Nobody likes death to creep into their lives, and evidently (I'm not the only one) as the shocking and brutal death of
Attorney Will Gardner aka Josh Charles abruptly broke all sound barriers and was the next viral gone wild twitter feed since, Ellen DeGenderes' selfie at the Oscars.
I was one of the gazillion folks shell shocked, and I'm a recent fan. Friends of mine have pushed the show, "Really, you've never watched The Good Wife?!
Honestly, In the beginning, the whole hubby cheats goes to prison and wife finds new love twist, soap opera (plus a bit too much political stuff) was a show that (in my opinion) wasn't interesting until it aired the separation of the law firm. Juicy good. Can't miss an episode worthy.
Who doesn't love a good fight?
BUT! There's more to this post.
I understand that even though an actor is shooting high-up the ranks on popularity, and his four year contract is up for renewal, why doesn't he jump ship and run off and begin again elsewhere?
My question, is what in the world were the WRITER'S thinking?
Hello, we're the ones out here making or breaking your viewing ratings, remember us?
They must realize that people, have an extremely hard time excepting real life death and drama, and then having to experience it on television, naturally this spoils our Sunday evening with a "Shooting and death at the courthouse tonight!"
Which is it ice, or blood running through their veins?
I've read articles today with the scene of Will/Josh dead and a bloody mess all by himself on a stark white emergency room bed, with one shoe on and one shoe off. Really?
BREAK OUR HEARTS why not.
Josh Explains here.
Personally, and as one (more recent viewer) never believed it would be possible.
Here's how my conversation with hubby went as the shooting began.
Me: No way is he going to be dead. He's like Batman. Nobody kills off Batman.
Hubby: Oh I think he's dead!
Me: Darn commercial breaks.
No more explanation as it came down after that, except to say, even our animals got a bit excited/nervous as I carried on! Yikes.
Even worse yet, arriving at the emergency room, those writers gave us a brief moment of maybe he's going to make it, before the final boom.
I'm thinking death of any character, especially one that viewers have bonded with, (not saying the one brief episode with John or Jane Doe that pop up in a show) like Criminal Minds or C.S.I Las Vegas (they carry out the story) but a character that we relate to, have followed, laughed with, possibly loved and or hated, episode after episode.....
SHOULD NOT BE KILLED OFF.
I'm just saying.
What do you think?
Josh Charles on twitter, just him and his shadow.