Mala, thank you for the editorial comment on the not so groundbreaking wedding of Bianca and Reese and your column about characters not being used. This whole thing starting with the Spawn that Bianca and Zach created to the character of Reese has been one bad mistake after another. For one thing, the character of Reese simply isn't likable. Why would I feel sympathy for her? She's whiney, clingy, passive aggressive and feels the need to be the center of everything, especially for Zach. Oh, but sorry, that's me as a member of the audience "re-writing" things as Julie Hanan Carruthers said.
What infuriates me is that you are absolutely correct that Tamara Braun as Reese has been on non-stop. And for what? A lousy character connected to lousy stories? And look at the damage this character has wrecked and she's short-term! The consequences on the long-term characters we love are monumental. I'm FURIOUS that AMC is twittering about how Bianca will come back and she and Reese will get their happily ever after. I don't care because they've been the cause of so much pain and havoc, and they still won't take responsibility. Seriously, Bianca needed to be slapped when she said that "Understanding isn't in Kendall's vocabulary anymore." Not when your sister stabs you in the back and never apologizes for it and wants to rub the result of that betrayal in your face.
I'm doublely mad because now we've got Thorsten Kaye's status on the show up in the air. If it's about money, I just think about all the money AMC wasted on Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel on this mess when it could have been put to good use for Thorsten Kaye who, you know, actually stays on the show longer than four months. What did they get out of Braun and Riegel? Endless mocking. Viewers turning away from the show. Really great way to invest money in a tight budget situation.
I look at all the time and energy they've wasted on TB and ER when they could have spent that time crafting a better story for Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew or heck, Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan and it just sickens me! And it's STILL going on. Now we've got Reese going blind. Oh boo hoo. More shoving down our throats of this character we do not care about!
And more discord for Zach and Kendall, you know, two characters we do care about. What about Angie and Jesse? Doesn't even appear as if they're on, except to listen to Ryan make nonsensical demands or if Annie needs a band aid.
If AMC doesn't fix things soon, and I doubt they will, the 1.8 rating they got for the first day of the "groundbreaking" wedding will likely look good to them in two or three months.