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Old 03-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by JD10367 View Post
"Moonlighting" taught Hollywood a lesson: don't let them get together or it ruins the show. Hence the reason you'll never see Castle sleep with Beckett, or Seeley Booth sleep with Bones, or Patrick Jane ("The Mentalist") sleep with Lisbon, or any of the CSI male leads sleep with the female leads, etc.,.

Of course, there's a larger subtext here which would make for interesting analysis. What's the message? Men and women get along better when there's some tension in the sexual dynamic? When men and women commit to a relationship, they get more boring? I'm not sure what it's telling us, really. But I like how Robert B. Parker (R.I.P. dude) kept his Spenser detective character seperate from Susan Silverman in his books; they tried living together once and it didn't work out, so they had their own houses, their own jobs, and never married, but were more of a couple than most married people (who, inevitably in the novels, tended to be unfaithful or promiscuous). Maybe it's a "grass is greener" or "songs unheard" kind of a thing, and maybe it's what leads guys like Tiger and Jesse James into temptation only to find, like the failed TV shows, that things go downhill once you bag the prize, LOL.
I thought the Office taught Hollywood that lesson.
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