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EPaws said:
Cause Reality and quite a few of us, see eye-to-eye:

This old chestnut again, which I seem to be seeing everywhere, after an episode which involved yep, that most evil of all things a scene between Arthur and Gwen. I am so fucking bored by the continued diatribe on the acting skills of Angel Coulby and Bradley James when they act opposite each other. Are people blind or did they not watch the last episode where these two where hitting the ball out of the park?! There was enough electric chemistry between these two to provide all the energy for the national grid on a Corrie tea break.

Actually a better term to describe the scenes between Arthur and Gwen is organic, a lovely word with a certain elegance, which suits these two actors perfectly, and as you know organic chemistry is the most creative science of all and are these two creative. I am far from a prude (I will be first in the line for Steve McQueen’s Shame, and death to the SOB who got my hopes up about the early previews for it in November which she conveniently forget to tell me will be happening in New York, the dogs of war will be on you) but watching the scenes between Arthur and Gwen make me feel like an intruder on very private intimate moments, they feel that real that I feel a slight blush.

<Snob on> Merlin should not be the kind of show that I watch, in comparison to the kind of shows that I love: The Wire, The West Wing, Battlestar Galatica, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Street, Shameless, Buffy The Vampire Slayer etc, it has poor production values, poor editing and worst of all bad writing. What Merlin need is a proper editor, script supervisor and consistent directing<Snob off>

So you may ask why do I watch this tea time PG show, it is precisely because of the acting, Merlin has a core group of actors that can rise above the mediocrity and inconsistency of the writing, as so much in evidence in the last episode. It has some great scene stealing guest actors who just lift the show up utterly. (take a bow Lindsay Duncan). Going back to Angel and Bradley they provide such a subtle and nuance performance that avoids the saccharine tone that the some the lines could take if performed by lesser actors.

I am perhaps being unfair to Merlin, and I shouldn’t hold it to the same standard as ‘The Wire’, ‘The West Wing’ and so on but for me it impossible not to critique Merlin for the poor quality writing, it is too the credit of the actors involved that I carry on watching despite issues with the writing. That the actors can portray their characters beyond the weakness of the writing with such believability is testament to their skills.

I have to admit that the Merlin fandom is my first time experience into the whole world of shipping/shippers, I am not really interested in who you support in terms of relationships whether real or imaginary to the show, I could not care less if you shipped Gaius with one of his medieval chemistry sets (whatever floats your boat, it’s a free world after all)but please don’t think I can’t see through this passive aggressiveness critique of Angel and Bradley supposed ‘lack of chemistry’ as part of an agenda rather than a honest criticism.

P.S. I selected this gif for a reason and some of you are going to laugh yourself stupid. As for you,REALITY. Got it. Loud and clear. Won't call you out further.
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Now why did you do that? I'm going to kick you.

I read this at tumblr today and shook my fist in the air and said "SAY SO!" Yes. Applause is due for this commentary. NAILED IT.

LOL about shipping Gauis and one of his chemistry sets! Set me off on one of my laughing spells today. Like the above pic by the way. Please don't get me started, Stacey.
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vegalily said:
Also read this on Tumblr today. Brilliant and well-timed, actually. Yes, that gif is very...intriguing.;)
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lv2rt said:
Well, Stacey sometimes you have to just ignore stupid morons. They lack intelligence and/or they have another agenda that in all honesty both are personal problems. That say garbage just to make themselves feel better and to get you into an discussion with them about it legitimizes their ridulousness The make up shit and bring it here so that they can set us straight and they call people names who they don't even know.

I know there are times when you just can't stand it any longer so I have to tell them to basically kiss my azz. I mean if something bothered me so much I wouldn't watch it. If I didn't like the actors I would watch something else. But then I have never felt the world had to change for me. Some feel that everything has to be the way they want and no one else matters including the personal lives of people they don't even know. Those types of people are really not worth the effort it takes to reply.

