Monday, February 26, 2007

The end is hear - OC finale

I like teen-dramas; Party of 5, Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, all series which i have really enjoyed. The finale of the Oc played last weekend and having mulled it over, i think it ended perfectly. Its a shame it ended only after 4 seasons but it went out strong.
At its heart it was a tale of redemption for (lack of a better word) badboy Ryan, who through the kindness of others leaves his past and finds a place. I think most people probably enjoyed Seth's character more and were frustrated at his open ended future "Sure he marries Summer but does he become a comic artist? movie critic? real estate developer?"
I don't think it mattered, rich upper-class kid was always going to be comfortable, his arc was to be living happily ever after with Summer.
(It feels kind of silly blogging this but the reasons why i like prime time soap opera and comics are pretty close)
But many series finales have kind of sucked, leaving me frustrated "what happened to so and so!" wondering how did their character arc end. Lindsay Weir (Freaks and Geeks) just jumping into the Kombi van to follow the Grateful Dead, similar to the Roswell kids driving around in their Kombi - being a fan of chcracters and narrative i just want to know what would happen next.
(don't suggest reading fanfic - please)
So i like the whole "so and so went on to do blah, so and so became a blah..." ending Dawson's and OC used (or the burnt earth solution of Forever Knight and Pretender.)

And now i have no teen soap to fill in my tv watching quota.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

True, but might I suggest making soap out of teens ala "fight club"? just something to tide you over until the next one.

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