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Random Thoughts, Questions, & Ideas
By Patti G
TPTB have decided a long time ago that Ryan and Greenlee are a great
“Super Couple.” While I don’t deny that Rebecca and Cameron are beautiful to
look at, there is something lacking in their fairytale relationship. As best
as I can see, the only thing that this couple has to do is be on some sort
of adventure time and time again. Ryan the hero saving Greenlee, Ryan and
Greenlee as Dynamite Kiddo and the Green Butterfly. There is nothing else
between them. Both only mention their work or actually do it when it is plot
driven, and as far as Ryan being a Dad, Emma and Spike are mostly props. I
really do not see Greenlee (as opposed to Madison let's say) becoming a PTA
There have been and are still now on the show good “Super Couples.” First
look at Angie and Jesse. Not only has their love for each other endured the
past 30 years, but also their lives are filled with so much as far as
storylines go. They have Angie’s blindness, both of their jobs, a new baby
on the way as well as grown children.
Next example of a great “Super Couple,” Zach and Kendall. Yes, I know
Zach is gone, but when he was there, he and Kendall had a very special love.
Both changed each other in ways that neither expected. Yes, they had their
rough patches, but they always found their way back to each other. What also
made them special, was they had a family. Not just Spike and Ian, but
extended family that brought depth to their relationship.
Another example of a great “Super Couple” is Jack and Erica. Now before
you slam me, I am not referring to the present Jerica, but back when they
were first married. Not only were Jack and Erica entertaining, but the
enrichment in storylines that this new blended family created was wonderful.
Erica and Jack had two teenagers (Reggie & Lily) living at home, Erica was
now stepmom to her constant rival Greenlee, Jack became step dad to Bianca
and Kendall, in addition to son-in-laws Ryan and Zach plus grandchildren. There
were endless plots and drama to draw on.
I guess what I am trying to say is that there has to be more than just
beauty and romance to make a couple into a fantastic “Super Couple.” They
have to have depth in their characters to draw from and a wide background
and/or history to enhance their relationship. Otherwise, these shallow
pairings run out of steam quickly. That is why in my opinion, with Ryan and
Greenlee in particular they always have one of them “dying” over and over
again just to reunite them and start all over.
Well, that’s about all for now. Have a great week.
I would love to hear from any of my readers.
Read Patti's previous articles:
5/15/09, 5/8/09, 5/3/09,
Read all about Patti's visit to AMC's NYC studios on
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