27 March 2009
by R.A. Porter
In Mo Ryan’s recap/preview of FNL’s third season she pointed out how much this season has replayed the greatest hits of season one.1 That’s certainly true, but is to be expected to a certain extent in a show about teenagers. After all, while it feels horribly unique and unprecedented when you’re living through it, age and perspective show us that the teenage experience is common across the generations.
Fathers and sons fight. Daughters grow into women. Our parents and grandparents grow smaller and feebler before our eyes.
But while I’m all for some repetition of themes and motifs, tonight actually irritated me. Tell me if any of this sounds familiar to you:
- And fortunately did NOT put any dead bodies in the trunks of cars. [↩]