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21 February 2007 @ 05:01 pm
 
I just wanted to say that, as angry I am at Alan for staying and not recognizing the Look on Charlie's face, I am PISSED at Amita, for inviting/telling Alan to stay, and then having the gall to put the blame on Charlie.

How does she get off on inviting her boyfriend's father to stay after he interrupted them, and then tell Charlie that he has a weird view on a romantic evening?
 
 
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allison <3's youlapinguina on February 22nd, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Man... I haven't watched Numb3rs in weeks. It sucks so much now that they put all this relationshippy crap in it. I miss when the show was about two cool brothers using math to solve crimes.
Laurabutterflyangels on February 22nd, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
I know, so do I. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the boys having relationships- I just hate how the relationships are starting to become the main focus of the show.
perhaps some frottage is in ordersororcula on February 22nd, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
I don't actually dislike Amita, and I didn't think she was in the wrong for inviting Alan to join them (I thought she was just being polite, and that Alan should have refused), but I was annoyed with her comment to Charlie about his idea of a romantic evening, as well.
Lizzie Tesse Cottonfacetessenchan on February 22nd, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
I pretty much agree with sororcula; it was rather kind of Amita to invite him, but Alan should have realized he was interrupting, and refuse the invitation.

And then Amita loses her polite points when she makes that stupid comment to Charlie. He should have made the comment to her, as everybody showing up was pretty much her fault. (or entirely to her credit, whichever. Depends on whether you think everyone showing up was a good or bad thing.)

D< I really don't get the writers. I mean, it seems that it's intended to be funny, or endearing, or something positive, but it's coming across so badly. (And I feel better that so many people are finally speaking up about their disappointment with the character and the direction the show is taking; I used to think we here were the only ten in the fandom that didn't like her.)

I keep thinking to myself that there's no way they could seriously think this was material that could endear Amita to anyone, and that even now they are secretly plotting to break them up. XD
misslindalee on February 22nd, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Amita shouldn't have even said anything in the first place. It is not her house; it's Charlie's house and Charlie's decision. It'd be like me going to my boyfriend's house, and his friend coming in and offering to leave and I say 'stay.' It'd be out of line.

Alan could see they wanted some time alone, and he was willing to leave, but Amita bats her eyelashes, and he stays, and then she gets pissy at Charlie for Alan staying.

Can't have it both ways, Amita.
Laurabutterflyangels on February 22nd, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for putting that more eloquently than I ever could have.

The fact that Amita was being polite at the beginning is, IMO, moot point.
Lizzie Tesse Cottonface: neutraltessenchan on February 22nd, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
That's not the same-- Alan lives there. I think Amita was considering the morality of kicking someone out of their own home so she could boink the homeowner, in which case, it's right for her to have invited him to stay.

I mean, if my dad's girlfriend asked me to leave my own apartment just so she and my father could bump uglies, I'd tell her exactly where she could stick it. But then, I also have enough decency to LEAVE in the first place so they could be alone, so I blame Alan entirely for not refusing a little more firmly. Just because she makes the invitation does not mean he has to accept.
misslindalee on February 22nd, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
That's what I was saying. I'm mad at Alan AND Amita.

And the whole string of characters ....
Laurabutterflyangels on February 22nd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
This probably belongs in a different community that doesn't exist, Alan had no problem vacating the area when he was having Susan, he seemed quite reluctant to leave when it was Charlie and Amita. I mentioned this to misslindalee, but it almost seemed as if Alan felt like since he held the food, he held the power. I think Amita picked up on this, even if it were subconcious.

And nobody said anything about kicking him out. He had no problem going upstairs when Charlie was with Susan.
Lizzie Tesse Cottonface: WTFtessenchan on February 24th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Hey, if you're okay with having intimate relations with an SO while your father or mother is home, more power to you. Charlie is clearly NOT okay with it though; why do you think he and Susan LEFT and went to her hotel? Because having sex while your parent is anywhere in the house feels weird for most people.

Thus, my kicking him out comment.
lia27 on February 24th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Unfortunately I don't think it was politeness or snottiness. I think it was the writers plan to show Amita as more and more a part of the Eppes family. She so confortable she just sits around the house with Alan and don in her nighty.

I never minded Amita as a student. I just started to dislike that they kept making her more and more accomplished. It was bad enough that she went for a second Phd. OK so she is a grad student in another dept. Then when they did this bullshit with them having so much sexual tension it really bugged me because I thought it was ridiculous because I didn't sense any tension.
Then she wins an award. Then job offer at Harvard then Cal Sci --just because she wants it. And then all the other promotions and appointments.

so on top of this she is a very wooden character and doesn't seem believable as a genius or even smart. She can't deliver a funny line and is very dull.

And I guess the thing is, I just find them being a romantic couple boring and irritating. Maybe if they were just friends and collegues and they weren't making her part of the family. But guys, I think that we can expect them to become partners and eventually she'll just move in to Charlie's house.
Lizzie Tesse Cottonfacetessenchan on February 24th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
That's true. Somewhere along the way she was just shoved into the dynamic. I say shoved because she lacks the chemistry with any of the characters to be integrated into it as a character should. She just does not fit.

And I agree with everything else you said. Like I said somewhere else, I still cling to the hope that she dies or leaves or whatever, but in all honesty I don't see it happening and I'll just have to keep my thoughts to myself since she's gonna be around a long, long time. D;
lia27 on February 24th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Tess. You don't have to keep your thoughts to yourself. I'm always eager to hear a rant on this subject.

I think if I didn't love this show and the Eppes family as characters so much I wouldn't have cared if they made her the star of the show. I feel like I've lost a friend.