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28 February 2007 @ 01:18 pm

Hi all,

I've only just started watching the first season of Numb3rs and got an immediate bad feeling about Amita. Going from what I've read about season two and three, this feeling isn't unjustified.
Ofcourse this leaves me doubting if I should actually continue watching beyond season one?

I don't know if any of you ever watched The Sentinel years ago, but for those who did, Amita reminds me of Maya. 

Anyway, I hope it's ok to ask this here but does anyone know of any anti-amita fanfic?

Lizzie Tesse Cottonface: neutraltessenchan on February 28th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Well, I would definitely go into season two, since there are some very good moments for the Eppes family in it, but episodes to prepare for are Bettor or Worse, Harvest, and Undercurrents. Amita has her little moments every episode or two but those three are the worst because they deal directly with Charlie and Amita becoming an item.

However, season three is nothing but-- they hook up in the first episode and from then on its been an exercise in Charmita. If Charlie is your favorite character and you decide to watch season three, I suggest finding an alternative means of entertainment (like Larry and Megan's relationship, or Don's state of near-breakdown) because Charlie and Amita become appendages of each other. You pretty much won't see him without her, and for the fraction of the time that you do, she comes up somehow.

As for anti-Amita fanfic, I only wrote an alternate ending to the second season. misslindalee is writing a whole series featuring her original characters (one of whom becomes Charlie's girlfriend as opposed to Amita.) I'm not sure if there's much else out there.
misslindalee on February 28th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the plug, Tess, but you forgot to mention "Convergence" as well. :) Darknyss, welcome, and please do watch at least Season 2, but as Tess said: Season 3 is something that bears fastforwarding through Charmita - I personally watch for Megan and Larry and Don. *grins*
Lizzie Tesse Cottonface: WTFtessenchan on March 1st, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Damn, I did. I even like Penfield, too. He makes a great antagonist. >)
darknyssdarknyss on March 1st, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Well, as they say forewarned is forearmed.
Thanks for the advice, I think I'll just put my fingers in my ears and sing loudly when I watch season three. It's a good thing I like Don, Megan and Larry.
(Anonymous) on March 9th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
Just ignore the sofa.
I personally adore Charlie, and just pretend Amita is somebody (anybody) else. You can always rewrite the dialogue in your head.

WHY pair a great character like Charlie up with a... whatever Amita is?

I honestly don't get it. I don't get the people who think Amita is the greatest person *evah*. (TPTB included)

I just rewatched "Assassin" last night, and cannot understand why anyone would find her behavior acceptable. You *don't* let a guy go to the expense and trouble of buying tickets to a concert when you have other plans!

And what about "Convergence"? If you care about a guy (or even if you don't but are his collegue) you don't let his rival into his office when he's not there! You don't tell him you're concentrating on your work, then trot out for coffee with a guy who has just trashed his work.

Undercurrents. If you care about a guy, you talk to him. If you think he's taking advantage of you, then you don't sit around sulking, then blow up at him.

Season 3. If you care about a guy, you don't spend all of your time with him picking him apart.

No, I don't want Charlie with a "Stepford Wife", but I don't want him with an insecure b**** who has to tear him down to make herself feel better.
darknyssdarknyss on March 9th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Just ignore the sofa.
I just saw Assassin and I wanted to reach through the screen and throttle her for standing Charlie up like that.
I mean, she knew he was planning to take her to the concert. The fact that he didn't physically have the tickets in hand doesn't matter. A date was set and she totally, unexpectedly blew him off. What a B*tch.

The other eps you mentioned do not sound promising at all.

I like Charlie a lot and the fact that he lets himself get jerked around by someone like that saddens me.
Lizzie Tesse Cottonfacetessenchan on March 9th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Just ignore the sofa.
Exactly. EXACTLY!

It never ceases to confuse and infuriate me that A) the writers contest that this is appropriate behavior for either a woman, a professional, or a love interest to the MC, and continue to write it; B) Charlie is written as so pathetically hung up on her that he's completely lost his spirit and his originality; and C) the audience can stomach it.

Seriously. The fact that people actually LIKE her baffles me. I can't understand it whatsoever. Now, to be sure, I have a one-track mind, so I have a hard time understanding little else but my own ideas. I try to be open-minded, and look at things from others' points of view-- like the going to dinner with Marshall thing. The fans' argument on that was that just because she and Charlie were dancing around each other didn't mean Amita could not have professional relations with other guys.

Which is true. If it had been strictly a business dinner, in which they discussed theories and whatever academics discuss, Charlie wouldnt've had a leg to stand on. But that's not what happened. They went to dinner and discussed Charlie, like two high school gossips. Then she told Charlie she didn't want a relationship, before promptly heading off to have pie with Penfield. The fans' argument is pretty much obliterated.

It's just pathetic. Disappointing to no end.

(I don't want him with a Stepford wife either, but would it hurt to have him involved with a woman who actually cared about him the least little bit?)
(Anonymous) on March 10th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
There is a fic on FFN (Declaration of Independence) which promises to be anti-Amita. But she hasn't shown up in it yet.

Declaration of Independence.
lia27 on March 10th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I never cared about her one way or another. I just can't stand that they have promoted her so much. I love Charlie and even though I know that the two of them were written to be together, but when they actually got together, it really made me crazy.

And now that they have made her a professor and are presenting her a genius equal to Charlie it infuriates me. I really wish she just was left in the background or started going out with someone else. If he had a crush on her, and she was unavailable, I could handle that, but now that she is his lover, partner, collegue, friend I can't stand her and am losing my interest in Charlie.

THis makes me mad because he was my favorite character in a long time and the fact that they are joined at the hip has ruined the show for me.