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PJ's LOTR does remind me of America now that you mention it.

Escapist
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Oct 4 2012, 3:51am


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PJ's LOTR does remind me of America now that you mention it. [In reply to] Can't Post

For every over-dramatized character arc there is a corresponding muted character arc.

Just like the good ol' USA ... for every madcap underwear-mailing fan there is another quieter fan that you probably never heard from. Cool

It's definitely not like a soap-opera where every single scene and character is required to be over-the-top dramatic at every moment blandly bleeding overly embellished staring-off-into-the-camera moments while every single female is expected to snog with every single male at some point in the history of the show.

Anyway, PJ's LOTR had variety - so - while I can think of some over-dramatized moments that I kind of drifted (actually only one comes to mind) off during like some 6 year old boy who squirms whenever anyone kisses on TV ... there were plenty of parts I liked quite a bit that skipped all that junk. I guess that I find that I can enjoy it by focusing on the good parts (which may be why I can only think of 1 scene that I thought had too much drama at the moment - but am coming up with multitudes of scenes that were fine on drama).

Also - not all drama is over-drama! Some moments should be dramatic moments. I can only think of a few that I thought were a little "over" for me on the dramatic. Actually, when the dramatic moments are more spread out, they are more striking and emphasize the critical nature of a particular moment rather than just ... yeah ... more drama ... and then more drama ... and guess what - this is also so dramatic ... like Dragonball Z where each season must top the previous one for ridiculous over-the-top powerfulness of enemies and heroes until it just gets silly.

Too much drama is like eating yummy candy ...

all
day
long

... sickening.

PJ's LOTR is not like that ... honestly ... do you really think it is?

Subject User Time
Nori and the dragon [spoiler] Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Oct 3 2012, 6:06pm
    2 things ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 3 2012, 6:15pm
        I think it's more probably Nori Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Oct 3 2012, 6:48pm
            To make a joke? Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 3 2012, 6:56pm
            Because he's having a bit of fun DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 3 2012, 7:04pm
    Yikes elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 3 2012, 6:24pm
    Perhaps he'll have something to do with The Arkenstone? // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Oct 3 2012, 6:34pm
    Not because of his personality (spoiler) -- SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 3 2012, 7:18pm
        Dragon sickness Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Oct 3 2012, 8:09pm
            Nori probably steals more than just the gold in Smaug's hoard DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 3 2012, 8:18pm
                I certainly agree Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Oct 3 2012, 8:28pm
                    Meaningful to the plot ... hmmm DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 3 2012, 8:31pm
                    Will he have an arc of importance? Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 3 2012, 8:53pm
                        I wonder if he is made to feel redundant by Bilbo? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 3 2012, 8:58pm
                            I'm curious about the relationship between Bilbo and Nori. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 3 2012, 9:10pm
                                Or both? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 3 2012, 9:15pm
                                    Indeed, that's a possibility. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 3 2012, 9:22pm
                                        Or perhaps his role is to highlight Bilbo's lack of experience SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 3 2012, 10:14pm
                                            Ha Preciousssss Oct 3 2012, 10:59pm
                    I hope not Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 3 2012, 11:43pm
                        And yet you say you're not a literal purist... GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Oct 4 2012, 1:54am
                            Because of one comment I made about the heart of the story? Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 4 2012, 3:07am
                                PJ's LOTR does remind me of America now that you mention it. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 4 2012, 3:51am
                                It's merely that you seem to assume that this will overtake the focus GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Oct 4 2012, 4:35am
                                    I think you are debating an imaginary person GoodGuy Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 4 2012, 6:59am
                                        I share your concern Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Oct 4 2012, 7:32am
                                            My desire is not for "purity" either Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 4 2012, 7:38am
                                The Warg attack is better than Helms Deep? kzer_za Send a private message to kzer_za Oct 4 2012, 1:09pm
    The impression I got Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Oct 3 2012, 9:29pm
        I hadn't thought of that ! Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Oct 3 2012, 10:11pm
    Don't know DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Oct 3 2012, 9:50pm

 
 
 

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