Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It feels like a bummer even when it's not

You know that old saying, Be Careful What You Wish For?

I usually abide by it – being careful to examine the pros and cons of anything I might want. I more often than not decide getting something isn’t as much fun as wanting it.
Except when it comes to romance.

Let’s face it, the reason I write romance is because I’m a frustrated shipper. There have been so many love stories I’ve rooted for, then been bitterly disappointed at the way they played out...Mulder and Scully, Sam Carter and Jack O’Neill, Chloe Sullivan and Clark Kent...the list goes on.

Yesterday I was perusing the new TV Guide and I found out that I will be getting something I wished for. And now I’m not sure I’m happy about knowing.

The Guide let spill [and I do have to question why?] that Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan from BONES will finally be ‘hooking up’ in this year’s season finale. When I read this I said...Oh yay!...oh. Yay?

First of all, what’s the point of dragging out a shippy relationship if you’re just going to spill the beans to TV Guide before it gets fun? Half the enjoyment of being a hopeless shipper is tuning in each week with your fingers crossed that your favorite couple will take another baby step closer to third base.

Don’t get me wrong, for once, it will be nice to get to see a couple actually become a couple rather than having to write fan fic about it. But seriously – now that I know, the hoping, wishing and wanting isn’t as much fun anymore. They might as well just air the finale now and get it over with.


Anna said...

I love what Seely and Brennan have going on. Their flirt sessions are great. But I think it's a bad idea for them to hook up. Yikes!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I hope the writers can handle it. Very few TV relationships can survive any actual forward momentum without imploding because all the writers seem to know is how to make it awkward. And I think that's exactly the direction this will go. Look what happened to Angela and Hodgins.

Kristen Painter said...

Wow, not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it might be great, but based on what tv writers usually do, it will probably end up being a train wreck.

Jen said...

Well considering that this season he's hallucinated "Lucky Luc" and the dead soldier, maybe this will be a dream too?