Blogathon 2006 (21 of 48): Crossing over
Published July 29, 2006
We have now officially started a new day!
I was thinking, earlier, about how rubbish television is. I love watching it and I spend much too much time in front of that grey box in the corner of my living room, but it’s actually getting quite predictable.
The thing that most dramas are based on know is the lack of communication. The only way soaps can have so many bust ups between characters and so many love affairs and relationship crises, is that they never talk to each other. Nobody does.
The most common phrase in soap history is: “I didn’t tell you because I knew how you’d react.”
That’s such a ridiculous thing to say. You can never know for sure how someone is going to react. And even if you do, it’s going to be better if they hear it from you, than finding out another way.
I’m guilty of it too, in the stories that I write. However, I do try and stay away from the more obvious cliches, and I refuse to write that sentence in any script I write ever.
In reality, Mr C and I talk about everything. Not a day goes by where I am not bursting to tell him something. It might not always be good news but I always want to share it with him. And I like to think that if there was a problem between us or with an outside source, that we would talk to each other and sort it out that way, rather than the soap opera secret way.
It’s just common sense, isn’t it?