camelliayao Posted March 24, 2016 Posted March 24, 2016 (edited) 1 hour ago, wowbagger said: .....Have we known for a while that Amy isn't a big fan of the RA? The RA whose detail regarding financial instability and intelligent dog uprisings she touted? The RA that's 'more than hot. It's binding'? Do we really think that one exchange in an episode that seems riddled with unearned drama and continuity goofs is adequate to undo everything else we have observed about the Shamy relationship? And- even if we're willing to accept the veracity of this doubtless meticulously-drawn exchange- I must regretfully excuse myself from the cosy, all-embracing 'that's our Amy'. That is not my Amy. My Amy was a manic eccentric who threw around Chaucer quotations and whose boundaries-pushing, restless curiosity about life and experiences made her inappropriate, frequently disturbing but always individual. My Amy, even when she set out to manipulate her boyfriend, explained her plan of attack and rationale with such pitiless clarity that it was obvious that she was no longer manipulating her boyfriend, but-with justifiable pride- showing off her awesome intellect. My Amy was a creature of verbal dexterity and an absolute, resolute, unflinching earnestness about matters that would strike anybody (except her boyfriend) as ridiculous or tedious or both. My Amy thought she was The Shit. She was boundlessly arrogant and had no problems displaying the fact. My Amy was not a passive-aggressive manipulator who pretended to participate in her boyfriend's concerns only to get what she wanted, and she wouldn't rub her deceit in his face in a staggeringly cruel burlesque of his own sincere interests and coping mechanisms. My Amy was not a seething pile of insecurities and jealousies who would-successfully!- plot to isolate her boyfriend from the people he loves and who love him. My Amy, in short, was not The Absolute Stonking Worst. I'm sorry, I know this is harsh and I truly don't mean to single you out. But I have been increasingly irate at how little actual depth or richness is allowed to Amy this season, and this episode has had her lurch into some sort of discount telenovela villain, and I just can. Not. The creators of this show seem to have this weird concept of love that once people become couples, they can't be best friends or soul mates anymore. Even though Amy was portrayed as Sheldon's true match, once she becomes his girlfriend, all of sudden she's annoying and manipulating and inconsiderate. Also, people on the show are allowed to show affection towards anyone excpet for their partners. So Penny can be all sweet and caring with Sheldon. She wanted to hug him when he told stories about his miserable childhood; she prepared for days for his birthday party. But when it comes to her husband, those horrible things that happened to Leonard? Well he probably brought it on himself. And Leonard's birthday? Meh who has time to remember that. Seriously, what is the problem with the writers!? They're ruining Amy AND Penny. And I think they have no problem ruining Bernie too if not for the fact that she's pregant. Are all romantic relationships gonna fail in the writers eyes? Are all couples be together only for the sake of having sex and people can only have emotional bonds with those who they don't sleep with? I'm having a really hard time understanding why the writers do any of these things. It makes no sense... Edited March 24, 2016 by camelliayao Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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