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10 September 2006 @ 07:57 pm
Musing on Early VM S1 (Mostly Donut)  
You know I'm watching early S1 VM and I'm remembering that while I never loved him, I DID like Duncan and it's really a shame what RT did to the character. And Teddy Dunn did well with what he was given then, no he's not a great thespian and anything challenging is beyond him, but still I enjoyed Duncan. (Especially in CWCD, MJS, TWoC, RotK and AEFC -- it all seemed to go downhill from there).

And that's part of my frustration. I liked Duncan. I loved Meg. I really liked Beaver. And all of these characters were destroyed in one way or another, not by the actor, but by their creator. And that's just sad.
 
 
 
Sally: frank&avamissmarch on September 11th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
I noticed the same thing not long ago while rewatching some old episodes. Duncan was never my favorite character, but I liked him much better early in season 1. I enjoy spazzy Duncan so MJS and AEFC are two of my favorites and I love those TWoC flashbacks. And I always enjoyed any scene he had with Logan-he and JD had good chemistry together.

TD just didn't have any spirit or spunk or energy this season. I have wondered if maybe he kind of gave up, once he knew he was fired. I can't imagine it's any fun to lose your job but to have to continue to work there for a few more months.

I really liked season 1 Meg, and she basically got the shaft this season. And I will always be fond of Beaver, and I really wish his ending had been a bit different too. Oh well.