03.19.2012 
Everwood (2002-2006)
Been watching it for the longest time. I dragged through the first season for months, but it really swept me in by the second one and before I knew it, I was watching it instead of reading for my courses. Happily for my academic performance, I finished it last Friday.
The thing I liked most about it were the honesty of the characters. Some plot lines and even characters annoyed me but the main characters - Amy, Ephram, Andy, Bright, Harold and Nina - were sometimes written with such raw honesty that my eyes couldn’t help but get moist. I’m not going to lie to you, I did get bored during some episodes because, yes, it’s a family drama and tidbits of it are predictable, like when there’s a secret, you can bet it’s gonna come out and blow all the temporary perfectness to pieces. But the lines, oh the lines were truly heartfelt. And in the end, the dialogue makes all the difference for me and, I’m sure, for all avid readers out there. After all, the central character is sort of a nerd and both female teens like to read, this isn’t going to revolve around stupid cheerleading drama. These teens acknowledge when they’re just being silly and overreacting and when they’re not, they’re just going through serious messed up shit. I mean, that’s how I like my characters: growing, gathering knowledge about themselves and other people they’re in relationships with.
Finally, it’s funny, but the characters don’t all have the same type of humour like they get in, say, Gilmore Girls (don’t get me wrong, I loved that show, but for someone that isn’t a fan of the fast talk comedic formula, it doesn’t really work). Ephram is hilarious in a very sarcastic way, not unlike his father, Andy, but obviously sans the awful puns. Amy has a thing for contextual jokes and Bright is just dumbly funny. Oh, and Harold, the one that provoked most of the laugh-out-loud moments was the joke in most of them. He also has this very Gilmore-ian quality about him in that he uses long words in elliptic sentences to get across his malicious opinions.
I know this is too long for a tv-show but let’s just say I got attached.
The end.

Everwood (2002-2006)

Been watching it for the longest time. I dragged through the first season for months, but it really swept me in by the second one and before I knew it, I was watching it instead of reading for my courses. Happily for my academic performance, I finished it last Friday.

The thing I liked most about it were the honesty of the characters. Some plot lines and even characters annoyed me but the main characters - Amy, Ephram, Andy, Bright, Harold and Nina - were sometimes written with such raw honesty that my eyes couldn’t help but get moist. I’m not going to lie to you, I did get bored during some episodes because, yes, it’s a family drama and tidbits of it are predictable, like when there’s a secret, you can bet it’s gonna come out and blow all the temporary perfectness to pieces. But the lines, oh the lines were truly heartfelt. And in the end, the dialogue makes all the difference for me and, I’m sure, for all avid readers out there. After all, the central character is sort of a nerd and both female teens like to read, this isn’t going to revolve around stupid cheerleading drama. These teens acknowledge when they’re just being silly and overreacting and when they’re not, they’re just going through serious messed up shit. I mean, that’s how I like my characters: growing, gathering knowledge about themselves and other people they’re in relationships with.

Finally, it’s funny, but the characters don’t all have the same type of humour like they get in, say, Gilmore Girls (don’t get me wrong, I loved that show, but for someone that isn’t a fan of the fast talk comedic formula, it doesn’t really work). Ephram is hilarious in a very sarcastic way, not unlike his father, Andy, but obviously sans the awful puns. Amy has a thing for contextual jokes and Bright is just dumbly funny. Oh, and Harold, the one that provoked most of the laugh-out-loud moments was the joke in most of them. He also has this very Gilmore-ian quality about him in that he uses long words in elliptic sentences to get across his malicious opinions.

I know this is too long for a tv-show but let’s just say I got attached.

The end.

 03.16.2012 

"Life is supposed to surprise you. I bet you you’ve got a picture in your mind about how everything’s gonna turn out for you — what you’re gonna do, who you’re gonna be with. And I’m sure your dad had a picture, too. But there are windows that don’t stay open forever, missed opportunities that never come back to you. And waiting for them doesn’t necessarily mean you’re strong or even right. Sometimes it just means that you’re afraid to change the picture."

— Jake to Ephram, Foreverwood, Everwood series finale

 03.2.2012 

when will this amanda-dr. brown silliness eeenddd? she is so unlikeable, i mean not even her manner about things, but rather her expectations and principles, uh she’s gross.

 01.31.2012 

"Frivolous pursuits? Like ironing your shirts, making your bed, raising our children, sweeping out the garage? I love our life, Harold, but I do not love cleaning toilets. This is time I take out of my life because I love you. Time when I could be reading or painting or gardening or seeing the world. This is what I give up. This is what I give of myself to make our marriage work. Now what do you give up for me?"

— Rose in Everwood, season 1, episode 8

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