Friday, September 02, 2005

Comments on Theresa


Hey there readers. I know it’s been a few days, but I wanted to take time to respond to an amazing response I got to my I-love-to-hate-Theresa post. I want to make clear that this isn’t about slamming anyone; I respect the writer’s opinion. This is just about having a dialogue. I’m going to respond to it section-by-section.

WOW! LOL! For a second there i really thought i'd like this site. But u just totally turned me off. U just completely bashed my favorite character.

I’m sorry you’re no longer reading, if that’s the case. Just because I think Theresa is evil doesn’t mean you can’t find this blog interesting or amusing. I’d rather have readers who disagree with me from time to time.

You made her seem like the villian of this soap which is not true at all.

Well, I definitely think she’s “a” villain, although Alistair is “the” villain.

Well maybe in ur opinion but i completely disagree. I know Theresa is'nt a saint, she does'nt even come close, no one does. But i view Theresa as the underdog who obveously does some crazy things but all in the name of love. Wether its for her love for Ethan, her children, or family its never out of hate.

Here’s where we disagree. Just because Theresa has this obsessive love for Ethan, does that justify her actions? She’s done a lot over the years to break up Ethan and Gwen, even when Ethan made it clear that he preferred Gwen. Is that excusable? Remember Theresa helping with the wedding? Or Theresa going after Ethan in L.A. while Gwen was pregnant?

Its funny how you wrote that Gwen stabbed Theresa b/c Theresa drove her to go insane when Theresa was also insane when she stabbed Gwen.

That episode was years ago, but I didn’t think Theresa was temporarily insane when she stabbed Gwen in the Crane garage. I remember it as being pretty calculated. But maybe I’m wrong.

Gwen has tried to kill THeresa plenty other times before wether she was out of her mind or not.

Gwen has a bad streak, sure, but her actions have always been in response to Theresa’s; she’s never been the instigator. How can you justify Theresa’s rape of Ethan? She drugged him. If a male character drugged and raped a woman, is there any way you’d find it excusable? And what about taking the surrogate’s place in the hospital? I’m sorry, but you can’t just write these events off as “some crazy things” done in the name of love. Those are criminal acts.

Every character on this show have done some evil things for love. Theresa actions may be a little more extreme but there are way more evil people on this show. They are Rebecca, Ivy, Gwen, Kay(who untill just recently redeemed herself),etc in my opinion. Theresa might be your love to hate character but i totally disagree. IF she's evil than so is everyone else on this show.

No, not every character. In the “Passions” universe, there are angels and there are devils; people are either purely good or bad. The original Hank was the only person who was a little bit of both (I really miss that element). Yes, Rebecca and Ivy are evil characters. Ivy occasionally acts sympathetically, but she’s bad. But far more of the characters are purely good. Think of TC, Eve, Sam, Grace, Simone, Whitney, Chad, Noah, Fancy, Ethan, Fox, Sheridan, and Luis. You can’t imagine them even having a bad thought.

Finally, let me say that loving to hate Theresa doesn’t really mean I hate her. It means I love the awful things she does and I love to see her as a villain. But she’s one of the most interesting characters on the show and I wouldn’t ever want to see her leave. On that, at least, I’m sure we agree.

Have a good weekend, everybody. I’ll be back late next week. Going up to the Cape for the holiday weekend.

11 Comments:

Blogger sparklefluff said...

Theresa stabbed Gwen while she was giving birth to Little Ethan. I think that's what the comment about Theresa stabbing Gwen while temporarily insane was about.

In my opinion, neither one of them are "good" people. I do like Theresa better.

I can't believe that Gwen allowed Theresa to be raped and prevented Ethan from going to her. And then, stood their along with her mother and accused Theresa of lying. She knows the truth! Gwen has sunk to a new low in my book.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Harmony Troy said...

Theresa did make a deal with the devil. We all knew she'd be burned, but I was surprised it happened so quickly. Considering that the only reason she did it was to steal Ethan and get custody of both children, I can understand why Gwen wasn't compassionate.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm back,LOL. OK i was a little out of line with the last post i made. I'm just so used to defending her i went off at u. Ur intitaled to ur own opinion and if u love to hate Theresa than thats u! Ur right this show would be completely borring if everyone viewed and had the same opinion about everything. Besides i obveously did'nt mean everything i said since i'm back here today,lol. Now I want to comment on ur last blog that was obveously directed toward me.

Here’s where we disagree. Just because Theresa has this obsessive love for Ethan, does that justify her actions? She’s done a lot over the years to break up Ethan and Gwen, even when Ethan made it clear that he preferred Gwen.

Ethan has never made that clear. What he has made clear though is that he prefers Theresa but feels obligated to Gwen. Like i said before, Theresa has done some horrible things but they've all been understandable IMO. Just like u say Theresa pushes Gwen to do the horrible things she does. Gwen, Rebecca, and Ethan push T to do the horrible things she does. U know as well as i know that this is all a cycle. Gwen does something horrible to Theresa, Theresa does something horrible to Gwen. Except when Gwen does these horrible things it's always all about her hate and want for revenge on Theresa. When Theresa does "evil" it's usually in defence to something Gwen has done to her. Its never about revenge, its never about Gwen, its always about her love for Ethan, Jane, and LE.

Remember Theresa helping with the wedding? Or Theresa going after Ethan in L.A. while Gwen was pregnant?

