This is what I meant in that last bullet point with an explanation:
1. I am looking forward to seeing what happens when Lauren returns. I want her to come back and want to see what happens with her and Bo (that's why I mentioned Team Doccubus).
2. Despite awaiting her return, I didn't miss her presence in the episodes. They were solid without her due to the addition of Ryan for this arc. Bo wouldn't have learned what she needed from him if Lauren was around.
I hope that helps clarify what I meant by that bullet point. The thought I was trying to convey was not accurately written.
If you want to believe I have something against Lauren and am all about Dyson, I doubt that I'll be able to change your mind. But, it just isn't the case at this point in the season.
Most of the negativity has come from my last bullet point. I stepped away for a day and reread it today as a Lauren fan and I now understand how you interpreted it. The point I was trying to make was not clear at all and was interpreted almost the opposite of how I meant it(sometimes happens when writing a review quickly after an episode and late at night. Unfortunately.) So, I will try again and elaborate on my reasoning.
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I feel that I need to further clarify my position on Lauren. Please see my initial comments below. Also, everyone is free to share their opinion, but I don't want to see name calling or personal attacks on the reviews. I will delete those if they start to happen. So far, the discussion has been lively but free of any those types of comments, which is good.
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DeAnn-- I call things like I see them. It has become blinding apparent that a few of the US reviewers view Lauren as a plot device and marginalize her by either ignoring her contributions to plot & characterization or use some form of derogatory language describing what she does.
If it was just a few one offs here and there, I wouldn't care-> it's just fiction, all characters have flaws, & it's just an opinion. But it has become a distrubing pattern over the course of 26 episode reviews. And I don't think it's cool to poke at fans of the show that like Bo & Lauren together on an episode review that doesn't even include said character.
It's odd. It's bully-like. And if a "tv" reviewer and not a "shipper" reviewer ever spoke of Dyson this way for 26-odd episodes, I would hope... that you would get up and say something.
Hell yes, I miss Lauren. She keeps Bo in check and is an integral part of the show. Zoie Palmer and Anna Silk have tremendous amount of chemistry and the show only loses when that dynamic is gone. By adding a completely new character serving as nothing but a plot device, you alienate your fanbase and your lead character by isolating her from everyone else. It took Lauren and Kenzi gone for ONE episode for Bo to act completely reckless. Ryan is never going to be a good match for her.
I hope Dyson gets his love back soon because unfortunately he is only defined by his love, that's how one dimensional and utterly pathetic he is. At least the old Dyson was somewhat tolerable instead of just being there, sucking the fun out of an already boring episode with his broodiness.
I hope that all the different shippers keep being allowed to have their opinions aired in the comments, but I don't think that sniping at the reviewer is in any way productive. She has a right to her opinion just like everyone else.
If you don't agree with her, fine, you can state your opinion about the relationships in the show and how you feel about an episode without denigrating the reviewer or her review. You can agree to disagree without the vitriol.
I agree with the reviewer that I didn't miss Lauren either...she's a boring character and from what I have seen has very little chemistry with Bo. She is a wimpy character who is a slave to the Ash, all for the girlfriend whom she really loves, Nadia. She can't have as meaningful a relationship with Bo if she is in love with Nadia (and she actually has chemistry with Nadia, from what I've seen so far). I am not a fan of Ryan and Bo's relationship because Ryan is dark fae, is skeevy, and has so far tried to hurt Kenzi's boyfriend by getting him into a death spiral with the Morrigan. Though I was glad that Kenzi got him out of it, I, too, worry what the Morrigan will require of Kenzi as a favor. And I also want Dyson to get his love back from the Norn ASAP. We haven't seen the fun and sexy Dyson for awhile. I miss him! I miss his relationship with Bo, which seemed to make both of them happy. I hope that all the different shippers keep being allowed to have their opinions aired in the comments, but I don't think that sniping at the reviewer is in any way productive. She has a right to her opinion just like everyone else.
@faefand8 Well, actually, Bo not caring for Dyson is not ''sudden''. She still cared about him for the first few episodes of the season but seeing as that situation was hopeless, she moved on to someone better: Lauren (yeah, yeah, I'm a Doccubus fan! Sue me! lol). Anyway, the question is, did she suddenly stopped caring for Lauren? ^_^
Anyway, I guess this is one of the very few thing that Team Dyson and Team Lauren can agree on: Ryan sucks!!! ^_^
As for the whole comments on the review: Yes, the reviewer is entitled to her opinion, but so are we! That's what is called freedom of speech! Heck, no one here is asking her to stop her reviews, but by freedom of speech, we are very much allowed to be pissed at them for being openly ''anti-Lauren'' (by, for exemple, putting an anti-Lauren comment on a review for an episode in which she wasn't even there!)
Fran-- I think its ok for me to be pissed when digs are made consistantly towards one character. You can totally hate on Lauren. I get that this is a review and its an opinion. But I'm sick to death of reviewer after reviewer do nothing but piss on her contributions to plot and story. If she's entitled to be biased, as you state, than I'm entitled to saying its BS. I think its divisive and wrong to put down any ship on the show. And its crazy to make a dig on a character who isn't even in this episode.
ryan = worst character ever. i agree with others that he adds absolutely nothing to the show and actually brings it down by isolating bo who is acting like she is 12 from everyone she cares about. how about she takes a look at dyson? does she suddenly not care for him anymore?
also, there is nothing wrong with not being impartial as long as you admit to it. I assume that's the problem fans of the show have with this particular reviewer. it's crystal clear you are looking at the show through your dyson goggles and that's alright (I admit i sometimes do it too), but admitting to it would be the right thing to do instead of poking fans in the hopes of getting them to react and actually comment.
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