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19 September 2006 @ 06:08 pm
Ranty-ranty-rant ... VM Cast Promotion  
Obviously spoilers because I talk about S3 cast/promotion ...

You Know What's Really Frustrating? The fact that we KNOW that Logan and Veronica are together through about six episodes (at least) and yet, we're still anxious and nervous and venting more than squeeing. Why, oh why couldn't they have just introduced both Piz and Parker as new characters, roommates to Wallace and Mac and let us watch it ourselves? Why did they have to take away the joy that shippers would -- and damn well should -- be feeling about the fact that at least our couple is together and just let us squee over that? Why before the show has even begun and we've even got the chance to enjoy one episode of it, why are we being forced to listen to Piz as the great love interest, Piz as her new hook-up and (gag!) the Piz/Veronica magic?!?!? Why?

Honestly, what is so wrong with liking Logan/Veronica as a couple that we can't just be allowed to be happy and revel in the fact that they are actually, finally together? Why are we being forced to listen to Piz this, Piz that? It would be one thing (annoying, but we're used to it now) if it was just KB, but it's not, it's everyone, everywhere, it's what most of the pre-premiere promotion is about. And I just ask one more time: Why?

Also, what about Parker? Based on spoilers, her role is going to have a bigger impact on the show and yet we've heard barely ANYTHING about her at all. It's all Piz, Piz, Piz!!! It's just so stupid. I'm surprised every actor in the cast (minus KB, of course) isn't slightly ticked, annoyed with the PizPimpathon06! We haven't seen Francis Capra in any kind of promo. Ryan Hansen hasn't had any promo, Michael Muhney hasn't. Tina Majorino was at least in one of the still shots and in the CW TV promo. Enrico Colantoni got some airtime in the CW TV promos. And Percy Daggs III was in the still and the director's cut. And then there's Jason Dohring, who got some facetime in the CW Promos, but no print promotion, nothing in the director's cut. And the press has talked about Veronica and Piz, together and separately with Logan the sidenote in the great love affair of Vee and Pee! It's just ridiculous.

And a ludicrously stupid way to get viewers. I mean, anyone paying attention to JUST the promo (and not spoilers) will think that Piz (CL) is the secondary lead after KB. And that is just wrong and so not fair to the other actors, especially, YES!, Jason, who EARNED his place as the secondary lead by taking a character who was supposed to be negligible semi-bad guy, non-full-season player and made him the character with most depth, and through his performance and charisma parlayed that role into the love interest/heartthrob/arguably most popular character. Can anyone explain why HE is not being promoted out the wazoo?

The whole theory is that the CW is trying to attract new viewers to the show? Okay, then wouldn't new viewers not know about Jason, Ryan, Michael, Percy, etc? It's not as if there was ever promotion done on anyone but Kristen Bell before now? So new viewers wouldn't know who the hell they were either, just like they don't know Chris Lowell. And viewers already watching the show deserve to see their favorites promoted too. But no, it's all about Piz and Veronica! And it's just a stupid, stupid, stupid form of promotion!

Why would a struggling show choose DELIBERATELY to alienate their biggest audience (Logan/Veronica fans, Logan fans) by pimping a guy/character that NOBODY KNOWS! Just to get new viewers? Again, doesn't fly because why aren't they promoting the other guys on the show?!?! It's just so ludicrously monumentallly mental! I do not understand.

I. Do. Not. Understand.
WeHo M.: VM - BK S3afrocurl on September 19th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)

I'm still squeeing about LV despite the push for Cheney.

Ryan/Dick might be more likeable than Piz, really, from what I've seen.
Arabian: Bench-Kissing (cap by lapses)arabian on September 19th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm TRYING to squee for L/V, but it's so hard when doom and gloom seems to peer around every corner and it looks like ... AAAHHHH!!!!


I heart Ryan/Dick (if I put aside the fact that you know he set V up for rape, but hey she forgave everyone else involved except Beav, so why can't I?)
WeHo M.: VM - Epicafrocurl on September 19th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
I'm just blissfully going to ignore Piz for the first 6 episodes of the season, and revel in the LVness (someone I know just had a the lines that Logan says when he gives Veronica the card to the hotel room and I'm thinking of just dying from the awesomeness.
Arabian: Epicarabian on September 19th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm hoping ... that once the show starts the awesomeness that is L/V will shine forth and will erase the ickiness of this press. And we will then be able to REVEL!!!!
WeHo M.: VM - Breathe Meafrocurl on September 19th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)

Let us revel in many facts: LV are having sex, still snarking, and generally being cute on campus.

These are things that should be celebrated!!!!
Arabian: Hot!Hot!Hot!arabian on September 19th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
You do realize that everytime the word 'sex' goes anywhere near L/V, you use this icon? It's not a subconscious thing, you do this deliberately, yes?

And oh, by the way, thank you for the icon hump o' LoVe!

And squee!!! (sorta) matching icons!!!
WeHo M.: Lyrics - Breathe Meafrocurl on September 19th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
I do use it deliberately, don't worry.

I've never thought of the icon as such. I'm generally just excited that I get to use it for something other than reading loveathons pieces.

Here's the other sort of matching icon!!1
A Girl Called Shannon: VM - Mac - Kill Me Nowzimshan on September 19th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, the promotional ways of this show astound me. It's seems incredibly stupid to me that they are playing up Piz's character so much since he doesn't look like he'll have much of a role. You're right, Parker is more connected to this season than he ever will be.

BUT. And this is a huge but. My little sister is getting TONS of people from her school to watch this season JUST because 'a guy from Life As We Know It is in it.' It seems the tweens loved that show a couple years ago, thought all the boys were hot, and was sad it ended. So they're more than willing to jump on the VM train now that the LAWKI guy is on the show. Considering The CW's look so far, they're not going after the smart viewer. They're going after the tweens. So, even though in my world the whole thing is the opposite of sense, if they want to live in a tween world, it just might hold some logic. (OH MY GOD, THE WORLD IS STUPID.)
Arabian: Truthinessarabian on September 19th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)

Were truer words ever spoken?
sweetumms33: Logan and Veronicasweetumms33 on September 20th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
I think the essential problem is that the show is trying to go back to its "roots." More or less, the first half of S1 was all about Veronica, and everything was her perspective. It was too much for KB so they spread it out amongst everyone else a little more evenly S2. And its kind of a general consensus that S1 was bettter than S2. So maybe they are putting more of a load on KB and trying to show that in the promos.
Just trying to see the logic.

I am with everyone else that Piz sucks. I have tried to not read ANY spoilers, but Piz has kinda been shoved in my face. I didn't even know there was a new girl until like two days ago. And Jason and Percy honestly get shafted. Percy does not get enough to do on the show; JD does not get even a tenth enough publicity. I just don't get why he doesn't. It's totally true, he is the "guy" on the show. I keep telling everyone the Vmars has an incredibly hot guy, show them Logan and they all freak out.

I just want the show to start so we can all stop obsessing. I'm going crazy.