Theresa helping with the wedding? That was'nt her intensions to begin with. Gwen begged her to be the wedding planner. Everytime Theresa tride to excuse herslef out of it Gwen came up with a reaon as to why she should. eventually Theresa had to say yes eventhough she did'nt want to. And as for Theresa chasing Ethan around in LA, Ethan did just as much chasing after Theresa. Ethan is just as guilty or more guilty as Theresa. If Theresa is "evil" or a "villian" chasing Ethan in LA than so is Ethan for chasing Theresa in LA.

Gwen has a bad streak, sure, but her actions have always been in response to Theresa’s; she’s never been the instigator.

And Theresa's actions are always in responce to what Gwen and Rebecca and Ethan do to her. ANd yes Gwen has been an instigator! What do u call Gwen attacking Theresa with a bat? What about Gwen taken LE away from TE which eventually led to THeresa's desperation to get her son back. What about the tabloid? Gwen is just as bad or worce than Theresa. This last rape s// proved that.

How can you justify Theresa’s rape of Ethan? She drugged him. If a male character drugged and raped a woman, is there any way you’d find it excusable?

U cant excuse what Theresa intended to do. But i understand why she did it. She was desperate to get her son back. Besides even though that was her intension thats not how it went down. Ethan knew it was her, loved it, and if it was up to him he would've had another night with her. Thats does'nt sound like rape victim to me. Ethan has said himself that it was consentual and that he knew what he was doing that night and loves every minute of it. IMO opinion it was'nt rape.

And what about taking the surrogate’s place in the hospital? I’m sorry, but you can’t just write these events off as “some crazy things” done in the name of love. Those are criminal acts.

Again its all understandable. Those are crazy things done in the name of love. Love for LE! Yes those are criminal acts but who on this show has'nt done criminal acts in the name of love. The only person i can really think of is Sheridan and Grace and i could be wrong about that.

But far more of the characters are purely good. Think of TC, Eve, Sam, Grace, Simone, Whitney, Chad, Noah, Fancy, Ethan, Fox, Sheridan, and Luis. You can’t imagine them even having a bad thought.

TC? Thats that man is not purely good! Do u see how he acts whenever he gets mad. I would'nt be surprised if he ended up killing somebody. Eve? Eve is'nt purely good either. She could have provented so may evil and horrible things from happening but did'nt only b/c she wanted to save her own @ss and reputation. Sam? ok, maybe. Grace? OK! Simone? Hmmmmm. Whitney? Uhhh, she did try to kill her own baby by starving it to death. Then comes lying to Fox and using him to save her own @ss and her babies reputation. Which is completetly understandable but not at all purely good. Chad? Um can u say incest freak! Noah? Ok not yet. Fancy? She's Alistairs favorite for a reason.
Ethan? LMAO, Come on! U can call Theresa evil but Ethan is purely good? Sheridan? OK but her and Ethan are the biggest hypocrits on the show. Luis? I think there was a time where he did'nt care if Antonio died so that he could be with Sheridan. And i'm sure there's many more.

Finally, let me say that loving to hate Theresa doesn’t really mean I hate her. It means I love the awful things she does and I love to see her as a villain. But she’s one of the most interesting characters on the show and I wouldn’t ever want to see her leave. On that, at least, I’m sure we agree.

ITA! LMAO!

Have a good weekend, everybody. I’ll be back late next week. Going up to the Cape for the holiday weekend.

I hope u have a great time!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Harmony Troy said...

Thanks for your note, Anonymous. I'm glad you're back. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on Theresa. I think that she started the cycle with Gwen and that Ethan has made it clear on many occasions that he prefers his wife, but I can't deny that Theresa is interesting to watch. This tension -- is she good and in love or is she a crazy homewrecker? -- is part of what makes Theresa such a fun character. It's really one of the best things going on the show.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looooove theresa she is totally like me she is the best character on the show she is so passionate and persistant i love theresa's strength and courage. you go girl!!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank u HArmony Troy. I guess we do agree to disagree, lol.

This tension -- is she good and in love or is she a crazy homewrecker? -- is part of what makes Theresa such a fun character. It's really one of the best things going on the show.

ITA! ANd agian i aploligise for the first comment i made. I get a little carried away sometimes, lol.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Harmony Troy said...

Thanks for posting, I'm glad you're still reading. Give yourself a nickname from now on, so I'm always sure it's you when you post.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U MAKE THERESA SOUND SO BAD! SHE NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL SHE IS DOING WHAT EVER SHE CAN SO THAT HER AND ETHAN AND THE CHILDREN COULD BE A FAMILY LIKE IT WAS MEANT TO BE! GWEN AND REBECCA NEED TO STOP TRYING TO RUIN THERESA'S LIFE THEIR HAD DONE ENOUGTH ALREADY. ANYWAY, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN,RUNNING SINCE EVER, IT TIME FOR IT TO END. AND BETTER END IN A GOOD WAY LIKE ETHAN AND THERESA BACK TOGETHER LIKE IT WAS MEANT TO BE.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Harmony Troy said...

Rolanda (the last poster), you're on crack and I love it. Please keep reading and posting your all-caps, broken English, true love comments. You rock.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love theresa. and i don't like the fact that u make her sound so bad. now if u were tlking about gwen then i woul agree.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isten theresa has done some evil in the past couple of years. i agree she is a little of her rocker but the fact of the matter is that no one in harmony is perfect because u have witches, schemers (which is most of harmony). gwen is insane.rebbecca is a whore,alistair is the devil,theresa is a little crazy (but we love her for that)ivy is manipulitive,eve is a past druggy,simone is gay,kay is well she is trying to redeem herself,fox is sweet, ethan is just blind stupid and hypocrtical rolled in one. evryone else either has a temper problem or some other problem.

3:36 PM  

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