You guys are going to have to help me get to Tumblr and read some of this stuff. I would love a wonderful laugh.
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EPaws said:
*ep puts up her little rear and winks at HQ*

Go for it.
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EPaws said:
Linda, you would be filing class action suits in under a second. No, not taking you there. You are far too intelligent and most of the time I roll my eyes and go...whatever...turns your crank, but like this one Reality was OVER this shit. Then again, Reality follows a few that are less than...how do I put this...less than rational. I unfollow the minute I see someone has a basic agenda. Quietly, I don't bother with idiots. When types follow me, more than 200 now who have clear predispositions, I will send a private note as a heads up that...you might as well drop me now. You are not going to like it here. LOL! Within a page, my disposition and preferences are clear on Tumblr. I will say this, almost at the risk of offence. They are invariably AMERICANS. That for another time. Rarely European.
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lv2rt said:
Stacey, my computer went out, but I so wanted to add that you have every right to feel the way you do. There is no way in the world that what you have stated doesn't make the most common sense that I've read in a long time. What's really amazing is that I wrote something just about the same thing just now on another post. I don't mind a difference in opinion but I do mind opinion that is based on illogical and without any factional basis.

Please know we are here and we have your back. Carry on...
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EPaws said:
I know babe and Reality is ENGLISH. LOL! Just to get our facts straight.
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lv2rt said:
As for it being Americans...that I have no doubt. But I will say this they have gotten away with that shit for so long over here that they are diluted and don't mind showing their retardedness. In fact we have politicians and public figures that do that same thing and give those fools the green light to be racist and the "right" to say any damn foolish thing they want to. It's really a sad state of affairs in any setting.

LOL, yes the word reality is English.
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EPaws said:
Sigh...it is apparently cool to be ignorant there and show it. Not saying others don't have similar sensibilities but it is encouraged to be stupid.
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lv2rt said:
Oh and yes, that's the standard..."they don't have chemistry" and it's always a couple like this. That's their way of feeling better about fact that that couple sparks fireworks all over the damn scene, are sexy as hell and for some reason "they don't have chemistry" makes them feel better. No matter that they are so freaking erotic together that just them talking sents smoke out of the back of their TV sets.

Of course chemistry is subjective but as I stated in my other post, when people that say such then use one of the actors scens with said women (in all cases I've seen its the woman they want to kick off the show) and put them with another actress in their manip videos and say how wonderful it looks they completely contradict themselves and are too dumb to realize it. SMDH!!!!
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lv2rt said:
Epaw, yeap! But I did notice that the UK has a bit of a problem as well. I was very surprised to see what happened with a movie that came from here and went there and how it was marketed there and then there is the fact that I will never saw another Dr. Who again but that's for another time.
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EPaws said:
LOL! Re manips, they crack me and my buddies up particular the ones using Bradley cause they always take scenes with he and she and then cut her out and then drop in the other person. I mean, it is so sad and obvious. Still it is all laughable. Now to more interesting topics. DO NOT HATE WHO that is my childhood. We can talk of this privately babe. I think we made our point, yes? h and it depends. Again, we can talk privately. It is VERY AMERICAN in sensabilities? It will have no chance, regardless of casting. Yes, we are just as sectarian as the rest. Humans, all of us, have bias.
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Ohh Stacey. I hate to see you upset but i must admit i enjoy the outcome. I loved every single word you've written. You're a real mood changer for better. Kisses and hugs my dear. Ignore the idiots and enjoy the undeniable chemistry between our loves
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Melisey said:
I think it is excellent that you girls bring up this topic. I believe that silence is the best response to a fool. But sometimes you have to react to stupidity and speak up for what is right. And this spot is perfect for this subject.. Well we all see chemistry differently. But in the Merlin fandom it goes beyond that.
They use arguments that are totally invalid and very often hateful. Because even if not everybody can see the chemistry. Good actors can act that they are in love. That is something that is as clear as daylight. A good actor can play that he is in love with a stone if he has too. So they criticize the acting abilities of Angel/Bradley. And that is part of what bothers me. They so often seem to contradict what they are saying. Like when they make manips of Arwen pictures.

I don’t mind people seeing things from different perspectives. I just want valid and respectful arguments.
I have read comments that say that they should recast Gwen, because she lacks chemistry with Arthur. Should the fandom make casting decisions? LOL What about all of us who see the chemistry? Don’t they see that their opinion is subjective and very often clouded? Why do they attack Angel Coulby and not Bradley James? I have never heard the argument that they should recast Arthur.

