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EPaws said:
I am amused at the cranky tweet aimed at the control junkies of MO

https://twitter.com/BradleyJames/status/2­755­070­344­121­671­69

Oh yes, their fate has begun. Going to be very interesting soon.
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Interesting his comments on storyline. I get the feeling that Bradders quite likes angst and drama.
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Is that the tweet where he tells people to ask MO if they want him to do a DVD commentary?
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EPaws said:
Why yes, it is...the fun is just beginning...can you say control junkies? LOL can you say stick it to the idiots has begun?
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EPaws said:
Angst and drama is what give most stories depth and less of the flip...I am sure Dragoon, isn't his type of story line AT ALL...
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His comments about Gwen's character were quite interesting as well, but that's all I'm going to say on that matter...
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EPaws said:
LOL...we are on the same page babe. We both know what we are saying, well what we have always, always known. Where the story went versus where the story he would have PREFERRED to go...
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Lucerne28 said:
Not surprised that Bradley, and probably the core cast wanted series to end after the fifth year. I respect the fact that despite the fact they could have made a lot of money, they choose to end it at what they felt was the natural conclusion instead of continuing on. Since it would appear Bradley likes angst, i do not know what to think of his comments about Merlin's finale. Given the fact they filmed the battle at Camlann, the only thing that would surprise me is if Arthur survives. Regarding Gwen and Lancelot, all I can say is thank goodness the show runners went the enchanted bracelet route. Gwen has enough crazy people attacking her character without adding cheater to her name.
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famfan said:
Nice and honest interview. Wow... I am not sure I agree with the Gwen story lines though. Not because of the actors abilities. I just don't believe they had given enough care to Gwen the independent character to have handled such and abrupt change in personality. Lord I love this show, but it did failed on so many levels. So much wasted potential.
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"Gwen has enough crazy people attacking her character without adding cheater to her name. "

Excellent obsevation, Lucerne.
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I think even he realizes that the abrupt change in her personality wouldn't have worked in this series which is why he also said that you'd have to devote an entire series to that instead of the three episodes that they did. And Lucerne's absoluterly right, Gwen has enough haters as it is even without that. People who have no real reason to hate her and realize that but are constantly grasping for straws, looking for reasons to legitimize their hate. So I don't agree with Bradley on that count. But some people like angst and drama and characters that are more grey and that's fine.
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EPaws said:
Who wanted out...as said 6 months ago...AB and then C.
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EPaws said:
LOLOL Bradley is in a fine fettle today, one of my buds just asked him what is he up to and his instant response was (Variety is the spice of life)...LMAO! He is in a great mood today and I understand why. Done and done and done.
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i hate when this fandom uses Bradley's words to atack on gwen's charecter... it just wrong for them all the other characters are perfect and above everything but not gwen.. in my opinion gwen's character is the only one that had a proper writing... merlin is never sure of what he wants and always acting out of character, morgana is such boring unhappy soul. arthur still depending on merlin for amost everyting... this show and almost all the characters failed... just saying... happy that he's happy he said all he wants is to buy is mother a decent christmas present lets help him out people lol
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EPaws said:
Actually, Vaniadinis, the idiot faction missed what Bradley was actually saying, but this doesn't surprise me. That segment is made up of some seriously living under a rock types who are clueless and incapable of rational thought. They need to have it be a bias against Gwen cause if they actually listened or showed some level of reading compehension it would hit them square in the kisser. They can't afford that so they go with the hate cause THEY KNOW WHY and that is a win, believe it or not. Yeah, Mum a present...I love when he plays innocuously with statements...
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I don't know, people from all sides are getting pretty mad at him over that interview. Merthur side of the fandom are blaming him for ending the series and Gwen stans are pissed about what he said about Gwen. Staying out of this one. I'm tired of the Bradley James drama.
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What they don't get is BRADLEY'S comments about GWEN are neither ARTHUR'S comments about GWEN nor BRADLEY'S comments about ANGEL.

Separation, kids. Characters are not real people and vice versa.
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Tassja_G said:
I wish Bradley would stick to analyzing the failings in his own character's arc instead of throwing shade at Gwen. He's had what, one positive comment about her character over the 5 year span of the show? His words only add fuel to the irrational fire of Gwen haters. I thought he'd have learned more tact by now but whatever.
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Hmm, I disagree. You need to read this as a whole to understand. He wasn't saying anything bad or rude. It's just some people misinterpretate his words.
I'm sad to read he didn't want this to continue but I understand and agree completely! There isn't any sense in continuing this story when they don't use its potential.
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Why wasn't Angel interviewed I she doing something new??????????
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Probably because for some reason those asshats at MO like to keep her out of promotional things.
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I'm sure I read that Angel was doing an interview with Bradley, Colin and Katie.
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i got what he said... these people are plain stupid... they're trying to put their own words on Braley's mouth... whatever... i love Bradley i would change a thing about him... he says what he thinks is right and he doesnt give a shit about the haters..
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famfan said:
@BB sorry I wasn't clear, I was referring to 409 when I was commenting on the abrupt change in character, to which Bradley commented:

“They had a moment last year where Gwen kisses Lancelot [Santiago Cabrera] and then [the writers] went, 'Right, we'll put a magical bracelet in to make it alright...'
"That was quite a late addition to the script, because they were afraid of demonising her character. I've always felt that they could have gone a bit further with that."

