Today is the last day that I am featuring JJ Abrams in this bit. As I considered the remaining clips, I thought to myself "What makes a love triangle good?"
Ah... love triangles. Writers like using it as a plot device. Some of them are sizzling hot and others fall flat (as in pancake flat). But why? Certainly there is "chemistry" in play. On Sunday's post I reached around the love triangle without addressing it directly with the TV show Felicity - and her involvement with Ben and Noel.
Are you aware that with some couples the viewing audience, and by that I mean some person in the viewing audience, latches onto a morphed name for the couple and it sticks? I don't know who started this phenomenon. Did it begin with Brad and Angie, or Brangelina, as they are now known? Hmm. However, it applies to fictional couples, too. For instance, in the clips we are about to watch today, it has happened again. Jack and Kate (Jate) and Sawyer and Kate (Skate) - from the TV show Lost - each have/had a fan base rooting for one couple to win out over the other. Yep. We are back to the Love Triangle.
I started watching Lost on DVD after it became this Big Thing. I should have just watched it from the beginning since it was a JJ Abrams show. Ah well. That show addressed so many *huge* issues, but we are only going to look at the lighter side.... the romance. Why did this love triangle (Jack, Kate, and Sawyer) succeed? What does it have in common with other successful love triangles?
So now I have two questions for you...
1) Are you on Team Jate or Team Skate?
2) Can you think of any other successful love triangles on the big or small screen?
I am tagging all of these Love Is In The Air (even though the hop
is over) and the following is a list of all the posts with links, so
that you can watch any of your favorites that you missed.
Back at the beginning of this thing I asked YOU to share what you think
are the most romantic moments on the big and small screen. I posted four
of them over the weekend. I will still post them if you share in the
Speaking of comments, some of your comments crack me up! Over the
weekend I ran all movies and several of you indicated you'd never seen
those TV shows. Hahahaha. I realize I must be more clear about what I am
posting, since I am doing both.
Let's get down to the clips!
First up, Team Skate:
Next up, Team Jate: