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For 6 years you have been enthralling us with your show, capturing the audience unlike any other show before, torturing us with unexpected twists, turns and cliffhangers, finding storylines that no one ever predicted, and sticking to a formula that worked so well – characters that acted in ways which were unexpected yet ultimately, understandable and plausible. It is what made OF so different to everything else on our screens.
Sadly, last night, you left that formula. You ditched the most important aspect of characterisation in my view – that characters act according to the person you have outlined over time. That their actions are true to them unless there is a psychologically sound reason for them to act out-of-character.
In my opinion, Judd screwing Pascalle is totally out of character for him, and thus, not plausible. You have jerked his character around to suit the plot, a cheap storyline which is meant to shock the audience. A goal you have, once again, achieved.
What a shame that you have destroyed the story of Cheryl and Judd with this incomprehensible twist. The reason why I started watching OF and why I have been sticking with it are those two characters and the story you have created around them.
‘This is Outrageous Fortune,’ I hear you say. ‘There are no happy endings for anyone.’ True. It always seemed too much to wish for some kind of happiness for those two. But to wreck it in that way? There would have been many other ways to break these two up if that is what you really wanted. Admittedly, as a huge fan of Cheryl and Judd, I would have never been happy with any break up between them. But to break them up in a way which is so unlikely and out of character is really disappointing. Sadly, this episode has destroyed something which had incredible appeal, depth and chemistry.
Which leads to my next question – why have you reduced the character of Cheryl to a shadow of her former self? There is no depth to her any longer. Is she is doomed to spend the entire season on the phone? But that’s another topic for another post sometime, maybe.
No way in hell am I going to stop watching. Otherwise I would have left many weeks back. One disappointing season in anyone's opinion doesn't change my overall outlook of OF. It's built up over many years, and to show my appreciation for its uniquesness I will be sitting by, waiting for the final outcome to say goodbye to some of my favourite television characters ever to be created... by a bunch of Kiwis lol! Now that's saying something. It's not a stupid US series that has taken my heart, it's a beautiful, well written, acted and produced little Kiwi show that makes me blubber just writing this. OMG I'm the biggest sook. All I can say is thank you for taking us on this journey. Whether we like it or not. Oh and I knew this would be James Griffin's work. Tearing these characters apart lol!
Dude thats un called for....