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Concomitance

ConcomitanceDawn didn't like Passions. Feigning an interest was just an excuse to see Spike. The beauty of her plan gave her uninterrupted time to curl up beside him while they watched the programme.

How was Dawn to know it was also her mother's favourite programme?

That little secret had been well kept, until a chance encounter threw them together during the show's timeslot. It made it tough to surreptitiously snuggle hot vampires when your mother was sitting beside you, so Dawn was forced to watch the show. To her horror she found herself joining in their debate over the plot.

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spikedawnchallenge #7: beauty
open_on_sundaychallenge #109: guilty pleasures

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fatale
25th Apr, 2005 00:59 (UTC)
Is it bad that I think the idea that Spike likes Passions unbearably cute?
redwolf
25th Apr, 2005 02:56 (UTC)
Spike and Joyce were addicted to the show. I didn't even realise it was real until I stumbled over it one day.
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redwolf
25th Apr, 2005 02:56 (UTC)
Thanks!
jans_intentions
25th Apr, 2005 01:34 (UTC)
Crafty Dawn. ;)
redwolf
25th Apr, 2005 02:56 (UTC)
Until Joyce got involved.
sanda56
25th Apr, 2005 15:41 (UTC)
Used to love the way Spike and Joyce got on so well. No, of course it was nothing to me being the same age as her! ;)

Like the way you've used their interest in the same TV show to cause a temporary problem for Dawn.
redwolf
25th Apr, 2005 22:41 (UTC)
I liked how Spike and Joyce got along too.
kseenaa
25th Apr, 2005 16:21 (UTC)
How cute! *grin*
redwolf
25th Apr, 2005 22:41 (UTC)
Thanks muchly!
irishvampire13
26th Apr, 2005 05:20 (UTC)
That is what I despise about soaps, lol! The actors suck, the writers suck. The plotlines suck. But the worst thing of all about them is that you end up knowing the plotlines if you have nothing else to watch! Oh, the horror! Lol. :)
redwolf
26th Apr, 2005 05:46 (UTC)
I won't go into the horror of Australian soaps, but the US daytime soaps are bizarre. You can go back to watching them years later and they're still on the same plotline, although some times the actors are different.

The formatting of US daytime soaps is also strange. It's carefully broken down into small fragments, so absolutely nothing can progress. I was once told there was some science based on attention span behind this, which may be true as some of the trash pseudo-documentaries do the same thing, but I just find it annoying.
irishvampire13
26th Apr, 2005 07:00 (UTC)
Yeah, it borders on the absurd. It's like the writers wonder to themselves, "Which character do we kill off? And how many different ways can we kill them off? Have we killed them off this way before?" Ugh. I do respect how the actors are able to memorize a new script nearly every day. Other than that, just...euhgghgh.

As for Australian soaps, I dare not wonder. Sounds like they're dreadful, too, hehe. But if they're airing ours where you live, then I apologize on behalf of all my fellow American soap-haters. :D

Yeah, I noticed that lack of progression thing the last time the Dish was turned off and I couldn't find anything else. It really surprised me, because I somehow ended up actually paying attention to the whole episode, and when it ended, I was left with this feeling of utter pointlessness. I'm thinking of what that says about the attention span/apparent intelligence of the average adult American (another good test of this is how many of us know our own national anthem), and it makes me glad I'm not average. Also makes me a little more disgusted with this country, but that's beside the point.
redwolf
26th Apr, 2005 09:02 (UTC)
For some reason the Brits go nuts for Australian soaps. This still strikes me as insane considering some of the quality stuff they send our way, but they took Kylie Minogue away, so yay.

Neighbours is an appallingly bad local soap. I heard recently that the scripts had been sold to a US company to be remade with a US cast. I'm struggling to think of a good US remake that involves studio monkeys. So imagine any tiny fragment of goodness that exists in those scripts, dumbed down to where some studio exec thinks the US audience will get it. I don't expect it to survive beyond pilot.

But saying that, the morons at Warner Bros passed on Global Frequency, so they'd probably love Neighbours.

On the US production front, I'd like to see the end of continual clones of the same law and crime programmes and all reality shows killed. How about some originality? Think outside the box for a change.
irishvampire13
26th Apr, 2005 20:54 (UTC)
Yeah, a lot of stuff doesn't make it past the pilot stage around here. Thank goodness.

I actually like 'Law & Order' and its first two spinoffs; haven't seen 'Trial By Jury' yet. But there has been a disgusting increase of reality shows over the past few years that seriously needs to call it quits.

~~How about some originality?~~
I agree; I've often said the same thing. It's suddenly become a sin in the TV universe to be creative. Enough with the voyeurism, screw making people face their worst fears, leave the I'm-recovering-from-the-hell-life-put-me-through garbage to the psychiatrist and the patient-doctor confidentiality. It doesn't need to be on the air.
stars91
26th Apr, 2005 15:20 (UTC)
Very cute! I love it!
redwolf
26th Apr, 2005 22:46 (UTC)
Thanks muchly!
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