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20 May 2009 @ 07:19 pm
Favorite Characters  
So now that we're really into this season, which character is your favorite?

I dunno...I'm not feeling any of the characters. I'm hoping it will improve.
Shannonshannon_elaine on May 21st, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Walter. Definitely.
Kellyvictorian_lace on May 21st, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
I am definitely NOT feeling Mia or April at all. I feel they are the weaker links to the show, not that their acting is weak, it's the overall characters. They are so one dimensional and needy and whinny that I just don't really enjoy their episodes.

I really like Oliver and Walter. At first Walter was this total ass but then he progressed and his character changed and it was just a beautiful arc. I love Oliver, he's so heartbreaking, he just wants to be loved and his relationship with Paul is so endearing. But I really look forward to Paul and Gina without a doubt!
ReclusiveEnigma: Blinking Catreclusiveenigma on May 21st, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
Its disappointing that the series is almost over, feels really rushed. Think its got one more week. The first series did go on longer which I think worked better.
Apparently one has to have name, even when absentlozziecap on May 21st, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
I quite like Oliver's turtle. ;)
I'm On A Drug...pradagirl on May 21st, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I like the turtle too!
Apparently one has to have name, even when absent: From Judithlozziecap on May 21st, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
LOL - Joking aside ... I'm in the UK and am watching the odd episode from S2, all out of order and higgledepiggledy, online. I've just seen Oliver's second (??) session and the bit where Paul made him a sandwich just made me weep. So, so far, Oliver is the best for me.
rangergirlrangergirl on May 23rd, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Walter and April for me, definitely. Walter's arc, as someone else mentioned upthread, has really been fascinating, and the most emotionally rewarding for me by a long shot. And I find it interesting that he's so similar to last season's Alex in a lot of ways - the highly-controlled personality, the unrealistic standards he sets himself, the all-business attitude he took with Paul in the initial weeks, even the emerging sense of guilt for having caused the death of several children in the 'line of duty', it's all there. In both cases Paul pushed them to acknowledge a terribly vulnerable side of themselves which they'd all but entirely repressed, and (at least in Alex Sr's eyes, and I think to some extent Paul's too) that revelation is what killed Alex, because he couldn't reconcile these two sides of himself, and was too used to his old mindset to be able to cope with the pain when he finally acknowledged it. So Paul's reactions to Wlater are all the more interesting because I think there's a sense that if he can save Walter he will be absolved of some portion of his guilt with regard to Alex, and perhaps also his disillusion with the whole profession.

And April...I find her story at times almost too depressing to watch, but Allison Pill just makes that situation so painfully real that it's kind of impossible to look away.

Mia and Oliver definitely haven't grabbed me as much, although I really felt for both of them this week, and almost had a tear in my eye when Oliver asked Paul if he could live with him. I really wish they'd stuck with the plot in the original series and had it be Jake and Amy's frequently referenced son who was in therapy with Paul this season. I'm in the minority of people who really loved every minute of their sessions, anyway, and they'd certainly be less galling than the infuriating (and kind of cliched) Bess and Luke.

cjelcjel on May 24th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
I've found something to like in all of the new patients, which is a change from last season when Sophie was my clear favourite and I really disliked the others to varying degrees (though those degrees fluctuated and/or changed over the course of the season).

I wonder if most people have been disappointed by this season given the lack of discussion of the episodes, which is too bad. I'm usually one of the first to criticize a good show's second season but I've found a lot to praise in this one for a change, though of course I still think season 1 was better.

And yeah, boo to this run being shorter! I was crushed to read that it wasn't running the 9 weeks like last time :\