This entry isn’t about anything earth shattering. I need help with the two presentations I’m putting together.
One is titled “Looking For Love” and I’m presenting it at EPICon. It is basically what an editor looks for in a romance manuscript. For this presentation I’m looking for couples that have chemistry in books, movies, TV shows. You know the ones that never quite get together or when they do you are so drained from their denial that their coming together is almost a relief. LOL
The ones I can think of are TV shows:
The Scarecrow and Mrs. King- Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson. Every time I watched that show the sparks flew between them and the show progressed in the way of the 12 stages of Intimacy. Making the show satisfying.
Remington Steele – Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan. Again the sizzle between them made up the show for me. That and his wit.
Can you give me a couple of movies and books to add to my list?
And for my Characterization presentation- I need names of characters from TV, Movies, and books who you rooted for or fell for because of the great characterization. And tell me one or two of the character traits that drew you in. - some I can think of are TV:
Magnum PI- I love Tom Selleck's mischievious grin and the twinkle in his eye and the fact he was like an overgrown teenager in that show. Which made him likable.
Movie: Captain Jack Sparrow- his bumbling ways and though he wanted to be a tough pirate he still had a conscience.
Book: Stephanie Plum- she bumbles (I'm seeing a pattern here, hmm...) around trying to catch bad people, be a good daughter and granddaughter, and decide which hunk's bones to jump.
I know this is cheating, but I watch few movies and don’t read as much as I should so if you can help me out, I’ll rent the movies so I can talk about them with some sort of intelligence and try to borrow the books to get a feel for the characters in the books you suggest.
Are you noticing a pattern with the TV shows! Yes, it was while I had small children that I watched the most TV. All the TV shows I picked are from the 80's!!
Thank you in advance for help and you know you can discuss your reasons why you picked who you did. ;) great way to disuss chemistry and characters.