- I, your loyal viewer, do not need to be surprised.
- I do not need to constantly be reminded of the fact you are the show runner, and you are in charge, because you are the only one who ever knows what’s going on.
- I do not need constant, unexpected plot twists, just for the sake of plot twists, that derail beautiful character development.
- I do not need to be taught harsh realities about life, I have my own real life for that.
- I don’t want you to be clever all of the time. Sometimes being to clever means you stop be honest, and honesty is a crucial element to a good plot and good characters.
- it is okay if the viewers predict where you are going with the story. For heaven’s sake with this many people tracking every detail of the show we are bound to get things right. Most of us won’t be mad at you if we guess things ahead of time. And the one’s who are mad are just upset you didn’t go with their theories.
- Wow factor is not what makes a show good.
- Character development, plot development, and continuity make a good show.
- Again let me repeat: character development, plot development, and continuity make a good show.
Thank you and goodnight.
So, I’m rereading HP and I just got to the fifth book and it has caused me to have a major Remus/Sirius relapse because they spend the whole book living together and buying joint Christmas presents for Harry. So needless to say I have taken a break from reading book five to hunt down every scrap of fanfiction that can fill in all of the grimmauld place moments that JK Rowling neglected to put in book five, and in my hunting I found this incredible master list of all the reasons Remus and Sirius are pretty much canon. My favorite theory that is written there is that Remus is drunk for all of book seven because he is so miserable. It makes everything all the more tragic but it gives his character a lot more continuity.
Incredible master list/meta analysis: