Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Angst of it all

I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one today. I've never been a huge fan of the Harry Potter movies; I love the books but I just haven't really been impressed by the movies. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that, in my mind, Harry Potter should be attractive. But that's not what this is about. I was driving home from the movie theater when it hit me. My favorite part about the movie was the angst between Ron and Hermoine. I enjoyed watching them try and hide their attraction and how much they meant to each other. It totally made the movie for me.

"Angst" to me is that unresolved tension that comes when two people like each other or are attracted to each other but don't tell the other person. Or they just aren't "together". And that got me thinking about other shows I enjoy and the angst in them.

Take BONES for example. I don't think I'd still be watching it if I didn't have the angst and unresolved sexual tension between the two main characters, Booth and Brennan.The show is interesting in and of itself, but without the tension between them it's just not the same.

It's the same for movies. I recently watched the Prince of Persia and I found myself drawn into the dynamics of the relationship between Dastan and the princess (whose name I have forgotten). They fight and bicker and yet, I know. They like each other. And I like that they like each other. I think that's one of my favorite things, I like that they like each other.

So, if you have any suggestions of shows or movies that have my kind of "angst" feel free to send suggestions my way. I'll be waiting.

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