I didn't agree with him on this point. They have never explored Gwens feelings for Lancelot (or Gwen's feelings in general) and to have her suddenly snogging Lance with out explanation would have been OC. IMO

When Bradley was asked about Gwen becoming Evil, that is when he says 3 episodes wasn't enough for that to happen in. Which I totally agree with.

I agree with Lucerne that Gwen already has enough hater without adding cheater to it. Even with the bracelet they still tried to slut shame her.

Not mad at Bradley's comment myself, I honest think he just wanted more grown up angst and drama in the show. I don't care what the hater say anymore. Because, honestly if Gwen is a crap character then so are Lancelot, Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine, Percival, Leon, and Elyan. So, I'm not pressed. They don't like Gwen because she is the main love interest and no amount of reasoning is going to change that. Gwen/Arwen stans have spent the better part of the last 5 years trying to explain how important Gwen's character is. If they haven't gotten it by now, they
a.) never will
b.) don't care.
I say forget it. I am going to spend the next couple of weeks handing out troll face awards to anyone hating on Gwen. If your still trying to hate on Gwen at this point it's exactly what they are.
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Man, I've read what he said and I think people may be miss-interpreting what he said. What he said about Gwen and Lancelot thing, I think he is referring to modern T.V shows (or other T.V shows) that have triangles and usually the one in the middle has conflicting feelings for both men. It seems like Kim said, he likes angst. Personally, I'm glad that went down the track of having Gwen enchanted because they have issues enough with writing, though Angel is an amazing actress.

As to Gwen turning evil without magic, its good that he wanted more Gwen (yay!) and I guess that if Gwen genuinely turned evil it would take more to turn her back again, providing more angst.

As to people blaming Bradley for them not doing series 6, I believe he said they asked all of them and the producers always said they had a five year plan. Bradley said in regards with the movies if the scripts were good and good people were involved then he would have trouble passing it up.

Really, like Kim said people need to learn to separate Bradley from Arthur. Bradley has his own ideas and opinions, like us fans. We may not agree with them but for people to bash him or blame him for things is ridiculous.
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leona21 said:
You know, I wasn't that bothered what he said really.
I just wanted a damn interview with Angel Coulby too. I just cannot fathom why the f**k she is missed out all the bloody time! It grates me to the core and I'm glad the show is ending cause I sure can't stand the blatent snubbing of her!
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@famfan: Ah, I see where you were getting at. I totally agree with your points re: 4x09.

And ellarose, what you said about other shows with triangles is very true. Look at TVD, I don't even watch the show but from what I've seen on tumblr they actually have a well written triangle going on with a character who has conflicting feelings for the two main male characters. Honestly, the A/G/L triangle (if you can even call it that) is laughable when you compare it love triangles on shows like that.
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^Bonnie: Well in One Tree Hill, I shipped Lucas with Peyton and then had to watch Lucas with Brooke for a bit (I do love Brooke actually) and they played that one very well. You could see that Lucas had strong feelings for both girls and it turned out good in the end with Lucas ending up with Peyton and Brooke finding Julian. And there are probably more examples of love triangles being done well.

But for A/G/L I preferred that we didn't have to watch Gwen with Lancelot much. I not a fan of that triangle for some reason.
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atoz55ok said:
my thoughts Bradley has never said he hates arwen, its peoples interpretation including me of what he says and think. I mean the Lancelot ep was about Arthur/guinevere the last 4 episodes was about arthur/guinevere . Could be that he wanted more screen time for arthur/gwen and also to let us know how bad some of writing is/was.
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@ellarose: Same here. I've never been a fan of Lancelot/Guinevere in the legends or the show. Anyway, I don't think that the writers really wanted to go the A/G/L love triangle route. I think they only bothered with it because people were expecting them to. Even in Lancelot and Gwen's first introduction, when Gwen didn't even like Arthur, they had her crushing on Merlin and spending that whole time trying to get him to notice her. If they'd wanted to make Lancelot and Gwen more believeable that would have been the time to do it but no. Gwen was all about Merlin in that episode. Frankly, I think they shouldn't have bothered but fan servicing prevailed once again. Ah well.
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^Bonnie: its like you read my mind. I was never a fan of L/G in the legends either, not that it was ever something I was into till Merlin. Bradley seems to like angst though, and I must admit seeing jealous Arthur is something I like seeing. And you're right, its because they were expected to do it that they did, because Lancelot didn't exist in the early original legends anyway. He was added later on. So its always been Arthur/Guinevere from one day. And it always will be. Which makes me happy.

Also I admit that I re-watched With All my Heart again last night. Third time and the more I watch it the more I love it. Though, I think it has to do with Arthur and A.G.
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