Hi Everyone! In preparation for Season Three there will be a change in post format. And I will be changing the order we walk through the first five episodes of Season Three.
New Post Format
Starting with Vigilante Mothers, the final episode of season 2, I am going to start blogging in a different format. I will be really interested to hear your feedback (both positive and negative) on this!
I think around this time in the story our ideas on Lee and Amanda’s journeys could vary greatly. Whether or not you view Lee or Amanda as being ‘in love’ now or how you define that can dramatically alter your view of the episode and the actions of the characters.
I think there is no right or wrong answer here and we experience the story the way we experience it. I am looking forward to hearing about everyone’s experience of Lee and Amanda’s love story as they see it and maybe discussing if you like!
I think eventually we all meet in the same place – with Lee and Amanda in love When that point will be I don’t know yet.. ‘‘but I’m sure going to enjoy trying to find out’’ [thanks BJo for ensuring My Lee quote from ATWAStage is accurate- it’s been a loooong time since I heard it ] I want people to be able to follow the story they see happening as I recap, without being influenced by my commentary (and since your view may vary greatly from my own that could be very distracting).
Here is what I will try starting with Vigilante Mothers: I will recap the episode as usual, but I will hold off till the end of each post drawing any conclusions about what things mean for the characters. If you disagree with me, you can read the post without my interpretations interfering with your own understanding more easily.
I want to foster open discussion, and while I blog what I think, I don’t want it to dictate to anyone what they should think 😎
So let’s give this format a go as we walk through Vigilante Mothers -hopefully we’ll find it better welcomes very divergent views of Lee and Amanda’s journey as we head into season 3. Also if you have any suggestions please let me know! thanks!
I’d also like to send out a huge hooray to everyone who stops by and comments, for making this community a safe place to share our thoughts, to disagree and discuss our ideas knowing there are no SMK experts- we are all equals regardless of whatever Francine may think haaa!
May I encourage you as we head into season 3- to continue to respect the views of other fans who may see things completely differently. We can disagree and that’s more than okay! I’m expecting to see new and different ideas on what’s ahead- I’m looking forward to this journey with you all!!
To those of you who comment here- a huge thank you from me!! I love smk and this walk, but I don’t think I would have gotten this far, this quickly without you guys walking with me- I love to walk this journey with you all- please don’t underestimate how valuable your comments are!! I don’t think this blog would be what it is without you!!! It really does make a difference to hear from ya!
Thank you!! 🙂
Episode order for first five episodes of Season 3.
What order to blog the first five episodes of Season Three in has been a bit of a challenge. While I did conduct a poll where reader’s voted for Petra’s episode three order rather than the airing order [thank you for voting!], I think this was because we don’t like the airing order. It is clearly plain wrong due to the Q bureau being introduced after we’ve already seen it! Huh!
A discussion took place over at Nedlindger’s about it – and I’m relying on the wisdom of others to determine the order for blogging them – I have only skimmed these episodes briefly – so I can blog them fresh..
Looking at big happenings in the first five episodes, and the progression of Lee and Amanda’s relationship it seems that Morley’s suggested order for the first five episodes is a winner! Thanks so much Morley for sharing this order with us!
Thanks also to Jule, Valerie, BJo, Misty and kiwismh for joining in and helping to discuss this order!
We can blog in Morley’s order, and then discuss the order later once all five episodes have been covered.
Here is Morley’s order [the blogging order]:
1- Welcome to America Mr Brand
2- Over the Limit
3- Tail of the Dancing Weasel
4- We’re off to see the Wizard
5- A Lovely Little Affair
If you’d like to read how this order came about, the thread at Nedlindger’s can be found HERE
1- A Lovely Little Affair,
2- We’re off to see the Wizard,
3- Over the Limit
4- Tail of the Dancing Weasel
5- Welcome to America Mr Brand
I’m thinking after the first five episodes, I’ll pick up with the airing order again..from the looks of it, it doesn’t deviate from the production order anyway. Unless anyone can give me a reason not to? I’m always open to ideas!
I’ll look forward to exploring this order with you all again after we’ve looked at the five episodes.. we may want to tweak it.. or it may be simply perfect! Or heck a number of us may come up with different orders we like: that’s cool too!