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See but they showed very little of her PTSD. They were just like "oh here sister died and she's sad, but now here's the love story" and it just felt unrealistic to me. I bet I'd also take notice if I met the love of my life in that situation, but wouldn't you think the situation at hand would be more important and that ANY romance would only really come after? Instead with her it was just "Gale" this and "Peeta" that. In the first book it was "Things are bright and pretty" and "My dress is gorgeous" and I just kinda got burned out on it. Its a great story but some of the prose and voice just didn't land with me. I'm super picky sadly.


I'm getting the box set for Christmas, so I'll give this more thought when I re-read. Just judging by my memory, I thought the trauma and romance were handled well. I don't recall the 'romance' part of it, being as high school drama-esque as you seem to think it was. I think it made sense that Katniss would go to Peeta for comfort. For much of the trilogy, though not at the beginning, he was one of the few she could trust. He also knew what she was going through, because he had been in the Hunger Games too. And I really don't remember a love triangle. I only found out about the whole Team Peeta/Team Gale thing after I'd read them and it surprised me. Gale was the one she assumed she would end up with, if she ended up with anyone at all, but after that it was all Peeta because the Games had changed her and by the time she saw Gale again in Mockingjay, it was pretty clear that things wouldn't work out between them. Gale was also absent for much of the trilogy. I imagine it's just fangirls blowing things out of proportion.

Oh, and about the 'my dress is so pretty', I remember pretty clearly Katniss being sickened by the whole thing.


Actually at that point she kind of fell in love with the attention. The problem I had with the trilogy is that it was written to cater to a crowd that needed the violence in context. To me it sounds like it was written by a sixteen year old girl, but not one that has that mentality of having grown up in that. I know I'm the only one that sees this but it really is there. First person perspective took away from it for me.
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At this point I'll agree to disagree. Wink
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Reepicheep wrote:
At this point I'll agree to disagree. Wink


Deal Smile

And this video will seal it!

http://youtu.be/tj4491K75oI
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Haha. I've still yet to see that show.
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Huzzah!

So...which of you was Barney and which was Ted in this Gentlemen's Agreement? Wink

Back to the subject of overrated media, so far, I think Doctor Who is overrated. Now, before anyone murders me, I am fully willing to take it back if I begin loving it in later series.
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I never understood the appeal of Doctor Who, I agree.
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I'm on Series 2 and am only mildly interested, at best. If I'm going to watch the BBC, I'm way more invested in Merlin and Sherlock.
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I only liked the David Tennant series to be honest. Find the episode titled "Blink" and I think you may enjoy it more, that's the one that got me hooked. Doctor Who is overrated to me to.

And I think I'll claim Barney simply because I love Neil Patrick Harris Wink
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Series two is rubbish, just stick with it.
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"Blink" is the one with the Weeping Angels, yes?

I must admit that I found the beginning of Series 1 to be dead boring. It got a little better once I reached "Dalek", but I still can't work up much enthusiasm for it. I don't quite understand why so many people adore it, but I'm going to stick with it at least until I get to Eleven.

@Caedus: I'm going to picture you and Reep and Barney and Ted for the next couple days. Just saying. Smile
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
"Blink" is the one with the Weeping Angels, yes?


Blink almost gave me a heart attack first time I watched it. Whole family was taken aback at one moment!
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"Blink" is the one with the Weeping Angels, yes?


Blink almost gave me a heart attack first time I watched it. Whole family was taken aback at one moment!


Same! Plus Carey Mulligan is just an amazing actress, one of my favorite guest stars!
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I have been informed by many a fan that it is THE episode to watch.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I have been informed by many a fan that it is THE episode to watch.


Well let me be one more person to add to that! Its a smart episode that is complicated in a smiplistic way and the doctor is barely in it. Its all about the characters.
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