(continued...) It's poor writing that has dismissed and tainted a good quality character due to the writerâ€™s limited imagination and storyline ability. Furthermore, please stop with the Lemon versus Wade cheating similarities in order to justify how okay this storyline is because again; the poor writing in this show has always left viewers unsure about what the setup even was with Lemon and George when he went to New York. At one point early on it was stated he asked Lemon to go to New York and she had said no, so they broke things off. Then the next minute we're being told they were actually in a long distance relationship whilst Lemon was cheating with Lavon. Who friggin knowsâ€¦ I think we all tried to make sense of it as best we could and finished with â€œwell, they mustâ€™ve been togetherâ€�. Iâ€™d say the storyline was mistakenly altered along the way due to an exec producer forgetting the minor details in her own show. For this reason, we were also not heavily invested in Lemon and George. Yes, they were a cute couple we enjoyed watching at times, but we never saw the intense chemistry that the characters Zoe and Wade demonstrated. So, for Wade to crave Zoe like he did, and crave wanting to be a better guy to then just switch and think, yeah no, cheating is now something Iâ€™m capable of and to a woman I adore; yes, majority of the fans have definitely been left blind sighted, upset about the future of the show, and those behind the scenes capable of careless decisions.
Lol, Coori. I'm pretty sure we're just clinging onto the hope that this show will find its way back. It's just he stated something like "baby, please forgive me, I'll do anything to make it up to you" and somebody would only show that kind or remorse, guilt, etc. if they were guilty. I feel like this show is officially a sinking ship (because the ship has been sunk - get it! I'll stop now.) :D But seriously, I love those handful of viewers and reviews that state "this isn't out of character for Wade" ... "they had to break up at some point". No. His character was never explained to be a cheater but instead, a guy that enjoyed being single and any storyline around Tansy (his one serious relationship with another woman) never hinted toward cheating because it's a character trait many would not be able to support. We all knew the writers would eventually write in a break-up but cheating is a drastic option. It's poor writing that has dismissed and tainted a good quality character due to the writerâ€™s limited imagination and storyline ability.
(continued) The writers had gold there with Zoe and Wade but now, it's all just a mess and has left viewers unsure about those who call the shots behind the scenes.
Just to add, the honest and strange truth is - I just don't know if all the viewers could get past this extreme character choice (myself included). Yes, it's a TV show but we want to cheer on the people we relate to, or just like. In reality, not all viewers themselves would be swayed to stay, return, or support a guy that cheated on her, or her friend, or relative because that trust in their character is gone. So even the best TV writing can't shake that niggling feeling some viewers will now have. There's also the issue with the writers and trusting that they have your most loved characters in their care. This isn't Game of Thrones where one character you adore can be killed off but never mind because three others have just stolen the limelight with their own storyline. Hart of Dixie is a small cast, a light-hearted show, with simplified storylines. The writers had gold there with Zoe and Wade but now, it's all just a mess and has left viewers unsure about those who call the shots behind the scenes.
I just feel like your comment is spot on Seema. "I just read the comments on another site that mention (and I think ppl might have mentioned this here already too) how Tansy told Zoe in season 1 that it would be "her loss" if she didn't get with Wade. Why would she have come back to bluebell and built up Wade like that if he was really a cheater all along? If she knew about his "car battery" excuse from when they were together, then the season 1 thing didn't make sense. Wade did always seem like while he had vices, he was a man with integrity who rly cared about people in his life (his father, etc.) I'm now officially on the bandwagon of "these writers are terrible" because continuity and character growth seem to be real problems for them to illustrate." !!!!! Whole heartedly agree.
I know... I actually really liked Mindy and Sam together. I would love it if they somehow brought him back to actually be her long distance boyfriend and possible fight for endgame. They were perfect together... it's like he calmed down Mindy's awkwardness whilst she was still herself. They were just really sweet and hilarious at the same time. Danny and Mindy... I mean, I get it, kind of. I can see the hints where they start to put moments in place for those two to be together in the long run but I also don't really get that need to want to cheer them on in the romance department.
The only thing that will rectify this is if I see Zoe and Wade in a devastated argument full of tears. Wade crying, and Zoe crying with exhausted fists of anger to his chest. Even then, this is a pretty messed up situation the writers have made for themselves. Viewers have spent forever cheering them on and just like that we're all back to the pilot again. This time with Zoe having a damn good reason to actually not like Wade. Debra Jo Rupp - her acting when she explained her experience with a cheating partner "...and my world just, stopped." she was fantastic on the episode.
Side note, I've always adored what Wade's father Earl can bring to the show as a character but whenever I see him take part in a flash mob, all I wonder is "what the hell am I watching?" It makes zero sense that that man would be involved in a flash mob and only slowly chips away at a quality created character.
(Continued...) my eyes out watching it. Instead I'm being infuriated by silly out of character events. The concept that the writers COMPLETELY MISSED is that EVERYBODY feels like a fraud (insert: the fraud police speech) so Zoe could've been able to relate to Wade not feeling good enough because EVERYBODY has moments where they feel like they're not good enough. But instead... let's just throw in a cheating scandal, that's clever writing, right? Anyway, we'll see what this weeks ep has to offer :/
Yeah, I'm with Kate on this episode - "Can we have one episode where they are not having relationship problems?!? I mean, it seems that all they do is fight and then make up in some adorable way in the end." Exactly. My sister-in-law and I talk about the show and we both agree that they're not very good at writing an actual couple. They constantly need to find drama for them and the drama is forever negative. I swear to god these writers need to break out their box set of 'Friends' and take notes on Monica and Chandler (even that would probably be too difficult for them to change out events to relate to Zoe and Wade). It just makes no sense for his character who is madly in love with her to see a another woman and just go... yep, let's do this. No. It's easy writing... that's all it is. To give them a chance to both act out a scene where it's truly difficult for Wade to explain his fears to Zoe, push for both actors to show their acting skills... and for me to sit there crying my eyes out watching it. Instead I'm being infuriated by silly out of character events. The concept that the writers COMPLETELY MISSED is that EVERYBODY feels like a fraud (insert: the fraud police speech) so Zoe could've been able to relate to Wade not feeling good enough because EVERYBODY has moments where they feel like they're not good enough. But instead... let's just throw in a cheating scandal, that's clever writing, right? Anyway, we'll see what this weeks ep has to offer :/
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