Post by Vicky Ayech
On Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:55:33 +0100, Serena Blanchflower
Post by Serena Blanchflower Post by SODAM
I don’t think it is Hannah’s accent that sounds aggressive- it is the
things that she says, which are often confrontational. When Tom arrived
late to nets, she demanded to know where he had been as if she had a right
to know. And the way she goes on about Emma’s “nepotism” is as unhinged as
Lynda’s campaign to discover the perpetrator of a non-crime.
Post by SODAM
As a character, Hannah is very unpleasant, as are Robin Fairbrother and
Umbrella, Pat’s erstwhile friend. Perhaps there is a rule that all new
characters have to be horrible in order to facilitate conflict, which, as
we all know, is the essence of drama.
I don't think that's quite what the rule is, although the recent new
characters have followed that path. There does seem to be a rule that
all new characters should be very two dimensional and be either
unrelentingly nasty or be improbably perfect (such as Philip or
Harrison, when he first arrived). It's only after they've been in
Ambridge a few years that they're allowed to become more three
dimensional and interesting.
I don't think Philip was or is perfect. He seems creepy to me. He
insinuates himself into lives. Or am I being You're Not From Round
Here, Are You?
I don't like him much, for rather the same reasons that you give, but
that's because I don't much trust anyone who appears to be that perfect.
Initially, he was the perfect builder, solving all Shula's problems
(apart from her marital ones and it was suggested that she wouldn't have
minded him trying to solve those, as well). He then became Alistair's
confidante and counsellor, before moving onto being the man of Kirsty's
dreams. There's very little light and shade about him, apart from his
being a supporter of the hunt getting involved with someone who is
Best wishes, Serena
If you are going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill)