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01 August 2006 @ 06:51 pm
Hmm, Could This Backfire on KB?  
Mild Season Three spoilers for Veronica Mars within along with speculation built upon naty's Piz thread and ww1614's comments therein.

It is possible that Kristen Bell is the ONLY one who is pushing the love interest thing now. She must now know that it was kiboshed (because all other sources -- minus Wrongda, but hello, Wrongda -- confirm this point) and doesn't like it. So therefore, she figures if she talks it up, viwewers will continue to talk it up as if Piz as a love interest is a given (which is exactly what is happening, despite reports that Piz as a love interest is no longer) and that will clear the way to them actually doing it.

Because in this recent interview on E Online (click on The Vine):

I have a new love interest. He's Wallace's new roommate. They haven't gone there with the love interest yet, but I think they're thinking about it. They're going to see how it pans out.
She gave herself an out, in case they don't change their minds and Piz-as-love-interest remains a no-go. Still, she gushed on and on about Piz as this wonderful guy who everyone would just LOVE! The thing (and this could be in our favor) is that she doesn't know this fandom at all.

From all we've read, she doesn't go on the internet for anything VM-related and, no doubt, has NO CLUE how much she pisses off many fans with these comments. So for once, her lack of fandom knowledge may actually work out for those who do NOT want Piz as a love interest. If this is HER agenda and her agenda only at this point, she is going about it in ENTIRELY the wrong way -- she's setting many people against the character two months before we even see him ... which basically spits her agenda in the eye. She doesn't get it (and clearly neither does RT) that most people don't want to be told what they will or will not like. Especially an intelligent set of viewers and by nature of the show, the majority of VM viewers are intelligent. We are, on the whole, quite capable of thinking for ourselves and making our own minds up.
sourisvho: Demons of Stupiditysourisvho on August 2nd, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
She doesn't get it (and clearly neither does RT) that most people don't want to be told what they will or will not like.

Oh, Lord, this mistake just keeps getting made over and over and over again. I've seen so many producers and stars say stuff like this about a new character, and it NEVER works. Frankly, the fastest way to make the fans hate a new character is to tell them how much they're gonna love them and how great they are. Especially if they are somehow seen as a threat to an established, popular character. Fans do not take kindly to being told how they should feel.
Arabian: Prettyx2 Princessarabian on January 1st, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Exactimundo. I am an intelligent person, I realize that I may very well like the character, but such force-fed like turns me against them. For exapmle, I'm rewatching all of Star Trek:Voyager -- love the show, adore Tom/B'Elanna -- and I'm just about at the introduction of a character (Seven of Nine) whome I was told ad nauseum before her arrival how great she would be, how awesome, etc., etc., and although she's a great character and I do like her, there's a part of me (illogical, I know) that to this day (years after the show has been off the air) that still resents her character because of how they force-fed her on me.

It's such an automatic way to turn viewers against a character. And KB is making it worse by pushing and promoting him as a love interest while at the same time dissing Logan and scoffing at Logan/Veronica.
harper47harper47 on August 2nd, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to avoid all the Piz talk - as I didn't want to be down on VM before the season even started. But I'm glad I went ahead and read this because it makes me feel a little more positive about the season. How sad is it that I'm not looking forward to VM as much as some other things. I blame KB for that. I really do. Sigh!

Christopher crap on Gilmore Girls and possibly a new love interest on VM? Kind of makes Tuesday my not really want to see TV. Why can't writers and show runners get a clue?