Oops, here’s something that should long be buried and done. But since I can’t leave this unfinished, I am going to quickly get through the last of the questions in 2019.
OTPs – what is your favourite pairing of RA’s past work?
Is there any couple I really truly ship? When looking at the bigger roles RA has played, most of the pairings were slightly problematic. Sir Guy was madly infatuated with Marian but she only led him on. No go. Lucas North was deceived by his one true love and his second love, only to be then given an unconvincing true first love. So, nah. Thornton and Hale – oh god, don’t get me started 😂
’nuff said . Thorin never really had an OT and I am not really into Bagginshield. No go. Porter and Danii? Wasn’t really fleshed out, so no go. Proctor and wife – problematic relationship. Greta and Chop – junkie love, so: no. Philip Durrant cheats, as do Lee and Paul. Kevin and Sandra get divorced. Gary and the tornado tart? Unconvincing. There are basically only two relationships left here that have the potential for an OTP:
So, in the spirit of this week – I am going to choose Dolly and Reba. Disregarding the whole sorry end of the affair, the two of them were different enough to have an interesting dynamic in their relationship. Definite plus: that certain “rescuability” that so many women romantically fall for; the “she/I can change him for the better”. And Reba does that beautifully in this show. Yes, I totally know that we are talking about a serial killer here. But this is totally fictional, so I’ll keep all the usual moral considerations out of my choice today. Anyway no further detail – because I know that some readers here haven’t watched the show yet
but might do so this week. There’ll be something to talk about then.
As for the Dansther? I do like the pairing – mainly for the
stupid superficial fact that Esther is a German woman. That makes the whole relationship somehow more relatable for me. No, I haven’t dated a spy. Yet. *haha* But in a way their relationship is doomed to fail. Not because of what is currently happening in BS3 but because I doubt that the constant secrecy of a spy’s life is particularly conducive to a romantic relationship. Especially when both are professionals in the same field. Not to mention the constant professional rivalry. Ugh. It would drive me bonkers. Maybe if they both retired and rode into the sunset, things might be OTP… But hey, I’ll already be happy if Daniel survives at all.
Anyway, while we are at it – I am planning to watch episodes 8 to 10 tomorrow and then write a post and open the discussion. I am only going to watch the Fangirl Cut, i.e. Dolly’s scenes only. If you want to join in but wonder what this “Fangirl Cut” is – get in touch with me bts and I’ll sort you out!