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03 February 2007 @ 08:57 pm
Ugh.  
"Since when did you become my conscience?"
"About the same time we started making out."

TRANSLATION:
"Since when did you figure out how to get me to do exactly what you want?"
"About the same time you realized that I'll take the yummy away if you don't. Two words, Chuck: DOG. HOUSE."

That scene just disgusted me. Worse was that because it was for a legitimate cause-- pharmacompanies suck ass and exploitation of third-world countries is a no-no-- I feel icky about ragging on Amita for it. Is it just impossible for her to be for something without seeming like she's throwing herself on the cross for it?

"And you're against it?" "Well someone has to be." Yeah, but you weren't asked, dear. If Millie had wanted your opinion she would have asked you. It's only because you've got Charlie's balls in your iron grip that you ever came into the equation. And she said it with that defensive tone, like she was upset that her boyfriend wasn't siding with her, and that she was the only one who cared and therefore the lone woman against the tank kind of martyr.

I don't know if I'm just nitpicking, or what... I try to look at things objectively when it comes to her because I am so displeased with her character, but the lack of chemistry, especially in scenes like that...

It's just ugh to me.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on February 4th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I felt the same way. I was like 'you are such a pretentious bitch.' I really think she was added for that scene to fulfill a contract obligation or something. She absolutely added no content to the scene except to show that she has put the evil man in his place by telling him what to do and then he puts her on a pedestal and praises her for doing the right thing when he would be an evil and heartless bastard without her.

On the subject of Millie, I do have to say that I didn't like her much either. To me, she's also ruining Charlie, becase - like I've said elsewhere - I still see her as a person who is basically shmoozing and using Charlie to get money for the school. I know it happens, but it still frustrates me, and she seems way too happy about having Charlie there so she can brag and have him be her money poodle. Seriously, when she started talking about how smart and stuff he was at the party, I half expected her to scratch him behind the ears and for Charlie to start drooling. Even the end scene with her didn't appease me, because I saw it as 'okay, she's just trying to make him happy, so he doesn't get angry at him and figure out that she's shmoozing him.'

Has anyone noticed that the only female on the show who really isn't ruining Charlie or using him is Megan? God help us all when Diane leaves to go on maternity leave.
misslindalee on February 4th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
That above was from me - sorry.
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Lizzie Tesse Cottonfacetessenchan on February 4th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
She's kind of childish in that way, isn't she? Like she doesn't understand that sometimes the world has gray areas. It isn't just black and white; pharmacompany man evil, and therefore it's wrong to take money from him.

So Charlie, who is torn between that decision, who is stuck in the gray (like a NORMAL human being) appears to her like an immoral person.
(Anonymous) on February 4th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Personally, I had to laugh when she started in on "exploitation of the Third World". This, from a girl who admitted she knew nothing of her heritage until "Harvest"?

She's just there as a placeholder - someone to mouth words the producers don't want to hire an extra actor for.
misslindalee on February 5th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
The sofa needs a lesson in politics and reality. I'm sure she checks the medicines and stuff she purchases - including all those designer clothes that constantly reveal her cleavage - and makes sure they all come from companies that don't exploit the third world. I'm sure that everything she has is from companies that are honest and use honest and legitmate work.

Or maybe it doesn't matter if she does it - only if her pussy whipped boyfriend does research for them.
cassandraiacassandraia on February 7th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
Because social responsibility is what we ALL gain upon wearing low cut shirts and sleeping with our former PhD advisors. Thanks, Amita for that nightmare-inducing image, by the way.
...Not to mention that Amita's rubbing off on Millie, judging by the amount of cleavage Millie was showing at the reception. Blegh- showing cleavage to get more funding.
Lizzie Tesse Cottonfacetessenchan on February 7th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
@cassandraia: I didn't mind what Millie was wearing; I thought it appropriate and stylish in that particular atmosphere. Could just be me though, since I don't really pay attention to Amita's fashion either. I try to focus on her personality since that's the part that upsets me, not the looks of the actress who plays her or the choices the costume designer throws out there for her to wear.

If I could switch topics really quick: I missed the promo last week, and if any of the rest of you are ECers, you probably did too. It's now up at the CBS site, and I got a little curl in my upper lip when I saw a little flash of Amita telling Charlie, "You're missing a variable." *eyeroll* I'll reserve judgment, but be warned, first impressesions are that it appears to be one of those episodes. You know, the kind where Amita's "intuition" is flawless and Charlie has the comprehensive power of a brick? D<

And then a couple of people got into a snit in the spoiler forums because someone dared to comment on Amita's role in the episodes and got blasted for it. Which is why we have this haven. *happy sigh* A safe place to discuss the Sofa without ending up with our heads on stakes. :)
(Anonymous) on February 9th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Argh.
Bkwrm here.

On the Numbers.org board, one of the viewers (who likes Amita) states that she liked Amita being shown as naive.

I can understand that. When *I* was younger and knew everything (hah!) I shot off my mouth a *lot* about stuff I didn't know jack about. If they showed that Amita was being naive about her "everything is Good or Evil" attitude, I wouldn't mind her outburst.

But Amita wasn't shown as being naive or immature. As always, she came on as Amita-Sue. In 3-14, she is the Lone Heroine, crying out into the winds of Apathy While No One Listens. Puh-leeze.

They need to show Amita's screw-ups as screw ups. I'd like her if she wasn't Ms. Perfect.

As for Charlie and Millie... I think after 8-10 years of being a professor (and 27 years of being a prodigy) Charlie's used to playing the game. It would be nice if he didn't have to perform for the college, but that's life. He knows this.