|Inspired by TV dramas:
||[Jul. 8th, 2006|12:29 pm]
The Question Club
I've been watching a lot of mindless crap on the TV recently (I love weekends!), and noticed on more than one show a phenomenon that makes me wonder: what IS the right way to go about it?|
A common plot line in these shows (90210, Melrose, Days, among others) is an estranged character showing up out of the blue. On TV, this happens in a number of ways: a late night "surprise!" phone call, a heartfelt letter, showing up at your ex's wedding when you were thought to be dead...... you get my drift. So, what is the best way to, for lack of a better term, re-introduce yourself to someone? Show up in person, call, or write? Does the method change depending on who it is? (child you gave up for adoption, former business partner, friend, wife who you left after a dreadful accident gave you amnesia?)
I know, I over-analyze shows too much. But its the only way I can rationalize watching cotton candy TV - by trying to make book-group type discussion out of it. You should hear my best friend & I discussing the finer points of the father/daughter dynamic in Little house On The Prairie!