I feel I am reading between the lines with this fandom. There is a lot of immaturity. Some fans seem to want Bradley James to play the lover of their favorite character. So they see Gwen as an obstacle. She gets all the bitterness they seem to have because their “couple” is not canon.
They have decided that they are against Arthur and Guinevere. So no matter how wonderful Bradley and Angel play the love story. It will never be enough for those fans. If they actually changed their attitude, they might see it totally different.
I believe that their focus determines what they see. The love story of show, is Arthur and Guinevere. They can not change that. So learn to live with it. Or find another show. It is not worth being bitter about. They can not direct the wind but they can adjust the sails.

Well enough of my ranting. I am sorry about that. :) I didn’t even see this on tumbir. I just wanted to comment on the matter. Because sometimes I feel it is necessary.
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EPaws said:
... Kudos Melisey
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leona21 said:
Lol, that gif...Bradley is something else! Everyword you wrote Epaws I totally agree with. What makes me laugh is the fact that it is easy to say B/A have no chemistry because they do not like them together which is the core of their dislike. I laugh when I hear that they are disliked because Arthur had fallen in love too quickly. Geez, he has been loving this woman gone three years now so get the hell over it. I laugh when I hear that Bradley does not like Angel yet they never say it the other way round because god forbid they would have to critisize him and that IS NOT THEIR AGENDA. We all really know what the agenda is and I laugh because the Merlin powers to be will not listen to a small minority of restless haters including racists. Yes, I've said it, there are some among them that try to infiltrate their hatred disguising it as fans.
At the end of the day everyone likes who they want to and I have no problems with that. But when they make out that the majority feel that way then babe, they will have a problem with me. They indeed need a reality check and remember that there are millions of viewers who love the show and watch every Saturday night and a few thousand haters on the internet are pityful in comparison.
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We've just gotta ignore them. They cant handle the fact that Gwen is everything Arthur wants and needs, plus more. Jealousy and hatred consume- leave them to it.
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viktobi said:
Wow...after a hard days work..I see this! You go Pawz!!!! Give it to em! I SO LOVE EVERYONE HERE!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EP agree with you totally. people have agendas and always try to find ways of justifying them. As for the part where Bradley doen't like Angel, I have yet to see someone who doesn't like another but spends so much time with that person even when they dont have to. He would be trying to keep as far from her as possible but on set they seemed to spend quite a bit of time together going b the number of pictures that they are in together.
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Oh and wanted to say also that Angel is such a lovely person. She has remained her sweet self in the face of the nasty stuff that has been said about her. I really admire her for that
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I cannot imagine anyone not liking Angel. She's clearly a classy, intelligent, genuine person and any haters are clearly deluded by jealousy. That's all I will say.
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EPaws said:
Agenda to be ignored and so we move on to the next episode, which I am looking forward to. Should be funny. We need a funny episode after all this angsty stuff.
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Absolutely. Looking forward to it SO much!
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EPaws said:
My gut says it is going to be absolutely hysterically funny. Gwen begins her detective work. With heaving bosoms knocks out Merls twice, makes discovers at bath time, much more in the way of heaving with her chaparone Gaius at her side. I see a comedy of errors and Arthur being totally, blissfully oblivious as always.
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azwarrior said:
I will forever shake my head at those who say no chemistry exist between these two actors. Just watching them through my computer screen is electrifying! I can only imagine what it must FEEL like for those lucky enough to be in their presence.

As for those who want to spew out hate well, I just feel SAD for them. Must be exhausting to carry all that ugly around.

And Stacey, this week's episode sounds like it just might give us a LAUGH or two! Look forward to ALL the shenanigans!

HUGS to you ladies : )
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EPaws said:
Hugs to you, AZ! This is going to be a hilarious week. Watch the drinking of liquids while watching it.

I think, Jill Scott covers this beautiful cause destiny is destiny. LOL! So endeth this line of thread. Over it. Ain't gonna make no difference. End of discussion.

http://youtu.be/Qw3Z8Oa7E3Y
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itsastart said:
EPaws, oh my god, I loved Jill Scott in this video. She is gorgeous, and what a voice!! Thanks for the link to this video. Reminded me of who I want to be........Arwen forever....................
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EPaws said:
WORD Itsastart...so let's continue and leave the stupid behind. They already have been. They just don't know it yet lol.
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