andromeda331 August 27, 2019 Share August 27, 2019 On 8/25/2019 at 9:20 AM, readster said: Shows get really bad at this when they "force" characters to stay in a specific spot due to feeling it will ruin the feel of the show or they won't know how to write it. Shows that were notorious for that were: Full House, Rosanne, Two and a Half Men, Last Man Standing and 7th Heaven. Because God forbid they spend money to build new sets or keep the characters interacting in a realistic way with it being more natural. I do know that they said if Reba would have continued they would have had them in both houses more regularly since the set was already built for Cheyenne and Van's new house. Which would have made sense with babysitting and being so close. They really do and it really stinks a lot of the times. It stifles characters and the show. After four seasons Van and Cheyenne should be more responsible or at least really trying. Having them both complaining in season 5 Reba and the One about doing the laundry and other stuff around the house. By that point they've both had jobs at different times but still zero money to move out. And they never show them giving any money to Reba or helping out in other ways. Their so afraid it'll ruin the show that they don't see it ends up ruining the show by not moving a little further. There's still a lot they could have done with Van and Cheyenne getting their own place. On 8/25/2019 at 12:32 PM, Bastet said: Reba is incredibly unlikable in her entitlement at times, and the blended family logistics indeed do not make sense sometimes, but I guess give them points for consistent characterization? Because she's regularly awful about such things. And it's realistic, in that she's the one who was left (and the one whom they'd agreed would be the primary parent while they were married, with her staying home with the kids), so she has a Why should I have to give this up, when you're the one who split the family into two homes? attitude, but at some point you have to adapt to changed circumstances for everyone's sake and, yeah, she's pretty damn slow at that. She really could be. I guess it is good for consistency? Even though it undermines the other episodes when its not there or they really seem past all of that stuff. I guess it could show that some days that's easier then others? I don't know. I can see Reba being that upset in second season like Cookies for Santa it seems like it was the first holiday she had to deal with not having all her kids home and Jake spending the night at his dad's and not getting to see him get the bike. Plus they were still in the early stages of dealing with all of that. It seems like she should be further along. 1 Link to comment
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