worked was retroactively destroyed.
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